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AZ Lawmakers Look To Expand Military Training Near Tucson
In a show of bipartisan support, members of the Arizona’s congressional delegation have asked the Army to use a National Guard facility 30 miles north of Tucson to expand military training. This would also include training for Apache attack helicopter pilots.
June 13, 2019
Sky Harbor Approved For 20-Year Renovation Plan
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has been approved for a 20-year renovation plan, and the airport could serve 80 million passengers a year by the time it's finished.
June 13, 2019
Librarian: Ending Library Fines Is A Social justice Issue
Library fines are something many of us have some experience with — coughing up a quarter here or there for an overdue book. Maricopa County recently decided to get rid of those fines from all of its libraries, following a national trend.
June 13, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Produce Rescue
Listen to the sounds of Sa'Ray Hood distributing fruits and vegetables with Produce on Wheels in Mesa.
June 13, 2019
Sinema Pushes For Veterans
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema ran as a Centrist, and the Arizona Democrat has largely stayed out of the partisan fray in Washington. Now she's pushing for immigration reform, and her Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act has passed the Republican-controlled Senate.
June 13, 2019
Man Who Sold Bullets To Vegas Shooter Seeks Bench Trial
An Arizona man who admitted to selling bullets to the Las Vegas shooter days before the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history wants a judge — not a jury — to try his case.
June 13, 2019
Report Finds David Schweikert
The U.S. Office of Congressional Ethics published its report after concluding Congressman David Schweikert's former chief of staff violated multiple ethics rules.
June 13, 2019
Arizona Interjects In Televised Horse Racing Dispute
With his signature, Gov. Doug Ducey placed the state in the middle of an off track betting legal battle between Monarch Content Management — the company that provides televised signals of horse races — and the tracks that both produce and receive those signals.
June 13, 2019
 Investigation Pending Into Brush Fire Near Tonto Park
A brush fire that broke out near Tonto National Forest has stalled and authorities say they’ve reopened nearby recreational areas.
June 13, 2019
Cause Of Plane Crash In North Phoenix Could Take A Year
Authorities say a pilot suffered second- and third-degree burns after his plane crashed west of Deer Valley Airport on Tuesday. The cause of the crash is still unknown.
June 13, 2019
Valley Nonprofit Offers Respite For Grandfamilies
The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is on the rise according to Duet, a Valley nonprofit that supports grandfamilies. Respite money is one of the services Duet offers these families.
June 13, 2019
Researchers Studying Effects Of Marijuana On Dementia Patients
Many people with dementia have behavioral issues. Traditionally, those behaviors have been treated with medications that have side effects. Now researchers are looking at the effects of marijuana on people with dementia.
June 13, 2019
Arizona schools will receive more money than they have in almost a decade to buy new supplies and fix aging buildings, but in the state’s largest district and others around the state, this money isn’t always going to capital needs like textbooks, desks and building repairs.
June 13, 2019
Protecting The Northern Jaguar: Securing Jaguar Corridors
Nature reserves provide a safe haven for wildlife that’s an essential part of recovering the diminishing northern jaguar population. But it takes more than protecting isolated reserves to ensure jaguars’ long-term survival. That’s why some conservationists are putting their focus on securing jaguar corridors in northern Mexico.
June 13, 2019
App Aims To Raise Accountability In Immigration Court
A legal advocacy group has unveiled an app aimed at increasing accountability and transparency in the backlogged immigration court system.
June 12, 2019
After Burst of Border Violence, DPS Sends Help to Border
The Department of Public Safety is sending resources to the Arizona-Mexico border after bloody shootouts left nine dead in two Sonoran cities. But one Sonoran official doubts there will be much for them to do.
June 12, 2019
Mexico Activists Accused Of Human Smuggling Released
In Arizona, it is unclear if humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren will continue to face charges of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. And in Mexico, two activists accused of human smuggling have been released. Their supporters said the arrests were a setup.
June 12, 2019
UA Receives $1.5M Grant To Expand Intelligence Degree Program
The University of Arizona has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to establish an intelligence-focused degree program.
June 12, 2019
Phoenix Theatre Entryway Named After Steven Spielberg
It’s no secret that Steven Spielberg has Phoenix roots. His first feature-length movie, "Firelight" — a film which allegedly inspired "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" — premiered at the Phoenix Theatre Company’s Mainstage in 1964
June 12, 2019
Arizona Artist Ted DeGrazia Featured In AZ Highways
What kind of an artist carries thousands of dollars in a paper bag when he goes to a car dealership to buy at least one new automobile? What kind of artist sets fire to more than $1 million worth of his paintings as a way of protesting U.S. inheritance taxes?
June 12, 2019

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