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Every year, thousands of bands vie for spots at official showcases at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. But in the 30 years since it got started, it’s become bigger and bigger. Over 2,200 bands played on official showcases last year, which means it’s harder and harder for bands to get noticed. Is going to South by Southwest worth it for bands?
Mar. 15, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey is facing a philosophical compromise, whether to support extending a voter approved 0.6 cent education sales tax, or let it expire.
Mar. 15, 2017
Abel Daniel Hidalgo
State's high court schedule to rule on death row inmate appeal in 2001 auto shop murders.
Mar. 15, 2017
Arizona DOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation is training members of Mexico’s Sonora Department of Civil Protection to work with Arizona’s 511 Highway reporting system.
Mar. 15, 2017
Early Monday morning, a vandal broke into the Islamic Center of Tuscon and desecrated many copies of the Quran, the Islamic holy book.
Mar. 15, 2017
The Arizona Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the state’s minimum-wage increase Tuesday. The ruling from the high court’s seven justices was unanimous.
Mar. 15, 2017
“There’s people that see the growth and how the beauty of south Scottsdale is starting to transform,” said south Scottsdale business owner Flicka Alvarado. “People are excited about it. Before people were just thinking about moving up north.”
Mar. 15, 2017
The Phoenix mayor joined business leaders downtown Tuesday to mark the start of Arizona Center’s makeover — and smash a tile or two.
Mar. 15, 2017
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The Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to approve a one-time distribution from a fund that helps telecommunications companies provide service in rural areas. That money will be used to help the state bring broadband service to currently unserved rural schools.
Mar. 14, 2017
If you’re in Arizona to enjoy some spring training, chances are you’ve noticed it’s not just the pitchers turning up the heat.
Mar. 14, 2017
A former Mesa police officer lost his appeal Tuesday of a ruling that found there is enough probable cause for him to be tried on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.
Mar. 14, 2017
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A sheriff’s office in New Mexico has named the man suspected of fatally shooting a tribal police officer on the Navajo reservation.
Mar. 14, 2017
Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns
Arizona regulators have decided to stop paying for a long running legal fight against the state’s largest utility. But that doesn’t mean Commissioner Bob Burns is going to stop trying to get to the bottom of the issue.
Mar. 14, 2017
Hamilton musical
The smash musical "Hamilton" brought Alexander Hamilton’s fame to Broadway — through hip hop. So where is the appropriate cross-section between historic people and pop culture? We talked about that with Dustin Gann, a lecturer in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU.
Mar. 14, 2017
Sky Harbor
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport was recently named the second-best airport in the country for best restaurants by the firm Reward Expert. Denver took top honors.
Mar. 14, 2017
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What’s going on in our brains? Dr. Robert Spetzler has been a pioneer in neurosurgery, performing on patients for decades at Phoenix’s Barrow Neurological Institute. He recently decided he would retire from the position as Barrow’s president and CEO.
Mar. 14, 2017
The debate over state and federal funding of the arts has ramped up since November’s election as arts groups nationwide prepare to fight the Trump administration over funding of the National Endowment for the Arts. Almost 300 arts advocates are gathering at the state Capitol today as part of the Arizona State Capitol for Arts Congress.
Mar. 14, 2017
Man with headache
A new study from University of Arizona is testing whether or not green light can help certain patients with pain.
Mar. 14, 2017
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In 2015, the Phoenix Police Department started doing an extra training on what they deemed "cultural-consciousness.” In the midst of that training, the consultant leading it canceled the contract. We speak with Marchelle Franklin, director of Community Affairs, and Sgt. Derek Elmore about what the Phoenix Police Department has done to address diversity and race relations since the program ended.
Mar. 14, 2017
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Much of the east coast is getting blasted by a nor’easter today, while here in the Valley — we’re not. With me to talk about this is Jason Samenow, the Capital Weather Gang’s chief meteorologist.
Mar. 14, 2017

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