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For the past few years, preservationists, state and local officials, members of the State Fair board and others have debated how to save — and pay for saving — historic buildings at the fairgrounds in Phoenix. Phoenix Democrat Ken Clark is the bill’s sponsor, and he joins us in talking about the bill.
Feb. 20, 2017
Tattooed Teacher
One high-school instructor, in his third year, decided to do something unique to inspire his students to achieve at higher levels. Joshua Murray told his students that if they were able to get at least $5,000 in scholarships toward college, he would tattoo their names near his left rib cage.
Feb. 20, 2017
Marchers gather in Phoenix
The Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches around the country and the world drew what was estimated to be more than a million people into the streets last month. On the day of the march, a group of sociologists from the University of Maryland hit the streets as well to document the event.
Feb. 20, 2017
cell phone
Our technology, with their cameras and microphones, are electronically paying attention to us. Are we being spied on in our own homes?
Feb. 20, 2017
This is poised to be a busy week at the state Capitol — with lots of floor action expected in both the House and Senate. To preview the upcoming week at 1700 W. Washington is Hank Stephenson, who covers the state House for the Arizona Capitol Times.
Feb. 20, 2017
 border fence
In June 2010, a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed a 15-year-old Mexican boy with a gunshot to the head across the U.S.-Mexico border. When the parents of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca tried to sue Mesa in an American court for violating their son's rights, federal judges dismissed their claims. The Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing the parents' appeal, which their lawyers say is their last hope for some measure of justice.
Feb. 20, 2017
Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the Presidential Executive Order that forced Japanese Americans and immigrants into internment camps. Arizona played a role in that regrettable part of American history.
Feb. 20, 2017
Phoenix City Hall
Elevators at Phoenix City Hall will get a major makeover nearly a year after the mayor got stuck in one. The project is expected to cost up to $6 million.
Feb. 20, 2017
A new study found that there are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the government began re-introducing the predator nearly 20 years ago.
Feb. 20, 2017
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Tucson police say that Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was not injured when he was carjacked at gunpoint on Saturday.
Feb. 20, 2017
House bill would increase burden of proof for prosecutors seizing assets in suspected criminal cases.
Feb. 20, 2017
A new study commissioned by the Mexican Senate found that the Mexican military shouldn’t have intervened in the country’s nearly decade-long war against drug traffickers.
Feb. 20, 2017
Something is giving headaches to Arizona House Democrats and their staff. And it’s not Republicans.
Feb. 20, 2017
The suicide of an Arizona state prison inmate that led to the mass firing of Arizona corrections officers last year is now the subject of a lawsuit.
Feb. 20, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
Closing the Navajo Nation’s coal-fired utility plant in northeastern Arizona will save the Central Arizona Project millions of dollars.
Feb. 20, 2017
students raising their hands
Legislation aimed at opening the state’s private school voucher program, also known as empowerment scholarship accounts, to any Arizona student is expected to go before the full senate this week. The vote will likely be close.
Feb. 20, 2017
A bacteria spread between dogs is affecting pets across Maricopa County. Arizona health officials said they see maybe four cases of Leptospirosis a year, however, there have been more than 50 since last February.
Feb. 20, 2017
Papago Park
Tempe's goal is to reach functional zero, which means the services available exceed the number of people who need them.
Feb. 20, 2017
Aftin at Westminster
Poodle Aftin and her handler and owner Daniel Chavez took home the top prize for the non-sporting group and was a finalist for best in show at Westminster.
Feb. 20, 2017
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is abruptly changing its policy toward immigrant detention.
Feb. 20, 2017

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