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Earlier this week, President Donald Trump had strong words about the opioid epidemic in the United States.
Aug. 10, 2017
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There are two American economies. And for the one percent — and especially the .001 percent — this is great news.
Aug. 10, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is getting high praise from the Department of Justice this week for breaking down a long standing barrier for non-English speaking inmates.
Aug. 10, 2017
Traffic backed up on Interstate 17
Accidents and fires along Interstate 17 north of Phoenix have caused the roadway to shut down several times this summer, especially around the Black Canyon City area.
Aug. 10, 2017
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Minority students in Arizona are significantly more likely to be suspended from school.
Aug. 10, 2017
Zika
Tobacco might have finally found the image upgrade it’s been looking for, as scientists hope to use the plant to produce a safe and cheap Zika vaccine. If successful in humans, the plant-based approach could provide an effective solution for countries affected by the disease.
Aug. 10, 2017
The opioid crisis is gripping the country. In Arizona, overdoses are killing at least two people a day. Gov. Doug Ducey recently declared a public health emergency. Arizona isn't the only state to take this step. But what does it mean?
Aug. 10, 2017
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Arizona Public Service plans to bring battery storage to parts of rural Arizona. The public utility says it is one of the first in the country to do so.
Aug. 10, 2017
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The USGS is upgrading out-of-date earthquake monitoring sites from analog to digital broadband. The USGS has about 400 earthquake monitoring sites extending from central California into Arizona.
Aug. 10, 2017
United Food Bank Freezer
A faulty freezer compressor has cost United Food Bank more than 21,000 pounds of food. The compressor went out on Sunday and an alarm meant to alert staff to problems did not activate. The lost food was mostly frozen fruits, vegetables and cheese.
Aug. 9, 2017
John McCain
Sen. John McCain is asking the president to tone down the bellicose rhetoric in the war of words with North Korea. Though he does admit the current situation is not all Donald Trump’s fault.
Aug. 9, 2017
Soccer legend Rafa Márquez and ‘banda’ music singer Julión Álvarez are accused of supporting the network of a drug kingpin.
Aug. 9, 2017
Dog Rescued
There’s lots of research in this region on valley fever, both on humans and dogs. And there’s a new project, which aims to apply an approach researchers often use on people to dogs — by tracking them over time.
Aug. 9, 2017
Edward Humes
The original GI Bill was passed in 1944 and is one of the most impactful pieces of legislation Congress has ever approved. It gave veterans greater opportunities to attend college and buy homes. Earlier this summer, the House unanimously passed the Forever GI Bill, an expansion of a post-9/11 GI Bill.
Aug. 9, 2017
Sean Spicer was the target of a brutal impersonation by Melissa McCarthy on "Saturday Night Live" before leaving the job of White House Press secretary. Anthony Scaramucci lasted less than a week as communications director — and part of that time was spent giving an expletive-filled interview to The New Yorker.
Aug. 9, 2017
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Arizona may be the best testing ground in the country for the heart and soul of the Republican Party. We’re looking toward a re-election campaign for Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, whose new book condemns Trump’s hold on the GOP, and voters here are not as concerned about the economy as those in the Rust Belt.
Aug. 9, 2017
Varsity Tutors
What do Adam Levine, lead singer of the pop group Maroon 5, and Tempe’s tech scene have in common? The answer is a company called Varsity Tutors, a startup that offers live, online tutoring. Levine happens to be one of their financial backers.
Aug. 9, 2017
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For years the state has failed to comply with performance measures from a settlement between the state and the inmates. The main reason for the failures is staffing and Judge David Duncan said economic currents are to blame.
Aug. 9, 2017
EPA mine
The Environmental Protection Agency is funding that cleanup on the Navajo Nation but the agency has not agreed to give the nation funding to recoup costs from the Gold King Mine Spill two years ago.
Aug. 9, 2017
Glen Campbell passed away Tuesday, at the age of 81, from Alzheimer’s disease. He was best known for songs like “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and of course, here, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” With me to talk about his impact on music, and the Valley’s music scene is Niki D’Andrea, executive editor for Times Media Group.
Aug. 9, 2017

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