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New Bills Pass After Debate And Testimonies
Two bills were debated in front of a packed room at the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday: One to change the age and boundary requirements for the Empowerment Scholarship Account program, and the other to move oversight of those accounts.
Feb. 14, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debating Legal Sports Betting
The U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down a law that generally banned sports betting. Since then, states including New Jersey, New Mexico and Pennsylvania have legalized it. Many others have introduced bills to legalize sports betting, including Arizona.
Feb. 14, 2019
Most Sex Assaults At Large Colleges Happen Off Campus
The Associated Press asked the nation’s 10 largest public universities for several years of data on the topic. Out of eight that provided data, five had more reports from off campus than on school property: The University of Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Michigan State and the University of Central Florida.
Feb. 14, 2019
Surgeon General: Vaccines Greatest Health Intervention
Dr. Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, has been in Arizona this week, talking about health care and the economy, among other things. He was at the University of Arizona Medical School on Wednesday and has had meetings with government and community leaders.
Feb. 14, 2019
Border Militarization Sparks The Interest Of Some Tourists
Officials south of the border in Nogales, Sonora say that increased military presence in neighboring Nogales, Arizona is hard on border communities. But it’s also encouraged some tourists to come see what’s happening at the border for themselves.
Feb. 14, 2019
The Takeaway:
One year ago today, a gunman took 17 lives at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Soon after, a new movement was born: young people leading a new push to curb gun violence in the U.S.
Feb. 14, 2019
House Bill Seeks To Protect Magistrate Judges From Firing
A House panel voted Wednesday to prohibit city council members from firing lay judges who oversee lower court cases.
Feb. 14, 2019
Man Convicted In 2010 Murder Of Border Patrol Agent
A Mexican man was convicted of first-degree murder last Tuesday for the 2010 killing of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Heraclio Osorio Arellanes was convicted on nine separate counts, including first degree murder. He is one of seven defendants charged in Terry's murder. Most have been convicted and sentenced to either life in prison or about 30-year-long sentences.
Feb. 14, 2019
Bill Would Force Apps To Disclose When They
State lawmakers want smart phones and other electronic devices with access to built-in microphones and cameras to clearly disclose when they're watching you.
Feb. 14, 2019
White House Drug Advisor Visits Arizona
A top advisor to President Donald Trump’s newly confirmed drug czar says rural communities are a priority in the fight against the country’s drug overdose crisis.
Feb. 13, 2019
Senate Committee Approves Intermediate Care Facility Licensing Bill
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee unanimously voted to advance a bill that would require Intermediate Care Facilities, like the one at Hacienda Healthcare, to be licensed by the Arizona Department of Health.
Feb. 13, 2019
Opportunity Rover Shuts Down, But AZ Legacy Endures
After more than 1,000 attempts to restore contact, a 15-year journey across Mars has ended for NASA’s Opportunity Rover. But the vehicle lives on in its achievements and its local legacy.
Feb. 13, 2019
McSally Calls On-Base Living Conditions
The Senate Armed Services Committee held an open hearing on Wednesday about the dangerous living conditions in private on-base military housing. Arizona Sen. Martha McSally called the situation disgusting.
Feb. 13, 2019
Jack Sellers Chosen To Represent East Valley
Jack Sellers is the newest member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The current board chose him unanimously to replace former District 1 Supervisor Denny Barney.
Feb. 13, 2019
Criminal Justice Reform Activists Push For Hearings
With a deadline approaching at the Arizona Legislature for new bills to be heard in committee, supporters of criminal justice reform legislation held a vigil at the Statehouse Tuesday night.
Feb. 13, 2019
Attorney Sends Glendale Police Stun Gun Case To FBI
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery made the decision after the Governor called the original investigation "whitewashed" to a 12 News reporter.
Feb. 13, 2019
Bill Would Open Up College Scholarships To More Foster Kids
State lawmakers are debating a bill that would make university and community college scholarships available to kids who were in the foster care system as young as 14. Currently, the aid is available to 16-year-olds in foster care.
Feb. 13, 2019
There’s a huge variety of fruits and vegetables that we have access to, almost year-round. But how long have those crops been around? And how many specific kinds of crops have we actually lost over the generations?
Feb. 13, 2019
Study To Look For Biomarkers For Parkinson
Researchers at ASU and the University of California, San Diego will be working to find blood-based biomarkers of Parkinson’s Disease.
Feb. 13, 2019
Lawmaker Aims To Move Voucher Oversight To A Private Group
On Wednesday, Arizona lawmakers debated a proposal from Republican Sen. David Livingston to sweep oversight of the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program — more commonly known as vouchers — from the Department of Education and hire a private company to oversee it.
Feb. 13, 2019

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