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Backpage.com Indictment Unsealed; 7 Face Charges
The Justice Department has announced charges against seven individuals related to the seizure of Backpage.com. The defendants include founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin of Paradise Valley, as well as five others.
Apr. 9, 2018
Goddard Leading
On Friday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2153. It blocks any local ordinance that requires non-profit groups involved in local elections to register as political action committees. And it makes sure to prohibit any requirement to identify contributors.
Apr. 9, 2018
Not All Arizona Schools Were In Favor Of More Recess
“The schools that were not doing recess, they really pushed back very hard for three years and did not want to be forced to have to give a recess."
Apr. 9, 2018
Arizona Submits Nominations For
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has made it official. Arizona has submitted its nominations for so-called "Opportunity Zones."
Apr. 9, 2018
New Times, Backpage.com Founder Indicted In Federal Case
Phoenix New Times founder Michael Lacey was charged in a federal indictment on Friday, according to reports. This is because Lacey is also one of the founders of the controversial classified site, Backpage.com.
Apr. 9, 2018
The Takeaway: Video Shows Apparent Gas Attack On Civilians In Syria
At least 40 people are reported to have perished at the hands of a chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma, part of the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus.
Apr. 9, 2018
Yuma Teachers Commute To California For Higher Pay
Teachers are commuting across state lines because they can make more money in a neighboring state.
Apr. 9, 2018
 Arizona Lawmakers Look At School Vouchers, State Budget
The Arizona legislative session continues at 1700 W. Washington St., and big issues are still on the table — including school vouchers and the state budget for the next fiscal year.
Apr. 9, 2018
Snowbowl, Flagstaff Want Ruling Favoring Hopi Tribe Overturned
Arizona Snowbowl and City of Flagstaff hope to convince State Supreme Court to overturn an appeals ruling that will clear final hurdle for snow-making with effluent water.
Apr. 9, 2018
Deadly Insect Hitch-Hiking Season Is Here
Feds warn warmer weather brings unwanted hitch-hikers, and with those a threat to Arizona agriculture.
Apr. 9, 2018
Peoria School District Saddled With $1.4M Cost To Retrofit Space Center
The former Space Center needs new wiring systems, air conditioning and parking lots. Board member Judy Doane said at a special board meeting in March the building is in worse shape than expected.
Apr. 9, 2018
High-Tech Pitching: Baseball Players Using Data To Improve Performance
Baseball is much more advanced than it used to be. Nutrition and training regimens are better than they were even a decade ago. There are stats about stats with acronyms no one understand. But perhaps no other part of the game is scrutinized as closely as pitching.
Apr. 9, 2018
Phoenix Business Owners Fight Light Rail Extension
A group of business owners in south Phoenix vows to keep fighting the city over light rail plans they say will ruin their livelihoods.
Apr. 9, 2018
U.S.-Mexico Archaeologists Unearth Sonora Desert’s Past… And Present
Mexican and American researchers are exploring ancient archaeological sites in Mexico, near the Sonora-Arizona border. Their studies might bring more light not only to the region’s past… but also to the present indigenous communities.
Apr. 9, 2018
Phoenix Residents Want To See Action On Trees, Shade
It’s been more than eight years since the Phoenix city council adopted a master plan for trees and shade. Some residents are so unimpressed with the progress that they’re petitioning city leaders to let them take charge.
Apr. 9, 2018
Promise Arizona Unveils Mural Dedicated To DREAMers
Promise Arizona is a group that promotes the power of the Latino community in Arizona. The organization teamed up with a local artist to create a mural dedicated to DREAMers. The final artwork was unveiled in south Phoenix on Sunday.
Apr. 8, 2018
Sen. John McCain Responds To Chemical Attack In Syria
President Donald Trump signaled to the world last week that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria. Arizona Sen. John McCain released a statement April 8 after the chemical attack on the Syrian people.
Apr. 8, 2018
Bill Regulating Food Trucks May Change After Worries About Push-Cart Vendors
A Republican representative who introduced legislation loosening rules for food trucks says he’s now changing the bill after critics said it could harm push-cart vendors.
Apr. 8, 2018
Phoenix Temperatures Could Reach Triple Digits This Week
For the first time in 2018, we could experience triple digit highs in the Valley this week.
Apr. 8, 2018
Increasing Numbers of
The Centers for Disease Control says a dangerous “nightmare bacteria” has been found in every state in the country.
Apr. 8, 2018

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