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U.S. Government Bans Employees From Parts of Mexico’s Caribbean Coast
The U.S. State Department has banned American government employees from a handful of neighborhoods in Mexico’s Caribbean tourist destination of Playa del Carmen, citing an ongoing security threat.
Mar. 14, 2018
Navajo Spellers Compete To Go To National Bee
Facing off against the best spellers across the country is a big deal no matter where you’re from. But if you’re raised on the Navajo Nation, where learning English is part of a painful past, competing in the Scripps bee is a major accomplishment.
Mar. 14, 2018
 In Mexico, A Coalition Wants To Fight ‘Fake News’
In the United States, authorities and journalists currently investigate the potential effects on the 2016 elections of so-called “fake news” — a popular term to define fabricated or misleading information. But in Mexico, several organizations have united to try to stop its negative effects on local voters in the upcoming elections.
Mar. 14, 2018
Sharp Shooting: Axe Throwing Location Opens In Tempe
Here’s a new use for axes: throwing them at a target.
Mar. 14, 2018
How A Senator Romney Could Impact U.S. Senate
Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced last month that he’s running for the U.S. Senate, to replace the retiring Orrin Hatch.
Mar. 14, 2018
 Why Bankruptcy Laws Seem To Be Failing Those They
Whether it’s Chapter 7 for consumers or Chapter 11 for businesses or Chapter 13, we’ve heard of filing for bankruptcy protection.
Mar. 14, 2018
Federal Grant To Help Refurbish, Preserve Piece Of Arizona
The National Park Service has given a $500,000 grant to Arizona Parks and Trails. The money will be used on the rehab project at the Mountain View Officers’ Club at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista.
Mar. 14, 2018
Researcher: Arizona
Arizona’s teachers are some of the lowest paid in the country, and they have called for raises to address the state’s ongoing teacher shortage for years now. One researcher who has taken an in-depth look at Arizona’s teacher attrition problem said it’s not so simple.
Mar. 14, 2018
Report: Maricopa County Healthiest Arizona County
Maricopa County has the best health outcomes for its residents in the state, while Apache County has the worst, according to a new report.
Mar. 14, 2018
Students Walk Out Of Arizona High Schools In Solidarity With Gun Reform Efforts
Students across the Valley walked out of their classrooms Wednesday on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead.
Mar. 14, 2018
Sandy Hook Father Fights Conspiracy Theories That Emerge After Mass Shootings
An unsettling pattern has emerged in the aftermath of national tragedies, like the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Survivors and victims’ families are grieving the loss of their loved ones but these days, they are also the targets of a wave of vitriol aimed directly at them. They are often harassed online and in-person by conspiracy theorists who think the whole thing was a hoax.
Mar. 14, 2018
Arizona Court Of Appeals Rules Rental-Car Tax Constitutional
Taxes on rental cars that pay for sports stadiums are constitutional, according to a ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Mar. 14, 2018
Approval Of Tempe Ballot Measure Could Set Up Showdown With State
Tempe voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 403 on Tuesday, which amends the City Charter to "require the disclosure of the origins of major contributions used to influence city elections."
Mar. 14, 2018
The Takeaway: Legendary Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead At 76
Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking passed away this morning at the age of 76. Hawking was renowned for his investigations into physics's most enigmatic subject: the black hole. Hawking revolutionized the field of cosmology many times over, continuing to upend how we understand black holes, relativity, and the origins of the universe.
Mar. 14, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The High Price Of Accountability
It's important to hold people accountable for their negative behavior. But it can be more impactful to focus on the behaviors we want to see continue, as opposed to giving energy to avoiding the negative. Psychologists Doctor Art Markman and Doctor Bob Duke share a deeper explanation of this topic.
Mar. 14, 2018
Theranos Founder Settles Federal Fraud Charges
Silicon Valley-based blood testing company Theranos and its chief executive officer agreed to settle fraud charges with federal regulators Wednesday. A consumer lawsuit from Arizona’s attorney general was settled late last year.
Mar. 14, 2018
The Takeaway: The New CIA Director
Gina Haspel, President Trump's nominee for CIA director, is most well known for her role in running a CIA "black site" in Thailand in the aftermath of 9/11, where she oversaw interrogation techniques often described as tantamount to torture.
Mar. 14, 2018
Sen. Flake Says He Feels Positive About Pompeo Nomination
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake said he’s feeling positive about President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Mar. 14, 2018
Ducey Won
Governor Doug Ducey won't promise to veto new tax cuts, even as he says the state is putting as much money as it can into public education. In fact, the governor is already committed to sign at least one measure that will cut state revenue by up to $15 million a year. That amid growing complaints from teachers and educators who say the state is short-changing public schools.
Mar. 14, 2018
Senate Panel Agrees To Create A Hotline So Students Can Report Dangerous Activities
Hoping to prevent a future school shooting in Arizona, a Senate panel agreed yesterday to set up a statewide hotline where students can anonymously report dangerous activities and threats.
Mar. 14, 2018

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