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Phoenix Council OKs budget with $3 million for new police review office

PHOENIX - The Phoenix City Council approved a sharp increase in funding for a new police oversight office Monday, after first making sure that the extra funds would not cut into a planned 1% pay raise for city workers.


Hundreds of protesters flow into downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX – Waves of protests, rolling across Arizona in the last several days like a tributary in a national unleashing of fury and grief over the deaths of black men at the hands of police, kept flowing on Tuesday night.


Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks

PHOENIX - Arizona tribal leaders told House lawmakers Tuesday that moves to reopen national parks are being made without needed health safety measures to protect tribal members or park visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mayors ‘flabbergasted’ at list of services Ducey order would protect

PHOENIX - Arizona mayors Tuesday questioned Gov. Doug Ducey's inclusion of golf courses, salons, laundries and other businesses in the definition of "essential services" that local governments would be barred from closing in response to the coronavirus.


Here comes the boom: Arizona girls high school wrestling participation nearly doubles

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Arizona High School girls wrestling just finished a second season as a sanctioned sport, and it is already experiencing rapid growth.


Coronavirus hits AZ: Officials confirm case in Tempe, one of five in U.S.

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County resident who recently returned from Wuhan, China, is one of five confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the U.S. That person was identified as a "member of the ASU community," but officials would not say whether the patient is a student or employee.


Prescription for nature: Grant aims to boost patient health through park time

PHOENIX – A new initiative encourages Arizona health care providers to “prescribe” park time for patients. It’s part of a larger effort to get people out and about to help battle mental and physical problems.


Swing state 2020: With the election a year off, Arizona could become a key player

PHOENIX – With 52 weeks left before the presidential election, is Arizona a red state or a blue state?


‘Asthma Alley’: Long Beach ranks worst in U.S. for air quality

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Out of the 100 largest cities in the country, Long Beach, California, ranked last in air quality.


Extreme weather galvanizes believers of climate change but doesn’t persuade skeptics

SMITH ISLAND, Md. – Scientists point to worsening floods, more powerful hurricanes and larger wildfires as evidence of climate change – but many Americans remain unconvinced.


Arizona quakes are mostly minor, but hundreds happen every year

PHOENIX – The aftershock of the Southern California earthquakes was the first quake Arizonans have felt since 2015, but the Grand Canyon State has hundreds of minor quakes each year.


VA expands veterans’ access to health care from private providers

PHOENIX – The Department of Veterans Affairs increases access to health care for veterans by relying on private providers.