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Arizona Department of Corrections
Arizona is not enforcing its contract with correctional health care company Corizon. The private company has failed to fully staff a wide range of medical and administrative positions, potentially putting prisoners' lives at risk.
Jul. 20, 2017
light rail phoenix
Listen to the sounds of Keon McGuire riding the light rail from Tempe to Phoenix.
Jul. 20, 2017
After months of expectation, there’s a date to start the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. The U.S. and Mexico are already preparing for the first round of discussions
Jul. 20, 2017
East Verde River
Authorities in Payson believe they’ve found the 10th victim of a flash flood that struck a crowded swimming hole Saturday. DNA tests will confirm whether the body found Wednesday afternoon is indeed that of Hector Garnica.
Jul. 19, 2017
fruit of the loom logo
Clothing and underwear brand, Fruit of the Loom, says it wants its products to be environmentally friendly. To do it, the company is getting help from a university think tank.
Jul. 19, 2017
GoDaddy logo
The world's largest web-hosting company announced it has signed an agreement to sell-off a division it owns in Germany.
Jul. 19, 2017
body camera
The American Civil Liberties Union is questioning why officers did not turn on body cameras during a fatal shooting of an unarmed woman in Minneapolis on Saturday. They argue the footage could have captured what happened. Increasingly, police agencies are requiring officers to wear cameras while on duty.
Jul. 19, 2017
John McCain
Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with cancer. The tumor was discovered after McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. The tumor, known as a glioblastoma, was associated with the clot.
Jul. 19, 2017
There is still no set time for re-opening, but crews are working on repairing the main Phoenix library that suffered storm damaged over the weekend.
Jul. 19, 2017
The U.S. Border Patrol is about to begin a hiring surge for thousands of agents and it’s planning to spend millions of dollars to bring them on board.
Jul. 19, 2017
Efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act appear dead, as does an effort to repeal Obamacare. Arizona’s congressional contingent is reacting to the news, and some Republicans are pointing fingers at each other while the state’s Democrats say the law needs to be repaired and not replaced.
Jul. 19, 2017
Arizona Diamondbacks logo
The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez in a trade for a trio of prospects. While the trade is good for the Diamondbacks, it’s not a good thing for the Tigers' marketing staff.
Jul. 19, 2017
Sewer grate
Simply put, wastewater is defined as water that has been used in a home or business or as part of an industrial process. And since “waste” is part of the word, you can only imagine what that means it could include. But for some scientists, the process doesn’t end there.
Jul. 19, 2017
Nuclear plant
Political hacking has been all over the news over the past several months, but perhaps more quietly, hackers have also been targeting companies that operate energy facilities, including nuclear power plants.
Jul. 19, 2017
artificial-intelligence graphic
Artificial intelligence — despite its sci-fi connections and worrisome connotations — is becoming more common. But earlier this week, tech entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk told the National Governors Association that AI is “the biggest risk we face as a civilization.”
Jul. 19, 2017
Ozone sky
About one in 68 kids has autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC. And there are a number of contributing factors to that. But researchers now say exposure to high levels of ozone, combined with other factors, could put kids at a higher risk of developing autism.
Jul. 19, 2017
teacher with children
Have you heard of “The Widget Effect?” It’s the idea that people are interchangeable. Don’t like the results one worker is getting you? Replace them with another — and you’ll get the result you want. Sounds about right, doesn’t it? Except it doesn’t seem to work — at least not when it comes to the classroom.
Jul. 19, 2017
Lower Buckeye Jail
Civil forfeiture involves the government seizing a suspect’s assets or property and attempting to keep it, while the suspect tries to prove his or her innocence. It’s an option that prosecutors tend to like, but a number of states, including Arizona, have enacted reforms in recent years.
Jul. 19, 2017
child getting a vaccination
Earlier this year, DHS reported that personal exemption rates are up. Arizona Department of Health Services director said there’s a lot of fear and misinformation when it comes to vaccines.
Jul. 19, 2017
Stacey Lihn
As the Senate mulls its next step on health care, community groups and constituents are keeping the pressure on Arizona’s Senator Jeff Flake.
Jul. 19, 2017

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