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A former bishop who led the Roman Catholic church in metro Phoenix during a worldwide child sexual abuse scandal has been accused of molesting a young boy 35 years ago.
Aug. 4, 2017
Phoenix Zoo
The Phoenix Zoo is closed Friday as officials assess damage from a powerful monsoon storm and crews begin cleaning up damage that included uprooted trees, destroyed tents and flooded trails.
Aug. 4, 2017
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Searing summer temperatures have led to soaring revenues for Arizona’s primary electric utility.
Aug. 4, 2017
The Tucson native started riding professionally at 16 years old and went on to win 3,769 races and purse earnings of more than $205 million. Friday, he will receive horse racing’s highest honor, an induction into the sport’s Hall of Fame.
Aug. 4, 2017
Tempe Union High School District
Teen suicide has risen more than 80 percent in Arizona in recent years. One school district in the Valley is trying to change that — with one simple change to student IDs.
Aug. 4, 2017
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Maricopa County in a federal wiretapping case.
Aug. 3, 2017
A well-known community organizer who used social media and technology in his behind-the-scenes efforts for immigrant rights was killed Tuesday when a 51-year-old woman ran a red light and crashed into his motorcycle.
Aug. 3, 2017
Arizona Department of Corrections building
The director of the Department of Corrections is challenging a recent court order prohibiting retaliation against inmates in Arizona prisons.
Aug. 3, 2017
A new poll of Arizonans shows that despite his new book and recent pushback against President Donald Trump, the state’s junior senator remains deeply unpopular.
Aug. 3, 2017
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Listen to the sounds of Tyler Osby playing with his daughter at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.
Aug. 3, 2017
"The Statues That Walked"
The University of Arizona has hired a new dean for its Honors College. And though he’s been a longtime academic at the University of Hawaii and currently at the University of Oregon, Terry Hunt is best known internationally for the research he’s done on Easter Island.
Aug. 3, 2017
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About 40,000 households in Gilbert received a notice this month with their water bill that said their drinking water contained higher-than-allowed level of a contaminant, according to the Arizona Republic. The town says that the levels might exceed EPA standards, but it’s still safe.
Aug. 3, 2017
EPA mine
The Gold King Mine spill near Silverton, Colorado, in 2015 shed a light on the dangers of abandoned mines. The EPA-controlled mine released tons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River, which affected waterways in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and here in Arizona, on the Navajo Nation.
Aug. 3, 2017
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
President Trump has thrown his support behind a new immigration bill, called the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment, or RAISE Act. With me to talk about the measure is Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Aug. 3, 2017
Pima County joined 9 states, the District of Columbia and 24 municipalities around the country in banning paid sexual orientation conversion therapy of minors. For more on that, we speak with Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. And he says bans like these are spreading across the country right now.
Aug. 3, 2017
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According to a document obtained by The New York Times, the Justice Department plans to investigate, and possibly sue, colleges and universities over admissions policies that appear to discriminate against white students. The agency has denied this, but multiple media outlets are reporting on the plan.
Aug. 3, 2017
Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House, but Democrats are still celebrating the defeat of efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, though that doesn’t mean significant changes to the law couldn’t emerge in the near future. To find out more, we talked with Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Aug. 3, 2017
San Francisco Peaks
In the August issue of Arizona Highways magazine, the story called "Where the Wild Orchid Grows" by Annette McGivney digs into a number of those species as she hikes with botanist Glenn Rink.
Aug. 3, 2017
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The U.S. government has prosecuted 807 people for terrorism since the 9/11 attacks. Most of them never even got close to committing an act of violence.
Aug. 3, 2017
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Did you know "The Way You Look Tonight" was first sung by Fred Astaire to Ginger Rogers while she was washing her hair? Hear how the song impacted different people at poignant times in their lives.
Aug. 3, 2017

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