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 Expert: Yosemite Rockfalls Due To Location In Sierra Nevada
In a check of regional news, the El Capitan monolith in Yosemite National Park experienced two massive rockfalls last week, one of which claimed the life of a British tourist at the base of the cliff. One of the pieces of rock that sheared off was described as “as big as an apartment building."
Oct. 4, 2017
John Feinstein: NCAA Head Coaches Have To Take Responsibility For Their Programs
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins says the school has hired a law firm to conduct an independent review of allegations against an assistant men’s basketball coach. But in a column, John Feinstein, sports columnist for the Washington Post, writes that college coaches are control freaks, and says corruption like what’s being alleged now has been going on for years.
Oct. 4, 2017
Cato Institute Addresses Counterproductive Consequences Of Border Enforcement
The Trump administration says it’s committed to increasing security along the U.S.-Mexico border by building a wall and making it more difficult for anyone to attempt to cross illegally.
Oct. 4, 2017
Promise Arizona Helps DACA Recipients Renew Paperwork Before Deadline
DACA recipients usually renew their permits a few months before they expire. But last month, the Trump administration said it would no longer accept any renewal applications after Thursday, Oct. 5.
Oct. 4, 2017
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Fear Isn
When we are afraid, we typically act. We run away, we shout, we lash out. Fear is a great motivator, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, there is a downside to acting out of fear alone.
Oct. 4, 2017
Could Las Vegas Shooting Have Been Prevented? Experts Say
As the investigation continues into Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, organizers of Phoenix’s Lost Lake Festival say they’ll “continue to work closely with Phoenix law enforcement officials to assess our safety and security protocols to ensure we host the safest event possible."
Oct. 4, 2017
The Takeaway: The Complicated Relationship Between Country Music And The NRA
The intersection between the NRA and country music has existed for a long time and points to the complexity of gun culture in America. Jonathan Bernstein, contributing writer for The Guardian, joins The Takeaway to look at the history of the relationship and how the NRA has used country music to extend its brand.
Oct. 4, 2017
Federal Judge Dismisses Case Against Arpaio
Judge Bolton dismissed the case and said she would take the motions to vacate the guilty verdict under advisement.
Oct. 4, 2017
 Republic Columnist Previews D-Backs Playoff Game Tonight
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ postseason drought officially ends this evening, as the club hosts the Colorado Rockies in the one game Wild Card matchup in Phoenix for its first playoff game since 2011.
Oct. 4, 2017
Las Vegas Law Enforcement: Shooter
Authorities in Las Vegas said there is evidence that some of the fire arms used by Stephen Paddock in Sunday night’s shooting had been tampered with.
Oct. 4, 2017
Court Orders Review Of Arizona Corp Comm
The state Court of Appeals is ordering a Sedona man's case against the Arizona Corporation Commission be reviewed.
Oct. 4, 2017
UA Hires Outside Counsel Following Basketball Scandal
After one of its basketball coaches was caught up in nationwide scandal involving influence and money on NCAA coaches and athletes, the University of Arizona has initiated an independent review and hired outside counsel.
Oct. 4, 2017
Las Vegas Officials Hold Vigil To Thank Community, Honor Victims
Public safety and city officials in Las Vegas held a vigil Tuesday night to say thank you to community members for the outpouring of support they’ve shown this week after Sunday's mass shooting. About 200 people were at the vigil.
Oct. 4, 2017
Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments On Whether To Vacate Joe Arpaio Conviction
A federal judge will hear arguments to vacate former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction in court Wednesday.
Oct. 4, 2017
 Blue Cross Blue Shield Raise Rates On ACA Marketplace
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona won’t be raising rates next year for plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. The insurer is actually planning a decrease of about 1 percent.
Oct. 3, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence Visits Phoenix To Talk Tax Reform
The tax plan unveiled last week would cut corporate tax rates, eliminate the estate tax and double the individual income tax exemptions.
Oct. 3, 2017
Judge Orders Lawsuit Against Arizona DCS To Move Forward
A U.S. district judge recently ruled in favor of foster children bringing a class action lawsuit against the Arizona's Department of Child Safety. The complaint said the state did not provide the children needed access to healthcare, had a shortage of family foster homes and was slow investigating complaints.
Oct. 3, 2017
D-Backs To Play In 1st Postseason Game In 6 Years
The Arizona Diamondbacks will play in their first postseason game in six years tonight. They’ll host the Colorado Rockies in the National League Wild Card game at Chase Field.
Oct. 3, 2017
Salvation Army Officers Sent To Help In Las Vegas
Officers from the Salvation Army have gone to Las Vegas to console victims of the mass shooting.
Oct. 3, 2017
Chilean Author Starts Literary Residency In Phoenix
Alejandro Zambra, one of Chile’s most celebrated authors, has come to the Valley for a weeklong literary residency. Zambra was born during the rule of military dictator Augusto Pinochet, who held power from 1973 to 1990.
Oct. 3, 2017

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