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Phil Boas
U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona has faced a lot of criticism for how he handled his opportunity to question former FBI Director James Comey last week. In its Viewpoints section, The Arizona Republic’s Editorial Board took on the issue. To learn more, we spoke with Editorial Department Director Phil Boas.
Jun. 12, 2017
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The annual KidsCount Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Arizona with some areas of improvement, but overall conditions for kids here are still 46th in the country. To talk about the latest numbers, we spoke with Dana Naimark, president of Children’s Action Alliance.
Jun. 12, 2017
Drug-smuggling drone
Monitoring the U.S.-Mexico border for drug smuggling activity is one of the charges of the U.S. Border Patrol. This task has been made that much more difficult in the technological age.
Jun. 12, 2017
Arizona public watchdog Tim Hogan will retire, but won't disappear as state enters new battle ground for funding public programs.
Jun. 12, 2017
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Contemplating dinner can give you indigestion, but science may change how we think about dairy and meat production. Scientists are creating meat without killing animals.
Jun. 12, 2017
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On Sunday, Puerto Rican voters appeared to overwhelmingly support becoming the 51st state. But with only a 23 percent turnout rate, statehood opponents are questioning the results.
Jun. 12, 2017
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It's been one year since the brutal attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Here's how a survivor and others are moving forward.
Jun. 12, 2017
Boundary Fire
With a red-flag warning in effect for all of Arizona, the Boundary Fire has now burned nearly 5,400 acres northwest of Flagstaff.
Jun. 12, 2017
body-worn camera
Phoenix is among six major cities not requiring officers to wear body cameras while working off duty hours.
Jun. 12, 2017
Gourmet Boutique
A food processing company with plants in New York and here in Arizona is recalling nearly 300,000 pounds of chicken.
Jun. 12, 2017
Arizona DES
The Arizona Department of Economic Security — or DES — has more than 7,000 employees who handle the state’s clients in categories as broad as unemployment, child care and adult protective services. Earlier this month, DES got a new director. His name is Michael Trailor.
Jun. 12, 2017
NASA Astronaut Candidate
A U.S. Marine stationed in Yuma has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.
Jun. 12, 2017
Lizard Fire
State fire officials say gusty winds and hot temperatures have led to multiple wildfire starts and is setting the stage for what is expected to be an active fire season.
Jun. 12, 2017
ExpoMed
At a sales show in Mexico City, one successful Arizona company helped others find a way to enter the Latin American market.
Jun. 12, 2017
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Animal testing on cosmetics produced in the United States may be banned if lawmakers from Arizona and four other states have their way.
Jun. 12, 2017
sailors salute
They will be the first crew to sail in a ship named for a living woman in more than a 100 years. “This is an incredible honor," Giffords told the crowd. "The USS Gabrielle Giffords is strong and tough just like her crew."
Jun. 12, 2017
pile of durum wheat
The durum wheat harvest in Arizona, which is exported to Italy for high quality pasta, is forecast to be 10.2 million bushels. That’s about a million more than the same time last year.
Jun. 12, 2017
Members of the medical and hacker communities are raising concerns about cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting medical records, infrastructure and devices. Ransomware like the WannaCry virus – which shut down at least 16 hospitals in Great Britain, and which experts say could spread to devices – has taken those concerns from serious to critical.
Jun. 12, 2017
Swift
As more companies open warehouse and distribution centers in the West Valley, more trucks are hitting the roads. And that’s creating concerns about congestion. The American Transportation Research Institute says highway congestion cost the trucking industry more than $63 billion in 2015.
Jun. 12, 2017
Phoenix taxpayers could cover millions in new infrastructure costs to help Arizona State University develop its Health Solutions Innovation Center. It’s part of an agreement between the city, ASU and Mayo Clinic to create the Arizona Biomedical Corridor. The area is along Loop 101 from 56th to 64th streets. That’s where Mayo Clinic has a 7-story hospital and where ASU wants to build its $75 million center.
Jun. 10, 2017

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