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Cancer Diagnosis Turned Journalist Into Advocate For Survivors
To say Susan Lisovicz did not think she had cancer is an understatement. She’d been told her excruciating stomach pain was the result of constipation. But, after another trip to the emergency room, a specialist told her the pain was actually Stage 3 ovarian cancer.
Aug. 9, 2018
Tempe Public Works Managers Face Harassment Allegations
The Tempe Public Works Department has been roiled by controversy in recent weeks over allegations that two of its managers have created an aggressive and hostile work environment.
Aug. 9, 2018
Arizona Elections: Ruben Gallego - 7th District
Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego from 7th Congressional District is running for reelection to his third term in office. He is being challenged in the primary by former state lawmaker Catherine Miranda. Gallego has become known for his very public criticism of President Donald Trump.
Aug. 9, 2018
FORWARD Act Proposed To Research Valley Fever
Valley fever is primarily found in Arizona and the Central Valley of California — including Bakersfield, California. That limited coverage area may be the reason there hasn’t been enthusiastic support among lawmakers to increase for vaccine research. That may be changing.
Aug. 9, 2018
Texas, Other States Argue For End To DACA Program
Attorneys for Texas and six other states told a federal judge in Houston on Wednesday that they’ll continue to incur irreparable harm if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, isn’t ended right away.
Aug. 9, 2018
Hazy Aftermath Of An Arizona Monsoon Storm
Wednesday night’s monsoon storm left thousands of Phoenix-area residents without power and some roads closed due to flooding and trees uprooted. It’s also left a kind of haze over the Valley. Meteorologist Matt Pace explained why.
Aug. 9, 2018
Republicans Ignoring Education May Not Survive
A new survey revealed Arizona's Independent voters are currently leaning left and could fall squarely into Liberal territory after the primary races.
Aug. 9, 2018
VW Buyers Eligible For Settlement Funds Look For Notice
Arizonans who bought a VW manufactured between 2009 through 2015 should start checking their mailboxes for a settlement form worth up to $1,000.
Aug. 9, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Driving A Zamboni Is A Real ‘Cool’ Job
Listen to the sounds of Matt Grunauer driving a Zamboni at the Ice Den in Scottsdale.
Aug. 9, 2018
Modernizing Mexican Moonshine: The Future Of Bacanora
Makers of a traditional agave distillate in northern Mexico are trying to take their product to the international market. But they face a struggle between modernization and maintaining artisanal production.
U.S. Investors Are Wanted In Mezcal Country
Aug. 9, 2018
5 Mayoral Candidates File Petitions In Phoenix
Five people submitted nominating petitions by Wednesday’s deadline to get on the ballot for Phoenix mayor.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona
Deaths from opioid overdoses rose nearly 20 percent last year in Arizona. In 2017, 949 people died from opioids according to state numbers released this month. That marks a 20 percent increase from the year before.
Aug. 8, 2018
Screaming Pit Bull From Flagstaff Gains Internet Fame
Mo the Screaming Staffy has been propelled to internet fame because his comedically high-pitched wails. But there's nothing wrong with the dog, he just ... screams.
Aug. 8, 2018
Why The Movie
The coming-of-age movie “Eighth Grade” can now be seen by actual eighth-graders. Wednesday night at Harkins’ Camelview in Scottsdale, the film’s distributor, A24, will be holding a free screening of the film so anyone can see it. The company is holding screenings in theaters in every state across the country.
Aug. 8, 2018
Border Patrol Union Endorses McSally In AZ Senate Race
Arizona’s primary election is fast approaching and there is a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate. The national union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has thrown its support behind Congresswoman Martha McSally.
Aug. 8, 2018
Cities Working To Manage Dockless Bikes, Scooters
The Scottsdale City Council later this month will take up a proposed ordinance dealing with bike-sharing and electric bikes and scooters. Cities across the country have also been dealing with this new form of transportation.
Aug. 8, 2018
Goldwater Institute Analyzes Medicaid Expansion In Arizona
Medicaid expansion in Arizona was full of political tension. After an analysis, the Goldwater Institute has issued a report called "The Arizona Medicaid Expansion Experience: Beware the Peddlers of Cost-Shifting Claims."
Aug. 8, 2018
Clarkdale Joins Local First Forum
Wednesday is the official kickoff of the Local First Rural Policy Forum. Part of the mission is focusing on working with rural businesses to help them develop new strategies. Among the towns and cities sending representatives to the forum is Clarkdale.
Aug. 8, 2018
Feds Wont Retry Case Against Former Utility Regulator
Federal prosecutors have decided not to re-try a bribery case against a former utility regulator, his wife, a lobbyist and the owner of a utility company. That’s after jurors in the case told the judge last month they could not reach a verdict in the initial trial.
Aug. 8, 2018
Several Familiar Names On Arizona Primary Ballot
Among all of the other races on Arizona’s Aug. 28 primary ballot, all 90 seats in the state Legislature are up, and there are a number of interesting and crowded primaries.
Aug. 8, 2018

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