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The Takeaway: Even With A Billion Dollars To Fight LA
Homelessness is a national emergency that hits the state of California especially hard. Yet despite a bond measure that gives over a billion dollars to help the nearly 50,000 homeless residents, city officials are finding that they can't spend the money quickly or effectively enough to make an adequate dent in the crisis.
Feb. 20, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: 24-Hour News Cycle
We live in an era with push notifications and all-day news coverage, but is keeping up to date with the latest development really that important?
Feb. 20, 2019
Dolphinaris Says Arizona Aquatic Facility Isn
Dolphinaris Arizona spokeswoman Jennifer Smith says the facility on tribal land near Scottsdale remains temporarily closed as experts investigate potential factors in the dolphin deaths after a 22-year-old dolphin died on Jan. 31.
Feb. 20, 2019
Personalized Medicine Propels New Understanding Of Sex Differences
Humans are more alike than different, but small biological distinctions can exert huge health influences. Part one of this two-part series explores the growing importance of biological sex in biomedical research.
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Feb. 20, 2019
Peoria Officer Indicted On Fraud, Theft Charges
A Peoria police sergeant, who also spent nearly a decade overseeing the Arizona Tactical Officers Association is facing fraud and theft charges.
Feb. 20, 2019
AZ House Speaker Puts Water Bill On
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Tuesday said he would not advance his repeal of Arizona’s water forfeiture law. The bill has led the Gila River Indian Community to threaten to pull out of the Colorado River drought plan.
Feb. 19, 2019
This Website Archives Mid-Century Modern Homes
One of the most well-known architectural styles in Phoenix is mid-century modern. It's those 1950s and '60s-style houses with clean lines and breeze-block walls. Marlen Grove, Paradise Gardens and Marion Estates are a few neighborhoods in Phoenix where you’ll find examples of that mid-century modern style.
Feb. 19, 2019
Religious Exemption Vaccination Bill Fails
Opponents of the bill expressed concerns the exemption would decrease the number of people getting vaccinated and increase the spread of disease. “When religious beliefs harm other people directly than I think we have to think about whether we extend those exemptions,” said pediatrician Brigham Willis during the committee.
Feb. 19, 2019
Reporter Killed, Another Wounded In Hermosillo Shooting
One reporter is dead and another is gravely wounded after a weekend shooting in Hermosillo, the capital of the Northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Feb. 19, 2019
Veteran Suicide Bill Introduced In Legislature
In Arizona, veterans are nearly four times as likely as other residents to die by suicide, according to an ASU study in 2016. The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill to establish an annual report of veteran suicides in the state.
Feb. 19, 2019
As Re-Elections Approach, Mexicans Develop System To Monitor Legislators
Mexico will allow congress re-elections for the first time in nearly a century. With that in mind, two Mexican entrepreneurs developed a tool to monitor legislators; an instrument that they hope will empower democracy in Mexico and in other parts of the world.
Feb. 19, 2019
Q&AZ: Have Geese Always Migrated To Arizona?
Much like human snowbirds, geese flock to Arizona in the winter for warmth. But, also like some snowbirds, some have set up a permanent home here.
Feb. 19, 2019
Bill Aims To Address Lunch Fee Stigma In Schools
A bill making its way through the Legislature aims to fix how Arizona schools can address unpaid fees in the lunchroom.
Feb. 19, 2019
Bill Would Allow Some Lottery Winners To Be Anonymous
The next big winner of the Arizona Lottery could be "none of your business.'' On a party-line vote Tuesday the Arizona House Commerce Committee approved a measure to allow anyone with at least $100,000 in lottery winnings to demand that their names be kept confidential.
Feb. 19, 2019
Arizona Considering Cracking Down On Onerous Timeshare Contracts
Timeshare owners under unfair contracts are hoping Arizona lawmakers can find a way to legally protect them going forward. On Monday, the House Committee on Regulatory Affairs listened as timeshare owners shared their cautionary stories.
Feb. 19, 2019
Data Breach Hits Restaurants, Hotels Across Arizona
A data breach may have compromised the personal information of customers who patronized any of 50 Arizona businesses last month.
Feb. 19, 2019
The Takeaway: After Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played an NFL game in over two years. In October 2017, he filed a grievance, alleging that they colluded to keep him off the field. The quarterback’s lawyers called the owners’ decision not to sign him “retribution” for his protests against racial inequality.
Feb. 19, 2019
Most Arizonans Are Concerned About Climate Change
More Arizonans today — nearly two-thirds in fact — are concerned about climate change and view it as a serious problem. That’s one of the main findings from the latest Conservation in the West Poll.
Feb. 19, 2019
Has Enough Been Done To Protect The 2020 Elections?
The safety of U.S. elections moved into the spotlight during and following the 2016 campaign season. Congress recently approved $380 million to provide states with additional funding to improve their systems. But has enough been done to fend off problems in 2020? Has the issue become too partisan?
Feb. 19, 2019
David Boies Discusses Judicial Independence
Bush v. Gore, Westmoreland v. CBS, Hollingsworth v. Perry. In each of those well-known and — to some extent — groundbreaking cases, attorney David Boies represented one of the sides.
Feb. 19, 2019

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