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The VA health care scandal that came to light in Phoenix several years ago is still a concern, but many observers think the agency has made huge improvements recently — with some of that being credited to Secretary David Shulkin. But now that Shulkin’s name has been attached to controversies related to overspending and European trips, his hold on the job is considered to be shaky.
Mar. 15, 2018
The Takeaway: The Early Hope Of The Syrian Revolution
Today marks seven years of civil war in Syria. How did a movement for social reform so quickly spiral into a proxy war among the world's superpowers?
Mar. 15, 2018
A special hearing investigating the state’s private correctional health care provider continued in federal court Wednesday in Phoenix.
Mar. 15, 2018
Ryan Zinke, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, answered questions about his proposed reorganization of the department, which would include moving some employees out west.
Mar. 15, 2018
Starting Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21, artists and food vendors will descend on Steele Indian School Park for the second time.
Mar. 15, 2018
Homeowners are refinancing far fewer mortgages, choosing instead to opt for remodeling and renovating.
Mar. 15, 2018
The Takeaway: How Did California Wildfires Wreak So Much Havoc?
Last fall, massive wildfires blazed furiously across Northern California, killing 44 people and damaging or destroying more than 21,000 homes. The inferno covered an area the size of Maryland and Delaware combined. Yet the cause of the fires is still unknown.
Mar. 15, 2018
U.S. Government Bans Employees From Parts of Mexico’s Caribbean Coast
The U.S. State Department has banned American government employees from a handful of neighborhoods in Mexico’s Caribbean tourist destination of Playa del Carmen, citing an ongoing security threat.
Mar. 14, 2018
Navajo Spellers Compete To Go To National Bee
Facing off against the best spellers across the country is a big deal no matter where you’re from. But if you’re raised on the Navajo Nation, where learning English is part of a painful past, competing in the Scripps bee is a major accomplishment.
Mar. 14, 2018
 In Mexico, A Coalition Wants To Fight ‘Fake News’
In the United States, authorities and journalists currently investigate the potential effects on the 2016 elections of so-called “fake news” — a popular term to define fabricated or misleading information. But in Mexico, several organizations have united to try to stop its negative effects on local voters in the upcoming elections.
Mar. 14, 2018
Here’s a new use for axes: throwing them at a target.
Mar. 14, 2018
Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced last month that he’s running for the U.S. Senate, to replace the retiring Orrin Hatch.
Mar. 14, 2018
Whether it’s Chapter 7 for consumers or Chapter 11 for businesses or Chapter 13, we’ve heard of filing for bankruptcy protection.
Mar. 14, 2018
The National Park Service has given a $500,000 grant to Arizona Parks and Trails. The money will be used on the rehab project at the Mountain View Officers’ Club at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista.
Mar. 14, 2018
Arizona’s teachers are some of the lowest paid in the country, and they have called for raises to address the state’s ongoing teacher shortage for years now. One researcher who has taken an in-depth look at Arizona’s teacher attrition problem said it’s not so simple.
Mar. 14, 2018
Maricopa County has the best health outcomes for its residents in the state, while Apache County has the worst, according to a new report.
Mar. 14, 2018
Students across the Valley walked out of their classrooms Wednesday on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead.
Mar. 14, 2018
An unsettling pattern has emerged in the aftermath of national tragedies, like the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Survivors and victims’ families are grieving the loss of their loved ones but these days, they are also the targets of a wave of vitriol aimed directly at them. They are often harassed online and in-person by conspiracy theorists who think the whole thing was a hoax.
Mar. 14, 2018
Taxes on rental cars that pay for sports stadiums are constitutional, according to a ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Mar. 14, 2018
Tempe voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 403 on Tuesday, which amends the City Charter to "require the disclosure of the origins of major contributions used to influence city elections."
Mar. 14, 2018

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