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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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Violence increased in Mexico in 2016. The country’s homicide rate increased by more than 18 percent in one of the bloodiest years of the country’s decade-long drug war, according to a report released Tuesday.
Apr. 4, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Longtime friend and lead counsel for Joe Arpaio's defense team withdraws under ethics rules.
Apr. 4, 2017
Valley Metro Rail
It was a busy weekend for the Valley’s light rail system. Valley Metro estimates 68 percent more riders used the service compared to an average weekend.
Apr. 4, 2017
The state of Arizona lost its appeal Monday over improving visibility at federal parks.
Apr. 4, 2017
More Gen Xers are buying and selling homes and that’s important for the market, according to the National Association of Realtors. The group’s latest research finds the generation sandwiched between millennials and baby boomers made up nearly 30 percent of recent buyers.
Apr. 4, 2017
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Pilots with Mesa Airlines have requested mediation services from the National Mediation Board to help settle a six-year-long contract negotiation. The pilots are asking that their pay and benefits be more in line with industry averages.
Apr. 4, 2017
Camelback ranch
Spring Training is over until next year, but Glendale may earmark an extra $1 million in its upcoming budget to buy a new scoreboard for Camelback Ranch.
Apr. 4, 2017
JD Mesnard
As state lawmakers hash out a new spending plan, Arizona’s speaker of the House is pledging to reach across the aisle to make the budget more bipartisan.
Apr. 3, 2017
Katherine Smith
Billowing clouds rolled in and out over Big Mountain bringing wind, rain, snow and sun when Katherine Smith said goodbye to the land she loved and defended. She died on March 29.
Apr. 3, 2017
prescott
Prescott has been looking for ways to pay roughly a $80 million liability to the Arizona public safety pension system, so it’s pushing forward with a land sale, and a proposed sales tax. that could generate millions.
Apr. 3, 2017
Mexico reporters
After a quarter century, the publishers of Norte, a major Ciudad Juarez newspaper, announced Sunday that the paper was closing down. Its editor attributed the closing to the murder of a respected journalist, Miroslava Breach, who once worked for Norte newspaper.
Apr. 3, 2017
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Netflix is known for a bunch of things: the wildly popular TV show "House of Cards," and giving us re-boots of "Full House" and "One Day at a Time," among others. It’s also an option for subscribers who’d prefer to watch movies on their couches than in theaters. But Netflix has also produced original movies, although not award-winning ones.
Apr. 3, 2017
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A lot of people really love horror. And nowadays, the horror genre seems to be bleeding into other genres — no pun intended. To explore this idea further, I spoke with Karen Renner, a senior lecturer in American Literature at Northern Arizona University and a horror expert.
Apr. 3, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
It’s time for our weekly look at what’s ahead on the international front. Our correspondent this morning is the BBC’s Pooneh Ghoodosi joins us now.
Apr. 3, 2017
classroom
A new analysis from The Arizona Republic shows that more than 75 percent of the money pulled out of public schools for the Empowerment Scholarship Account program came from higher-performing districts in more affluent areas. And to tell us more about this, I’m joined now by Rob O’Dell and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, the reporters behind this story.
Apr. 3, 2017

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