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Arizona
Late in 2017, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Robert Anglen told the story of Arizona businessman and alleged former mafia member, Frank Capri, who had dabbled in the restaurant industry and left a chain of broken business in his wake.
Mar. 21, 2019
Police: Medical Worker Accused Of A Sexual Assault
Authorities say a medical worker at a north Scottsdale pain treatment center has been accused of sexual assault. Scottsdale police say 38-year-old Xavier Uziel Perez was arrested Wednesday without incident.
Mar. 21, 2019
Arizona
Efforts to require everyone in the car to wear a seat belt has hit another dead end in Arizona. Rep. Bob Thorpe tried to convince the Committee on Health and Human Services to support his bill that would require back seats to also wear seat belts.
Mar. 21, 2019
Birth Rates Decreased Drastically For Hispanic Population
The U.S. birth rate for women, across the board, is down — but the sharpest decline is among Hispanic women.
Mar. 21, 2019
ASU Partnering With Maryvale For Community Initiatives
ASU has been working in Maryvale to help residents figure out solutions to community challenges as part of the Maryvale One Square Mile Initiative.
Mar. 21, 2019
No Privacy For Rep. David Stringer
The Arizona House Ethics Committee decided Rep. David Stringer cannot keep documents private that relate to an investigation against him.
Mar. 21, 2019
Within The Pro-Cycling World The Gender Pay Gap Endures
In the world of professional cycling, cyclist Kathryn Bertine says, things are not equal.
Mar. 21, 2019
Longtime Comedian Recounts History Behind Character
Actress and comedian Vicki Lawrence has played her character “Mama” for 45 years, starting with "The Carol Burnett Show" and moving on to "Mama’s Family."
Mar. 21, 2019
This Winter Was 2nd Coldest Ever Recorded In Phoenix
This winter was the second coldest ever recorded in Phoenix. According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature from mid-December to March was 56 degrees. Beat only by the winter of 1997-98, when the average was 55 degrees.
Mar. 21, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Stories About Where We Live
Talking about the places we call home.
Mar. 21, 2019
The Takeaway: No Tap Or Toilet — Over One Million Americans Lack Access To Running Water
On Friday, the UN observes World Water Day. But while much attention is focused on eradicating this lack of access in developing countries around the world, right here in the United States, there may be at least 1.6 million Americans without a tap or toilet in their home.
Mar. 21, 2019
The Takeaway: Recovering From The Midwest Floods
Some farmers in Nebraska are facing devastation by the floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and left most of Nebraska underwater. Already, bankruptcies were up some 20 percent among Midwest farms.
Mar. 21, 2019
West Phoenix Light Rail Line Delayed
Phoenix City Council members voted 5-3 on Wednesday to use the money for street repairs instead. The line was slated to open in 2026. It would have continued the current track west on Camelback Road.
Mar. 21, 2019
Rep. David Stringer Can
Embattled Rep. David Stringer will not be allowed to submit documents in secret as the Arizona House Ethics Committee investigates complaints about his offensive comments and expunged criminal charges from the 1980s, the panel said Wednesday.
Mar. 21, 2019
Arizona State Beats St. John
A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries from a hard fall, scored 21 points and led the Sun Devils to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament victory.
Mar. 21, 2019
Mexico President Talks U.S. Investment With Trump Son In Law
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government guarantee some $10 billion in development investments for Mexico and Central America.
Mar. 21, 2019
Measure May Cause Loss Of Millions In Taxes
Arizona could lose millions of dollars in tax revenue if a measure to clarify what online purchases are — and are not — is passed.
Mar. 21, 2019
AZ Withdraws From Interstate Vote Checking Program
Earlier this week, Arizona’s Secretary of State’s Office decided to take the state out of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program. Arizona hadn’t sent information to the program since 2017, but this marked the official withdrawal from Crosscheck.
Mar. 21, 2019
Report: Wife Of Slain Mexican Journalist Targeted With Spyware
An internet watchdog group reported Wednesday that the wife of a slain Mexican journalist was targeted by a spyware program just days after his death.
Mar. 20, 2019
3 Men Found Shot To Death In San Carlos Outskirts
Local police discovered the bodies in a bullet-riddled car early Wednesday morning several miles outside of San Carlos. Roughly 50 rifle rounds were found near the vehicle. Officials with the state Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident.
Mar. 20, 2019

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