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Phoenix Sheraton
The city has owned the Sheraton hotel downtown for a decade, but Phoenix City Council agreed Wednesday to sell it to an out-of-state investor for $255 million. The Show’s Lauren Gilger spoke with Councilman Waring to get his reaction to the vote, and why he thinks the city should have never been in the hotel businesses to begin with.
Oct. 5, 2017
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Listen to the sounds of Connie Garrity with her dog at a special pet blessing at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish.
Oct. 5, 2017
Prices for lithium have been rising, thanks to increased demand for the element to produce batteries for electric cars and other products. And, some analysts expect the demand for lithium to double within a few years.
Oct. 5, 2017
Silicon Valley and some of its most identifiable companies and leaders have hit the highest highs in high-tech. But elected officials are worried about their growing power, which some have labeled monopolistic.
Oct. 5, 2017
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has announced he’s running for Congress. The announcement came a week after Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema launched her Senate bid.
Oct. 5, 2017
The hurricane damage and destruction faced by Puerto Rico will take an extended period of time to recover from — even if a huge influx of support comes from the mainland U.S. But even before that, the island was facing overwhelming debt and a pension crisis.
Oct. 5, 2017
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Bump stocks are tools that you can affix to a gun in order to allow it to fire faster. On Wednesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill to ban bump stocks and 26 other Democratic Senators signed on in support. A handful of Republican lawmakers also came out saying they would support a ban.
Oct. 5, 2017
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Attorneys for the state and legislative leaders claim a judge cannot enforce a constitutional mandate to pay public schools money they're owed, only legislators can do that.
Oct. 5, 2017
Las Vegas Shooting
Though business and local government offices in Las Vegas are beginning to get back to their normal schedules, many people on the strip are still taking time to pay their last respects to the victims who died in Sunday night’s mass shooting.
Oct. 5, 2017
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are on their way to Los Angeles for a division series matchup with the Dodgers after a wild 11-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies last night in Phoenix.
Oct. 5, 2017
A former Kingman employee who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from the city since 2007 has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison.
Oct. 5, 2017
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A private hospital on the Navajo Nation will receive $200 million in a historic settlement reached with the federal government.
Oct. 5, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
An immigrant rights group is speaking out against Wednesday’s dismissal of the case against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Oct. 5, 2017
stingrays swim at the Phoenix Zoo
When a powerful monsoon storm swept through the Phoenix Zoo in early August, no animals were harmed. But some of the zoo’s infrastructure was – including Stingray Bay.
Oct. 5, 2017
Mexico Earthquake
The last body known to be trapped under rubble after the earthquake was recovered from a collapsed office building in central Mexico City.
Oct. 5, 2017
Mexican officials say they plan to send aid, including bottled water and electricity experts, to Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory reels from widespread damage left by Hurricane Maria.
Oct. 5, 2017
A rezoning vote for The Phoenician Resort turned into a discussion on public restrooms and possibly moving a popular trailhead.
Oct. 5, 2017
City council members have voted to get out of the hotel business. They approved selling the downtown Sheraton to an out-of-state investor for $255 million.
Oct. 5, 2017
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Funds to support the victims of the Las Vegas shooting are nearing $10 million. Officials are now working on a plan to actually begin distributing the money.
Oct. 5, 2017
Las Vegas food donations
First responders in Las Vegas say they’ve been overwhelmed with donations of food and water. They’ve enlisted local food pantries to collect what they can’t use.
Oct. 5, 2017

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