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As the U.S House gears up to vote on its replacement for the Affordable Care Act, critics of the GOP bill caution that Arizona could see a worse marketplace for individuals trying to buy insurance.
Mar. 23, 2017
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Thirty-two years ago, a Phoenix woman was abducted and sexually assaulted. The case went unsolved, and detectives couldn’t find the man responsible before the case was no longer prosecutable in 1990. DNA analysis has linked the incident to Mark Goudeau, the Baseline Killer.
Mar. 22, 2017
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A World Bank conference is underway this week in Washington D.C. discussing land rights issues worldwide. Research from the University of Arizona is being presented on how drones can be used to reduce poverty
Mar. 22, 2017
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Customers of Arizona’s largest utility are pushing back against its proposed rate hike. On Thursday, the Arizona Corporation Commission held one of several public hearings on Arizona Public Service's rate case.
Mar. 22, 2017
Athena Tergis and Mick Maloney
“If It Wasn’t For the Irish and the Jews” … it sounds like the beginning of a joke. But in fact, it’s the name of a song from the so-called Tin Pan Alley era of American music in the late 19th century, when Irish and Jewish immigrants dominated the music industry in New York City.
Mar. 22, 2017
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IBM said it’s created the world’s smallest magnet, using one atom. And the company said it can store a bit of data on that single atom. To find out how big a deal this is, we talk to Richard Kiehl, a professor in ASU’s School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.
Mar. 22, 2017
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The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, testing whether police can be held liable when they needlessly provoke a violent confrontation.
Mar. 22, 2017
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The Tucson City Council Tuesday night approved a new ban on drivers using cell phones and other handheld devices. State Sen. Steve Farley of Tucson has pushed statewide texting while driving bans for the past several years in the state Legislature.
Mar. 22, 2017
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The fate of a bill in the state Legislature to expand Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, or ESAs, to all public school students appears to be uncertain, with some senators expressing skepticism.
Mar. 22, 2017
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A lot of us can listen to a newscast or a lecture about global warming or the federal budget and hear numbers in the trillions mentioned and think we know what is being discussed. Yet it is really very difficult for the average human to conceptualize what these numbers really mean.
Mar. 22, 2017
Supermarket competition in the Valley is continuing to grow, and that plethora of options is strongly affecting groceries’ bottom lines. To find out what’s in it for the groceries and consumers, we spoke with Phil Lempert. He’s the editor of Supermarket Guru and an industry analyst.
Mar. 22, 2017
Christian Picciolini
Christian Picciolini left the White Power movement in 1995. In 2009, he met someone he had known in the movement, and found out they both had left and were both working to help others who had left extremist movements rebuild their lives. Together they founded Life After Hate and Exit USA, nonprofit organizations that work to help people who want to leave or have left hate groups.
Mar. 22, 2017
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House Republicans are hoping a vote to pass the American Health Care Act will move forward a day after President Trump was on Capitol Hill to rally support for the legislation.
Mar. 22, 2017
Since 1994, just about half of the convicted murderers in Arizona who weren’t either sentenced to natural life in prison or death were given sentences of life in prison with a chance of parole.
Mar. 22, 2017
Jamie Thousand
Arizona gave itself a raise in November. And so did Flagstaff. Now the City Council has amended the city’s minimum-wage law so it will have less of a compounded impact on employers.
Mar. 22, 2017
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The city of Phoenix released its proposed 2017-18 budget on Tuesday. The budget proposal is now open for public comment and to talk more about what’s included in this budget, we’re joined by Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher.
Mar. 22, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission debate
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns has accused Chairman Tom Forese of possible misconduct.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Tucson planetary science researchers will help NASA plan future robotic and human missions to the moon and beyond. From the Arizona Science Desk, Sara Hammond reports.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Disability rights groups are gathering at the Arizona State Capitol Wednesday to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 1198. The bill would give businesses up to 90 days to fix violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mar. 22, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey
State lawmakers have sent legislation to Gov. Doug Ducey that proponents say will give additional protection to medical professionals and hospitals from having to help people die in Arizona.
Mar. 22, 2017

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