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Friday newscap
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. We were joined by former lawmaker Stan Barnes of Copperstate Consulting, and former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes. We also got a legislative update from Alia Rau of The Arizona Republic.
Apr. 21, 2017
U.S. Quad Rugby Association
With teams of four competing against each other, the competition in wheelchair rugby is fierce. And many of the nation’s best squads are in the Valley this weekend for the United States Quad Rugby Association National Tournament. It’s being held at Ability360 in Phoenix.
Apr. 21, 2017
Business owners and residents in South Phoenix are vowing to hold city leaders accountable over the light rail’s impact on their community. The city council approved a plan this week to help businesses in the path of the five-mile extension along Central Avenue.
Apr. 21, 2017
Soap
Tom Kiefer is a photographer who lives in Ajo, near the border in southern Arizona. He was working as a janitor at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when he began collecting items.
Apr. 21, 2017
Steven Jones
The prosecution has rested its case against the man accused of shooting four people – and killing one – at Northern Arizona University.
Apr. 21, 2017
ADOT Sign Contest
The moment has finally arrived, drivers will finally get to see who the two winners are for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s safety message sign contest.
Apr. 21, 2017
Biosphere 2
This is a big year for Biosphere 2, the futuristic-looking campus northeast of Tucson. It’s been 10 years since the University of Arizona re-purchased it from Columbia University.
Apr. 21, 2017
teacher with children
It’s no secret that Arizona has a problem with teachers. With years of stagnant pay, cuts to education and large class sizes, teacher retention and pay are at crisis levels in our state.
Apr. 21, 2017
Football field
Recently, two different high schools here in the Phoenix area — Hamilton High in Chandler and Mountain Ridge High in Glendale — have had serious allegations of sexual assault surface stemming from hazing rituals.
Apr. 21, 2017
Tucson Fire Department logo
The Tucson Fire Department is dealing with a tragedy. Last week one of their own committed a murder-suicide at a popular Tucson mall, shocking many of his fellow firefighters.
Apr. 21, 2017
march for science logo
Saturday will bring a series of gatherings around the country that will, at least in part, focus on concerns about how the Trump administration is acting when it comes to climate change and other areas of science.
Apr. 21, 2017
the takeaway logo
On Thursday, a gunman in Paris killed a police officer and seriously wounded two others. French voters will head to the polls on Sunday in their first round of presidential voting.
Apr. 21, 2017
Arizona’s latest unemployment figures suggest the hospitality industry is leading the way when it comes to adding jobs.
Apr. 21, 2017
Arizona is a signature away from imposing its first-ever limits on the use of cell phones by teens. The state House has given its final approval to legislation that says teens with learner's permits can neither text nor make calls from their cell phones while driving.
Apr. 21, 2017
students stand in line
A measure that would protect student journalists from censorship hit a roadblock in the state legislature.
Apr. 21, 2017
Bernie Sanders
Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to headline a Democratic Party rally in Mesa.
Apr. 21, 2017
Wildlife officials have confirmed that two endangered Mexican gray wolf pups died last month.
Apr. 21, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
A federal judge has granted Southwest Airlines’ request to transfer a lawsuit it faces over negotiations with the union representing its mechanics.
Apr. 21, 2017
Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined 10 Republican state attorneys general who are protesting an investigation into Exxon Mobil.
Apr. 21, 2017
Planning experts say Valley cities are hitting a point where relatively young buildings are aging, especially after the housing crisis left many abandoned. Now some West Valley cities, like Peoria, are moving past recession-era problems and zapping blights off the map to bring potential development downtown.
Apr. 21, 2017

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