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Tensions are on the rise in East Asia as countries in the region carefully watch North Korea's next move.
Apr. 14, 2017
Last November, Adrian Fontes was elected new Maricopa County recorder, defeating the longtime leader of that office, Helen Purcell. And Elections Director Karen Osborne retired, leaving an opening in that position. After a national search, Osborne’s permanent successor is Reynaldo Valenzuela.
Apr. 14, 2017
The U.S. dropped a megabomb in Afghanistan on Thursday, one that is being called the nation’s largest non-nuclear bomb. To learn more, we spoke with Daniel Rothenberg, co-director of ASU’s Center on the Future of War and a Senior Fellow at New America.
Apr. 14, 2017
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The idea of civility has also been on the mind of Steve Zipperstein. He’s a former chief assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles and wrote a piece for his hometown newspaper, The Santa Barbara News-Press, in which he talks about the country being in what he calls a cold civil war.
Apr. 14, 2017
Jeff Flake
U.S. Sen. Flake’s meeting last night is not thU.S. Sen. Flake’s meeting last night is not the first raucous town hall. They have been popping up across the country. Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona, an organization with an aim to reduce political dysfunction and incivility in our political system.
Apr. 14, 2017
Steven Jones
In Flagstaff, a trial is ongoing for a man accused of shooting four fellow Northern Arizona University students – and killing one.
Apr. 14, 2017
Peoria Unified School District
The district changed boundaries this week to avoid overcrowding in elementary schools in the northern part of the city.
Apr. 14, 2017
JD Mesnard
Republican state lawmakers on Thursday agreed to impose two new sets of restrictions on initiatives that opponents say in combination with already-approved measures will effectively deny the ability of voters to propose their own laws.
Apr. 14, 2017
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The Arizona House voted Thursday to make it more difficult for people with disabilities to sue businesses for violations stemming from the Americans with Disability Act.
Apr. 14, 2017
Optimal Robotics Team
Students from Tucson’s Palo Verde High Magnet School will head to Houston next week to put the robot they built to the test against others from around the world.
Apr. 14, 2017
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General Motors said Thursday $8 million in tax credits from California will go towards expanding its self-driving car program over the next five years. Testing is already underway in California, Michigan and Arizona.
Apr. 14, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
A federal judge has set new dates for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's trial on a criminal contempt-of-court charge.
Apr. 14, 2017
Jeff Flake
For the first time this year Senator Jeff Flake held a town hall in Arizona on Thursday night
Apr. 14, 2017
Shiprock High School
As the tech sector continues to expand in the valley, a growing number of high schools are upping their game with computer science class, going beyond just typing, to cover everything from CSS to the basics of JavaScript. At Shiprock High School on the Navajo Nation officials are trying the same thing.
Apr. 14, 2017
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego was in Phoenix Thursday for a forum on immigration.
Apr. 14, 2017
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The dream of a career in the big leagues draws thousands of teens out of Dominican public schools and onto the baseball diamond. When players report to major league academies they’re expected to bring their bats and now, their books.
Apr. 14, 2017
Home marked for demolition
For years, Tempe has offered residents a rebate to save money on building permits required to renovate their homes. The program came to an abrupt halt earlier this year when staff discovered the portion of city code that enacts the program had been deleted.
Apr. 14, 2017
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The season is mercifully over for the Phoenix Suns, who have missed out on the playoffs for a seventh-straight season, finishing with the worst record in the NBA’s Western conference at 24-58, reflecting only a one game improvement over last season. But as KJZZ’s Phil Latzman reports, according to team officials, the youth movement is working and fans have a lot to look forward to in the future.
Apr. 13, 2017
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The Motor Vehicle Division is partnering with the Arizona Lottery in a pilot program. The lottery has installed vending machines at MVD locations in Glendale and Scottsdale.
Apr. 13, 2017
Bruce Hungate
How do you put a dollar value on something that in some ways is priceless? Like the Mona Lisa? Or biodiversity?
Apr. 13, 2017

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