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Arizona Effort Underway To Deregulate All Drugs, Legal Or Illicit
A Phoenix man is hoping to make Arizona the first state to effectively repeal all drug laws, including illicit drugs like heroin. Travis Vanden Brul claims current regulations treat medical marijuana users as criminals.
Dec. 31, 2018
Public Meetings On Proposed Arena Agreement Begin Jan. 5
The city has a proposed agreement with the Suns, which operates the arena, to renovate and commit the team to stay in Phoenix until at least 2037.
Dec. 31, 2018
Phoenix Seed Library Grew Significantly In 2018
There are more than 150 types of seeds in the library catalog online including native tepary beans, wildflowers and luffa.
Dec. 31, 2018
Q&AZ: What Makes An Ocotillos Leaves Grow?
The Sonoran-native shrub grows leaves four to five times a year. While often used as an ornamental plant, Native Americans have used the ocotillo for its practical purposes.
Dec. 31, 2018
Arizona Opioid Youth Prevention Campaign Goes Live
Arizona health officials hope a new media campaign will deter more teens from abusing opioids.
Dec. 31, 2018
GOP State Lawmaker Proposes Collecting Initiative Signatures Online
A proposal by a Republican lawmaker in southern Arizona could make it easier for groups to propose their own state laws and constitutional amendments.
Dec. 31, 2018
Gov. Ducey Appoints New Arizona Medicaid Director
On Monday, Governor Doug Ducey announced Jami Snyder will lead the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, which is known as AHCCCS.
Dec. 31, 2018
Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Steve Wilks Fired
The Arizona Cardinals fired their head coach after one year on the job. Steve Wilks was let go Monday morning after a season-ending loss on Sunday.
Dec. 31, 2018
Innovation Hub: New Year, New Ways Of Learning
The New Year is often seen as a blank slate. It’s a way to start fresh and maybe accomplish those goals you’ve been putting off for the last 365 days. But how you learn is just as important as what you learn. Our show this week will get you ready to tackle whatever is on your agenda.
Dec. 31, 2018
Hermosillo Earns The Plogging World Record
How can you get hundreds — even thousands — of people to voluntarily spend an afternoon picking up trash on city streets? That’s the goal behind a new sport called plogging that’s picking up stream in Sonora's capital city Hermosillo, where residents earned a world record for the most people plogging at one time.
Dec. 31, 2018
Law Protecting Patients From Surprise Bills Takes Effect
Arizonans will have a way to dispute unexpected medical bills, or “surprise bills”, starting Jan. 1. A new law says patients who go to an in-network hospital for service and are later billed for out-of-network care can now dispute the bill through an arbitration process.
Dec. 31, 2018
Push To Change Tucson City Council Elections
Unable to get courts to void Tucson's current council election system, some political interests now are taking their case directly to voters.
Dec. 31, 2018
U.S. Will Help Mexico Despite Government Shutdown
Mexico requested aid from the U.S. and Canada to investigate a deadly and controversial helicopter crash that occurred Monday. The Canadian help has arrived, but the American support has faced difficulties as a result of the government’s shutdown.
Dec. 31, 2018
Former Dean Pledges $20 Million To University Of Arizona
A professor emeritus at the University of Arizona has pledged a record $20 million to his alma mater. The gift is a result of how UA treated him.
Dec. 31, 2018
Phoenix Memorial Service Honors Life, Legacy Of Sen. John McCain
Arizonans lined the streets and mourners gathered at a church as a motorcade carrying Sen. John McCain's body left the state Capitol for a second day of memorial services for the maverick politician, former prisoner of war and two-time presidential candidate.
Dec. 31, 2018
The internet has brought us another heated debate of the senses — not a picture this time, but an audio clip. The clip was posted on Twitter and went viral because different people hear different things from the same clip.
Dec. 31, 2018
Monsoon Stories: How The Storms Tickle Our Senses
The monsoon storms in the Valley bring walls of dust then sheets of rain. And then comes the smell. It’s like the whole desert takes a deep breath and opens up. The distinct smell of creosote fills the air.
Dec. 31, 2018
Who Was D.B. Cooper? Filmmaker May Have An Answer
In 1971, a skyjacker parachuted out of a plane over Oregon with $200,000, and basically disappeared. A huge manhunt didn’t find the suspect who came to be known as D.B. Cooper, although media outlets received a few letters supposedly from him after the fact. Now, a filmmaker believes he’s found the real D.B. Cooper.
Dec. 31, 2018
The Changing Face(s) Of America
In the 1960s, many astronauts were household names — think Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn. But today, NASA astronauts are largely anonymous, and it’s the people funding space travel that are more well-known like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
Dec. 31, 2018
Sandy Hook Father Fights Conspiracy Theories That Emerge After Mass Shootings
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.
Dec. 31, 2018

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