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Correction Corporations of America, now Core Civics, Central Arizona Detention Center.
Mesa is looking at ways to trim its public-safety costs after a voters rejected a city-sales tax hike in November. In an effort to reduce costs associated with booking and housing offenders, the Mesa Police Department asked the City Council for permission to solicit bids from private contractors.
Mar. 22, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
Arizona has the 12th-highest drug overdose rate in the nation, according to the latest state statistics. House Bill 2493 will allocate half-a-million-dollars to speed up and secure the drug database, which should help hospitals, pharmacists, and doctors check and balance patients to avoid an overdose.
Mar. 21, 2017
University of Arizona
Repair work needed on University of Arizona buildings has been put off for years because state funding has dried up. Occupants of one of those buildings have started to complain.
Mar. 21, 2017
Boxes
State lawmakers have voted to trim — but not eliminate — the right of moving companies to hold a homeowner's goods over payment disputes.
Mar. 21, 2017
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For four years now, the pediatric wing at Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia has blocked off Thursday mornings to meet with refugee families.
Mar. 21, 2017
Smiling People
You know that old song about how when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you? Well, it turns out smiling may not just be contagious, it may actually improve your health.
Mar. 21, 2017
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Earlier this month, the commander-in-chief announced his decision to send 400 more troops to Syria, and 2,500 ground combat troops to a base in Kuwait.
Mar. 21, 2017
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You’ve probably watched YouTube at some point, even if it’s just to see an old music video or a cat doing anything.
Mar. 21, 2017
Feeders Grain
A piece of Phoenix history could be coming down. A local company is interested in buying the Allied Grain facility just west of Interstate 17.
Mar. 21, 2017
Handgun
A bill that would weaken Shannon’s Law, the landmark gun legislation passed in 2000, is effectively dead at the state Legislature this morning. Gerry Hills helped craft the original legislation, and I spoke with her earlier this morning to hear her reaction to today’s news.
Mar. 21, 2017
APS
Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West were heavily involved in the 2016 campaign season — investing money on certain candidates in specific races. Now APS has come out publicly to say it will remain involved in political campaigns going forward, but it will also be more open about its contributions.
Mar. 21, 2017
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The Maricopa Association of Governments says a campaign to cut down on trash is working.
Mar. 21, 2017
Woman on cellphone
Some people who speak more than one language are great at navigating between them. But new research suggests there’s more to switching back and forth between languages. Nairan Ramirez-Esparza is an assistant professor of social psychology at the University of Connecticut, and she has done a series of studies on cultural frame switching.
Mar. 21, 2017
Money
A state Senate panel this afternoon is hearing a measure that would set up what critics are calling “predatory” loans. Cynthia Zwick is executive director of the Arizona Community Action Association and one of those critics calling this proposal a debt trap.
Mar. 21, 2017
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U.S. troops and others are continuing their battles against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, among other places.
Mar. 21, 2017
An analysis by economists at ASU finds Phoenix has cracked the top 10 cities in the U.S. for job growth, with 3.1 percent growth in 2016 over 2015.
Mar. 21, 2017
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Supreme Court Justice Nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing continues today. Here's why some say he should be confirmed, and why others believe his nomination should be blocked.
Mar. 21, 2017
More training could be required for foster parents in Arizona and foster care trainers if a new bill moves forward in the Legislature.
Mar. 21, 2017
football player
In one five-year period, college athletes suffered more than 10,000 concussions — one-third of them while playing football. But an unusual team-up has recently brought a new kind of concussion test one step closer.
Mar. 21, 2017
Handgun
An attempt at the Capitol to weaken the landmark Shannon’s Law is dead.
Mar. 21, 2017

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