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wildfire
Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to thin forests that have become so choked with trees that they are at "powder keg levels."
Sep. 14, 2017
Handgun
The city of Tucson has agreed to pay the Arizona Attorney General's Office $100,000 to cover the state's costs of prosecuting a case where it alleged the city was likely violating state law by destroying seized firearms.
Sep. 14, 2017
syringes
University of Arizona say they are going to do early flu vaccine promotions after nearly 100 cases of flu-like illness were reported since students returned to school.
Sep. 14, 2017
Medical marijuana
Arizona’s Supreme Court ruled to let the lower Appellate Court’s ruling on medical marijuana stand.
Sep. 14, 2017
Lemons
The U.S. grows lemons in California, Arizona, Florida and Texas. But they are not all used for the same purpose. After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, harvests in Texas and Florida are threatened and supply is needed from elsewhere.
Sep. 14, 2017
Arizona Department of Corrections building
The latest status hearings in the Parsons v. Ryan prison health care settlement showed the state is still failing to meet many health care performance measures.
Sep. 13, 2017
Two real estate companies have bought the historic Park Central Mall with plans to revitalize the old shopping center.
Sep. 13, 2017
Border Patrol shooting
One man is dead and a second is under arrest after a rolling gunfight with Arizona state troopers and U.S. Border Patrol agents early Wednesday morning.
Sep. 13, 2017
Robot
When the economic discussion turns to artificial intelligence, robots and jobs, fear of the effect on humans is usually the first emotion to emerge.
Sep. 13, 2017
For many students, school can be a challenge. For students who are transgender, it can be a battleground. In the most recent U.S. Transgender Survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality, nearly three-quarters of Arizona students who are transgender said they experienced some form of mistreatment at school.
Sep. 13, 2017
Dante Lauretta
The OSIRIS-REx mission is celebrating an anniversary. Last week marked one year since the spacecraft was launched. Its goal is to study the asteroid Bennu. Dante Lauretta is principal investigator of the OSIRIS-REx mission. He's also a professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona.
Sep. 13, 2017
One of Arizona’s top regulators is leaving his post for a job with the Trump administration. On Wednesday, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Doug Little announced he will be joining the Department of Energy where he will serve as deputy assistant secretary for Intergovernmental and External Affairs
Sep. 13, 2017
police line do not cross
Al and Samantha Barela were cruising through the intersection at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and East Gray Road during a charity event for the Special Olympics on March 28, 2015, when a sedan slammed into their motorcycle.
Sep. 13, 2017
arizona supreme court logo
With all the news of hurricane damage, it can be a relief to live in a landlocked state like Arizona. But this state is prone to other sorts of disasters.
Sep. 13, 2017
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There are a number of ways to try to figure out how people lived hundreds or thousands of years ago. You can use human remains to understand the big questions about what people were doing in the past. That’s what the relatively young field of bioarchaeology tries to do. It’s only about 40 years old, and ASU houses a couple of journals on the subject.
Sep. 13, 2017
Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center
And turning to another hot-button issue at the City Council last night, the preservation of the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center. Council members rejected a citizen’s petition for long-term preservation of the center — even after hours of passionate public comment — because the city can’t stop the property owner from making changes.
Sep. 13, 2017
Mark Brnovich
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the Arizona Board of Regents for raising tuition to an inappropriate level over the past decade. We spoke with Brnovich about tuition, DACA and a lawsuit against the company Insys.
Sep. 13, 2017
Medical marijuana
Researchers at Arizona State University want to pay marijuana users to study their habits and symptoms.
Sep. 13, 2017
saturn
When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft takes its fatal dive into Saturn, Sept. 15, a University of Arizona scientist’s instrument will be the last to provide images of the ringed planet.
Sep. 13, 2017
Many contractors and trade unions are embracing a process in which prefabricated wall panels are produced off-site in an assembly line and then trucked to the construction site, where workers can put them up quickly and efficiently.
Sep. 13, 2017

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