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The last time a death-row inmate was executed in Arizona, it became a national news story. Convicted killer Joseph Wood was given 15 doses of a sedative and a pain killer at his execution, but the cocktail didn’t work right away. It took nearly two hours for him to die.
Feb. 28, 2017
Monday saw another wave of bomb threats called in to Jewish day schools and community centers across the country – including in Arizona. With me to talk about it is Todd Rockoff, president and CEO of the Tucson Jewish Community Center.
Feb. 28, 2017
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President Trump plans to increase military spending by $54 billion. The money will be taken from the EPA, the State Department, and social safety net programs.
Feb. 28, 2017
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Zach Conrad set out on a bike ride he figured would take about two hours. He left his Philadelphia rowhome, snaked along the edge of the Schuylkill River, then in and around the trails of Wissahickon Valley Park.
Feb. 28, 2017
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Sethuraman Panchanathan is a Arizona State University vice president with a background in electrical and computer engineering. Robert Clayton Robbins is president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center. He is trained as a cardiac surgeon.
Feb. 28, 2017
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There are a number of bills in the Arizona Legislature right now urging Congress to call an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. House Speaker JD Mesnard is the sponsor of one of them.
Feb. 28, 2017
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The Arizona Supreme Court this morning is hearing arguments in a case pitting the state against Tucson. Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services joins me with a preview.
Feb. 28, 2017
To find out what’s next for Democrats, and where Arizona fits in, we spoke with strategist Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research Partners.
Feb. 28, 2017
JD Mesnard
Protesters in Arizona will still be able to legally gather and not worry about having their property seized if a riot were to break out. That's thanks to House Speaker J.D. Mesnard saying that SB 1142, which passed the Senate, won’t be heard in the House.
Feb. 28, 2017
Marijuana
A business interested in setting up a dispensary in the city requested changes to city code that would allow it to operate and deliver medical marijuana.
Feb. 28, 2017
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The NPR Politics team created a live transcript of the remarks, and NPR journalists with expertise in politics, immigration, business, law and more offered their analysis and annotations.
Feb. 28, 2017
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Roads, freeways and on-ramps will close Tuesday for the funeral of a Phoenix fire captain who recently died from injuries she suffered in 2009.
Feb. 28, 2017
A bill proposing to limit Arizonan's right to assemble is quashed by Republican House Speaker under increased scrutiny.
Feb. 28, 2017
Lawmakers want to repeal state law allowing government agencies the choice to declare their buildings gun-free zones.
Feb. 28, 2017
Double Dutch
When it comes to attracting businesses, city leaders like to promote “walkability." But, in Phoenix, the woman whose main job is to help create jobs, said “walkability" is nothing special. Instead, she thinks the city should focus more on its small-town feel.
Feb. 28, 2017
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The Arizona Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the constitutionality of a 2016 law allowing the state to withhold funding from cities that have ordinances conflicting with state laws.
Feb. 28, 2017
A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial. But he could still end up spending decades in prison.
Feb. 28, 2017
bathroom scale
Turns out gaining a few pounds as a woman in your 70s is far less dangerous than being either too thin or gaining most of that weight around your middle.
Feb. 27, 2017
Forty five years ago, Olga Korbut was a daring 17-year-old Olympian who created gymnastic moves that had never been attempted. Now the Soviet gymnast has just sold five of her Olympic medals at auction in Arizona.
Feb. 27, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive
The Associated Press broke a big story on a Department of Homeland Security report on Friday. Turns out not even DHS supports the travel ban. AP reporter Alicia A. Caldwell has the story.
Feb. 27, 2017

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