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Jeri Williams will become the second African American police chief in the city’s history and is a 22-year veteran of the department.
Jul. 13, 2016
Federal prosecutors have asked a major Mexican drug trafficker pay a $10 billion fine and serve a life sentence for his crimes.
Jul. 13, 2016
The number of Latinos eligible to vote in Maricopa County is growing and some expect increased turnout to vote against the immigration policies espoused by Donald Trump. In past elections, Arizona Latino turnout has lagged far below the general electorate's.
Jul. 13, 2016
It’s a common sight across the Valley: people standing on street corners or outside businesses asking for money. Panhandling can create a challenge between protecting both a person’s free speech rights and a retailer’s investment. Two Arizona communities are taking on the challenge in different ways.
Jul. 13, 2016
Phoenix Sunset
“As of yesterday we reached the 18th day that we’ve seen 110 degrees this monsoon season, this summer. And the average is 18," said a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Jul. 13, 2016
Rising sun decals in patient rooms
Navajo spiritual tradition accepts old age as a natural part of life, but that’s doesn’t mean aging is easy — especially when language and culture can make it difficult to communicate with doctors.
Jul. 13, 2016
Metal detectors and bag checks have become pretty common security measures at venues that attract big crowds. Now, there’s growing interest in a less noticeable security measure: monitoring social media.
Jul. 12, 2016
A screen of a "Pokemon Go" player
"Pokemon Go" is probably your newest obsession or your two least favorite words.
Jul. 12, 2016
Mahin Khan
A Tucson man who planned a terrorist attack against a Motor Vehicle Division office in Maricopa County pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday and will remain in jail.
Jul. 12, 2016
Yuma Police motorcycle
There are, in this country, between 15,000 and 18,000 police departments. Those agencies come in different sizes and have different resources. What if that number was lower?
Jul. 12, 2016
sketch of a suspect
Phoenix police have used the words “serial shooter, or shooters,” for the first time in connection with an investigation into a series of shooting starting in March.
Jul. 12, 2016
"If you don't save your 50-year-old buildings, you're not going to have any 100-year-old buildings left," one Phoenician says.
Jul. 12, 2016
electronics circuit tech
Phoenix is nearly a top-10 tech talent market, according to the commercial real estate firm CBRE.
Jul. 12, 2016
Ectomycorrhizal fungi
Climate change scientists know that plants can’t grow larger with extra carbon dioxide unless they also have nitrogen. But a new study coauthored by a Flagstaff ecologist shows fungus can help plants get around that limitation.
Jul. 12, 2016
3-D printing has been used to make everything from knives to jewelry to sculpture to cars. And now, we can add facial implants to that list.
Jul. 12, 2016
school education classroom
Arizona third graders will soon learn if they are moving on to the next grade. According to results from the, AzMERIT test, fewer than 1,400 of student did not meet the mandatory standard.
Jul. 12, 2016
Delegates have been told to vote for Donald Trump as nominee, or risk losing their credentials to attend. This order has angered Arizona members of the anti-Trump movement.
Jul. 12, 2016
Grand Canyon
While crews work to contain the blaze, a section of the Arizona Trail has been closed.
Jul. 12, 2016
The Goodyear City Council has given final approval to a plan for about 160 new homes in an area where residents worry there aren’t enough fire stations to serve new developments.
Jul. 12, 2016
scientist holding a brain
More women than men are stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not simply because women live longer than men — on average more than four years. Research is looking into genetic factors and whether hormonal milestones such as puberty, pregnancy and the onset of menopause are triggers.
Jul. 12, 2016

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