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Arizona State Senate building
State judges could soon be required to nullify citizen-backed initiatives if they’re not in "strict compliance'' with Arizona election law.
Apr. 13, 2017
Revelers celebrate carnival
Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 and President Donald Trump’s immigration projects have found sympathizers in unexpected places, like the Dominican Republic, where hostility toward Haitian immigrants has left a group of people without any nationality at all.
Apr. 13, 2017
Coding Club
It’s no secret that the tech sector in the U.S. lacks diversity. Industry leaders have been working for years to make sure their staff better reflects the general population. So far, they’ve come up short. But one high school on the Navajo Nation is hoping to at least make a dent in those statistics.
Apr. 13, 2017
John McCain
U.S. Sen. John McCain introduced legislation that would expand the Amber Alert system on reservations. The Amber Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017 was crafted after a little girl was abducted and murdered last year.
Apr. 13, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the federal government to learn more about how the Trump administration’s travel ban was carried out in Arizona.
Apr. 13, 2017
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place this morning to mark the start of construction at Block 23 in downtown Phoenix. A Fry’s Food Store will anchor the mixed-use project.
Apr. 13, 2017
Raul Grijalva
The Center for Biological Diversity and Congressman Raul Grijalva are suing the Trump administration. They have major concerns about the how a border wall could impact the environment.
Apr. 12, 2017
Marco Tulio Coss
Faith leaders claimed victory after federal authorities did not deport a Mesa man when he reported for a regular check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the win could be temporary.
Apr. 12, 2017
Providers for those with developmental disabilities are pressuring Arizona lawmakers to set aside more money for them in next year’s budget.
Apr. 12, 2017
square dance
Square-dance calls are set to all types of music, from pop to movie soundtracks. An organization called Callerlab was established, holding its first convention in 1974 to define square-dance calls. This year’s convention is happening in Mesa.
Apr. 12, 2017
 Joe Dobrow
Our eyes and ears have become very familiar with promotion and marketing, some of it relatively subtle, while a lot of it is full of hype.
Apr. 12, 2017
medical insurance form
Imagine you have to go to the hospital for a procedure. You’ve checked to make sure your doctor is in your insurance’s network. But, the anesthesiologist might not be; same with a radiologist or a pathologist. That means when you get your bill, it might include higher out-of-network costs.
Apr. 12, 2017
A mega-merger announced this week between Phoenix trucking leaders Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation will lead to one company with a combined $5 billion in annual revenue.
Apr. 12, 2017
Mesa may become the first city in the state to privatize its jail system. The department asked the Mesa City Council last month for permission to solicit bids from private contractors. But Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone has said that private prisons are a threat to county jails.
Apr. 12, 2017
Lisa Gunter
Shelters in our community do good work rescuing and adopting out dogs, but they can be extremely stressful environments for the animals. So when someone comes to see if they might want to adopt them, it can be difficult to get a good read of whether that dog is a good match.
Apr. 12, 2017
Boy playing video games
Video games have long been held up as a possible factor for why some people commit violence. And the emergence of virtual reality as part of our leisure activity has amped up that kind of argument.
Apr. 12, 2017
Colorado River Basin
The Lower Colorado River is the most endangered river in the country, according to the annual list released by American Rivers. Why has this river topped the group’s list? We talk to Matt Rice, American Rivers’ Colorado River Basin director.
Apr. 12, 2017
health
Andy Slavitt, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Obama administration, said Trump can ensure Arizona again has a robust marketplace if he so chooses.
Apr. 12, 2017
two guys on your head logo
Have you ever caught sight of a celebrity or someone you consider to be a "star" and, even though you're a completely intelligent, interesting and charismatic person, you turn to mush when you say hello to him or her?
Apr. 12, 2017
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When it comes to Syria, Russia and North Korea, Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Bush and Obama, is encouraged by the Trump Administration.
Apr. 12, 2017

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