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Seats On Phoenix City Council To Be Vacated
At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela will officially lose his City Council title. He's resigning to run for mayor, and isn't the the only person on the council to do so. Councilwoman Kate Gallego will also be resigning.
July 18, 2018
Candidates, Campaigns Bringing In Millions For Elections
Campaign finance reports show the parent company of the state’s biggest utility has already set aside almost $11 million to spend on elections this year. Most of that is being allocated to defeat a ballot measure that’d require more than half the state’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2030.
July 18, 2018
Extreme Heat Can Reduce Mental Performance Of College Students
When heat waves roll in, attention turns to the physical health of children and the elderly. But a new study reveals that extreme heat can also reduce the mental performance of college students.
July 18, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Flip-Flopping Isn
In this week's edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why flip-flopping is seen as a negative thing, and how re-framing it could help you do better work and overcome your fear of changing your mind.
July 18, 2018
The Takeaway: U.S. On The Sidelines As Japan, EU Announce
A sweeping free-trade agreement announced Tuesday, gives Japan and the European Union open access to each others markets, while the United States waits on the sidelines.
July 18, 2018
U.S. Gas Stations Open In Mexico
Texas-based Phillips 66 is venturing into Mexico with three new gas stations in Hermosillo, Sonora. The company hopes to expand to as many as 30 stations in Sonora this year.
July 18, 2018
AZ Congressional Leaders Respond To Trump-Putin
While Arizona’s two senators came out strongly condemning President Donald Trump’s statements in Helsinki, the state’s House Republicans have been much less forceful.
July 18, 2018
Celebrating The Centennial Of  Mommy Juanita
It’s the first 100th birthday for the Avondale Senior Center, and the birthday girl has been the life of the party for the past two decades. Everyone at the center knows "Mommy Juanita."
July 18, 2018
For Phoenix, A Friendly Soccer Match Means ‘Goal!’
Soccer teams and enterprises have found in the American market an attractive field to expand their brands and profits. Among the growing hot spots is Phoenix, which will host a friendly match between Mexico and the U.K. on July 19. But how will this game benefit the teams, the organizers and the city?
July 18, 2018
Remington Rejects Navajo Nation Bid
Remington management has rejected an offer by the Navajo Nation to purchase the gun manufacturer which was reorganizing under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
July 17, 2018
Researchers Identify Seeds From Which Alzheimer’s Grows
The destructive progression of Alzheimer’s disease follows the growth and spread of toxic protein clumps in the brain. Now, researchers have wound back the clock to see how these masses get started.
July 17, 2018
MCDOT Almost Done With Bell Road Traffic Signal Revamp
A pilot project along a major north side thoroughfare could soon mean less "stop" and more "go" for motorists. Maricopa County is almost done installing adaptive traffic lights along Bell Road.
July 17, 2018
Senate Committee Discusses Barriers For Native American Voting
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a roundtable Tuesday morning on barriers to Native American voting.
July 17, 2018
Saturated Soil Increases Risk Of Flash Floods In Yavapai County
Rainfall in parts of southern and central Yavapai County has been ongoing for several days. Robert Rickey from the National Weather Service said saturated soil increases the potential for flash floods, especially in areas burned by wildfires.
July 17, 2018
Judge Declares Mistrial In Corporation Commission Bribery Case
A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday afternoon in the Arizona Corporation Commission bribery case. The move came after all 12 jurors told Judge John Tuchi they were "hopelessly deadlocked'' in their efforts to reach a verdict in the case.
July 17, 2018
New Jersey Company Acquires Scottsdale Veterinary Pharmacy
A company on the East Coast has acquired a veterinary pharmacy in Arizona. The New Jersey-based company said Diamondback Drugs will stay in Scottsdale, but operate under the name Wedgewood Pharmacy.
July 17, 2018
Phoenix Zoo Launches Naming Contest For New Baby Giraffe
You might have heard that there’s a new addition to the Phoenix Zoo. A leggy, baby Masai giraffe was born on June 26. The zoo has launched a naming contest to help them pick out a name for their new female giraffe.
July 17, 2018
New Times Series Asks: What Does Phoenix Taste Like?
A city’s food says a lot about it’s culture and growth. For Phoenix New Times food editor Chris Malloy, it’s helped him learn about his adopted city. He and New Times’ food critic Patricia Escarcega have put together the latest edition of their series, “Essentials.”
July 17, 2018
Is Law Enforcement Influenced By Violent Pop Culture Portrayals?
Chris Reed, deputy editorial and opinion editor at the the San Diego Union-Tribune, argued that our art today — our pop culture media — has shaped entire professions, not just impressionable individuals — and not always for the better.
July 17, 2018
Emmett Till Lynching Investigation Reopened
In 1955, 14-year-old African-American Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi. He’d been accused of doing something to offend a white woman. More than five decades later, that woman recanted the story.
July 17, 2018

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