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Some people who speak more than one language are great at navigating between them. But new research suggests there’s more to switching back and forth between languages. Nairan Ramirez-Esparza is an assistant professor of social psychology at the University of Connecticut, and she has done a series of studies on cultural frame switching.
Mar. 21, 2017
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A state Senate panel this afternoon is hearing a measure that would set up what critics are calling “predatory” loans. Cynthia Zwick is executive director of the Arizona Community Action Association and one of those critics calling this proposal a debt trap.
Mar. 21, 2017
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U.S. troops and others are continuing their battles against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, among other places.
Mar. 21, 2017
An analysis by economists at ASU finds Phoenix has cracked the top 10 cities in the U.S. for job growth, with 3.1 percent growth in 2016 over 2015.
Mar. 21, 2017
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Supreme Court Justice Nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing continues today. Here's why some say he should be confirmed, and why others believe his nomination should be blocked.
Mar. 21, 2017
More training could be required for foster parents in Arizona and foster care trainers if a new bill moves forward in the Legislature.
Mar. 21, 2017
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In one five-year period, college athletes suffered more than 10,000 concussions — one-third of them while playing football. But an unusual team-up has recently brought a new kind of concussion test one step closer.
Mar. 21, 2017
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An attempt at the Capitol to weaken the landmark Shannon’s Law is dead.
Mar. 21, 2017
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A Maricopa County justice of the peace faces possible removal from office.
Mar. 21, 2017
Inside Energy
Like many states, more than half of Nebraska’s electricity comes from coal-fired power plants. Now, a partnership between a Silicon Valley startup and Nebraska’s largest utility aims to replace at least some of that coal with a new fuel source that will cut emissions while creating new jobs.
Mar. 21, 2017
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Coconino National Forest officials say a drone interrupted firefighting efforts in northern Arizona. Spokesman Brady Smith says the drone kept a helicopter from mapping the spread of a grass fire for a short time Friday.
Mar. 21, 2017
Arizona’s Medicaid program could shed nearly 400,00 people by 2023 under the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act, according to a new state analysis. The GOP's American Health Care Act would essentially reverse much of what the ACA did for the state’s Medicaid program.
Mar. 21, 2017
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Visitors to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area may soon have access to high-speed Wi-Fi in the southern Nevada park.
Mar. 21, 2017
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Highs in the Valley will get close to breaking a record for a third day in a row today. Temperatures are forecast to reach 93 this afternoon, just two degrees shy of the 95 degree record.
Mar. 20, 2017
Neil Gorsuch
The confirmation hearing of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began Monday with opening statements from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Arizona was represented on the committee by Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona who said he considers judge Gorsuch a “class act.”
Mar. 20, 2017
Spring has sprung in Arizona, along with grass and desert blooms. The wet winter has created a lot of greenery, which could turn into a lot of brown vegetation in the hot, dry summer.
Mar. 20, 2017
A uranium mine six miles outside Grand Canyon National Park has filled with water from a wet winter. An environmental group and two tribes are concerned with how the company is dealing with it.
Mar. 20, 2017
Riders of the Purple Sage
Earlier this month, Arizona Opera in Phoenix debuted the world premiere of "Riders of the Purple Sage," based on the novel by Zane Grey. And though the music is the star of the opera, the visual art surrounding the stage certainly played an important role.
Mar. 20, 2017
T2 Trainspotting
"T2 Trainspotting" was officially released last week and will start showing soon in Phoenix. The movie shows Mark Renton and his buddies, 20 years after the original movie.
Mar. 20, 2017
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For the last six years, Reba Mason has been going through treatment for breast cancer. Now, her cancer has spread, and she doesn’t expect to beat it. But she’s found a purpose in her life helping women get screened for breast cancer.
Mar. 20, 2017

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