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On Thursday, the U.S. Border Patrol named its first female chief in its 94-year history. Carla Provost had been acting chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection since last April, so her appointment was no surprise. But it is notable, as only about 5 percent of the Border Patrol’s 20,000 agents are women.
Aug. 9, 2018
When a monsoon storm rolls through, there are really two ways to enjoy the spectacle: From inside, looking out — or right smack in the middle. Today, as part of our monsoon series, The Show took visit to the animal kingdom.
Aug. 9, 2018
Tucson’s 4th Avenue sits right in the heart of the city, full of locally-owned businesses in 100-year-old buildings. But right now, this uniquely Tucson district is facing change.
Aug. 9, 2018
The contestants on NBC’s craft show “Making It” prove that creativity is limitless. Hosts Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler encourage a entourage of crafty citizens in a competition show that feels like if the “Great British Bake Off” and “This Old House” had a baby.
Aug. 9, 2018
To say Susan Lisovicz did not think she had cancer is an understatement. She’d been told her excruciating stomach pain was the result of constipation. But, after another trip to the emergency room, a specialist told her the pain was actually Stage 3 ovarian cancer.
Aug. 9, 2018
The Tempe Public Works Department has been roiled by controversy in recent weeks over allegations that two of its managers have created an aggressive and hostile work environment.
Aug. 9, 2018
Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego from 7th Congressional District is running for reelection to his third term in office. He is being challenged in the primary by former state lawmaker Catherine Miranda. Gallego has become known for his very public criticism of President Donald Trump.
Aug. 9, 2018
Valley fever is primarily found in Arizona and the Central Valley of California — including Bakersfield, California. That limited coverage area may be the reason there hasn’t been enthusiastic support among lawmakers to increase for vaccine research. That may be changing.
Aug. 9, 2018
Attorneys for Texas and six other states told a federal judge in Houston on Wednesday that they’ll continue to incur irreparable harm if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, isn’t ended right away.
Aug. 9, 2018
Wednesday night’s monsoon storm left thousands of Phoenix-area residents without power and some roads closed due to flooding and trees uprooted. It’s also left a kind of haze over the Valley. Meteorologist Matt Pace explained why.
Aug. 9, 2018
A new survey revealed Arizona's Independent voters are currently leaning left and could fall squarely into Liberal territory after the primary races.
Aug. 9, 2018
Arizonans who bought a VW manufactured between 2009 through 2015 should start checking their mailboxes for a settlement form worth up to $1,000.
Aug. 9, 2018
Listen to the sounds of Matt Grunauer driving a Zamboni at the Ice Den in Scottsdale.
Aug. 9, 2018
Makers of a traditional agave distillate in northern Mexico are trying to take their product to the international market. But they face a struggle between modernization and maintaining artisanal production.
U.S. Investors Are Wanted In Mezcal Country
Aug. 9, 2018
Five people submitted nominating petitions by Wednesday’s deadline to get on the ballot for Phoenix mayor.
Aug. 8, 2018
Deaths from opioid overdoses rose nearly 20 percent last year in Arizona. In 2017, 949 people died from opioids according to state numbers released this month. That marks a 20 percent increase from the year before.
Aug. 8, 2018
Mo the Screaming Staffy has been propelled to internet fame because his comedically high-pitched wails. But there's nothing wrong with the dog, he just ... screams.
Aug. 8, 2018
The coming-of-age movie “Eighth Grade” can now be seen by actual eighth-graders. Wednesday night at Harkins’ Camelview in Scottsdale, the film’s distributor, A24, will be holding a free screening of the film so anyone can see it. The company is holding screenings in theaters in every state across the country.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona’s primary election is fast approaching and there is a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate. The national union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has thrown its support behind Congresswoman Martha McSally.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Scottsdale City Council later this month will take up a proposed ordinance dealing with bike-sharing and electric bikes and scooters. Cities across the country have also been dealing with this new form of transportation.
Aug. 8, 2018

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