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Near the top of the list of things most of us are afraid of — not including nuclear war or public speaking — are snakes. For some reason, Zoltan Takacs is not only unafraid of snakes — they’ve actually become a major part of his career.
Feb. 7, 2018
In 2014, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s workplace immigration raids were challenged in court. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the county and the state to stop the raids, which relied on identity theft laws. Now, those parties have reached a final settlement in the case.
Feb. 7, 2018
On Tuesday, Mesa Mayor John Giles made an announcement that the center city is about to get a long-awaited development that will continue this growth. Palladium Enterprises is developing the Grid, a $60 million mixed-use residential, office and restaurant project on Main Street that will being 500 new residents to downtown Mesa. It will be built in an underused parking garage the city owns and partner with CO+HOOTS, a successful coworking community.
Feb. 7, 2018
The Winter Olympics obviously require snow and ice, but new research suggests those essential commodities may shrink the pool of potential host cities.
Feb. 7, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: How Vs. Why Knowledge
Because we know how things work, sometimes we think we understand why these things work as they do. That can be a problem.
Feb. 7, 2018
The Takeaway: House Passes Sexual Harassment Overhaul
In the wake of several high-profile resignations over sexual misconduct allegations, this week, the House passed new measures intended to deter workplace harassment.
Feb. 7, 2018
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline to Redraw Congressional Map
After a Supreme Court decision, Pennsylvania lawmakers have just days to agree to a new map of congressional districts.
Feb. 7, 2018
There’s good reason why the City of Mesa has jumped from 38th to 36th largest city in the country. Mesa Mayor John Giles highlighted four of them in his State of the City address.
Feb. 7, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and most Republicans are supporting two separate bills — one in the House and the other in the Senate — that would give Arizona military veterans a break on their state taxes. Not all Republicans support the plan.
Feb. 7, 2018
The meetings come after a federal lawsuit ruling in the cities’ and historical neighborhoods’ favor– essentially saying the FAA didn’t have enough community input before if changed the flight paths in 2014.
Feb. 7, 2018
Saying warning signs and detection systems may not be the right answer, a state lawmaker has a more radical approach to stopping wrong-way drivers.
Feb. 7, 2018
About a mile from the Superstition Mountain sits a white, wooden chapel with a unique connection to the King of rock 'n' roll.
Feb. 7, 2018
The ACLU of Arizona is calling on Great Hearts Academies charters schools to eliminate grooming policies they believe target children of color.
Feb. 7, 2018
The woman filed a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools. In it she describes how Granville made her feel “violated, intimidated and uncomfortable.”
Feb. 6, 2018
U.S. Trade Deficit With Mexico Increases 10 Percent
The trade deficit has widened for the U.S., partially because of increased American demand for imports.
Feb. 6, 2018
Attorney Susan Segal found while the former Chief Financial Officer did report a conflict of interest, she never fully disclosed the depth of the conflict and continued to sign financial documents relating to Professional Group Public Consulting Inc.
Feb. 6, 2018
U of A professor suggests sharp decline is result of record high trading in December and January.
Feb. 6, 2018
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is responding to President Donald Trump’s comments describing some members of Congress as “un-American” and “treasonous” for not clapping during the State of the Union address.
Feb. 6, 2018
Over the weekend, an Amtrak train ran into a parked CSX freight train in South Carolina, resulting in the deaths of two Amtrak employees. This is the third deadly accident involving an Amtrak train in the last three months. But could these accidents have been prevented? Some say yes, if a system called Positive Train Control was in place.
Feb. 6, 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics South Korea begin this week, and tensions are easing somewhat between that country and its neighbor, North Korea. But, at the same time, President Trump just highlighted North Korea’s brutality in his State of the Union speech. So, where does all of this leave us heading into the Olympic games?
Feb. 6, 2018

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