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Basketball
Even though two of the four schools still alive in the tournament are Final Four newcomers, they all are either traditionally strong basketball programs or come from one of the bigger conferences in the country. But for the smaller schools that make the tournament, going deep into March Madness can turn into a pricey proposition.
Mar. 30, 2017
The battle over citizen initiatives is continuing at the state Capitol today. Ever since voters approved a minimum-wage increase in November, Republican lawmakers have been pushing changes to the initiative process.
Mar. 30, 2017
Military vehicles
The U.S. has engaged in a number of wars over the past several decades — including in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Scott Silverstone is a professor of international relations at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and author of the book "Preventive War and American Democracy."
Mar. 30, 2017
Chemical Safety Board logo
President Trump’s budget proposal eliminates a lot of federal spending, including the Chemical Safety Board. Now, you usually don’t hear about the Chemical Safety Board until after a catastrophic explosion, like the one in west Texas back in 2015 that killed 15 people.
Mar. 30, 2017
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Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee holds its first open hearing on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mar. 30, 2017
 border fence
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said this week that geographic and physical challenges will make it difficult to build the proposed border wall in the manner envisioned by President Donald Trump.
Mar. 30, 2017
Camelback Family Planning
A bill that would require doctors to do everything possible to save the life of a baby born alive after an abortion is on the governor’s desk.
Mar. 30, 2017
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The Final Four tournament brings in approximately 90 percent of the NCAA’s annual revenue, but with many as 11 percent of its student athletes from foreign countries, the NCAA President said schools are concerned about President Trump’s travel ban.
Mar. 30, 2017
Lenders will not be given the chance to lend money to Arizonans at an effective rate of 164 percent a year.
Mar. 30, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona doctors who perform abortions are waiting to hear whether Gov. Doug Ducey will sign the live-birth abortion bill now on his desk.
Mar. 30, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Ducey toughens Arizona law against terrorism threats and attacks following an alleged terrorist plot on state and private businesses in Tucson last year.
Mar. 30, 2017
In 2015, a federal judge mandated DOC comply with 103 health care performance measures.
Mar. 30, 2017
Mark Brnovich
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is defending the state’s stance on issuing driver’s licenses to dreamers. The case could be going to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mar. 30, 2017
Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb changes a tire
New sheriffs started in Arizona’s three largest counties this year, Maricopa, Pima and Pinal. Mark Lamb is working to change the reputation of the top law enforcement agency in Pinal County.
Mar. 30, 2017
south mountain park
Renovations at South Mountain Park will begin this Spring and continue over the next five years. The park will turn 100-years-old in 2024 and park employees want to preserve it for another 100 years.
Mar. 30, 2017
Pledging it would save taxpayer dollars, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey fired lobbyists hired by state agencies, boards and commissions last year — except for those overseen by elected officials, including his own office. Now state lawmakers are trying to pass a law making that permanent.
Mar. 30, 2017
Information technology and robotics are reshaping the way we get our health care, in part to meet the needs of an aging population. Faster and smaller devices that are portable and used for individual use are called wearables. For medicine, that means the possibility of gathering patient information continually that a doctor can then interpret.
Mar. 30, 2017
Sky Harbor
The man who was previously accused of damaging media broadcasting equipment has now been accused of also damaging electrical equipment at Sky Harbor Airport.
Mar. 29, 2017
Football field
The NFL is using laser technology to reduce the amount of cleat- and turf-related injuries. Roughly 60 percent of injuries are suffered in the lower body, and Dr. Jeff Crandall, chairman of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine engineering sub-committee, says that needs to change.
Mar. 29, 2017
Border wall
The federal government has extended its deadline to April 4 for pitches from businesses who want to help build the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mar. 29, 2017

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