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New State Budget Uncertain As Arizona Senators Hold Out
Republican legislative leaders introduced a nearly $12 billion budget plan Tuesday, but plan’s future is uncertain. Several Senate Republicans say they will not vote for it in its current form.
May 22, 2019
AHCCCS Considers More Drug Options For Opioid Addiction
On Thursday, a state panel will hear testimony on whether to consider adding more medications to the Preferred Drug List for Medicaid patients who are addicted to opioids.
May 22, 2019
How Arizona Could Become Top 2020 Battleground State
Is Arizona shaping up to be a political battleground in next year’s elections?
May 22, 2019
Phoenix Suns Introduce New Coach Monty Williams
The Phoenix Suns introduced their fifth head coach in as many seasons Tuesday, officially welcoming Monty Williams to the NBA team.
May 22, 2019
Rep. Ben Toma’s criminal justice reform bill would ensure that people can’t be sentenced as a "repeat offender" unless they have actually been previously convicted of a crime.
May 22, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: Moonlight Magic
Moonlight Magic is a lounge exotica band that sounds like they stepped off the stage of a 1960s tropical bar, and they look the part too.
May 22, 2019
Legal Opinion May Affect Executions In 3 States
A legal opinion made public earlier this month could affect the number of executions certain states can carry out.
May 22, 2019
Political Outsiders Lead Phoenix City Council Races
Phoenix could soon have two new council members. The city clerk's office is still counting ballots from the runoff election for seats in Districts 5 and 8. The margins in both districts are pretty different, just like the candidates.
May 22, 2019
Arizona Lawmaker Wants $32 Vehicle Registration Fee Dropped
One controversial portion of the Arizona GOP budget proposal would repeal a $32 vehicle registration fee over five years. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she won’t vote for the budget unless the fee is dropped entirely.
May 22, 2019
Report: Nearly 60% Of Military Families Have Maintenance Issues With Private Military Housing
Nearly 60 percent of the more than 16,000 military families nationwide described difficulties with maintenance issues while living in private military housing. That’s according to a new report by the Military Family Advisory Network, which represents military families.
May 22, 2019
Republicans Defend Tax Cuts In Face Of Teacher Demands
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday defended tax cuts in the budget deal they made with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey despite demands from teachers for an end to further revenue cuts until schools are fully funded.
May 22, 2019
Abortion Rights Supporters, Opponents Protest At Arizona Capitol
About 200 women — and some men — gathered outside the capitol Tuesday in support and protest of recent abortion restrictions enacted in Alabama and seven other states.
May 22, 2019
Phoenix Still Counting Ballots In Council Races
The Phoenix City Clerk’s Office is still counting ballots from Tuesday’s runoff election for seats in Districts 5 and 8. The margins in both districts are pretty different — just like the candidates.
May 22, 2019
Dept. Of Corrections Whistleblower Calls For Change Of Leadership
When asked why she came forward, despite threats of retaliation and intimidation from her superiors, Gabriela Contreras said she had no choice. Contreras spoke to the press Tuesday in her first public appearance after leaking footage to ABC15 that would lead Gov. Doug Ducey to launch an investigation of the Arizona Department of Corrections.
May 22, 2019
On a late-September morning deep within the Navajo Nation, Larron Badoni practiced his golf swing. Sun blanketed the plateaus and mesas surrounding the Lowerville Stingers Golf Club – nine holes scattered over a rocky, hilly, shrubby landscape dotted with blue shade structures, weathered carpets and pins flying red and white flags.
May 22, 2019
MCCCD Board To Decide On Worker Pay, Property Taxes
The Maricopa County Community College District chief operating officer presented budget requests at a special governing board meeting Tuesday. Those requests included a 2 percent raise or at least $1,000 for all full-time faculty and classified staff. Adjunct faculty and temporary hourly employees would also get a pay raise.
May 21, 2019
USPS To Test Self-Driving Trucks In Phoenix
Already a hub for testing self-driving cars, Phoenix is home to a new driverless venture: delivering mail.
May 21, 2019
Major Sonoran Union Threatens July General Strike
A major union in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, is threatening a large general strike this summer.
May 21, 2019
Trump Nominates Barbara Barrett For Air Force Secretary
President Donald Trump has nominated an aerospace executive to be the next secretary of the Air Force. Trump says in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson who is stepping down at the end of this month after two years on the job.
May 21, 2019
 Ex-Nurse Charged With Raping Patient Appeals HIV Test Order
The former nurse charged with raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth is appealing a court order requiring that he be tested for HIV.
May 21, 2019

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