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Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
An ongoing civil rights lawsuit against the county is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars every month. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is paying to comply with a court order and footing the bill for an outside group to monitor their progress.
Feb. 3, 2017
police car
Whether it’s alcohol, methamphetamine or marijuana, officers are not allowed to run a driver’s blood sample unless they have legal permission.
Feb. 2, 2017
Phoenix International Raceway
This week, Phoenix International Raceway announced details of $178 million in planned upgrades to the 52-year-old Avondale facility that hosts both NASCAR and Indy Car events. We find out why the raceway’s parent company is making this large investment.
Feb. 2, 2017
Cattle graze
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported all cattle and calves in the state totaled 970,000 for 2016, up 8 percent from the year before.
Feb. 2, 2017
Guards patrol the juvenile section
Thousands of people are held in our state’s jail every day, just because they can’t afford to pay the bond set to get out while they’re awaiting trial. Four bills in the state Legislature would work to change that.
Feb. 2, 2017
Brat Pack America – A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies and the Places They Happened
Kevin Smokler’s written a book about '80s teen movies called "Brat Pack America – A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies and the Places they Happened."
Feb. 2, 2017
classroom
Senate Bill 1174 would get rid of automatic property taxes that pay for desegregation and student achievement, which some critics worry could cause the state legal trouble.
Feb. 2, 2017
Camelback Family Planning
The Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade is one of the most controversial the justices have ever considered. Could the case survive a more conservative court? We talked about that with Harvard Law Professor Glenn Cohen, an expert in reproductive technology and related topics.
Feb. 2, 2017
The Phoenix Art Museum has undergone some dramatic changes in leadership over the past couple of years.
Feb. 2, 2017
girls scout cookies
Listen to the sounds of Arianna selling cookies with her Girl Scouts Troop.
Feb. 2, 2017
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
As this year’s legislative session gets rolling, advocacy groups are outlining their priorities.
Feb. 2, 2017
"The Greatest Show on Grass" is back. The Waste Management Phoenix Open teed off Thursday morning in Scottsdale. One golfer who won’t be competing this year is former tournament champion and Valley resident Tom Lehman.
Feb. 2, 2017
Israel flag
This week, Israeli forces evacuated a West Bank settlement and its approximately 250 residents. This comes as Israel has approved thousands of new settler homes in the West Bank.
Feb. 2, 2017
US Circuit Courts Map
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals covers 20 percent of the U.S. population. Arizona lawmakers are once again renewing efforts to leave the 9th Circuit for a brand new one.
Feb. 2, 2017
Elected officials in Phoenix could soon vote on whether to declare Phoenix a sanctuary city. During Wednesday’s council meeting, a resident presented a petition that requires the council to act within 15 days.
Feb. 2, 2017
license
A House bill passed by the Transportation Committee could make it a misdemeanor for passengers to ride without carrying a proper identification.
Feb. 2, 2017
Big Room at Kartchner Canverns
For 10 years, Cave Fest has celebrated the flora, fauna and subterranean features of Kartchner Caverns State Park. But the event also underlines the surprising amount of scientific research that supports the cave.
Feb. 2, 2017
APS
Arizona’s largest utility is already saving millions of dollars thank to a new regional energy market. The state's largest utility Arizona Public Service joined the so-called Energy Imbalance Market at the end of last year, hoping to cash in on other states’ ever-fluctuating energy needs.
Feb. 2, 2017
Central American teenager
The order stopped for 120 days a program that helped a small group: children feeling violence in Central American countries who had a parent or a relative already living in the U.S.
Feb. 2, 2017
Car steering wheel
Arizona residents taking the written driver’s license test can expect a few changes in the coming months. Beginning in March, drivers will see new recommendations for what they should do during a routine traffic stop.
Feb. 2, 2017

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