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Phoenix New Times
"Dear Phoenix. I am sorry. Very very sorry." That mea culpa is from Robrt Pela of Phoenix New Times. His letter, "Dear Phoenix: A longtime resident apologizes to the city he once hated," appears in the newspaper. Pela stopped by the studio recently to talk about his newfound appreciation for Phoenix.
Oct. 4, 2017
Women talking
There are more than 7,000 languages spoken around the world — but why is that? And why do some areas have lots of languages and others just a few?
Oct. 4, 2017
Getty Images
How do stock photos affect how we think of different groups of people? Do they make us believe that men are usually in the yard or in front of the television? Or that women aren’t involved with high-tech work? Getty Images, which has clients in more than 100 countries, has moved to counter those stereotypes in a changing world.
Oct. 4, 2017
A federal judge has denied a temporary restraining order request against the new owners of the former Chinese Cultural Center. This case is different from a similar state case, whereby a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing any changes to the exterior, but did not compel the new owner to open the prayer garden.
Oct. 4, 2017
Peter Eisler
Since tasers were introduced in the late 1990s, they have become commonplace among law enforcement officers nationwide. Peter Eisler is a journalist with Reuters who’s behind a new project that digs into the reality of tasers and if they’re actually as safe as they were promised to be.
Oct. 4, 2017
In a check of regional news, the El Capitan monolith in Yosemite National Park experienced two massive rockfalls last week, one of which claimed the life of a British tourist at the base of the cliff. One of the pieces of rock that sheared off was described as “as big as an apartment building."
Oct. 4, 2017
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University of Arizona President Robert Robbins says the school has hired a law firm to conduct an independent review of allegations against an assistant men’s basketball coach. But in a column, John Feinstein, sports columnist for the Washington Post, writes that college coaches are control freaks, and says corruption like what’s being alleged now has been going on for years.
Oct. 4, 2017
Cato Institute
The Trump administration says it’s committed to increasing security along the U.S.-Mexico border by building a wall and making it more difficult for anyone to attempt to cross illegally.
Oct. 4, 2017
PAZ volunteers and staff
DACA recipients usually renew their permits a few months before they expire. But last month, the Trump administration said it would no longer accept any renewal applications after Thursday, Oct. 5.
Oct. 4, 2017
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When we are afraid, we typically act. We run away, we shout, we lash out. Fear is a great motivator, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, there is a downside to acting out of fear alone.
Oct. 4, 2017
Event Safety Alliance
As the investigation continues into Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, organizers of Phoenix’s Lost Lake Festival say they’ll “continue to work closely with Phoenix law enforcement officials to assess our safety and security protocols to ensure we host the safest event possible."
Oct. 4, 2017
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The intersection between the NRA and country music has existed for a long time and points to the complexity of gun culture in America. Jonathan Bernstein, contributing writer for The Guardian, joins The Takeaway to look at the history of the relationship and how the NRA has used country music to extend its brand.
Oct. 4, 2017
Joe Arpaio
Judge Bolton dismissed the case and said she would take the motions to vacate the guilty verdict under advisement.
Oct. 4, 2017
Greg Moore
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ postseason drought officially ends this evening, as the club hosts the Colorado Rockies in the one game Wild Card matchup in Phoenix for its first playoff game since 2011.
Oct. 4, 2017
Las Vegas Shooting
Authorities in Las Vegas said there is evidence that some of the fire arms used by Stephen Paddock in Sunday night’s shooting had been tampered with.
Oct. 4, 2017
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The state Court of Appeals is ordering a Sedona man's case against the Arizona Corporation Commission be reviewed.
Oct. 4, 2017
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After one of its basketball coaches was caught up in nationwide scandal involving influence and money on NCAA coaches and athletes, the University of Arizona has initiated an independent review and hired outside counsel.
Oct. 4, 2017
Las Vegas Shooting
Public safety and city officials in Las Vegas held a vigil Tuesday night to say thank you to community members for the outpouring of support they’ve shown this week after Sunday's mass shooting. About 200 people were at the vigil.
Oct. 4, 2017
Arpaio
A federal judge will hear arguments to vacate former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction in court Wednesday.
Oct. 4, 2017
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona won’t be raising rates next year for plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. The insurer is actually planning a decrease of about 1 percent.
Oct. 3, 2017

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