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After November’s presidential election, we heard a lot about how there was low voter turnout was nationwide. Well, it turns out that wasn’t the case — at least compared to our most recent election. I spoke with George Pillsbury, a senior consultant to Nonprofit Votes, more about what they found.
Mar. 24, 2017
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When you say the word “mime,” most people don’t have a positive reaction. They usually do a variation related to the motion of trying to escape from a box while putting out excessively emotive facial expressions. But a few mimes have had international success over the course of their careers. One of those is Robert Shields.
Mar. 24, 2017
Older woman crying
The abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults is not an easy topic. But, it turns out, even complaints about this kind of mistreatment often go unsubstantiated. Adult Protective Services closed out nearly 22,000 closed complaints last fiscal year. But, only 167 of those allegations were substantiated. That’s less than 1 percent.
Mar. 24, 2017
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President Donald J. Trump issued an ultimatum to Congress on Thursday: Pass the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act stays. Here's what you should expect next.
Mar. 24, 2017
Neil Gorsuch
The U.S. Senate held four days of hearings this week on the Supreme Court nomination of 10th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch. With me to talk about the Gorsuch hearings and what’s next is Valley attorney James Goodnow of Fennemore Craig.
Mar. 24, 2017
DAPL
The long-running saga of the Dakota Access Pipeline seems to be drawing to a close, but there have been recent reports of vandalism against the pipeline in South Dakota.
Mar. 24, 2017
Mexican wolf
After 30-plus years of wrangling, wildlife managers have yet to agree on a revised recovery plan for the endangered Mexican wolf. As a November deadline looms, a study in the journal Biological Conservation offers guidance for finding common ground.
Mar. 24, 2017
Amy Ouzoonian is sure she wants to have her baby in a birthing center, even though it won't be covered by AHCCCS. None of the birthing centers in the Valley accept AHCCCS insurance.
Mar. 24, 2017
Squash, garden, plants
Officials say the lack of access to affordable, nutritious foods makes Maryvale a food desert, so local stakeholders will gather at school today to plant seeds for the first of 15 new community gardens.
Mar. 24, 2017
Guards patrol the juvenile section
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved an $11.1 million contract to install and run a new system for the next 10 years.
Mar. 24, 2017
During last month’s Urban Land Institute conference in Phoenix, a panel of builders discussed the worker shortage.
Mar. 24, 2017
Tempe is halfway to its goal of getting 20 percent of the power for city operations from renewable energy. The completion of a solar project at the Johnny G. Martinez Water Treatment plant boosts the city’s renewable energy use to 10 percent.
Mar. 24, 2017
Carl Hayden High School students
Officials at Phoenix Union High School District are allowing students at five of its schools to have a say in how part of their capital improvements budget is spent. The kids were asked to think up and vote for the projects they’d like to see tackled on campus.
Mar. 23, 2017
Visitors to Oak Creek Canyon will soon have much needed cellphone coverage. The vote was controversial becuase despite strong opposition from residents, the Coconino County Board of supervisors unanimously voted to in favor of building the cell tower.
Mar. 23, 2017
Cecile Richards
As the GOP tries to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the head of Planned Parenthood has a message for Arizona’s members of Congress: slash funding and you'll hear from the tens of thousands of people who depend on their services in the state.
Mar. 23, 2017
Sister Clare Dunn
Sister Clare Dunn was the first Catholic nun to be elected to public office in 1975 when she entered the Arizona Legislature as a representative from Tucson. Now, more than 35 years after her death, Sister Clare is being inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame.
Mar. 23, 2017
Pinal County leaders have plans in the works for 20 years of transportation projects, but first they’ll need voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase in the fall.
Mar. 23, 2017
Car Dogs movie
"Car Dogs," a movie that follows the sales team at a car dealership as it faces a nearly-impossible deadline, was filmed in the Valley, and the crew was a mixture of Hollywood pros and ASU students.
Mar. 23, 2017
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British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed lawmakers in Parliament on Thursday after a deadly domestic terror attack that left three people dead and around 40 others.
Mar. 23, 2017
airport navigators
Listen to the sounds of Terry Neary helping people out at Sky Harbor International Airport.
Mar. 23, 2017

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