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Americans For Prosperity Want Reform
In addition to Ducey's priorities, we wanted to find out what the Americans for Prosperity would like to see happen at the Capitol.
Jan. 15, 2019
Has The Political Power Of Evangelicals Waned?
The political power of evangelical Christians has been a long-time force in the U.S., beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. But is their political influence as strong as it used to be?
Jan. 15, 2019
How Economic Status Can Affect New Year
It’s not easy to keep those New Year’s resolutions, and that holds especially true for people who don’t have as many resources to help them achieve their goals.
Jan. 15, 2019
4 Obstacles Facing Arizona As It Finishes A Drought Plan
On the first day of the legislative session, water led Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address. There are lots of reasons to get a drought deal done. But despite significant progress, there are obstacles.
Shutdown, More Water Requests Could Disrupt Arizona Drought Plan
Jan. 15, 2019
Phoenix To Hold Meetings For New Park
The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is holding four public meetings starting Tuesday night. The goal? To gather citizen feedback for a new “code of conduct” — new policies covering all public parks and facilities.
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For Increased Rainy Day Fund
In his State of State address Monday, Gov. Ducey said despite a sunny economic outlook, the state won’t, in his words, “let the good times roll.” Instead, Ducey says he plans on significantly boosting the state’s rainy day fund.
Jan. 15, 2019
The Pulse: Who Gets To Be Called ‘Doctor?
Molecular biologist Adam Ruben has a Ph.D. There was one time when he made a conscious choice to refer to himself as Dr. Ruben — when he emailed an airline to complain about a messed up flight.
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For
Gov. Doug Ducey gave his State of the State address Monday, kicking off the new legislative session and his second term in office. In it, he praised Arizona’s booming economy and working in the spirit of bipartisanship.
Jan. 15, 2019
New Book Highlights Struggle Of Old Industrial Cities
The population shift in the U.S., as more Americans head west or into the “Sun Belt,” has deeply affected older industrial cities like Detroit, Cleveland and St. Louis.
Jan. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: What Recourse Do Federal Workers Have During A Shutdown? Learning From The 1981 Air Traffic Controllers
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration when many of their members received a paycheck for $0.00. We look at the role these controllers play in air travel safety and potential protests. But air traffic controllers have had a showdown with the federal government before.
Jan. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: PG&E
On Monday, the Northern California energy provider PG&E signaled its intentions to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy, following two years of deadly wildfires. This isn't the first time PG&E has declared bankruptcy, and their history has left increasing ill-will among its customers.
Jan. 15, 2019
Supreme Court Won
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to reinstate a 2002 voter-approved amendment to the Arizona Constitution which denied bail to anyone accused of rape.
Jan. 15, 2019
Former Navajo Nation President Dies
Milton Bluehouse Sr., who served six months as Navajo Nation president during a time of political upheaval, has died. Bluehouse died Monday morning weeks after doctors discovered he had late-stage cancer, said his son, Milton Bluehouse Jr. He was 82.
Jan. 15, 2019
Funeral Procession Route Set For Salt River Police Officer
Funeral procession for a fallen Salt River police officer is expected to briefly close parts of a highway and several roads in Phoenix.
Jan. 15, 2019
The Under-Reported Reality Of Abuse In Vulnerable Populations
As more details come out about the 29-year-old comatose woman gave birth to a baby at Hacienda HealthCare in south Phoenix last month, the story continues to shock disability advocates and the community as a whole. It has also exposed the public to something else — something horrifying.
What We Know About The Internal Investigation Of Hacienda HealthCare Facility
Jan. 15, 2019
 First Cruise Planned From Rocky Point
The governor of neighboring Sonora, Mexico announced Monday that the first cruise ship will set sail from Rocky Point at the end of the year.
Jan. 14, 2019
Study Finds West Nile Strain Endemic To Maricopa County
A study by Arizona researchers suggests that a strain of West Nile virus has taken up permanent residence in Maricopa County. Although the virus tends to spread during warm-weather months, scientists believe it could overwinter within mosquitoes and birds that reside in the area
Jan. 14, 2019
St. Mary
There are almost 1,000 TSA workers in the Phoenix areas alone that have now gone without a paycheck in the new year. St. Mary’s Food Bank said it served about 300 on Monday. The food bank will be back to serve more if the government shutdown continues to strain the budgets of its workers.
Jan. 14, 2019
Voices From The Southern Border: Perspectives Of Those Who Live And Work There Every Day
President Trump has called what's happening on the U.S.-Mexico border a "crisis." But what is it like for the doctors, judges, mayors and border patrol agents who live and work there?
Jan. 14, 2019
Sonoran Carne Asada To Be Featured On Netflix
From street corner taquerías to well-known restaurants, some of Sonora’s best carne asada tacos are getting their moment in the limelight as part of a new Netflix show called “The Taco Chronicles.”
Jan. 14, 2019

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