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Groups Sue Over Arizona
The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office and Maricopa County Recorder’s Office have been named in a lawsuit filed by the Campaign Legal Center and two other groups on behalf of Arizona Students Association and the League of United Latin American Citizens.
Nov. 8, 2017
Phoenix Councilwoman Stark Confident Council Will Be On Board With Pharmaceutical Lawsuit
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwomen Thelda Williams and Debra Stark started the process to take legal action against pharmaceutical companies and distributors on Tuesday. They say those groups helped create the national opioid epidemic.
Nov. 8, 2017
McSally Appears Set To Enter GOP Senate Primary
It appears the Arizona Republican primary in next year’s open U.S. Senate race is about to get a bit more crowded.
Nov. 8, 2017
How People Skirt Domestic-Abuse Gun Laws
After the largest mass shooting at a Texas church last Sunday, piecing together what happened and who the shooter was has revealed a gaping hole in federal gun laws.
Nov. 8, 2017
Tucson Voters Defeat Sales-Tax Increase For Early Childhood Education
Tucson voters decided a few ballot measures Tuesday. Each proposed a sales-tax increase.
Nov. 8, 2017
Tucson Voters Reject Funding Schools Through Overrides And Bonds
Tucson voters failed to pass bond and override measures in three of four districts asking for help this election.
Nov. 8, 2017
The Pulse: New Ideas For Abandoned Mine Lands
A bipartisan proposal in Congress is pushing to address the abandoned mine lands, with both money and a new focus on economic development.
Nov. 8, 2017
Two Guys On Your Head:  Why We Share A Lot More Common Ground Than We May Think
Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of political polarization.
Nov. 8, 2017
The Takeaway: The New Blue Wave
Yesterday, Democrats won big in elections across the country. One year after President Donald Trump's election, what should we make of these results?
Nov. 8, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission Approves Water Rates For New River
The communities of New River and Desert Hills moved one step closer to getting a fix to their water woes. The Arizona Corporation Commission approved rates for a plan put forward by the utility EPCOR.
Nov. 8, 2017
Arizona Puppy Raiser Shapes Future Service Dogs
Over the last few years, Linda Winkler has had many conversations with many dogs. Such is the life of a volunteer puppy raiser.
Nov. 8, 2017
Unofficial Election Results: All School Bond And Override Measures Passed In Maricopa County
It was a good night for Maricopa County school districts with bond and override questions on the ballot. All of the funding initiatives here passed, according to initial results released by the recorder’s office.
Nov. 8, 2017
Elections Endanger Arizona And Sonora´s
Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora have built a strong relationship during their current administrations, known as "The Megaregion." But next year’s elections in both states endanger their political and economical ties.
Nov. 8, 2017
USAA To Hire Up to 1,000 Technology Workers In Phoenix
A large employer in Phoenix plans to get bigger over the next three years. USAA wants to add up to 1,000 employees to its campus near Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road.
Nov. 8, 2017
Phoenix Conservatory Of Music Vies For National Award
Two Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) students are in Washington, D.C., to perform and compete for the nation’s top honor awarded by federal arts and cultural agencies.
Nov. 8, 2017
Study: Poor Social Skills Linked To Poor Health
A new study authored by Chris Segrin, professor and department head of the University of Arizona Department of Communication, shows that poor social skills were also predictive of poorer physical health.
Nov. 8, 2017
Election Night Brings Change To Town Once Dominated By FLDS
Hildale, one of the cities that is home to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border, just had a historic election. Unofficial election results Tuesday night showed for the first time ever, non-church members won all the available seats — and the town elected a woman as its mayor.
Nov. 8, 2017
 Phoenix To Consider Suing Pharmaceutical Industry Over Opioid Epidemic
As the death toll from the opioid epidemic continues to rise, Phoenix could sue those it believes responsible — the pharmaceutical industry. The City Council will consider the move later this month.
Nov. 7, 2017
Pinal County Jail Houses Veterans Together, Aims To Reduce Recidivism
“What I’ve seen here is kind of a relief on their faces,” said Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb. “Immediately, they’re amongst people now that they have a common ground with them. They have a brotherhood with them and they can kind of help each other out.”
Nov. 7, 2017
 Report: Nonprofit Boards Are Overwhelmingly White
Nonprofits — from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America to local animals shelters and food kitchens — can have a big impact on the communities they serve. But a new study that looks at their boards shows that they have a privilege problem.
Nov. 7, 2017

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