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Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun violence group is suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for access to public records.
Nov. 10, 2017
Hopis Reject Political Establishment In Vote For Top Leaders
A small northern Arizona tribe chose new leadership last week as it faces the potential loss of coal royalties that make up a huge chunk of its budget.
Nov. 10, 2017
The Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court saw a record number of people resolve cases last August. Twenty three people cleared 60 cases after performing more than 11,000 hours of community service.
Nov. 10, 2017
Veterans Court Taking Unique Approach Of Compassion Over Confinement
We revisit a story on Phoenix’s progressive new approach to handling the hundreds of veteran cases that cross the desk of county courts every year.
Nov. 10, 2017
 Trying to Prevent Financial Fraud Among Service Members
A few years ago, the Federal Trade Commission testified it had received more than 42,000 fraud complaints from the military community. The FTC says service members are especially susceptible to financial fraud.
Nov. 10, 2017
 Report Looks At Cost Of Health Needs For Transgender Military
In July, President Trump sent out a surprising Tweet, declaring an end to transgender members of the U.S. military included the assertion that caring for the health needs of those members is too costly.
Nov. 10, 2017
U.S. Air Force Preparing To Potentially Go To Cold-War Era Status
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour ready alert.
Nov. 10, 2017
After State Of The VA Speech, Prognosis Remains Grim
In June, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin gave the annual State of the VA speech and the prognosis for the department remained grim. One in 10 time-sensitive appointments are not being booked within recommended time frames; computer and inventory systems are woefully out-of-date; $2.6 billion in major construction needed on hospitals and clinics — and that’s just the beginning.
Nov. 10, 2017
Chandler Army Veteran Teams Up With Mesa Police To Help Others With PTSD
David Campbell of Chandler has been to hell and back. The 45-year-old Army veteran served in the first Iraq War in 1991 as one of the first soldiers in Baghdad to push back Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard. Later in the conflict, he was caught in a bunker with his partner and nearly didn’t make it out.
Nov. 10, 2017
 Veteran, Gun Owner Discusses Gun Law Changes He
Grass-roots efforts to change U.S. gun laws have sprouted up following the series of mass shootings in this country, but not much has changed.
Nov. 10, 2017
VA Report Finds Western States Have Higher Rates Of Veteran Suicides
The Department of Veterans Affairs released its most recent statistics on veteran suicide. They analyzed more than 55 million records from 1979 to 2014 — and the findings are grim.
Nov. 10, 2017
Two brothers have started production at their cidery in downtown Mesa. Josh and Jason Duren are the people behind Cider Corps. They’ll host an open house on Veterans Day as their first public event, serving up apple cider.
Nov. 10, 2017
Impeccable casting is the jewel in the crown of Black Theatre Troupe’s superb "Seven Guitars." Unfettered by fidelity to previous productions, director David Hemphill has created a shiny new take on this August Wilson play.
Nov. 10, 2017
Grand Marshals On Parade: How A Practical Job Became An Honor
As the saying goes, everybody loves a parade, perhaps none more than the person who is honored with the title grand marshal. But what does the title mean? What are they marshaling, and what’s so grand about it?
Nov. 10, 2017
Phoenix VA Whistleblower Now At Federal Accountability Office
Brandon Coleman is the VA employee who blew the whistle in 2015 that suicidal veterans were leaving the ER without being checked. His decision to talk led to retaliation.
Nov. 10, 2017
Ex-UA Researcher Studying Marijuana As Treatment For PTSD
We looked at efforts to expand marijuana research — particularly whether use of the drug could help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder — with Dr. Sue Sisley.
Nov. 10, 2017
Survey Reveals White Nationalism In U.S. Military
With just over 1,100 responses from active-duty troops, one in four reported they’ve seen examples of white nationalism among fellow service members. In fact, respondents said they ranked it as a larger national security threat than Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Nov. 10, 2017
Department Of Veterans Affairs Urges Prioritizing New Drugs For PTSD
Reported cases of post-traumatic stress disorder are increasing, and trends indicate that growth will continue as more military men and women return from overseas service. But treatment help doesn’t appear to be coming quickly.
Nov. 10, 2017
Helping Hands For Freedom To Hold Benefit Concert For Soldiers
This Veterans Day, the Phoenix-based nonprofit Helping Hands for Freedom will hold a benefit concert for families of the fallen, wounded and deployed.
Nov. 10, 2017
In Arizona, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates around 10 percent of our residents are U.S. veterans. Many who built nuclear weapons during the Cold War era are entitled to tens of thousands of unclaimed federal dollars.
Nov. 10, 2017

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