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Singer Ryan Bingham Talks About His Latest Album
Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham had his career breakthrough when music he wrote for the Jeff Bridges film "Crazy Heart" won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy.
March 26, 2015
Municipal ID Plan OKd By Phoenix City Council Subcommittee
Phoenix residents may soon get the opportunity to apply for a municipal ID card. The proposal for a multi-use photo ID passed a city council subcommittee this week.
March 26, 2015
Arizona Official: Wait A Day Before Worrying About Bee Swarm
Johnny Diloné from the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department said that while seeing a swarm might be unnerving, hold off calling to complain.
March 26, 2015
Overpass Planned For State Route 347 Railroad Tracks In Maricopa
A planned overpass to route vehicles over the railroad tracks in the town of Maricopa has been given the green light by a federal agency.
March 26, 2015
Census: Maricopa County Is 2nd Fastest Growing County In US
Maricopa County had the second largest growth in the country between 2013 and 2014. The United States Census Bureau reports county population grew by 74,000 people.
March 26, 2015
New Law Makes It Harder For Arizona Homeowners To Take Builders To Court
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a new law this week to make it harder for homeowners to sue builders for construction defects, a move opponents say it puts homeowners at a disadvantage while supporters say it’ll limit costly litigation for everyone involved.
March 26, 2015
Glendale Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man Who Ignored Orders
A Glendale police officer fatally shot a man who authorities said threatened a woman with a gun during a confrontation a drive-thru ATM.
March 25, 2015
Mexican Man In Need Of Transplant Denied Visa
A young Mexican man who urgently needs a heart and liver transplant has been denied a U.S. visa for the second time, according to his family.
March 25, 2015
Feds Try To Clean Uranium Found In Navajo Water
During the Cold War, mining companies extracted four million tons of uranium from Navajo land to make nuclear weapons. Uranium left a deadly legacy. And the federal government is still cleaning up the contamination.
March 25, 2015
Photographer And Filmmaker Pete McBride Talks About His River Photo Project
When we think about rivers in Arizona, we tend to focus on the Colorado and whether it’ll have enough water to satisfy the needs of people who live in the West. But there are many other well-known rivers in the U.S. and across the globe that are beautiful to look at, while also providing an important natural resource.
March 25, 2015
Robert Crane Talks About His New Book About The Murder Of His Famous Father
Decades after the 1978 Scottsdale killing of former "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane, a new book by his son revisits the case.
March 25, 2015
Economics Writer Ben Casselman Talks About The Role Millennials Play In The Valley
There’s been a recent narrative that Phoenix has become a more attractive city for millennials as more is going on in business and the arts and with public transit, especially the light rail.
March 25, 2015
ASU Professor Barry Bozeman Talks About For-Profit Universities
Though Arizona is far from alone as a place where for-profit colleges and universities have been established, the Valley-based University of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University are widely acknowledged as having been leaders in the field. The reputation of for-profits, though, has suffered because of some questionable practices.
March 25, 2015
What Aspects Of State Education Standards Need To Improve
During last fall’s campaign, Governor Doug Ducey said he was opposed to the Common Core education standards and wanted to eliminate it. But on Monday, he called on the state board of education to look for ways to improve Arizona’s standards rather than completely toss out Common Core.
March 25, 2015
Number Of Rattlesnake Bites Up In Maricopa County
The return of spring weather means rattlesnakes are out from winter hibernation and the number of reported snake bites is up.
March 25, 2015
New Details In Yuma Plane Crash That Killed Marine
Investigators are releasing more information about a plane crash on a Yuma Marine Base earlier this month that cost one Marine his life.
March 25, 2015
Bill To Withhold Names Of Arizona Police Officers Heads To Governor
It is now up to Gov. Doug Ducey whether Arizonans will be denied for 60 days the names of police officers who kill civilians.
March 25, 2015
Proximity Of 15 Baseball Teams A Perk For Cactus League Fans
The Cactus League was first formed with only two teams. Today, 15 clubs play in 11 different ballparks all within an hour of each other. Some baseball fans say that’s what makes this league so unique.
March 25, 2015
Chicago Cubs Pitcher Misses Start After Driving To Wrong Stadium
Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson missed his spring training start against the Oakland A’s Tuesday because he drove to the wrong stadium.
March 25, 2015
Placing Arizona Medical Students In Rural Areas Still A Challenge
Arizona will soon be facing a physician shortage, particularly in rural areas. Is the state doing enough to attract new doctors and keep medical talent in state?
March 25, 2015

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