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Sesame Street
The Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the program, is working on a new initiative "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children." As part of that, Sesame Street is introducing Julia, its first autistic character.
Mar. 28, 2017
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Roger Stone, the self-described dirty trickster of the Trump campaign, has offered to testify before Congress about allegations of Russian meddling in the election. He tells us why.
Mar. 28, 2017
The Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, was approved in 1993 and entitles employees to take unpaid time off for certain reasons related to the birth of a child or a medical issue. But FMLA has never included grieving parents, a change that the Valley’s Barry Kluger has been pushing for.
Mar. 28, 2017
The Arizona Coyotes’ off-ice drama has continued in recent weeks. We talked about the latest developments with John Shannon, broadcaster for SportsNet in Canada’s Hockey Central.
Mar. 28, 2017
First Lady Melania Trump chooses Arizona Republican spokesperson as her personal press aide.
Mar. 28, 2017
Debbie Lesko
Having already made gathering signatures more difficult, Arizona’s Republican lawmakers are now moving to impose new procedural requirements on voters who want to propose their own laws.
Mar. 28, 2017
Milky Way
NASA has selected the University of Arizona and affiliate researchers to put a telescope on a balloon to view the Milky Way.
Mar. 28, 2017
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Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz is Native American and identifies, in part, as Hopi. When she was in 2nd grade, she was excited to be in her class’s Thanksgiving play as Little White Dove.
Mar. 28, 2017
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Cell-service providers are getting their infrastructure in Phoenix geared up to handle an influx of sports fans. Officials are expecting data usage to follow past patterns and show an increase from the year before.
Mar. 28, 2017
prescott
Prescott has an unfunded liability to the state’s public safety pension system of almost $80 million. Today, the City Council will consider a sales-tax hike and land sale to make up a projected funding shortfall.
Mar. 28, 2017
Arizon Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey wants to fund more than 90 positions across the state. Most of those are new positions.
Mar. 28, 2017
Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has asked a Maricopa County judge to define exactly what in a paycheck is actually a benefit.
Mar. 28, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to bar prosecutors from using his own campaign statements in his upcoming contempt of court trial.
Mar. 27, 2017
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Five states have some form of physician-assisted suicide, with California being the most recent adopter of the policy. We speak with Kelly Davis,
Mar. 27, 2017
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A classroom is supposed to be a safe place to talk about your views on issues like race and politics without the conversation devolving into yelling. But have we gone too far in protecting one another’s feelings? One policy at University of Arizona has come under fire from some conservative news outlets recently.
Mar. 27, 2017
Last week, the city of Tucson passed a hate-crime resolution, expanding the definition of buildings covered under the law and applying minimum penalties, including 10 days of jail, for a first offense.
Mar. 27, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
We caught up with the BBC for our weekly preview of international news.
Mar. 27, 2017
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On Dec. 31, 1997, at a New Year's Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared.
Mar. 27, 2017
Basketball
The Final Four is now set — North Carolina, Gonzaga, South Carolina and Oregon are coming to the Valley for the men’s college basketball championship. And tourism officials hope those schools’ fans and alums will also visit, and spend money while they’re here.
Mar. 27, 2017
Defining the American Dream used to be relatively easy for many people. But the numbers are telling us that fewer and fewer Americans are actually able to achieve that dream.
Mar. 27, 2017

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