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Rep. Schweikert says direct attack on US forces ‘change of pattern’ for Iran

A retaliatory attack from Iran against United States troops in Iraq on Tuesday caught the eye of one Arizona politician because of its direct nature.
2 years ago
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US Reps. Biggs, Lesko leave impeachment hearing unimpressed

The first public hearing of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's phone call to the Ukraine was historic, yes, but two U.S. representatives from Arizona were not impressed.
2 years ago
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KTAR News’ Chad Benson Show crew gets spooked at Phoenix Fear Farm

Do you think you could make it through the Phoenix Fear Farm? The crew of KTAR News 92.3 FM's The Chad Benson Show wanted to find out.
2 years ago
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Rep. Schweikert: There’s ‘something wrong’ with our young males

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert says there's "something wrong" with young males after two of them perpetrated mass shootings over the weekend.
2 years ago
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Rep. David Schweikert is confident House ethics probe nearing end

It's been nearly a year since a House Ethics panel subcommittee launched an investigation into U.S. Rep. David Schweikert and his former chief of staff over possible misuse of funds.
2 years ago
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KTAR News’ Mac & Gaydos, Chad Benson make list of top radio talkers

A magazine that specializes in talk radio rated the hosts of two KTAR News 92.3 FM programs among the 100 most important figures in the industry.
2 years ago
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Arizona will still trail most states in student spending, teacher says

Schools and students in Arizona will continue to lag behind other states in spending, a public school teacher said, despite a budget that included millions of dollars for education.
2 years ago
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Phoenix-area teacher has hopes for suicide prevention training law

Training teachers and faculty in Arizona schools to recognize suicidal warning signs in students is extra work that is welcome, said a Tempe teacher and public education advocate.
2 years ago
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Arizona Republicans applaud Trump’s State of the Union address

Rep. Debbie Lesko called her first State of the Union speech “inspiring,” a positive reaction echoed by her fellow Arizona Republicans.
3 years ago
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Trump’s executive action on wall wouldn’t surprise US Rep. Andy Biggs

As another federal shutdown looms, U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs can easily see President Donald Trump taking executive action over border security.
3 years ago
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Arizona figures react to Trump’s national address, Democratic rebuttal

After President Donald Trump made a televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night, Arizona political figures weighed in on his statements.
3 years ago
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Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams lays out priorities for tenure

Thelda Williams has only served as Phoenix mayor for two weeks, but she already has her sights placed on two priorities to tackle during her tenure: Public safety and infrastructure. 
3 years ago
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McSally, Biggs laud progress in summit negotiations with North Korea

President Donald Trump's summit in Singapore with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has two Arizona members of Congress feeling better about denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
3 years ago
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Arizona teachers still protesting but not striking over pay, other issues

Will Arizona teachers strike? That's still not clear Tuesday afternoon but one thing is: Arizona teachers are getting tired of what they say is too little pay.
4 years ago
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Biggs says $1.3T spending bill is Christmas for everyone but taxpayers

An Arizona congressman said Wednesday he had some concerns about a $1.3 trillion spending bill that would fund the federal government through September.
4 years ago
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Opinion: Expect Trump to come out of left field in State of the Union speech

A lot may happen during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, but Chad Benson is certain of one thing: He'll come out of left field.
4 years ago
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Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas making teacher salaries a priority

Keeping quality teachers in Arizona is the main priority for Arizona superintendent Diane Douglas who laid out the struggles in a recent interview.
4 years ago
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Kelli Ward proposes series of debates with Republican Senate challengers

U.S. Senate candidate Sen. Kelli Ward has proposed holding a series of debates with her Republican challengers to talk about key issues in the state. 
4 years ago
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Rep. Gosar stands by contentious DACA posts to Facebook

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar is standing by several controversial memes he recently posted that highlight criminal activity of immigrants living in the state.
4 years ago