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Tucson air force base could deploy units to help Ukraine
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson is one of several military units the Department of Defense has identified that could be deployed to help Ukraine if Russian forces invade the country.
Jan. 28, 2022
For legal experts and activists, it was an unexpected win for Indigenous religious freedoms
Amber Ortega was facing charges for entering and refusing to leave a closed area where workers were building former President Trump’s border wall. Sixteen months and two hearings after, she was found not guilty. It was hailed as an unexpected win for Native American religious freedoms.
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Jan. 28, 2022
Phoenix housing, utility prices drive up cost of living
Housing, utilities and transportation costs are making it more expensive for higher-wage earners to live in the metro Phoenix region.
Jan. 27, 2022
House leadership bans Arizona man who harassed mask-wearers
A man was banned from the Arizona House of Representatives after asking House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding, who’s Black, why Bolding was wearing a “slave muzzle.”
More Arizona politics news
Jan. 27, 2022
Study offers new evidence to explain giant gap in geological record
A vast gap in the global geological record from 1.4 billion to 1.7 billion years ago to around 500 million years ago has puzzled scientists since the late 1880, when a member of a John Wesley Powell expedition first identified it in the rocky layers of the Grand Canyon. A new study supports the hypothesis that it was caused by glaciers.
Jan. 27, 2022
Virtual sentencing hearings help keep AZ courts moving
State court officials say hundreds of jailed people have virtually attended their sentencing hearings by using a cart with a laptop, signature pad, fingerprint reader and printer.
Jan. 27, 2022
Maricopa County program addresses nurse shortage
Hospitals statewide continue to struggle with staffing shortages as the pandemic enters its third year. So Maricopa County is launching a new program aimed at building up the nursing workforce.
Jan. 27, 2022
Mexico’s president wants state control of lithium in Sonora
Mexico’s president says he opposes concessions that will allow foreign companies to mine a massive lithium deposit in Sonora.
Jan. 27, 2022
Bill would give AZ Legislature power to overturn elections
A Republican state lawmaker is proposing to give the Arizona Legislature — currently controlled by Republicans — the right to reject election returns.
Jan. 27, 2022
What new FDA guidelines for monoclonal antibodies mean for AZ
The Food and Drug Administration has announced it’s limiting the use of two types of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19. A third type of monoclonal antibody treatment is still available, but it’s in short supply.
Jan. 27, 2022
Federal prosecutors are looking at bogus 2020 election documents
Records obtained by a nonpartisan watchdog show 11 people signed a fake Electoral College certificate falsely claiming that former President Donald Trump won Arizona in 2020.
Jan. 27, 2022
The debate over sexy M&Ms and woke advertising
Everyone is talking about candy these days — specifically, M&M's. This comes after the Mars company launched an ad campaign that rebrands its signature M&M's characters for a “more dynamic, progressive world.”
Jan. 27, 2022
Sapiens podcast spotlights Indigenous, Black voices in archaeology
Archaeologists are tasked with exploring the history of civilizations and those who lived in them — including humans and animals. But the field itself hasn’t been dominated by people of color. And that can commonly mean that some stories are not being told, or if they are, the authenticity may be lacking.
Jan. 27, 2022
House panel passes bill that prevents ballots cast in unmonitored boxes from being counted
An Arizona House panel passed a bill Wednesday that prevents ballots dropped at some unmonitored boxes from being counted.
Jan. 27, 2022
AZ House Committee OKs bill requiring large enough spaces for public meetings
According to the bill, the head of the body running the meeting could face civil penalties for not providing enough seats.
Jan. 27, 2022
House panel passes measure to guard some flags from HOA rules
A bill makes its way through the Legislature to expand what flags can be protected from HOAs to include flags supporting first responders.
Jan. 27, 2022
How tensions at the Ukraine-Russia border could escalate or be dissolved
International tensions remain high as the world watches what Russia may do in regard to Ukraine.
Jan. 27, 2022
Black attorney confronts systemic racism in the justice system
The U.S. justice system is one of many institutions considered to have systemic racism. Attorney Laura Coates detailed her experience working in the system in her book, "Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness."
Jan. 27, 2022
WATCH: Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and President Joe Biden are speaking at the White House as Breyer announces his retirement from the nation's highest court.
Jan. 27, 2022
Arizona utility regulators again reject clean energy rules
Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have drastically boosted the use of renewable energy for the second time in a year.
Jan. 27, 2022

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