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Battle Over Solar In Arizona Continues In Tucson
The Arizona Corporation Commission began a series of hearings on Monday related to proposed new rates for solar customers of Tucson Electric Power. The hearings are scheduled to conclude on Nov. 2.
Oct. 24, 2017
The Takeaway: Hackers Target Student Data As Schools Report Increasing Cyberattacks
Cyber attacks are increasingly hitting schools in the U.S., targeting sensitive student data.
Oct. 24, 2017
Phoenix City Council To Discuss Future Of Talking Stick Resort Arena
On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council is scheduled to receive an update on the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Leaders are expected to hear from a consultant about different options and costs to renovate the 25-year-old facility or build a new one using taxpayer funds.
Oct. 24, 2017
Ahwatukee Residents Still Want Explanation For Water Bill Spike
A group of Ahwatukee Foothills residents are still searching for answers after an unexpected summer spike in their water bills.
Oct. 24, 2017
Public school teachers and activists gathered at the state Capitol Monday to protest the double-digit pay increases some of Gov. Doug Ducey’s staff reportedly received this year.
Oct. 24, 2017
Developers Offer Alternative Housing Options For Seniors As Wants, Needs Change
Senior housing is, and will continue to be a complex issue. There’s not enough inventory, it’s not always affordable, and land costs are rising. Needs and desires are changing - people aren’t only looking for the traditional retirement home anymore, and developers are creating alternative forms of housing.
Oct. 24, 2017
Bighorn Sheep Thriving In Southern Arizona
Bighorn sheep appear to be thriving in Southern Arizona. The animals were reintroduced to the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson four years ago.
Oct. 24, 2017
Dust Descends On Lost Lake Festivalgoers
Pacific winds kicked up a dust cloud that stagnated in the Valley on Saturday, leading some attendees with trouble breathing.
Oct. 23, 2017
John McCain Condemns Controversy Over Fallen Soldier In Niger
U.S. Sen. John McCain made an appearance on ABC’s "The View" Monday and discussed his opinion on tension over the death of an American soldier.
Oct. 23, 2017
And now for a horse of a different color. We’d like to introduce you to Jane Revercomb. Revercomb was a college student in Vernon, Texas, there on a rodeo scholarship — yes, city slickers, that’s a thing — and she saw a flyer for lady’s ranch saddle bronc riding. You can catch Revercomb on “Cowgirls” on the rodeo TV channel Ride TV.
Oct. 23, 2017
 Journalist Writes Why
When Pakistani journalist Hina Ali started her first job, her cousin told her “all the noble reasons a woman might have for earning her own living don’t matter. Once you start spending time outside the boundary of your house, you are an outside woman.” She didn’t understand what he meant at the time, but, today, 11 years later, she says, she is one of thousands of women like her who have had to become outsiders in order to pursue the kind of life they want.
Oct. 23, 2017
Court Trials, Coronation Among Top International Stories This Week
Court trials and a coronation are among the top international events expected this coming week. With me to talk about them is the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Oct. 23, 2017
Phoenix-Based Company First With Amazon Lockers
Amazon is the world’s largest retailer, and part of why that is comes from businesses pitching their ideas to them. One of the nation’s largest apartment rental companies, based in Phoenix, did just that two years ago with a concept called Amazon Lockers, which is now spreading nationwide.
Oct. 23, 2017
 How Significant Is DPS, Phoenix Police Push To Hire More Diverse Officers?
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Over the weekend, Arizona law enforcement agencies — including the Department of Public Safety and the Phoenix Police Department — held a job fair in the attempt to recruit new officers. And a stronger, more concerted effort to recruit people of color is underway.
Oct. 23, 2017
 Data Visualization Artist Uses Music To Make Data Less Abstract
One of the things researchers struggle with most is taking large data sets, which often take months or even years to compile, and making them understandable. But one scientist found a way to do this — using music.
Oct. 23, 2017
Researchers Working On New Technology To Help Firefighters Plan Escape Route
"Only the Brave," the dramatization of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, opened this weekend. Their deaths were due in part to being cut off from their escape route.
Oct. 23, 2017
Entrepreneurs See Opportunity In Disaster Areas
It’s been a month since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and still, most residents don’t yet have power back, cell service is spotty and bottled water can be tough to come by. We have two perspectives on disaster relief and recovery this morning.
Oct. 23, 2017
 Suns Fire Head Coach Earl Watson After 0-3 Start
The Phoenix Suns have adopted a strategy called #thetimeline, trying to encourage fans to be patient as the team slowly moves to end a lengthy playoff drought. But on Sunday, Head Coach Earl Watson’s timeline was snuffed out — after only 3 games this season, all losses by the Suns.
Oct. 23, 2017
Gauging Midterm Elections So Far By Campaign Finance Reports
The midterm elections are still more than a year away, but campaign finance reports for the third quarter of 2017 were due to the Federal Election Commission recently.
Oct. 23, 2017
The Takeaway: Tens Of Thousands March As Crisis Escalates In Catalonia
In Catalonia, nearly 500,000 people turned out to protest this weekend after the Spanish government began taking steps to replace the region's democratically elected government.
Oct. 23, 2017

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