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The Takeaway: Greece Faces Challenges As It Exits Last Bailout
Today marks the end of the third and final bailout for Greece. The country endured eight years of debt crises, and while its economy is growing and unemployment is on the decline, strict austerity has left the nation in a very difficult place.
Aug. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: How Inadequate Prison Care Adds To The U.S. Opioid Epidemic
Very few state prisons offer adequate treatment for inmates who are addicted to opioids. What results is a harsh withdrawal that correlates to extraordinary levels of relapse and death upon release.
Aug. 20, 2018
Q&AZ: Is Arizona Getting Hotter?
While temperatures above 110 raise eyebrows, the highs in Phoenix haven’t changed that much in the last 70 years. However, the nighttime temperatures have increased significantly.
Aug. 20, 2018
Q&AZ: Arizona Has A Strong History Of Electing Female Officials
Currently, 40 percent of lawmakers in Arizona are female, tying it with Vermont for the highest representation of women at a state Capitol. There have only been 39 female governors in U.S. history, and Arizona has four of them, including the first female governor to succeed another women.
Aug. 20, 2018
1 Dies After Plane Crashes Into North Phoenix Intersection
The intersection at 7th Street and Deer Valley Road closed just before 7:00a a.m. on Monday after a homemade aircraft carrying two people crashed into ongoing traffic.
Aug. 20, 2018
How Does Arizona Make A Withdrawal From Its Water Bank?
In 1996, the Arizona Water Banking Authority was created as a way to save water for when we might need it. According to Tony Davis, the environmental reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, no infrastructure currently exists to pump this water out.
Aug. 20, 2018
Wind-Powered Project Faces More Opposition
The SunZia project's road to commercial operation is facing a new round of controversy, this time from community groups that fear the transmission line from New Mexico to Arizona will inflict irreparable environmental damage.
Aug. 20, 2018
Mesa Gateway Airport Attracts More Passengers
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is seeing more passengers each year. July marked the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger growth. Spokesman Ryan Smith said the airport served about 130,000 passengers last month alone.
Aug. 20, 2018
University Of Arizona Official Resigns, Claims Bias
The director of the University of Arizona's arts program has resigned, citing a culture of racism, discrimination and unfair compensation.
Aug. 20, 2018
Arizona Storytellers: Dhamana Shauri
Retired teacher Dhamana Shauri shares a story about the first day of school while teaching as part of Arizona Republic's storytelling series.
Aug. 20, 2018
Fishermen Oppose Nature Reserve Plan
A proposal to create a new nature reserve off the cost of Mexico's Baja California Sur has created tension with fisherman who say making the region a protected area threatens their way of life.
Aug. 20, 2018
Rattlesnakes Are Important
The seeds can even germinate while in a snake’s colon. Then, the slithery creatures travel miles and miles before the seeds pass through their digestive system.
Aug. 20, 2018
2 Dead In Small Plane Crash Near Camp Verde
Two people are dead following the crash of a small home-built plane in north-central Arizona. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash.
Aug. 19, 2018
Church Leader Wants To Move Away From Term
The 93-year-old leader of the Mormon Church is trying to change how people refer to the faith.
Aug. 19, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Remains Closed As Repairs Continue
Talking Stick Resort has been closed for a week now, following last weekend’s flooding and evacuation. The hotel and casino was scheduled to reopen Sunday, but employees need more time to repair damage caused by heavy rains.
Aug. 18, 2018
Backpage.com Executive Pleads Guilty To Running Prostitution Ads
The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com has pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution.
Aug. 18, 2018
Possible Measles Exposures In Northern Arizona
Health officials say an out-of-state visitor may have exposed an untold number of people in Northern Arizona to measles. No new cases have been reported, but that could change.
Aug. 17, 2018
Evidentiary Hearing In
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley ruled Thursday that the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative must adhere to strict compliance for ballot measures.
Aug. 17, 2018
No Charges For Mesa PD Officers In Use Of Force Incident
The Scottsdale Police Department investigated a May 16 incident involving two Mesa Police officers and an armed robbery suspect.
Aug. 17, 2018
DPS: Body Cams Are Not Crucial To Department
No department video exists of the night a rookie Arizona trooper was fatally shot on the job. That’s because the Arizona Department of Public Safety doesn't have body cameras.
Aug. 17, 2018

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