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freeway sign
Those clever message boards hanging off highway overpasses throughout the state cost millions of dollars to replace, according to ADOT. So when engineers at ADOT heard an LED bulb can save taxpayers 70 percent in energy costs over the Halogen bulb, they set out to replace the lights in more than 230 message boards across the state.
Jul. 6, 2017
Phoenix Rain Image
Rain is finally in the forecast later this week. After experiencing record-breaking heat in June, the Valley may see some monsoon activity after a long, dry spell.
Jul. 6, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
To prove criminal contempt, federal prosecutors must show Apraio knowingly violated a federal judge's order to stop his immigration patrols.
Jul. 5, 2017
Jessi Colter
Singer Jessi Colter was born and raised as Mirriam Johnson, growing up in the East Valley in a religious family. That spiritual background continued to direct her life, even as she married one of the original “outlaws” of country music — Waylon Jennings.
Jul. 5, 2017
Boy playing video games
Video games, in many cases, aren’t just games anymore. They can be a significant component of the economy. John Beck studies this. He’s president of North Star Leadership Group and has authored several books.
Jul. 5, 2017
Andy Biggs
U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs introduced a bill regarding the criminal justice system and illegal immigration that recently passed the House. We talked to Biggs this morning.
Jul. 5, 2017
Delta Air Lines logo
It isn’t new for companies to be a little skittish with their sponsorships — especially if something controversial emerges. But it seems like we’re witnessing more and more cases of companies bailing out. To learn more, we talked with Tim Calkins. He is a clinical professor of Marketing at Northwestern University.
Jul. 5, 2017
Years after Gov. Ducey cut $99 million from Arizona university budgets in 2015, the ripple effects are still being felt.
Jul. 5, 2017
maricopa integrated health system
The debate over health-care reform in Washington has been heated — and partisan. If this bill passes, they say that many low-income families will lose insurance and their uncompensated care will skyrocket. Large safety-net hospitals like Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix may be some of the worst hit.
Jul. 5, 2017
Ireland flag
In the 1840s, during the Mexican-American War, several hundred immigrants in the U.S. from Ireland defected and formed the “Los San Patricios."
Jul. 5, 2017
Several Arizona disability groups want Senator Jeff Flake to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate healthcare bill. Members of the community visited the Senator’s office to share their fears and concerns about the bill.
Jul. 5, 2017
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The Supreme Court won’t formally take up the matter of the Trump administration’s six-nation travel ban until October, but last month, the court did allow some of the ban to take hold. To talk more about that assertion and its impact, we were joined by David Chami. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CAIR-Arizona, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Jul. 5, 2017
Military vehicles
The U.S. sent troops into Afghanistan following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and a Congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, was put into effect. Sens. Jeff Flake and Tim Kaine have been working on a new bipartisan authorization to update it.
Jul. 5, 2017
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan
Last week, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent a letter to all 50 states asking for information on voter rolls. Secretary of State Michele Reagan says her office officially received the letter Monday and later that day rejected the request for voter registration data, citing security and legality concerns.
Jul. 5, 2017
Jason Michael Barton says Mesa police officers assaulted him after stopping him for jaywalking.
Jul. 5, 2017
A 76-year-old Arizona man was arrested following a wrong-way wreck that killed a motorcyclist and closed a portion of a heavily traveled rural portion of Interstate 17, frightening other drivers and backing up holiday traffic, authorities said Wednesday.
Jul. 5, 2017
Burro Fire
A wildfire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains east of Tucson has burned 14,000 acres and may continue to grow due to adverse weather and rugged terrain.
Jul. 5, 2017
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What you say and what you do influences the behavior of other people. However, as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke point out in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, the ability to influence human behavior isn’t always so black and white.
Jul. 5, 2017
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Experts have indicated that a missile launched by North Korea late Monday was the country's first successful test of a weapon capable of reaching the United States.
Jul. 5, 2017
man sleeping
Of the nearly 4,000 African-American adults who participated in a long-term study of heart disease risk factors, discrimination was a strong determinant of short sleep duration and poor sleep quality.
Jul. 5, 2017

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