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Investment Banker Advises To Invest In Paid Family Leave

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A strong voice from Wall Street is weighing in on the importance of paid family leave for parents of newborn children and people caring for seriously ill or elderly relatives.   Tom Nides served as Deputy Secretary of State and recently moved to Morgan Stanley. The investment banker believes in legislation introduced in Congress that would create employee-paycheck deduction pools ... Read More »

Steven Seagal Considering Running For Arizona Governor

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Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor. The "Marked for Death" actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the state's highest office and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America. The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series "Steven ... Read More »

Authorities Identify Shot Maricopa County Posse Member

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The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has identified the posse member shot during a robbery and police chase. The office said that 63-year-old Phillip Grigg was shot this week while attempting to assist a Phoenix officer who also was shot. Deputies said Grigg has undergone multiple surgeries and remains in critical condition. The office says that Grigg has been a posse ... Read More »

University Of Arizona To Lead Mission To Land Unmanned Aircraft On Asteroid

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The University of Arizona is leading a $1 Bbllion project to land an unmanned craft on an asteroid that may pose a hazard to Earth. The Arizona Republic reports that the school is heading a project called OSIRIS-Rex that is scheduled for a September 2016 launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. According to the project's mission, the unmanned craft is slated ... Read More »

Calexico Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Dangerous Gang Member

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On Tuesday, United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous Mara Salvatrucha gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents observed the man, later identified as Jose Perez-Santos, a 31-year-old Salvadoran national, as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Perez without incident approximately three ... Read More »

New Year’s Resolution For Parenting: Discipline Instead Of Punishment

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It is not on the list of typical new year's resolutions along with quitting smoking or losing weight, but one expert says a goal for 2014 of parenting through discipline instead of punishment can have life-long positive effects. Ingrid Bauer is a mother of four and an expert on communication within families. She says there is a big difference between ... Read More »

Yuma Area Doctor Has License Suspended By Arizona Medical Board 


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An area doctor has had his medical license suspended by the Arizona Medical Board. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Doctor Alaaedin Babiker was suspended from practicing medicine on December 18th 2013. The board concluded that quote – “the public health, safety or welfare imperatively requires emergency action.” – unquote. The investigation began after one of Doctor Babiker’s patients complained ... Read More »

Arizona Racial Profiling Case Costs Taxpayers $21 Million


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Taxpayers will pay an estimated $21 million over the next year and a half for changes ordered in response to a racial profiling ruling against an Arizona sheriff's office.   Maricopa County also would have to pick up an additional $10 million in staff and other costs each year beginning in mid-2015 to comply with the judge's order against Sheriff ... Read More »

Holiday Season Brings A Number Of Family Killings

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An Arizona woman is accused of killing her daughter and trying to fatally stab her husband and poison her other three children over a custody dispute on Christmas Day. In Southern California, a man apparently killed his wife and their two children before turning the gun on himself a day before New Year's Eve. In New Mexico, a 38 year ... Read More »

Gas Prices In Arizona Higher This Week

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Gasoline prices around Arizona are higher at the pump this week. Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.19 a gallon. That is an increase of more than $0.04 from last week. This week's national average is at #3.32 per gallon, up by nearly $0.06 from last week. AAA analysts say ... Read More »

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