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The Takeaway: AG William Barr Refuses To Testify Before House Panel
After testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr is refusing to testify before the House on Thursday.
May. 2, 2019
Debate Over Sun City Recreation Centers Turns Dramatic
A debate in the Arizona state Senate over whether recreation centers in Sun City should be subject to certain community planning laws took a dramatic turn Wednesday.
May. 2, 2019
Car-Sharing Apps, Rental Car Companies Do Battle Over Taxes
Car-sharing companies including Turo and GetAround function like Airbnb for vehicles, allowing people to rent out their cars when they're not using them. Founded about a decade ago, they've taken off recently with the help of millions of dollars from venture capital firms and other investors.
May. 2, 2019
Bill Aimed At Improving School Safety Heads To Governor
Arizona lawmakers approved new mandates to improve school safety Wednesday. Republican Nancy Barto helped convince colleagues the bill would implement school district requirements for documenting and reporting potentially dangerous activities on a campus.
May. 2, 2019
Arson Investigators Now Looking Into Fire At Phoenix Church
Arson investigators now are looking into a fire that destroyed the main sanctuary of a Catholic church in north Phoenix. Meanwhile, Phoenix police say a Presbyterian church close by was broken into and badly vandalized early Wednesday along with a school vandalized in what appears to be an attempted burglary.
May. 2, 2019
Health Agencies Warn Visitor With Measles Visited Arizona
The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Pima County Public Health Department said Wednesday that this potentially contagious visitor traveled to Tucson on April 17 and remained through Monday.
May. 2, 2019
New Brain Disorder Identified That
Scientists have discovered a brain disorder that looks a lot like Alzheimer’s disease. It’s called LATE (limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy) — and this latest discovery highlights the need to be better able to tell different kinds of dementia apart.
May. 2, 2019
ASU Launches Center For Innovation In Healthy And Resilient Aging
Arizona State University wants to redefine how we grow old — so it launched its Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging, which aims to tackle some of the challenges facing older adults.
May. 2, 2019
Arizona House Joins Senate In OK Of New Insurance Plans
The Arizona House on Wednesday joined the Senate in approving legislation allowing small businesses to join together and create new health insurance plans backers say will lower costs.
May. 2, 2019
Trial Run Of DNA Testing For Migrants To Begin Soon
DNA testing of some migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border and claim to be family could start as early as next week, but it is unclear if the pilot program will come to Arizona.
May. 2, 2019
Valley Metro Concerned About Phoenix Ballot Language
During Tuesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, Phoenix approved ballot language for two propositions in the Aug. 27 special election. A single word in the Proposition 105 initiative to decide the future of light rail is especially concerning to Valley Metro.
May. 2, 2019
Phoenix Council OKs Raises For Police, Fire
Phoenix police officers and firefighters will soon see bigger paychecks after the City Council approved their contracts Tuesday afternoon.
May. 2, 2019
Tucson Asks For Help With Migrants
Tucson city leaders plan to ask for individual volunteers and more nonprofit groups to help this Friday. The city recently started providing shelter to some migrants at taxpayer expense in late April when ICE said it would simply drop people off at a central Tucson bus station.
May. 2, 2019
They Cross Oceans, Mountains and Rainforests — And Wait in Mexico
They came from India, Nigeria and Cuba. They fled persecution, conflict and poverty. And they crossed oceans, mountains and rainforests. They thought they would reach the United States, but at least for now their journey has ended here: Mexico’s hot and humid state of Chiapas.
Part I: Migrants Idle Long Before Reaching U.S. Border
May. 2, 2019
Recordings Played At Trial Claim Sean Miller Paid Players
Federal prosecutors played wiretap recordings mentioning University of Arizona coach Sean Miller before it rested its case Wednesday in the corruption trial over college basketball recruiting.
May. 1, 2019
Head Of U.S. Defense Questions Border Troop Deployment
The acting secretary of defense told a congressional subcommittee Wednesday that the military needs to return to traditional missions. Patrick Shanahan questioned just how long troops are needed at the U.S.-Mexico border.
May. 1, 2019
AZ Dems: White House Needs To Take Nationalist Terrorism Seriously
Despite launching his comprehensive National Strategy for Counter terrorism plan last Fall, Democrats said President Donald Trump’s policy does little to combat national terrorism within the United States.
May. 1, 2019
Court Approves Second Chance For Arizona Man To Sue Costco
In his original lawsuit, the man claims Costco violated federal privacy laws when it kept filling an erectile dysfunction prescription that he claimed he never ordered and repeatedly told the pharmacy to dismiss.
May. 1, 2019
Universal Changing Table Bill Heads To Gov. Doug Ducey
A group of mothers, who have adolescent children with disabilities, have been trying to push legislation that would require public entities to install at least one adult changing table. And on Wednesday, House Bill 2113 gained final passage and is headed to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk.
May. 1, 2019
APS Re-Ups Battery Storage Plans Despite Facility Explosion
Arizona Public Service is standing behind its storage expansion plans, despite a fire at its battery facility that injured four first responders. The company re-upped their commitment Wednesday on its quarterly earnings call.
May. 1, 2019

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