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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
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Listen to the sounds of Terry Neary helping people out at Sky Harbor International Airport.
Mar. 23, 2017
Devoney Looser
What is the role of physical books, words printed on paper, in 21st century libraries? Arizona State University is working to figure that out, both as Hayden Library undergoes a renovation but also through its work on a national program called Book Traces, which aims to find unique copies of old books on library shelves.
Mar. 23, 2017
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The Trump administration’s proposed federal budget doesn’t leave any room for the National Endowment for the Arts or the National Endowment for the Humanities, completely eliminating all of their funding.
Mar. 23, 2017
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The statewide teacher shortage has been at the focus of Arizona politics for years now. Currently, there are still more than 2,000 teacher vacancies in our state, and other states have been actively trying to recruit our teachers out of Arizona.
Mar. 23, 2017
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A new report argues that Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort signed a $10 million contract with a Russian billionaire in 2006 to the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mar. 23, 2017
The Trump administration has been very clear in its efforts to fight — and even undermine — traditional media outlets and news sources. One of the people who has been especially out front as a voice for the administration in that vein is Kellyanne Conway, currently counselor to President Trump. We talk to Chuck Coughlin, president of HighGround Consulting.
Mar. 23, 2017
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Today in Washington, Congress is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republicans' proposed replacement for Obamacare. But, here in Arizona, supporters of Planned Parenthood will be rallying throughout the state to protest against the GOP’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
Mar. 23, 2017
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Maricopa County is No. 1 — in terms of annual population growth. The U.S. Census Bureau says Maricopa added the most people between July 2015 and July of last year — more than 81,000 people, or 222 people each day.
Mar. 23, 2017
A federal Appeals Court says health-care providers may not pursue lawsuits against health insurers over reimbursement disputes under ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The ruling says lawsuits against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and a unit of Anthem were in line with at least four other federal appeals courts that have ruled on the issue.
Mar. 23, 2017
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Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is looking at a way to quantify head traumas, like concussions.
Mar. 23, 2017
Flagstaff Airport
If you plan to purchase airline tickets to or from Flagstaff this summer, double check your dates.
Mar. 23, 2017

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