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The Takeaway: Greenland Ice Sheet Reaches
Greenland’s ice is melting roughly four times faster than it was over a decade ago, according to a new study published this week. And scientists say that the accelerated melting is likely to speed up sea level rise on a global scale.
Jan. 23, 2019
Mother Of Baby Found In Amazon Bathroom Released
The woman who left a newborn baby in a south Phoenix Amazon distribution center bathroom last week has been released without bail.
Jan. 23, 2019
Larry Fitzgerald Returning To Arizona Cardinals For 16th Season
Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning to the Arizona Cardinals for a 16th NFL season. The Cardinals announced Wednesday that they signed the 35-year-old Fitzgerald to a one-year contract.
Jan. 23, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Revenge Fantasy
In the heat of the moment, revenge can be an appealing idea to consider but often it has devastating results with fleeting satisfaction. Revenge permeates popular media and we dislike when a wrongdoer goes unpunished, so why don't we actually decide to carry out justice ourselves?
Jan. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: The Shutdown
Across the country, the lack of federal funding has affected government employees, Native communities, Americans relying on food stamps and more. And the next victims of the month-long crisis could be Americans suffering from opioid addiction.
Jan. 23, 2019
Water Rights Battle Over Gila River Could Kill Drought Plan
A battle is brewing over valuable water rights that could blow up Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan. Legislative House Speaker Rusty Bowers has proposed overturning a state law requiring farmers upstream from the Gila River to use their water share every five years or lose it.
Jan. 23, 2019
Witness In Shooting Of Teen Now Unsure On Details
A man who disputed suburban Tempe police's assertion that a teenage boy they shot and killed had stolen an airsoft gun from his truck now says he is unsure, prompting authorities to reiterate Tuesday plans to re-interview witnesses and victims.
Jan. 23, 2019
Attorneys For Former NAU Student Ask To Withdraw From Case
The request comes after a state Supreme Court committee admonished Ryan Stevens and Bruce Griffen for once representing one of the shooting victims and now representing the defendant, Steven Jones. The committee said it found probable cause to believe the attorneys violated rules of professional conduct, including delaying a murder trial.
Jan. 23, 2019
Nurse Arrested In Case Of Incapacitated  Woman Who Gave Birth At Hacienda HealthCare Facility
Phoenix police say Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault in the impregnation of an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility.
Jan. 23, 2019
Sen. McSally Meets With Border Employees, Officials In Nogales
Newly appointed U.S. Sen. Martha McSally purchased 30 pizzas for more than 100 Customs and Border Protection employees in Nogales on Tuesday. It was a gesture to federal workers who are working without pay during the government shutdown. McSally also met with local officials as the shutdown hurts the border economy.
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Jan. 23, 2019
 New MCCCD Board Leadership Stresses Transparency
Unpopular decisions regarding faculty bargaining tools, the district’s football program and several lawsuits have put a spotlight on the colleges and the board.
Jan. 22, 2019
Activist Urges People To Renew DACA Status
With signs pointing toward the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program surviving at least one more year, local activists are telling “Dreamers” to renew their status if it expires in the next six months.
Jan. 22, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated People Say Sentence Reduction Can Inspire Hope
HB 2270 would allow people in state prisons to earn credit against their sentences with good behavior and participation in rehabilitative programming.
Jan. 22, 2019
Resources Available To Help Arizona Federal Workers Pay Utilities
Mesa is the latest Arizona city to offer federal workers the option to defer their utility payments until after the partial government shutdown ends.
Jan. 22, 2019
Ducey Calls For Bipartisanship To End Shutdown
Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on Congress to find solutions to restart the federal government. He said Arizona is doing what it can to cover lack of funding as the shutdown continues into a fourth week.
Jan. 22, 2019
Explosion In Mexico Sparks Concerns
The death toll from Friday’s pipeline explosion in Mexico has risen to almost 100, while dozens are still injured. Most of the victims were stealing gas from a leak before the explosion, sparking a debate on who’s to blame for the incident.
Jan. 22, 2019
Medicaid Decision Sets Precedent For Indian Country
Arizona has become the only state in the country where Native Americans are allowed Medicaid benefits without fulfilling work requirements. At the same time, 120,000 non-native state residents must comply. The announcement came Friday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Jan. 22, 2019
Native American Union Sues Federal Government
A group of federal employees that serve tribal programs is suing the federal government because they are working without pay during the partial shutdown.
Jan. 22, 2019
The Takeaway: Senator Merkley Asks FBI To Open Probe Over Family Separation Statements
Last Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General released a report, saying “thousands of children” may have been separated from their families before the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy went into effect.
Jan. 22, 2019
The Takeaway: Where Negotiations Stand On Shutdown
It has been over a month since the federal government was last fully open. In the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, nearly 800,000 federal employees are either furloughed or working without pay.
Jan. 22, 2019

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