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School Vouchers bill is revived and appears to have enough votes to extend the program to all Arizona schoolchildren.
Apr. 6, 2017
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Lawmakers are supporting the Good Samaritan bill for rescuing children and pets locked in hot cars.
Apr. 6, 2017
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An effort to restrict the state’s newest drivers from tapping away on their cell phones, appears to be dead in the state legislature.
Apr. 6, 2017
Responding to the House speaker’s pledge to involve them in the budget process, top Democrats in the Arizona Legislature say their spending priorities are still being largely ignored by Republicans at the State Capitol.
Apr. 6, 2017
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Last year, thousands of Valley businesses were sued by a controversial disability group over minor parking violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, some business groups want to make sure businesses aren’t targeted again.
Apr. 6, 2017
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Next week, the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair will gather science fair winners statewide to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships — if it can find enough judges.
Apr. 6, 2017
Aging and Intimacy
A lot of people don’t want to talk about sex. But the urge to have sex or be intimate with someone doesn’t go away with age, or even if that person develops dementia. It’s an issue many families face when confronted with such a diagnosis, but at one assisted living community in Phoenix, sex is just sex.
Apr. 6, 2017
John McCain
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. But it was U.S. Sen. John McCain that left the room speechless after his questioning.
Apr. 5, 2017
"Ghost in the Shell" with Scarlett Johansson
"Ghost in the Shell," which stars Scarlett Johansson," is adapted from a 1980s Japanese comic, or Manga, in which the character the Major, has her brain inserted into a robotlike body.
Apr. 5, 2017
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Employee wellness programs can be a way to reduce monthly insurance payments or, potentially, earn extra incentives or bonuses from the business or company you work for. But House Resolution 1313, being considered by Congress, is causing some concerns about ethics and genetic screening as part of health-care plans.
Apr. 5, 2017
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The Arizona Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition and fees for the upcoming school year at its meeting tomorrow in Tucson. To find out more about trends in university tuition across the country, I’m joined by higher education economist Sandy Baum. She’s a senior fellow at the Urban Institute.
Apr. 5, 2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments late last month in a case from Arizona, dealing with military pension benefits. With me to explain the case is Mark Sullivan. He practices Family Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is author of "The Military Divorce Handbook."
Apr. 5, 2017
Bill Montgomery
In 1981, then-President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first-ever Crime Victims' Rights Week. As part of marking Victims' Rights Week in the state, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery joins us.
Apr. 5, 2017
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You can go to the gym and work out your quads, or your biceps, and isolate those muscle groups to focus improvement of those areas of function with work. So it's not too far of a stretch to assume if we exercise specific areas of our brains might we see improvement in functions as well, right? Unfortunately, it’s not quite so simple.
Apr. 5, 2017
Scottsdale-based Taser International will now be known as Axon, after its line of body cameras. Axon spokesman Steve Tuttle says the new name reflects the company’s expansion into what it calls digital evidence management.
Apr. 5, 2017
US Airways Plane
Before US Airways merged with American, US Airways was known as the Valley’s hometown airline. And even prior to that, the distinction went to America West Airlines. We spoke with America West’s founder Ed Beauvais about getting the airline off the ground and the current state of the industry.
Apr. 5, 2017
On Tuesday, we learned that Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone has decided to remove one of the final remaining symbols of his predecessor, Joe Arpaio. Penzone announced he was closing Tent City Jail. KJZZ’s Jimmy Jenkins was there at the press conference on Tuesday and has been covering the new sheriff’s administration.
Apr. 5, 2017
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As the heated debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act came to a head in town halls across the country and in Congress, two words reverberated a lot: pre-existing conditions.
Apr. 5, 2017
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Senate Democrats are vowing to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and Republicans are promising to invoke the "nuclear option" to change the rules once more.
Apr. 5, 2017
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Six years into this brutal war that has left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced, what can the international community accomplish?
Apr. 5, 2017

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