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Arizona Lawmakers OK Tax Break To Potential Coal Plant Buyers
Arizona lawmakers have approved legislation that would give coal a tax break on the Navajo Nation. The measure is an attempt to make the coal-fired power plant in Page more attractive to potential buyers.  
Apr. 19, 2018
Mesa Police Chief Recommends New Northeast Patrol Station
In a study session at the Mesa City Council, Chief Ramon Batista discussed developing new options for patrolling vast jurisdictions in the growing city
Apr. 19, 2018
Arizona Governor Signs Service Animal Bill Into Law
It is now illegal to pass off a pet dog as a service animal. Governor Doug Ducey signed the controversial bill into law earlier this week. But opponents are concerned about unintended consequences.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Term
Days before former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away, her spokesman made an announcement: she would no longer seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on "comfort care."
Apr. 19, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Classic Military Vehicles
Listen to the sounds of Alan Thurston tinkering with his World War II era jeep, along with other military vehicle collectors.
Apr. 19, 2018
Phoenix Sets New Regulations For Sober Living Homes
The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to set new regulations and policies for sober living homes. Many neighborhood activists were concerned with the quality of life both for people in the homes and those in areas around the homes.
Apr. 19, 2018
Faith, Religion And Cults: What Culture Tells Us
We, as humans, are constantly asking the big questions: Why are we here? What happens after we die? What do I believe, and how is it different than what others believe? As a part of that, we’re often fascinated by faiths that are on the fringes, ones that are harder for us to understand and accept.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Raúl Castro Steps Down, Leaving Cuba
On Thursday, Raúl Castro stepped down as Cuba's president. Stepping in as president is the Communist Party's hand-chosen successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel. Díaz-Canel has managed to stay out of the spotlight during his career, leaving much speculation as to how the country will be governed going forward.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Over 60 Years Later, Hope for Peace on Korean Peninsula
This week, the South Korean government and President Trump confirmed news items that seemed out of the realm of possibility just one month ago: a prospective meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, and talks to formally end the over-60-years-long Korean War.
Apr. 19, 2018
Microtrends That Could Become Driving Forces In Society
When you’re looking at what’s the next big thing, sometimes it’s best to look at what’s a current little thing.
Apr. 19, 2018
Summit Aims To Make Cities More Generous Towards Ecosystems
Green building practices have become more and more a part of urban planning. But, a conference getting underway Thursday in Phoenix looks for ways cities can benefit their local natural environments.
Apr. 19, 2018
Arizona’s Jobless Rate Remains Unchanged
Arizona’s jobless rate remains unchanged. But the state's labor force has increased by 78,263 over the past year.
Apr. 19, 2018
ASU Students Help Tempe Renewable Energy Initiative
Last month, the Tempe City Council voted to go 100% renewable by 2035. Not an easy, or a cheap, task. But it turns out, they’re getting a little help along the way from a class of Arizona State University students.
Apr. 19, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Sidedoor
Some people make a name for themselves by breaking boxes, challenging society's expectations and sometimes in creative ways. Frances Glessner-Lee broke boundaries in crime-scene investigation by making boxes. She made these little dioramas of crime scenes using the skills women were commonly taught like sewing and crafting to develop a whole new way to study crime. Just a warning this segment includes a few short graphic descriptions.
Apr. 19, 2018
Nearly 650,000 Valley Jobs At Risk From Automation
Nearly 650,000 Valley residents are at risk of their jobs being affected by automation over the next decade or so. That’s among the findings of a new report from New America.
Apr. 19, 2018
Pima Sheriff Welcomes National Guard Support On Border
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey toured the border near Yuma on Wednesday with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen who continued to claim "there is a crisis occurring on the border today," according to The Arizona Republic.
Apr. 19, 2018
Results Of #RedForEd Teacher Strike Vote Expected Thursday
Thursday is the last day for teachers to vote on whether or not to authorize a strike and the results are expected to be announced.
Apr. 19, 2018
AZ PTA Leader Drops Support ForTeacher Pay Raise Plan
In the past two days, after standing in solidarity with the governor on his teacher pay raise proposal, Beth Simek of the Arizona Parent-Teacher Association found it unsustainable.
Apr. 19, 2018
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Under Pressure
Quickly responding to patient phone calls could be humiliating for your doctor. Medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Apr. 19, 2018
Median Home Prices Recover In Half Of U.S. — But Not AZ
It looks like most homeowners can be house proud again, as nationwide, home values for the majority of U.S. cities are now at or above pre-recession levels. But most is not everyone, and Arizona’s major metros are lagging behind.
Apr. 19, 2018

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