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Last week, SpaceX became the first commercial company to reuse a rocket to launch something into orbit, signaling a new era for private sector space. But the new space race is being run here in the Valley, too, as old-guard aerospace companies vie with hungry young startups.
Apr. 5, 2017
A research group in Phoenix is now the only site for a clinical study testing the effects of medical marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Half the patients were to be treated in Phoenix, with the other half in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, which backed out of the study in March.
Apr. 5, 2017
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Tuition increases and an update on the accreditation process for the University of Arizona’s vet school are among the topics on the agenda for this week’s meeting of the Arizona Board of Regents.
Apr. 5, 2017
As President Trump pledges to change the way business is done with Mexico by renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, leaders in the Valley are calling for more partnerships.
Apr. 4, 2017
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As basketball fans make a mass exodus from the Valley, the region’s first ever Final Four appears to have been a huge success. So much so that the NCAA is already talking about bringing it back again soon.
Apr. 4, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announced Tuesday that he will be closing the Tent City Jail. The decision comes after months of review by the new administration. The tents should come down within the next 60 days.
Apr. 4, 2017
Phoenix Forgotten movie
You might have seen the billboards around town … “they’ve been lying to you." The image though is the infamous picture of the Phoenix Lights, the supposed UFO sighting above the Valley in 1997. Richard Ruelas, a longtime reporter for The Arizona Republic, wrote about the Phoenix Lights when they first became a phenomenon.
Apr. 4, 2017
Belen Sisa
When ASU junior Belen Sisa posted a selfie on Facebook last week, she was trying to make a point. But, she didn’t expect it to go viral. The post read “MYTH BUSTER: I, an undocumented immigrant, just filed my taxes and PAID $300 to the state of Arizona.”
Apr. 4, 2017
Peoria Unified School District
Each of Peoria Unified’s 43 schools will now let students out two hours early every Monday of the school year, except during May.
Apr. 4, 2017
Taxi cab
One producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the backseat confessions she hears. Here's the conversation with Gwen and Lawsen.
Apr. 4, 2017
HGTV 2017 Smart Home
Last week, I went to an open house of sorts. The place was in North Scottsdale, three bedroom, three and a half baths, 3300 square feet, gated community, mountain views. And, it has a kind of nerve center.
Apr. 4, 2017
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Back in the day, businesses and advertisers were trying to figure out how best to market to baby boomers and get them to spend their money. Today, advertisers and marketers are trying to figure how to get millennials to spend.
Apr. 4, 2017
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It can be a challenge for farms to find local labor. In California, for example, the LA Times reported farmers have offered to pay higher than the minimum wage; some have also offered health insurance, paid vacation and 401(k) plans.
Apr. 4, 2017
Money
Today is Equal Pay Day. The date symbolizes how far into the year women have to work to earn what men did the prior year - that means the date changes every year.
Apr. 4, 2017
ASU Campus
On Thursday, the Arizona Board of Regents is expected to set the final tuition and fees for the state’s three public universities. Some students are not happy about any sort of hike, no matter how small.
Apr. 4, 2017
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With the Senate investigation into Russian interference in the election underway, skeptics are concerned that partisanship could interrupt an aggressive inquiry into the matter. But leaders say that the bipartisan committee's efforts are going well.
Apr. 4, 2017
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Walking along the trails near Claremont Canyon Road in Oakland, California, the air smells faintly minty — kind of like Vicks VapoRub. The eucalyptus trees — with their long, narrow, shiny leaves — can grow more than 100 feet high and create a beautiful shade canopy.
Apr. 4, 2017
Basketball
It’s a great day to be a Tar Heel in Arizona.
Apr. 4, 2017
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A report released today from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco examines the rise of underemployment and the challenges facing workers in Phoenix.
Apr. 4, 2017
Without a single dissent, state senators approved changes Monday in Arizona laws designed to sharply curb the ability of prosecutors and police to seize property.
Apr. 4, 2017

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