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The Arizona Supreme court heard arguments Thursday over the recently approved minimum wage hike. The attorney for businesses hoping to void the law asked for an interpretation that could undermine a citizen’s right to pass laws.
Mar. 10, 2017
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Wells Fargo is out with another round of layoffs in its ongoing investigation into the opening of fake accounts in its branch banks.
Mar. 10, 2017
“When we came to Mesa, it was not with the idea of trying to create a 4-year traditional campus experience,” said university spokeswoman Vicki Mayk. “We came with the idea that we wanted to provide education in the way that would best serve the community.”
Mar. 10, 2017
Jeff Flake
U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain, along with other lawmakers, introduced legislation Thursday that would help speed up the hiring process for Custom and Border Protection agents.
Mar. 10, 2017
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The Higher Learning Commission has lifted its sanctions against Pima Community College. The college has been under sanction since 2013 due to concerns the school was not adequately meeting standards for curriculum, governance and management.
Mar. 10, 2017
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Listen to the sounds of Jennifer Hance showing people how to use vintage tools in Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix.
Mar. 9, 2017
DUI
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that, in most cases, police cannot take blood samples taken from an unconscious DUI suspect without obtaining a search warrant.
Mar. 9, 2017
Jan Schipper is the Field Conservation Research director for the Phoenix Zoo and Arizona Center for Nature Conservation. Among other things, he has studied so-called movement corridors for animals, including jaguars in Costa Rica.
Mar. 9, 2017
Border
The proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would run along one of the most rugged and ecologically diverse regions in the country. In addition to the many human rights and fiscal concerns, there’s another one — the environment.
Mar. 9, 2017
Traffic is slowing down as construction on the South Mountain Freeway near Ahwatukee shifts into high gear. Construction on the 22-mile freeway began in the fall of 2016 and ramped up this month.
Mar. 9, 2017
Reimagined Trash Gallery
For the past year, two artists have taken up residence — at a Phoenix dump. And now the pieces they’ve created out of our recyclables is on display at Phoenix City Hall and the Arizona Science Center.
Mar. 9, 2017
Ernesto L. Rodriguez
Ernesto Rodriguez served 15 years in the U.S. Army. He’s trying to do something to raise awareness about what he calls the epidemic of veteran suicide in America. He’s walking 2,200 miles from Tennessee to Los Angeles, meeting with veterans and veterans groups along the way. He made it to Phoenix last week, and he came to our studios to talk with about his journey.
Mar. 9, 2017
Relationships between youth athletes and their coaches can set a very early tone for whether those young people go onto to greater things in sports, or even life.
Mar. 9, 2017
Beekeeper
There aren’t as many bees buzzing as before. Last year, U.S. beekeepers lost almost half of their colonies. And that’s despite efforts to turn the tide. We still don’t really understand why this is happening. And now, some new research out of Arizona State University is digging into the reasons behind this.
Mar. 9, 2017
health
Members of two committees in the House of Representatives have spent a lot of time debating the new health-care bill, known as the American Health Care Act. Critics of the proposal have been lining up, including Dana Naimark, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance. Others also have concerns, such as Greg Vigdor of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Mar. 9, 2017
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A seemingly well-meaning bill about parking for people with disabilities is dividing the community. I’m joined by Larry Wanger with the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council to talk more about this.
Mar. 9, 2017
Since Proposition 206, the initiative to raise Arizona’s minimum wage, was passed by voters in November, there have been efforts to stop or overturn it. Another fight over a different minimum wage is being waged in Flagstaff. To learn more, we spoke with Corina Vanek, who covers Flagstaff city government for The Arizona Daily Sun.
Mar. 9, 2017
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The Takeaway explored how the bill could hurt senior patients. People covered under the ACA's Medicaid expansion could also lose coverage if states don't have enough money to pick up the tab.
Mar. 9, 2017
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Five podcasts about people who are great at what they do.
Mar. 9, 2017
Another law school will be joining the University of Arizona in accepting the Graduate Record Exam, or GRE for admissions. Harvard Law School is now the second institution to accept the test.
Mar. 9, 2017

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