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The Mesa Police Department released additional body cam footage Wednesday that shows more detail about what led officers to repeatedly punch an unarmed black man last month.
Jun. 7, 2018
The Invest in Ed campaign, which aims to get a measure on the November ballot that would raise the income tax of higher earners in Arizona, has released new polling indicating it’s a popular concept among nearly two-thirds of the state’s voters.
Jun. 7, 2018
Puerto Ricans Pay The Price For Debt Crisis
Puerto Rico is facing the biggest local government bankruptcy ever filed in the United States. The territory is currently 72 billion dollars in debt. Public employees are currently owed more than 50 billion dollars in pensions. And it's Puerto Rican residents who are feeling the impacts of the debt crisis.
Jun. 7, 2018
An Arizona court on Thursday upheld Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance, denying a wedding invitation business owners' challenge that the local law violates their freedom of religion by compelling them to cater to same-sex couples.
Jun. 7, 2018
The man suspected of killing six people in the Phoenix area last week had been committed to a behavioral health facility after a domestic violence incident and was restricted from seeing his son during a contentious divorce, which police say has connections to several of his victims.
Jun. 7, 2018
The human-caused fire has burned almost 5,000 acres since Monday, forced evacuations and closed State Route 277 and 377.
Jun. 7, 2018
An attorney for an Arizona man whose beating by police was caught on camera says the Mesa Police Department officers should be suspended and disciplined.
Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix leaders unanimously approved new fines against people who solicit prostitution. The money is meant to help victims of human trafficking.
Jun. 6, 2018
From the legendary Maple-Ash "murder fox" to historic homes and flood irrigation, the character area plan for Tempe's northwest neighborhoods and downtown is 150 pages of physical and idealistic identifiers meant to shape the city's development.
Jun. 6, 2018
A federal judge in Arizona has sentenced a 28-year-old Iranian national to time served for asylum fraud. Ali Vahdani Pour lied on his asylum application, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.
Jun. 6, 2018
At a time when many families are hitting the road to visit national parks, a report that came out Wednesday calls on the Trump Administration to drop any plans that would allow uranium mining outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Jun. 6, 2018
Arizona Game and Fish encourage residents to take preventative measures to try to keep bears and other wildlife away.
Jun. 6, 2018
The story of former Phoenix New Times journalist Joe Watson made headlines more than a decade ago. Watson was an award-winning writer, but he was also addicted to gambling and lost thousands of dollars, putting himself in a deep hole.
Jun. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Miami
The city of Miami is right at sea level, and wealthy investors are finding inland properties much more appealing as the menace of sea-level rise slowly encroaches on the coastline.
Jun. 6, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: There
When it comes to mindfulness, there is clear evidence that practicing it can be beneficial, but perhaps not for everyone all the time. It might even have some adverse effects on memory.
Jun. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: From Alabama To California — Breaking Down Tuesday
Voters in eight states, including New Jersey, California, and Montana, went to the polls on Tuesday to select the candidates for November's midterms. Since 2012, the electoral system in California has used a very unorthodox procedure called the "Jungle Primary."
Jun. 6, 2018
The Department of the Interior announced Wednesday that the Lake Mead Recreation Area on the Arizona/Nevada border will receive $1,976,000 for construction projects.
Jun. 6, 2018
Crews were able to complete a control line around the perimeter of the fire as State Route 277 reopens.
Jun. 6, 2018
The drought has hit the Southwest U.S. very hard and Lake Mead is drying up at a rate that has leaders worried. They may need to implement dramatic changes to restrict water supply and water use.
Jun. 6, 2018
A consent decree related to voting in Arizona was officially announced this week. Secretary of State Michele Reagan has agreed to remove a series of hurdles that currently affect some who want to register to vote.
Jun. 6, 2018

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