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Emotions High As Business Fights Anti-Discrimination Law
Emotions were running high at the Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday as justices there heard a challenge to a Phoenix law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Jan. 23, 2019
Whistleblower Says Corizon Health Official Directed Him To Cheat Prison Monitors
Jose Vallejo worked for Corizon Health in the Arizona Department of Corrections for two years. He alleges the company is violating state regulations, purposefully misleading state auditors, and putting patient lives at risk.
Jan. 23, 2019
Mother Of Baby Found In Amazon Bathroom Released
The woman who left a newborn baby in a south Phoenix Amazon distribution center bathroom last week has been released without bail.
Jan. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: Greenland Ice Sheet Reaches
Greenland’s ice is melting roughly four times faster than it was over a decade ago, according to a new study published this week. And scientists say that the accelerated melting is likely to speed up sea level rise on a global scale.
Jan. 23, 2019
2 Doctors For Incapacitated Patient Who Gave Birth Leave
Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care center in Phoenix.
Jan. 23, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Revenge Fantasy
In the heat of the moment, revenge can be an appealing idea to consider but often it has devastating results with fleeting satisfaction. Revenge permeates popular media and we dislike when a wrongdoer goes unpunished, so why don't we actually decide to carry out justice ourselves?
Jan. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: The Shutdown
Across the country, the lack of federal funding has affected government employees, Native communities, Americans relying on food stamps and more. And the next victims of the month-long crisis could be Americans suffering from opioid addiction.
Jan. 23, 2019
Water Rights Battle Over Gila River Could Kill Drought Plan
A battle is brewing over valuable water rights that could blow up Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan. Legislative House Speaker Rusty Bowers has proposed overturning a state law requiring farmers upstream from the Gila River to use their water share every five years or lose it.
Jan. 23, 2019
Arrest In Case Of Incapacitated  Woman Who Gave Birth
Phoenix police say Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault in the impregnation of an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility.
Jan. 23, 2019
 New MCCCD Board Leadership Stresses Transparency
Unpopular decisions regarding faculty bargaining tools, the district’s football program and several lawsuits have put a spotlight on the colleges and the board.
Jan. 23, 2019
McSally Meets With Border Workers, Officials In Nogales
Newly appointed U.S. Sen. Martha McSally purchased 30 pizzas for more than 100 Customs and Border Protection employees in Nogales on Tuesday. It was a gesture to federal workers who are working without pay during the government shutdown. McSally also met with local officials as the shutdown hurts the border economy.
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Jan. 23, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated People Say Sentence Reduction Can Inspire Hope
HB 2270 would allow people in state prisons to earn credit against their sentences with good behavior and participation in rehabilitative programming.
Jan. 22, 2019
Resources Available To Help Arizona Federal Workers Pay Utilities
Mesa is the latest Arizona city to offer federal workers the option to defer their utility payments until after the partial government shutdown ends.
Jan. 22, 2019
Ducey Calls For Bipartisanship To End Shutdown
Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on Congress to find solutions to restart the federal government. He said Arizona is doing what it can to cover lack of funding as the shutdown continues into a fourth week.
Jan. 22, 2019
Explosion In Mexico Sparks Concerns
The death toll from Friday’s pipeline explosion in Mexico has risen to almost 100, while dozens are still injured. Most of the victims were stealing gas from a leak before the explosion, sparking a debate on who’s to blame for the incident.
Jan. 22, 2019
Medicaid Decision Sets Precedent For Indian Country
Arizona has become the only state in the country where Native Americans are allowed Medicaid benefits without fulfilling work requirements. At the same time, 120,000 non-native state residents must comply. The announcement came Friday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Jan. 22, 2019
Native American Union Sues Federal Government
A group of federal employees that serve tribal programs is suing the federal government because they are working without pay during the partial shutdown.
Jan. 22, 2019
New Rule Adds Requirement For Free Health Care
About 120,000 Arizonans who are on medicare or medicaid will soon be required to follow a new rule in order to keep their free health care. It’s called the “community engagement” requirement, and it was approved for Arizonans on Friday.
Jan. 22, 2019
MIM Exploring The History Of The Electric Guitar
The electric guitar has produced some of the world’s most well-known musical riffs, but its history goes back well before the rock and roll of the late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, and includes jazz legends like Charlie Christian and, of course, the great Bo Diddley.
Jan. 22, 2019
Are Americans Falling Out Of Love With Awards Shows?
Oscar nominations came out Tuesday morning, and already there is some buzz about the best picture nominations. But, at least for some people, the reaction was a giant yawn.
Jan. 22, 2019

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