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State funding for Arizona’s K-12 public schools remains below pre-recession levels. That’s according to a report by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released today.
Nov. 29, 2017
The U.S. Energy Department is looking for a new manager for Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico. After bids are accepted, the new manager is expected to take over next October.
Nov. 29, 2017
The former city bus driver is charged with nine counts of murder in the last few years that were dubbed "Serial Street Shootings" as several others were shot and injured.
Nov. 29, 2017
Concerns about the North Korean nuclear threat continue to grow. Earlier this week, that nation fired off another intercontinental ballistic missile test that landed in Japanese territory.
Nov. 29, 2017
The battle in government between cities and states is a common one around the country. In Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe and Bisbee — among others — have called on lawmakers to stop trying to micromanage some of their community decisions.
Nov. 29, 2017
Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, ran out at the end of September, and Congress has not yet acted to re-authorize it.
Nov. 29, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS, Part III – Apostates
For anyone, questioning faith is a really difficult process. But imagine being told that the act of questioning or leaving your religion could cost you not only your salvation in the next life, but also your family and community in this one. That is the reality for those who have left or were kicked out of the FLDS. In FLDS terminology, these individuals are called “apostates.”
Nov. 29, 2017
Two Guys On Your Head: Listening Vs. Reading, And Your Brain
Have you ever told someone, "Hey, I read that book!" then continued with a guilty, "Well, I listened to the audio version."
Nov. 29, 2017
The Takeaway: Supreme Court Takes Up Search Warrants In The Digital Age
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court takes up the question of whether cellphone location history is searchable without a warrant.
Nov. 29, 2017
The Takeaway: Conservative Christians Watch GOP Tax Bill With Hopeful Eyes
The GOP tax bill would get rid of a rule that bars churches, and nonprofit charities from engaging in politics, which could create a new avenue for political spending.
Nov. 29, 2017
With no immediate congressional action in sight, Arizona Medicaid officials are preparing to implement a contingency plan to make sure that nearly 24,000 Arizona children do not lose their health care.
Nov. 29, 2017
Grass-roots efforts have brought about a culture shift on LGBTQ issues in their community. This year, Phoenix, Tucson and Tempe received a perfect score for inclusivity in the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index.
Nov. 29, 2017
“The whole point of a rate study and an evaluation process is to make sure that every customer class is paying their fair and proportional share of the cost that they place on our water system and sewer system for that matter,” said Tempe Public Works Planning and Research Analyst Steve White.
Nov. 29, 2017
Arizona DPS Troopers Attacked A Third Time This Year Near Quartzite
An early Tuesday morning shootout between Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers and a Phoenix murder suspect closed Interstate 10. It’s the third time that state troopers were caught in a gunfight in the area this year.
Nov. 29, 2017
“We consider this a proactive response in that we would much rather get our team out there to evaluate and prevent further incidents,” Scottsdale Captain Paramedic Steve Richter said.
Nov. 29, 2017
Earlier in November, the Federal Communications Commission updated some rules for broadcast. Among them was approval for a new Next-Gen TV standard. Phoenix will serve as the test market for the technology, called 3.0.
Nov. 29, 2017
Saucedo is charged with nine counts of first-degree murder in a case that vexed local and national law enforcement agencies for more than a year.
Nov. 29, 2017
Darwin Stiffler took the position last year, after the previous superintendent retired in July 2016. A district spokeswoman said Wednesday morning the district could not comment on the situation.
Nov. 28, 2017
The letter alleges certain officers engaged in unethical and criminal behavior by changing crime statistics and misusing office money.
Nov. 28, 2017
Plans to place the state's released convicts into a central Inmate Re-Entry Center have set off a series of questions for neighbors living in the south Phoenix community.
Nov. 28, 2017

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