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Chris Herstam Gives Insight Into Diane Douglas And Doug Ducey Political Feud
Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas attempted to fire the executive director of the Arizona Board of Education last week. About one day later, Governor Doug Ducey overturned that decision. That, in turn, led to one of the most surprising and intense press releases in recent history.
Feb. 18, 2015
Columnist Rem Rieder Talks About Honesty In Journalism
Journalists have been attracting a lot of headlines lately. And the one who has drawn opinions across the board is the anchor of NBC’s Nightly News, Brian Williams.
Feb. 18, 2015
Grammy-Winner Rosanne Cash Talks About Her Music And Famous Father
The Grammy award voters were very good to a few artists earlier this month, including singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash. She collected three for the pieces she created on the album “The River and the Thread.”
Feb. 18, 2015
Why Metro Phoenixs Housing Market Cooled Down In 2014
The Valley's explosive housing recovery in recent years officially slowed down in 2014, ending the year with a modest 5.4 percent increase in home prices. With investor interest waning, the rebound now lies in the hands of traditional buyers, who experts say could start returning to homeownership this coming year.
Feb. 18, 2015
Measles In Arizona Contained — For Now
In the weeks following the latest measles outbreak, there have been no new confirmed cases – yet.
Feb. 18, 2015
Arizona Episcopal Priests Take To The Streets For Ashes To-Go Program
Episcopal leaders in Arizona are heading to the streets and sidewalks on Ash Wednesday to conduct the "Ashes To-Go" program.
Feb. 18, 2015
Cold Weather Back East Causing Valleys Temperature Spike
If you have relatives back east you probably already know about the polar vortex that has been freezing them out the last few weeks. But that same phenomenon is causing our temps to spike.
Feb. 18, 2015
Douglas Opponents Use Gaffe To Their Advantage
Opponents of embattled state schools Superintendent Diane Douglas started making plans for a recall as soon as she was elected. However, they needed to wait until she has been in office six months.
Feb. 18, 2015
Committee Votes To Protect Arizonas Lead Foot Drivers
Arizona drivers who have a lead foot could be helped by a measure approved in a House Committee. Under it, police would be barred from issuing a regular traffic citation to people driving 10 mph over the speed limit, no matter what the limit is.
Feb. 18, 2015
House Committee To Debate High Interest Loans
Seven years after Arizona voters killed the payday loan industry in the state, a state House Committee will debate a bill to offer yet another form of high-interest loans.
Feb. 18, 2015
Prisoner Health Settlement To Go Before Federal Judge For Approval
A federal judge will be deciding whether to approve the terms of a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Arizona’s more than 34,000 prisoners.
Feb. 18, 2015
Avocado Orchards In Mexico Compete With Forest Land
Demand for avocados in the United States has quadrupled in the last 20 years. America's growing love for the fruit may be harming the fragile habitat of the monarch butterfly, whose winter home is in the forests of central Mexico.
Feb. 18, 2015
Scottsdale Police Cite Pay Problems As Cause Of High Turnover
Officers are leaving the Scottsdale Police Department at a rate more than double that of other Valley police agencies. Officers have asked the Scottsdale City Council for a boost in pay to help address the retention issue.
Feb. 18, 2015
Pima County Rejects Ban On Hiring Smokers
After months of controversy, Pima County decided Tuesday not to ban hiring smokers.
Feb. 17, 2015
ASU Workshop Hopes To Inspire And Increase Use Of Rehabilitation Robotics
Engineers are playing a greater role in the field of medicine. A workshop at ASU, now drawing hundreds of professionals, aims to improve interaction between medical practitioners and technology.
Feb. 17, 2015
Protecting The Nation
In 2006, an E. coli outbreak in California Spinach rocked the fresh produce industry. Nearly 200 people across the country got sick. Three died. Farmers in Arizona were paying close attention. Arizona, along with California, produces almost all of the nation’s leafy greens and so they both got to work developing a more stringent approach to food safety.
Feb. 17, 2015
Fired Arizona Board Of Education Employees Return To Work Unobstructed
The executive director and assistant executive director of the Arizona Board of Education returned to work just after 8:30 this morning. The two were fired by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas last week.
Feb. 17, 2015
Monarch Butterflies Migrate By The Millions To Central Mexico
This is the time of year when millions of monarch butterflies migrate south to the forests of central Mexico. They gather in high altitudes outside the city of Zitacuaro in the state of Michoacan.
Feb. 17, 2015
New Bill Restricts Room Access For Hotel Employees Who Are Registered Sex Offenders
A senate committee approved a bill Monday that would bar a registered sex offender working at a hotel or motel from having key access to a guest’s room. This comes after two women claimed the same man raped them when he was an employee at two separate hotels in Mesa.
Feb. 17, 2015
New Report Predicts Southwest Will Become Drier Than Ever
A report released last week predicts the worst drought in history in on the way for the central and southwest United States. And some of the data for the report came from an unlikely source.
Feb. 17, 2015

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