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Dr. Joseph Sirven
To shave or not to shave! That is the latest question in healthcare. Our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Apr. 11, 2017
The Arizona Senate has rejected a bill that would make the use of something called “rat shot” legal in city limits.
Apr. 11, 2017
Carolina Contreras holds up her signature Yo Amo Mi Pajon shirt
The women at Miss Rizos salon don’t believe in "pelo malo." The phrase literally translates to "bad hair," and, in the Dominican Republic, the word is tied to hair that is kinky, curly or afrolike.
Apr. 11, 2017
Jeff Flake
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will be in Mesa today to tour a special treatment court for veterans.
Apr. 11, 2017
Phoenix residents had a chance to ask city officials and first responders questions about the results of the newly released Community Needs Assessment for People With Mental Illness. The study surveyed both law enforcement and residents with mental health issues.
Apr. 11, 2017
1040 form
You can deny it all you want, but Tax Day is fast approaching. Taxes are due this year on Tuesday, April 18. Bill Brunson with the IRS in Phoenix says each year, more and more Arizona residents are opting to file their taxes electronically.
Apr. 11, 2017
“I think the best way to build trust is to provide excellent service,” U.S. Rep. Krysten Sinema said. “Because veterans will share with other veterans about whether or not they’ve received excellent service.”
Apr. 11, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lined up additional lawyers to defend him at his upcoming criminal contempt-of-court trial.
Apr. 10, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
The New Mexico Legislature has passed a law requiring all local and state law enforcement agencies to provide officers with opiate overdose antidote kits. It’s the first state in the nation to do so.
Apr. 10, 2017
Trine University logo
The city monitored the consistently-low enrollment each semester at Trine University's satellite campus when the school said it was closing June 12.
Apr. 10, 2017
Archaeologists have unearthed around five Hohokam pit houses and a well from a historic firehouse at the site of the next CityScape development in downtown Phoenix.
Apr. 10, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
The chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs will be in the Valley on Tuesday to tour the Phoenix VA health care center.
Apr. 10, 2017
Trans Queer Pueblo
This month, the LGBT community celebrated inclusiveness and diversity with the Phoenix Pride Parade. But about 100 activists staged a demonstration in the middle of the parade and asked for a larger voice in the Pride movement. They were from the group Trans Queer Pueblo, or TQP, which advocates for the rights of undocumented immigrants within the LGBTQ community.
Apr. 10, 2017
Phoenix Police Department logo
In August 2014, a Phoenix police sergeant shot and killed Michelle Cusseaux, a mentally ill woman who answered the door with a hammer when officers came to take her to an inpatient psychiatric facility. It also prompted extensive reforms within the Phoenix Police Department.
Apr. 10, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
Along with the U.S. missile strikes in Syria and Egyptian bombings over the weekend, there’s a lot to watch for in the week ahead in international news.
Apr. 10, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Control Tower
An annual airline quality rating was made public today, and consumer satisfaction was on the way up for nine of the 12 carriers.
Apr. 10, 2017
science students
Though there are examples of legendary pioneers in science like Isaac Newton who combined faith and science in their lives, religion and biology in particular have a complicated relationship. And that has led to discomfort for students who come from religious backgrounds but who want to have science-based careers.
Apr. 10, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service’s maintenance budget is about $12 billion behind where it should be. And a pretty big chunk of that is deferred maintenance at Grand Canyon National Park — around $347 million.
Apr. 10, 2017
Last November revealed deeper cracks among people in the U.S. than perhaps most people were aware of. Whether that was reflected in the political rhetoric or the actual outcome of the presidential election, the impact is still being felt.
Apr. 10, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
Gov. Doug Ducey last week signed into law an expansion of the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account, or ESA, program — they’re basically school vouchers. With me to talk about ESA and other voucher programs across the country is Marty West. He’s an associate professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Apr. 10, 2017

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