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Poet Buys 7,000 Mercury Tickets To Sell Out Home Opener
The Phoenix Mercury will hold their home opener for the 2019 season on May 31. The WNBA team has sold out a regular-season game just once. But one supporter has made it his mission to pack the arena again.
May 9, 2019
Skin Cancer Surgeons Who Receive Personal Feedback Improve Practices
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with annual treatment costs topping $8 billion. Now, a new study has found a novel way to improve one skin cancer surgery and lower medical costs: A letter from a colleague.
May 9, 2019
Arizona State Library To Award More Than $675K To Libraries
The Arizona State Library will award more than $675,000 in grant money to 53 libraries across the state. The money comes from the federal Library Services and Technology Act and is used to support library services in all 50 states.
May 9, 2019
Q&AZ: How Long Will A New Arizona Travel ID Be Valid?
Arizona residents will need to get a new form of state identification if they want to get through TSA checkpoints in 2020. A listener used our Q&AZ submission form to find out how often the new state IDs will have to be renewed.
May 9, 2019
Unusual Shooting Surprises And Disturbs Cuernavaca, Mexico
It was an unusual shooting in a city just 50 miles away from Mexico City. It happened in daylight on the main square, and a few steps away from reporters doing interviews.
May 9, 2019
Phoenix City Council Elections: Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson represented District 8 on the Phoenix City Council from 2002-2013, and spent more than two decades with the Phoenix Police Department. He currently serves on the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency.
May 9, 2019
Is China Becoming A Military Threat To The U.S.?
The U.S. has been in an economic competition with China for several years, and that has only been amped up since the Trump Administration began in 2017.
May 9, 2019
Navajo Nation Calls For Disaster Declaration After Floods
Arizona’s Congressional delegation is asking the Trump administration to make an official disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation, which experienced historic snowstorms along with flooding this winter.
May 9, 2019
Hundreds Are Dying From Pregnancy-Related Causes
Nearly 700 women in the U.S. die every year due to pregnancy-related causes, even though most of those deaths could be prevented.
May 9, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debate Updating 1872 Mining Laws
A mining law created in 1872 was the focus of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Thursday morning. Congressman Raul Grijalva, chair of the committee, has introduced a bill that would overhaul that century-old law and the way hardrock mining is conducted.
May 9, 2019
Poll: Arizonans Support Dual-Language Immersion Classes
In 2000, voters in Arizona passed a so-called “English-only” law, which requires students who don’t speak English to be placed in what’s called Structured English Immersion programs, where they learn English apart from every other subject. Those programs, however, have been met with a lot of criticism.
May 9, 2019
The Takeaway: Checking The Checks and Balances
As the fight between House Democrats and the White House continues to escalate, are the checks and balances between the branches of the government working?
May 9, 2019
Pima County Reverses Decision To Accept Funds From DHS
The Pima County Board of Supervisors reversed a decision from last year when the panel rejected a $1.5 million Department of Homeland Security grant as part of Operation Stonegarden.
May 9, 2019
New AZ Law Adds Restrictions To Citizen Ballot Initiatives
The bar to get a citizen initiative on the ballot in Arizona may be rising.
May 9, 2019
Hualapai Hopes Water Settlement Finally Happens This Congress
The Hualapai Tribe on the south rim of the Grand Canyon is hoping its federal water settlement will finally become law.
May 9, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Against The Rules
In his new podcast, Michael Lewis, the author of "Moneyball" and "The Big Short" sets out to explore the role of referees in everyday life, from basketball courts to courts of law.
May 9, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Everything From Your Blue And Green Bins Passes Through Here
Listen to the sounds of Stacey Hettmansperger at a Phoenix Transfer Station, monitoring the sorting of recyclables, trash and compost.
May 9, 2019
Man Beaten By 5 Mesa Police Officers Files Federal Lawsuit
Lawyers for a black man shown on video being beaten by five Mesa police officers last year have filed a federal lawsuit against the city and three of the policemen. Attorneys for Robert Johnson said Tuesday they are seeking a jury trial for their client and at least $2 million in compensation for the May 2018 incident.
May 9, 2019
New Law Requires Teachers To Get Suicide Prevention Training
Teachers, counselors and principals in Arizona public school districts and charter schools must receive suicide awareness and prevention training at least every three years under legislation signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
May 9, 2019
A Tale Of 2 Hospitals: County Hospital
Phoenix-based architecture firm Lescher & Mahoney built hundreds of schools, hospitals and buildings across Arizona for a large portion of the 20th century. One building designed in the firm’s final years as an independent business was the county-run Maricopa Medical Center. This is story behind the hospital, which is set to be demolished.
Part I: Maricopa County Public Health Care Today
May 9, 2019

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