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In eighth grade, Julia was bullied so badly she changed schools. Soon after, the bullies showed up at her house and rang her doorbell. She never answered the door, but it did leave her curious for the next 20 years.
Jun. 1, 2017
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Today, President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement that was signed in 2016 with more than 190 countries on board. Members agreed to reduce carbon emissions and to keep global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, starting no later than 2020.
Jun. 1, 2017
lettuce
Yuma, Arizona provides the majority of winter leafy greens in the U.S. and Salinas, California grows those same crops in the summer. When harvest periods in the two areas don’t align, it can create a lettuce shortage.
Jun. 1, 2017
The attorney for the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a teen in 2012 wants to stop jurors from hearing a witness testify that the shooting was unjustified.
Jun. 1, 2017
cell phone
Put away your cell phone while driving in Pima County. The new texting while driving law began June 1.
Jun. 1, 2017
Public pools open valley wide this weekend with many municipalities offering two week swim classes for children and adults now through August.
Jun. 1, 2017
New rules go into effect July 1 for paid sick time. And June is crunch time for employers.
Jun. 1, 2017
Phoenix city leaders hope a thousand-plus parking spaces will help seal the deal for a new employer downtown.
Jun. 1, 2017
Phoenix City Council
Lobbyists who break the rules in Phoenix could soon face prosecution. On Wednesday, the city council unanimously approved a tougher ordinance.
Jun. 1, 2017
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An experimental foot-temperature monitoring system might one day be able to detect when diabetic patients are developing foot ulcers.
Jun. 1, 2017
Tracie Ervin
It's the end of the school year and one first-year teacher has managed school, work and family life full time — and learned what it takes to manage a classroom along the way.
Jun. 1, 2017
street
Earlier this week, a Mesa man collided with five other vehicles while driving the wrong way. That man is now in jail.
May. 31, 2017
arpaio
A federal judge has denied a motion to exclude statements Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio made while campaigning from his criminal contempt trial.
May. 31, 2017
Mars
Imagine a scenario that involves humans leaving the Earth either for good — or for a shorter time on a special mission. To learn more about work being done on how to grow food out of the Earth’s atmosphere, we spoke with Gene Giacomelli, director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona.
May. 31, 2017
tacos
We hear it a lot, whenever a hipster chef opens up a new take on Asian cuisine or a white person opens up a taco shop, people scream “cultural appropriation!” You can’t steal another culture’s cuisine and sell it as your own.
May. 31, 2017
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President Trump has said he plans to announce whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate accords or pull out in the next few days; several media outlets are reporting the president is expected to withdraw from the deal. One of the goals of that agreement is to limit the global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
May. 31, 2017
Business Insider has written that American malls are dying a “slow, ugly death,” with 15 percent of them projected to close in the next decade.
May. 31, 2017
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The Arizona Corporation Commission is in damage control mode this week after former Commissioner Gary Pierce was indicted last week for allegedly taking bribes. Current Commissioner Tom Forese is calling for an audit of all policies Pierce voted for. He’s also calling for a code of ethics.
May. 31, 2017
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The University of Arizona is planning to open a series of microcampuses in countries around the globe. They’re basically dual degree programs with a host school in that country.
May. 31, 2017
The juvenile justice system is supposed to be different than the adult system. It’s meant to be less about accountability and paying your debt to society — and more about rehabilitation. But some policy in our state’s juvenile justice system are not meeting that goal, according to January Contreras, who runs ALWAYS, or Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services.
May. 31, 2017

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