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How Could DNA Testing Affect Adopted Children, Parents?
DNA testing is all the rage these days — with ads for sites like Ancestry.com and programs like PBS’ "Finding Your Roots." But how could the search for distant relatives affect adopted children and their birth parents?
Dec. 4, 2017
At Arizona Capitol, Sexual Harassment Investigations Continue
Investigations remain ongoing at the Arizona state Capitol related to accusations of sexual harassment and related misbehavior.
Dec. 4, 2017
Race To Pass Congressional Budget Has DACA Recipients
Dreamers are caught in the middle of Congress' push to pass a budget or face a federal government shutdown on Friday.
Dec. 4, 2017
The Takeaway: The #NeverTrump View Of The Future Of The GOP
The Takeaway begins its look at the future of the Republican Party with a veteran of the GOP establishment, who understands that his control is waning.
Dec. 4, 2017
Coconino Search And Rescue On Track To Break Record
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is on track to have a record number of search and rescue operations in northern Arizona this year.
Dec. 4, 2017
Veterinarians Grapple With Mental Health
A study of U.S. veterinarians found they’re almost twice as likely as the general population to experience psychological distress like depression and mental illnesses. It suggests one in 6 might have contemplated suicide since graduating.
Dec. 4, 2017
Children
Tax increases must be enacted to pay for quality public education according to a public policy advocacy group, Children's Action Alliance.
Dec. 4, 2017
Federal Officials Look For Funding Change In Wildfire Suppression
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke is optimistic Congress can find a solution to "fire borrowing." That's a practice where the Forest Service uses funds earmarked for other things to pay for the escalating costs of wildfire suppression. The cost of fighting wildfires has grown in recent years.
Dec. 4, 2017
AZ DUI Arrests Down Thanks To Uber, Lyft
The number of DUI arrests in Arizona has dropped steadily over the last five years. And authorities believe car services like Uber and Lyft have played a big part.
Dec. 4, 2017
Mesa Mayor Asking Valley Mayors To Support Nondiscrimination Law
The Republican mayor for Arizona’s third-largest city wants state lawmakers to pass a nondiscrimination law.
Dec. 4, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission Moving Forward On Ethics Policy
A long running effort to develop an ethics policy at Arizona’s public utilities commission is moving forward.
Dec. 3, 2017
University Of Arizona Researchers Aim To Improve Internet Access In Harlem
Researchers from the University of Arizona are helping make the internet more accessible in Harlem.
Dec. 3, 2017
New Export Rules On Trash To Affect Phoenix Metro Areas
Dec. 15 is the deadline for China to file restrictions on what imports it will allow of waste materials from the United States. The Asian nation is the world’s largest importer of waste products and over 50 percent of U.S. trash and recyclables are exported to China now.
Dec. 3, 2017
ACA Enrollment In Arizona Trending Higher
The rate of signups for health insurance on Arizona’s Affordable Care Act marketplace is up from last year.
Dec. 2, 2017
 November Was Warmest On Record In Phoenix
It’s now official. November was the warmest on record ever in Phoenix — and by a long shot. The National Weather Service reports the average maximum temperature at 82.9 degrees, almost 7.5 above normal. The average minimum was 59 and a half, and that is close to 7 above where we should be for the month.
Dec. 2, 2017
Oral Arguments Over School Vouchers Heard In Maricopa County Superior Court
Foes of universal school vouchers told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret Mahoney on Friday afternoon that she cannot consider a challenge brought by those who want to keep voters from getting the last word on the plan.
Dec. 1, 2017
Hopi Tribe, Ducey Sign Compact To Allow Tribe To Operate Gaming Machines
The chairman of the Hopi Tribe and Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a compact allowing the Arizona tribe to operate gaming machines. After signing the agreement, the tribe now has the opportunity to operate or lease up to 900 gaming machines, such as slot machines.
Dec. 1, 2017
 ADEQ Declares High Pollution Advisory
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality says we could have more days like today, where the air quality is so bad the agency had to declare a high pollution advisory.
Dec. 1, 2017
Perdue Hopes To Fill Key Agriculture Position In Arizona
The Trump administration has still not named an Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Arizona. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said he hopes to name the person soon.
Dec. 1, 2017
Christian-Themed Films Find Traction With Niche Audience
In recent years more faith-themed movies have been showing up at the box office. Ben Sampson is a lecturer at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The Show’s Marcus Charleston asked him why we’re seeing more of these movies.
Dec. 1, 2017

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