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Jim Sharpe

ASU’s ‘Professor COVID Denier’ needs to be schooled

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe calls out an ASU professor who is a COVID-19 denier and can't seem to get his conspiracy theories straight.
1 year ago
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Campaign seeks more employment opportunities for deaf, hard of hearing

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has a new campaign help the deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind community find employment.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

NAU students teach a lesson in making coronavirus political

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believes pushback at NAU over the school's in-person learning plan is nothing more than a political ploy intended to change guidelines for the future.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

2nd suspect in Phoenix murder remains unidentified over 5 years later

Phoenix Police Sgt. Derek Elmore said officers responded to a welfare-check call at the home of Jesus Cortez in December 2014. They found him, dead, a victim of murder.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

To play or not to play? That is the question for protesting pros

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonders whether athletes protesting over police brutality and social issues are hurting their cause by not playing.
1 year ago
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Man entered Scottsdale Stadium, damaged locker room

Police is looking for help finding a man accused of breaking into Scottsdale Stadium, home of the San Francisco Giants, and damaging a locker room.
1 year ago
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Danny Shapiro

Virus positivity rate a good indicator of movie theater safety, experts say

As movie theaters across Arizona's largest metro areas prepare for reopening, health experts believe a region's coronavirus positivity rate is a big factor in how safe it is to catch a flick.
1 year ago
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Marcia Hammond

Jeff Flake prefers voting for GOP, just not at top of ticket this time

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said breaking with fellow Republicans on his choice for president doesn't change the fact that he's still a conservative.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Kellyanne Conway’s departure proves win or lose, parenting trumps Trump

Kellyanne Conway's decision to leave the White House for her family right before a major election is very telling of what our priorities should be, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe writes.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

Man nearly beaten to death, robbed near Phoenix canal

A 42-year-old man was beaten to a pulp and robbed near the canal at Indian School Road and 20th Avenue in Phoenix back in 2014.
1 year ago
Jim Sharpe

Voting vs. eating: Dems should get their priorities straight

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is recalling the House of Representatives for the wrong reason, writes KTAR News host Jim Sharpe.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

2014 sex assault suspect focused on area near Phoenix apartments

A rapist was on the prowl near 47th and Glendale avenues for more than six months in 2014, according to Phoenix police.
1 year ago
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Marcia Hammond

Arizona health director says water parks lack crowd control of hotel pools

There is a chance for water parks in Arizona to possibly reopen earlier if they can convince health officials they'll impose stringent coronavirus safety precautions.
1 year ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona businesses actually can apply to reopen despite COVID-19 metrics

When Arizona released COVID-19 benchmarks for when businesses can reopen, the state included an application process for locales where the metrics haven’t been met.
1 year ago
Jim Sharpe

Hey, former Arizona DES director! You had just one job …

With many Arizonans having hard time just getting their unemployment benefits, the interim DES director's hefty paycheck is a bad look, writes KTAR News host Jim Sharpe.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

School is best for kids — unless it’s unrecognizable and inconsistent

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wants in-person instruction to resume in Arizona but feels online, at-home learning is the best and least harmful option at the moment.
1 year ago
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Sen. Martha McSally pulls closer to Mark Kelly in Arizona poll

A poll released Tuesday found that U.S. Sen. Martha McSally's support has remained the same, but she has still cut into Democrat Mark Kelly's lead.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

Stolen credit cards pay for jewelry in Phoenix police case

Phoenix Police are looking for a thief who buys jewelry with stolen credit cards and a pair of criminals who set fires at a tire shop.
1 year ago
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Local organization hosts community laptop drive for education

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation is working to get devices in the hands of students this school year with a community laptop drive for education.
1 year ago
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Much of Arizona seeing moderate or severe drought conditions

With the monsoon season fizzling, 82% of Arizona is now seeing moderate or severe drought conditions.
1 year ago
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Arizona health boss Christ says guideline on way for in-class learning

Arizona's top health official said Tuesday the state would likely have coronavirus safety guidelines ready this week for schools to allow students back in the classroom.
1 year ago
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Jake Anderson

Ryan House to host online breakfast fundraiser for 10th anniversary

Ryan House, a home built to provide respite, palliative and end-of-life care for children, is kicking off its annual community breakfast fundraiser Aug. 28.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

Driver who rammed Phoenix police vehicles in 2015 managed to escape

A driver stopped by Phoenix Police in 2015 rammed their vehicles, sped away and slammed into a tree. The truck burst into flames, but the person behind the wheel got away.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Will masked mascots and high-flying hot dogs save us from COVID? Maybe.

After Gov. Doug Ducey's most recent pro-mask public service announcement, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonders what approach will get all people to wear a mask.
1 year ago
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Sen. McSally disappointed by stall to extend extra $600 unemployment aid

Sen. Martha McSally said Friday that Congress allowing the extra federal unemployment benefits to run would be "disgraceful" and that the public was getting caught in political mudslinging.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

Short tempers lead to shootings on Phoenix streets, death

Our first case takes us to a neighborhood near 29th Street and Beardsley Road in Phoenix where tempers flared and bullets flew.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Extra screen time a necessity during the coronavirus pandemic

In the era of coronavirus, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says screen time for his family -- and especially himself -- is necessity for his sanity.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix police still looking for 2nd attempted robbery suspect

The police already have a head start on solving this attempted robbery. Your tips may be just what they need to wrap it up.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Don’t let the Redskins make an ass out of you and me

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe warns against assuming all Native Americans are upset the Washington NFL team used to be called Redskins.
1 year ago
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Jayme West

Tattoos could hold clues to identities of 2 armed suspects in Phoenix

A couple of convenience store crimes need to be solved, both in Phoenix from earlier this year, police said.
1 year ago