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Cell-service providers are getting their infrastructure in Phoenix geared up to handle an influx of sports fans. Officials are expecting data usage to follow past patterns and show an increase from the year before.
Mar. 28, 2017
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Prescott has an unfunded liability to the state’s public safety pension system of almost $80 million. Today, the City Council will consider a sales-tax hike and land sale to make up a projected funding shortfall.
Mar. 28, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to bar prosecutors from using his own campaign statements in his upcoming contempt of court trial.
Mar. 27, 2017
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Five states have some form of physician-assisted suicide, with California being the most recent adopter of the policy. We speak with Kelly Davis,
Mar. 27, 2017
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A classroom is supposed to be a safe place to talk about your views on issues like race and politics without the conversation devolving into yelling. But have we gone too far in protecting one another’s feelings? One policy at University of Arizona has come under fire from some conservative news outlets recently.
Mar. 27, 2017
Last week, the city of Tucson passed a hate-crime resolution, expanding the definition of buildings covered under the law and applying minimum penalties, including 10 days of jail, for a first offense.
Mar. 27, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
We caught up with the BBC for our weekly preview of international news.
Mar. 27, 2017
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On Dec. 31, 1997, at a New Year's Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared.
Mar. 27, 2017
Basketball
The Final Four is now set — North Carolina, Gonzaga, South Carolina and Oregon are coming to the Valley for the men’s college basketball championship. And tourism officials hope those schools’ fans and alums will also visit, and spend money while they’re here.
Mar. 27, 2017
Defining the American Dream used to be relatively easy for many people. But the numbers are telling us that fewer and fewer Americans are actually able to achieve that dream.
Mar. 27, 2017
U.S. Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service is hiring temporary firefighters for the upcoming season. Many in the agency were concerned whether those hires would be limited this year.
Mar. 27, 2017
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With Democrats opposing the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the only way forward for the GOP may be to invoke the so-called "the nuclear option."
Mar. 27, 2017
Arizon Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey late last week signed HB 2404 into law, shortly after lawmakers gave the measure their final approval. The bill outlaws the practice of paying initiative petition signature gatherers by the signature — rather, they’ll have to be paid by the hour.
Mar. 27, 2017
Lawmakers head back to the Capitol today, with work generally done in all committees, except appropriations, and many eyes turning to budget talks.
Mar. 27, 2017
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams
The FBI says there are currently no credible threats to the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Final Four in Glendale, but the championship weekend presents a unique security challenge compared to past mega-events.
Mar. 27, 2017
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The Oakland Raiders are moving about 570 miles west to Las Vegas. The decision was made Monday morning at the at the National Football League’s annual meeting, held in this year in Phoenix.
Mar. 27, 2017
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A particular kind of soil bacteria could help farmers produce food during droughts, according to Arizona ecologists.
Mar. 27, 2017
Bombardier beetle
The bombardier beetle is one of five fauna vying for top prize in a genome sequencing competition. It’s up against a dancing dingo, pink pigeon, sea slug and pit viper.
Mar. 27, 2017
Computer lab
Hundreds of thousands' identities potentially hacked through Arizona Job Connection web site.
Mar. 27, 2017
Basketball
The college basketball championship round gets under way Saturday in Glendale at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Mar. 27, 2017

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