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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (A...
Jim Sharpe

‘We’re in this together’ is not just a COVID-era commercial tagline

After an exhausting election, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says we need to unite, not divide further as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
11 months ago
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Rachel Gossen

AEA president hopes Prop 208 funding creates competitive teacher pool

Joe Thomas, President of the Arizona Education Association, joined Arizona's Morning News Friday to break down how Prop 208 revenue will help schools.
11 months ago
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Christopher Boan

Democrat Mark Kelly stresses differences between him, Joe Biden

Democratic senatorial candidate Mark Kelly discussed his odds heading into Election Day and what his message is to voters on Monday morning.
11 months ago
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Jayme West

Deadly argument in Phoenix over cellphone remains unsolved

The area of 27th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix is a busy place, even at 1 a.m., when a man was killed in a parking lot in 2015.
11 months ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix woman out for stroll with baby groped by stranger

On a beautiful Friday morning in 2015, a young mom pushed a stroller along 67th Avenue between Thomas and Indian School roads. She was later groped by a man who asked her for the time.
11 months ago
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Rachel Gossen

Former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona not ruling out spot in Biden cabinet

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, said he would not rule out accepting a position in Joe Biden's cabinet if the Democrat wins the presidency.
11 months ago
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Pandemic created ‘screwy year’ of campaigning, Rep. Schweikert says

Setting aside intrinsic differences of opinion, politicians can probably agree on one thing: The coronavirus pandemic significantly altered campaigning.
11 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

Valley school’s quarantine shouldn’t panic you – unless that’s your hobby

The quarantines in response to COVID-19 cases at Chaparral High School are sensible, not scary, writes KTAR host Jim Sharpe.
11 months ago
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Indecent exposure suspect reported near Phoenix school in 2015

Phoenix police are searching for a suspect who exposed himself to a 13-year-old girl in 2015.
11 months ago
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Pompeo eyes return of nonessential travel between Arizona, Mexico

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said while there is no hard date when nonessential travel between Arizona and Mexico will resume during the coronavirus pandemic, he is hopeful restrictions will ease in the coming weeks.
12 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

A reluctant yes to masks; a firm no on COVID-19 lockdowns

Reports on how to control coronavirus may seem confusing, but KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says he has two issues figure out.
12 months ago
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Jayme West

Police searching for man who grabbed woman at Phoenix bus stop

A suspect exposed himself to woman at a Phoenix bus stop and grabbed her arm in 2015, Phoenix Police said. He was never caught.
12 months ago
Peter Samore

Border Patrol says more Americans violating non-essential travel ban

U.S. Customs and Border Protection found more Americans are violating the non-essential travel ban at the border compared to Mexicans.
12 months ago
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Senate opponents McSally, Kelly take to stage Tuesday for debate

Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally and challenger Mark Kelly will finally meet in person to debate Tuesday after months of swinging at each other in campaign ads.
12 months ago
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Police searching for suspect in robbery at Phoenix gas station

A man stole a necklace off a woman who was walking out of a Phoenix convenience store one morning in January 2015.
12 months ago
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Jayme West

Tempe robbery suspect got more than he bargained for in 2015

An armed robbery suspect wearing a black garbage bag hit the Chevron at Guadalupe and Kyrene roads in Tempe in 2015 and got a surprise when the clerk fought back.
1 year ago
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Rachel Gossen

Arizona adds 80,000 new jobs as economy slowly bounces back

Greater Phoenix has been ranked as the No. 1 performing major employment market in the U.S. through the first eight months of 2020.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Critiquing the campaigns’ ad nauseam advertisements

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe knows he can't expect politicians to give us honest advertising, but is it too much to ask for coherent ads?
1 year ago
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Sen. Martha McSally looking forward to voting on Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said Wednesday she and her Republican colleagues will complete their work on the U.S. Supreme Court nominee deliberately and without delay.
1 year ago
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Maricopa County Attorney Adel pushes for mandatory officer body cameras

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel wishes the state trooper who fatally shot Dion Johnson had been wearing a body camera.
1 year ago
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KTAR’s Jim Cross to be inducted into Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame

For a man who once said he had no interest in working on news stories, veteran Phoenix radio reporter Jim Cross has showed quite an aptitude for it.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

2015 evening out in Tempe turns into robbery nightmare for couple

Phoenix Police Detective Kimberly Bates said a couple was pushing their 1-month-old baby in a stroller. Then, in the blink of an eye, everything changed.
1 year ago
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Danny Shapiro

Officials: Phoenix courthouse shooting suspect not tied to anti-police groups

A suspect accused of shooting and injuring a security guard Tuesday in a drive-by shooting outside a federal court building in downtown Phoenix is not tied to anti-police groups, officials said Thursday.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Phoenix school district’s reasons for not opening may be why they should

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believes the reasoning given by one Phoenix school district to remain closed through the end of the year is actually why the district should reopen.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

Robber wearing white gloves hits cellphone store in Phoenix

A robber wearing white gloves walked into a Phoenix phone store, waited for all of the customers to leave, before pulling out a gun and robbing the place.
1 year ago
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KTAR.com

Arizona poll shows Joe Biden increases lead over Donald Trump

Democratic challenger Joe Biden has pulled ahead of President Donald Trump by double figures in a Phoenix-based poll of likely Arizona voters.
1 year ago
Jim Sharpe

9/11 was 19 years ago but, today’s America makes it seem like 190

In some ways, 9/11 seems like it happened just yesterday. In other ways, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe thinks the gap between then and now keeps growing.
1 year ago
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Senate candidate Mark Kelly sees bipartisanship as politics’ best hope

Democratic Senate hopeful Mark Kelly said Thursday even though he's a newcomer to politics, he believes bipartisan is the best way to operate in Washington, D.C.
1 year ago
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Phoenix police searching for suspect in violent 2015 rape case

A female security guard was sexually assaulted at a Phoenix apartment complex and thieves in Tempe stole a backflow device from a gas station. Both cases happened in 2015.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Being cautious of coronavirus could cook us this Labor Day

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe hopes the heat this Labor Day weekend will stop us from making the same coronavirus mistakes from Memorial Day weekend.
1 year ago