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Julie Snyder
A few years ago, a resident of a small, rural Alabama town reached out to a reporter and asked him to look into wrongdoing and corruption in that town — namely, a murder this resident alleged had taken place. But the story unfolds far beyond that investigation, and the twists and turns became the seven-episode podcast, S-Town.
Apr. 26, 2017
ASU Biodesign Institute
It sounds like the beginning of an old joke — “What happens when a molecular virologist, an evolutionary biologist and a hip-hop dancer go to a laboratory?” It’s a real question that ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is asking in their new performance: “Science Exposed: Bringing Science to Life Through the Arts,” which will be performed tonight on ASU’s Tempe campus.
Apr. 26, 2017
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Legal Aid services are the largest source of pro-bono legal assistance in the state. Each year they help about 35,000 Arizonans. But President Trump’s newest budget has called for eliminating the the entire budget for the Legal Services Corporation.
Apr. 26, 2017
Lesley Stahl
Lesley Stahl has been a familiar face on national television for decades. She was the White House correspondent for CBS News covering multiple administrations, and she’s been a host and reporter on "60 Minutes" since 1991. But her biggest scoop in recent years emerged when she became a grandmother.
Apr. 26, 2017
In a ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick blocked the president’s effort to withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. To explain the significance of the ruling, we’re joined for a few minutes by Scott Decker, foundation professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
Apr. 26, 2017
UC San Diego Big Pixel Initiative
Researchers want your help in mapping cities — and, more specifically, how cities are growing.
Apr. 26, 2017
Jim Belfiore
There’s been an increased interest in the Valley over the past few years to live closer into the city. That’s a bit of a change for a region which, at least stereotypically, has been more known for urban sprawl than dense, urban living.
Apr. 26, 2017
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GOP senators, over the objections of Democrats, approved SB 1042 on Tuesday. The bill aims to address Arizona’s chronic teacher shortage by easing qualifications — and make it easier for people with expertise in a specific subject area but who do not necessarily have teaching certification, to go into the classroom.
Apr. 26, 2017
Miroslava Breach
A new ranking from Reporters Without Borders ranking says Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for press freedom, as the country is the deadliest for journalists in the Western Hemisphere.
Apr. 26, 2017
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his sixth State of the City address on Tuesday, at a time when speculation about his political future is flying.
Apr. 26, 2017
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You might think that cell phones make everything worse. We can't remember phone numbers anymore, we are addicted to checking texts and emails and we end up taking thousands of pictures. So, can any good ever come of obsessive phone use?
Apr. 26, 2017
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After the White House announced that it would impose a 20 percent tariff on lumber imported from Canada, the president took to Twitter to criticize America's neighbor to the north.
Apr. 26, 2017
Charlie Walker
Oro Valley resident Charlie Walker is a self-described child of the space age. He grew up watching the first satellites being launched and set his sights on working in the space program.
Apr. 26, 2017
The Arizona House has a new Republican lawmaker. Maricopa county officials made their choice Wednesday to replace a legislator who went to work for the Trump Administration.
Apr. 26, 2017
Cactus Fire
The Bush Highway has been closed from Power Road to Usery Park Road due to the Cactus Wildfire burning north of Mesa. The fire was estimated at 25 acres Wednesday morning.
Apr. 26, 2017
Before Arizona’s Corporation Commissioners vote to raise Arizona Public Service rates, one member wants to know if they’re impartial and legally allowed to do so.
Apr. 26, 2017
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The Arizona Senate gave final approval Tuesday on a bill that would allow electronic billboards near the Nevada border in Mohave County.
Apr. 26, 2017
The Maricopa County Community College district adopted a preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year Tuesday night. The $1.4 billion proposal is $59.4 million less than last year.
Apr. 26, 2017
Scottsdale City Council voted Tuesday night to end a legal dispute that stood in the way of building a new fire station.
Apr. 26, 2017
The Border's New Boundaries
The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico line even as the plan faces Democratic opposition in Congress. But to do so, it’ll have to manage not only natural obstacles through the rough and rugged terrain of the Southwest, but legal ones as well. Part II of the The Border’s New Boundaries series goes to the Texas border, where the legal battles over the border wall a decade ago are still being fought today.
Apr. 26, 2017

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