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The Takeaway: House Passes Sexual Harassment Overhaul
In the wake of several high-profile resignations over sexual misconduct allegations, this week, the House passed new measures intended to deter workplace harassment.
Feb. 7, 2018
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline to Redraw Congressional Map
After a Supreme Court decision, Pennsylvania lawmakers have just days to agree to a new map of congressional districts.
Feb. 7, 2018
Praise For Parks, Business In Mesa State Of The City
There’s good reason why the City of Mesa has jumped from 38th to 36th largest city in the country. Mesa Mayor John Giles highlighted four of them in his State of the City address.
Feb. 7, 2018
2 Arizona Bills Would Give Tax Break To Veterans
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and most Republicans are supporting two separate bills — one in the House and the other in the Senate — that would give Arizona military veterans a break on their state taxes. Not all Republicans support the plan.
Feb. 7, 2018
FAA Hears Public Comment, Input On New Flight Paths After Losing Court Battle
The meetings come after a federal lawsuit ruling in the cities’ and historical neighborhoods’ favor– essentially saying the FAA didn’t have enough community input before if changed the flight paths in 2014.
Feb. 7, 2018
Arizona Lawmaker Wants To Stop Wrong-Way Drivers With Traffic Spikes
Saying warning signs and detection systems may not be the right answer, a state lawmaker has a more radical approach to stopping wrong-way drivers.
Feb. 7, 2018
ACLU Taking Issue With Great Hearts Academies
The ACLU of Arizona is calling on Great Hearts Academies charters schools to eliminate grooming policies they believe target children of color.
Feb. 7, 2018
Untold Arizona: How The Elvis Chapel Landed In Arizona
About a mile from the Superstition Mountain sits a white, wooden chapel with a unique connection to the King of rock 'n' roll.
Feb. 7, 2018
Third Misconduct Complaint Surfaces Against Tempe Councilman Granville
The woman filed a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools. In it she describes how Granville made her feel “violated, intimidated and uncomfortable.”
Feb. 6, 2018
U.S. Trade Deficit With Mexico Increases 10 Percent
The trade deficit has widened for the U.S., partially because of increased American demand for imports.
Feb. 6, 2018
 Attorney:  After Conflict Of Interest Investigation, Scottsdale School District Needs Training
Attorney Susan Segal found while the former Chief Financial Officer did report a conflict of interest, she never fully disclosed the depth of the conflict and continued to sign financial documents relating to Professional Group Public Consulting Inc.
Feb. 6, 2018
Recent Stock Market Decline May Be Result Of Surge
U of A professor suggests sharp decline is result of record high trading in December and January.
Feb. 6, 2018
Flake To Trump:
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is responding to President Donald Trump’s comments describing some members of Congress as “un-American” and “treasonous” for not clapping during the State of the Union address.
Feb. 6, 2018
How Positive Train Control Can Prevent Accidents
Over the weekend, an Amtrak train ran into a parked CSX freight train in South Carolina, resulting in the deaths of two Amtrak employees. This is the third deadly accident involving an Amtrak train in the last three months. But could these accidents have been prevented? Some say yes, if a system called Positive Train Control was in place.
Feb. 6, 2018
Navigating North And South Korea During The 2018 Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics South Korea begin this week, and tensions are easing somewhat between that country and its neighbor, North Korea. But, at the same time, President Trump just highlighted North Korea’s brutality in his State of the Union speech. So, where does all of this leave us heading into the Olympic games?
Feb. 6, 2018
Tempe Election Voter Registration Deadline Nears
Voters will consider a slate of six city council candidates and three ballot propositions.
Feb. 6, 2018
 MLB Labor Problems Could Put Crimp In Spring Training Plans
One prominent agent for MLB players is disturbed that a number of the game’s top free agents remain unsigned as owners have been a bit more conservative in their offseason spending. He’s wondering if collusion is taking place. And that agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, has floated the idea of a Spring Training boycott to send a message that players are unhappy.
Feb. 6, 2018
U.S. Immigration Enforcement, One Year Later
Monday night, immigrants’ rights advocates protested outside of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services offices in Phoenix to mark a year since Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was deported. The event a year ago marked a change in the federal government’s approach to immigration enforcement under the Trump administration.
Feb. 6, 2018
More Migrants Found Dead Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
An extension of the United Nations calculated more people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally died last year than in previous years. This in spite of the fact that immigrant apprehensions along the border are on the decline.
Feb. 6, 2018
SpaceX Launches New Falcon Heavy Rocket
Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched its new Falcon Heavy rocket that will attempt to deliver a Tesla Roadster into an orbit around the sun that would also get the vehicle close to Mars. So what’s unique about the Falcon Heavy? Here to talk about those questions and more is Mike Wall, senior writer for Space.com.
Feb. 6, 2018

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