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Mark Kelly Announces Run For Senate Seat
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is running for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat in 2020. Kelly is the first Democrat to formally announce plans to run for John McCain’s former seat against current Republican Sen. Martha McSally.
Feb. 12, 2019
Bill Would Remove Voucher Oversight From Democrats
GOP voucher supporters want to strip away one of the key duties of the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Feb. 12, 2019
Lawmakers Want To Re-Prioritize Higher Education Funds
Some Arizona lawmakers want the state to cover more of the costs of higher education for high school graduates. The plea comes after years of cuts to higher ed. Members of the Senate Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development want to put an extra $102 million into universities for the upcoming school year.
Feb. 12, 2019
GOP Bill Aims To Reclassify And Reduce Student Wages
GOP State lawmakers are taking another swing at the voter mandated minimum wage law. State Rep. Travis Grantham's bill re-classifies employees who are students, under age 22, and working less than 20 hours a week, as "casual basis" hires.
Feb. 12, 2019
New Hotels Generating More Business In Tempe
Tempe’s Tourism Office said the number of hotel room nights booked in 2018 was nearly 250,000 higher than in 2016.
Feb. 12, 2019
Will Kelli Ward Back Candidates With Similar Views On Immigration?
In her last primary race for U.S. Senate, Dr. Kelli Ward and other Republicans wrestled to prove they most resembled President Donald Trump’s hawkish stance on illegal immigration and border security. The selection of Ward as chairwoman of Arizona’s GOP raises the question of whether she’ll back candidates that share her own views over moderates.
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Feb. 11, 2019
AZ Grandparents Advocate For Kinship Financial Resources Bill
Members of Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors gathered at the Legislature Monday to encourage lawmakers to support a Senate bill that would strengthen financial support for kinship caregivers.
Feb. 11, 2019
Glendale PD Sued For Excessive Use Of Force
Johnny Wheatcroft, who was a passenger in the car, was tased multiple times and charged with aggravated assault against a Glendale officer.
Feb. 11, 2019
AZ Senate Votes To Rescind $32 Vehicle Fee
The state Senate voted Monday to rescind a $32 vehicle registration fee Gov. Doug Ducey wanted to use towards funding the state highway department.
Feb. 11, 2019
Nestle Bottling Plant In South Phoenix Set To Close
A water bottling plant that opened in south Phoenix less than three years ago is closing. The company is moving its operations to other facilities.
Feb. 11, 2019
Woman Must Pay For Ammo Likely Smuggled Into Mexico
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a decision that an Arizona woman has to pay the U.S. government for ammunition worth thousands of dollars that was likely smuggled into Mexico.
Feb. 11, 2019
ADOT Plans Improvements To I-10 Along Broadway Curve
The Arizona Department of Transportation has proposed improvements along an 11-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between the Interstate 17 split interchange and the Loop 202 SanTan Freeway that includes the Broadway Curve.
Feb. 11, 2019
First Step Taken Toward Lawsuit Over Family Separations
In a first step toward a potential lawsuit, a group of undocumented migrant mothers who were separated from their children at the border last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages from the U.S. government.
Feb. 11, 2019
Latino, Tucson History Told Through A Comic Book
Henry Barajas, is a former journalist in Tucson, was gifted his great-grandfather’s documents. Barajas turned his family’s history into a comic book series he calls "La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo."
Feb. 11, 2019
Inside San Diego
As climate change threatens species around the globe, there is a different kind of zoo in San Diego that’s aiming to bring some endangered species back. The San Diego Zoo’s frozen zoo is the largest animal cryobank.
Feb. 11, 2019
Denver Teachers To Go On Strike Over Pay Issues
Denver teachers are walking out of the classroom this Monday. It’s the latest in a string of teacher strikes that have taken place around the country in the last few years. The major issue at hand, as it is in Arizona, is teacher pay.
Feb. 11, 2019
Proposal Would Give Some AZ Teachers Tuition Discount
Arizona has a teacher shortage, and has had one for at least a few years now. In an effort to try to stem that tide, Arizona Rep. Randy Friese is proposing an Experienced Teacher Retention Pilot Program.
Feb. 11, 2019
Q&AZ: How Did The Arizona Cactus League Get Started?
Fifteen teams have been training in Arizona's Cactus League since 2010, but there have been multiple teams in Arizona since 1947. According to Marshall Trimble, Arizona's state historian, the first team to train in Arizona was the Detroit Tigers in the late 1920s.
Feb. 11, 2019
Free Expos For East Valley Residents 50 Years And Up
On Wednesday, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with vendors targeting the 50-plus market. From housing to health care and transportation to recreation, the event will feature free health screenings, demonstrations, and entertainment.
Feb. 11, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Protests In Venezuela
An international summit on Wednesday will look at the regional influence Iran now has in the Middle East.
Feb. 11, 2019

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