A fountain with horse sculptures is seen in Old Town Scottsdale. The city adopted a new budget for ...
Kevin Stone

Scottsdale budget for 2024/25 reflects ‘fiscally cautious’ approach to coming year

The Scottsdale City Council last week adopted what it is calling a “fiscally cautious” budget for the coming year.
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Associated Press

Text of the policy statement the Federal Reserve released Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Federal Reserve released Wednesday after its latest policy meeting ended: Recent indicators suggest that economic activity has continued to expand at a solid pace. Job gains have remained strong, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Inflation has eased over the past year but remains elevated. In […]
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KTAR Video

Video: What makes Hunter Biden’s conviction political?

What makes Hunter Biden’s conviction political? Mike Broomhead explains that the main reason is Hunter is the son of the President. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
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Hilton Crawford's Campaign Poster when he ran for Sheriff of Jefferson County in the 1976 Democrati...
Ben Kuebrich, KSL Podcasts

Former officer who kidnapped 12-year-old after tricking parents had red flags in police record

Episode six of Ransom: Position of Trust, dives into Hilton Crawford's past to see who he was and what led him to kidnap Mckay Everett.
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Associated Press

Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit of last Tulsa Race Massacre survivors seeking reparations

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit of the last two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dampening the hope of advocates for racial justice that the government would make amends for one of the worst single acts of violence against Black people in U.S. history. The nine-member […]
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Aging Arizona infrastructure projects get $12.5M for revitalization...
KTAR.com

Arizona senators excited for influx of $12.5M in funds for aging water infrastructure projects

Three aging Arizona infrastructure projects are getting almost $12.5 million in funding to modernize water system and boost water security.
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Associated Press

High school president writes notes thanking fellow seniors — 180 of them

Emily Post would be proud. A high school class president in Massachusetts who gave a commencement speech wanted to recognize all of his fellow graduates. So he wrote them personal thank-you notes presented at the ceremony — 180 to be exact. “I wish I could’ve acknowledged you all, but there was simply not enough time,” […]
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Kids play in a splash pad at Riverview Park on June 5, 2024, in Mesa. The average Phoenix temperatu...
Kevin Stone

Phoenix experiencing its hottest June on record through 11 days

The average Phoenix temperature for June 1-11 was 94.6 degrees, topping the mark for that period of 94.3 set in 2013.
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Associated Press

AP-NORC poll: About half of US adults approve of Trump’s conviction, but views of him remain stable

NEW YORK (AP) — About half of U.S. adults approve of Donald Trump’s recent felony conviction, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows some potential vulnerabilities, along with some signs of resilience in his support, as Trump tries to become the first American with a felony […]
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Republican senatorial primary debate: Kari Lake won't take part...
Serena O'Sullivan

Republican US Senate hopeful Mark Lamb ‘isn’t surprised’ Kari Lake is skipping primary debate

There will be no Republican senatorial primary debate between Kari Lake and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb.
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Associated Press

Judge faces inquiry after Illinois attorney was kicked out of court and handcuffed to chair

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County’s top judge has asked state regulators to review allegations that an attorney was handcuffed to a chair after a judge kicked him out of her courtroom. Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans referred misconduct allegations against Judge Kathy Flanagan to the state Judicial Inquiry Board on Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times […]
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Associated Press

One of several South Dakota baseball players charged in rape case pleads guilty to lesser felony

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — One of the several former players on an American Legion baseball team in South Dakota charged last year with rape has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony. The 19-year-old former Mitchell player pleaded guilty to one count of accessory to a felony, according to court documents cited by KELO-TV on Tuesday. […]
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Associated Press

Biden and Zelenskyy will sign a security agreement between the US and Ukraine when they meet at G7

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Joe Biden and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sign a bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Ukraine on Thursday when they meet on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, aiming to send a signal to Russia of American resolve in supporting Kyiv, the White […]
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A new elections center has opened in Pinal County ahead of next month's primary. (Balin Overstolz-M...
Balin Overstolz McNair

Pinal County unveils new elections center ahead of July primary

A new elections center has opened in Pinal County ahead of next month's primary, housing several departments related to the elections process.
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An image of a jury box to illustrate a story on a grand jury charging. (Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Arizona man charged with selling guns for use in mass shooting

A local man was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on charges of selling guns to be used in a mass shooting.
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Demonstrators hold signs showing their view on abortion. The Arizona Supreme Court issued a highly ...
KTAR.com

New poll shows most Arizonans don’t want politicians to police abortion access

Most Arizona voters don’t want politicians regulating abortion access, according to a new poll released by Noble Predictive Insights.
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Arizona will receive nearly $15.5 million as part of a settlement with Johnson & Johnson over its m...
KTAR.com

Arizona receives nearly $15.5 million in talc product settlement with Johnson & Johnson

Arizona will receive nearly $15.5 million as part of a settlement with Johnson & Johnson over its marketing of talc products, officials announced Tuesday.
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Associated Press

Stock market today: Wall Street climbs on hopes for coming cuts to interest rates

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday following a surprisingly encouraging update on inflation. The Federal Reserve also gave reassurance that its policymakers still see a cut to interest rates, something Wall Street deeply desires, as likely this year. The S&P 500 was 1% higher in afternoon trading and on track to add […]
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Arizona Milk Producers is running a promotion that donates to local food banks when you purchase an...
KTAR.com

Arizona Milk Producers helping supply milk at food banks statewide

Arizona Milk Producers is running a promotion that donates to local food banks when you purchase any milkshake at Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers.
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President Joe Biden speaks to Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund's "Gun Sense University," at the...
Associated Press

President Joe Biden’s campaign says gun control could be a motivating issue for many voters

Gun control advocates and many Democrats see fresh openings created by hard-line positions of the gun lobby.
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Associated Press

Alabama seeks more nitrogen executions, despite concern over the method

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is seeking to carry out another nitrogen gas execution, months after the state became the first to put a person to death with the previously untested method. The attorney general’s office on Monday asked the Alabama Supreme Court to authorize an execution date for Carey Dale Grayson, who was convicted […]
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Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., speaks as the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure wo...
Associated Press

House Democrats trying to stop far-right Project 2025 agenda for a Donald Trump White House

A group of House Democrats is warning about the far-right Project 2025 agenda for a second Trump White House.
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Kao Chien Chang was last seen near Second Street and Alta Vista Road on June 11, 2024. (DPS Photo)...
KTAR.com

Silver Alert canceled for 73-year-old man last seen in Phoenix

A Silver Alert was canceled Tuesday for a 73-year-old man who was last seen in Phoenix, authorities said.
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Associated Press

Silicon Valley-backed voter plan for new California city qualifies for November ballot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley-backed initiative to build a green city for up to 400,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area has qualified for the Nov. 5 ballot, elections officials said Tuesday. Solano County’s registrar of voters said in a statement that the office verified a sufficient sampling of signatures. California Forever, […]
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Murdered father: Children initially struggled to forgive his killer...
KSL Podcasts/Amy Donaldson

Children of murdered men inherited trauma; can they inherit forgiveness?

The children of 32-year-old Jordan Rasmussen, a murdered father, struggled to forgive his killer, Michael Moore.
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Associated Press

What’s next for Hunter Biden after his conviction on federal gun charges

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Hunter Biden’s legal woes are not over after his conviction on three felony firearms charges in a trial that put a spotlight on his drug-fueled past. Now, President Joe Biden’s son faces sentencing, and another criminal trial on tax charges in the middle of his father’s reelection campaign. Jurors found Hunter […]
20 hours ago
Associated Press

Supermarket gunman’s lawyers say he should be exempt from the death penalty because he was 18

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The gunman who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket should be exempt from the death penalty because he was 18 at the time of the attack, an age when the brain is still developing and more vulnerable to negative influences, his defense team said in a new court filing. […]
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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs, seen speaking during an April 2024 event, said June 11, 2024, it was “o...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs responds to ‘pay-for-play’ allegations: ‘It is outrageous’

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs said Tuesday it was “outrageous” she was being accused of a “pay-for-play” scheme allegedly involving a Democratic donor that operates state-contracted group homes.
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Associated Press

American investor Martin Shkreli accused of copying and sharing one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album

NEW YORK (AP) — American investor Martin Shkreli is facing a new lawsuit for allegedly retaining and sharing recordings from a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album that he was forced to sell following his 2017 conviction on securities fraud charges. The lawsuit was brought Monday by a cryptocurrency collective, PleasrDAO, which purchased the only known copy […]
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Associated Press

Truck hauling 150 pigs overturns on Ohio interstate

CLAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A truck hauling more than 150 pigs overturned on an Ohio interstate highway ramp Tuesday, seriously injuring the driver and killing dozens of the animals, state troopers said. Authorities corralled the pigs that got loose onto Interstate 70, but roughly half were killed in the crash or injured and had to […]
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