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On a quiet, residential street with the skyline of Phoenix looming large, two stucco houses stand side-by-side, much newer than many of the other single-family homes on the block, a bright yellow tent in between them.
Nov. 24, 2017
Family Finding Program Connects Homeless Arizona Youth With Relatives
If you were lucky, Thursday you gave thanks surrounded by family. But homeless youth often lack connections with family members, which is why staff at the Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development in Phoenix — a Valley nonprofit that works with homeless young people — recently underwent training in a program called Family Finding.
Nov. 24, 2017
Hushabye Nursery To Treat Babies Experiencing Opioid Withdrawals
The opioid epidemic in our country has had many victims. But perhaps the smallest are the infants born to mothers who are addicted to these drugs.
Nov. 24, 2017
Nurse-Family Partnership Helps Pregnant Women Adjust To Mom Life
Every week, Beth Nobles visits Dana D’Ambrosio and her newborn daughter, Anastasia, at her home to check her weight and height, and to check in on her mom.
Nov. 24, 2017
The Pulse: From The Front Lines
On this episode, The Pulse celebrates the service and innovative spirit of U.S. veterans. There are about 20 million American vets. We’ve got a few of their stories.
Nov. 24, 2017
NPS Considering More Than Doubling Fees At Grand Canyon, Other Parks
The National Park Service is looking into raising fees at 17 national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion.
Nov. 24, 2017
Why Do So Many People Shop On Black Friday?
Host Steve Goldstein talks to marketing professor James Ward of the W.P. Carey School about the marketing tactics behind Black Friday, and the reason so many people participate in the shopping frenzy.
Nov. 24, 2017
Arizona Storytellers: Joanna de’Shay
Joanna de’Shay grew up in Ghana. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is Russian. De’Shay refers to herself as a Black Russian.
Nov. 24, 2017
ASU Symposium On Puerto Rico Includes Look At Colonialism
About half of Puerto Rico remains without power two months after Hurricane Maria, and the U.S. commonwealth’s status as a so-called colony was part of the discussion at a recent symposium on the aftermath of the storm.
Nov. 24, 2017
Carabiners Recalled By Consumer Product Safety Commission
It's been a popular activity for the past several years to spend the day after Thanksgiving outside, instead of shopping. If that's on your list this year, check your equipment first.
Nov. 24, 2017
Skulls, Jedis And Disney’s Love Affair With Mexico
Disney is betting on animated skeletons and Jedi warriors to close 2017. The company wants to close out in the top charts for the year so it’s relying on two of its biggest movies, “Coco” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and the country of Mexico to get there.
Nov. 24, 2017
Want To Get Paid More? Tempe Offers Free Salary Negotiation Classes
Today, women are still paid less than men overall, and while explanations vary from career choices to discrimination, there’s another are being addressed in Tempe.
Nov. 24, 2017
USDA Awards Grants For Arizona Pest Research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded almost $600,000 in grants to an Arizona university for bug research. About $330,000 is going to study how a soil steaming device could lower the use of pesticides on lettuce crops.
Nov. 24, 2017
Phoenix Thanksgiving Day Heat Ties Record
The trend of above-average temperatures could continue into the winter if predictions from the Climate Prediction Center hold steady.
Nov. 23, 2017
 Phoenix Hunts For Innovators in Latin America
Phoenix wants to be a leading “smart region,” a place where innovations would be used and developed. But it also wants to attract global tech businesses and entrepreneurs with a new strategy — especially those from Latin America.
Nov. 23, 2017
 2017 Could Be Mexico’s New Peak In The Drug War
Mexico is on track to seeing its deadliest year in at least 20 years, with homicides up in the first nine months of 2017, according to an analysis released this week.
Nov. 23, 2017
Comment Period Extended For National Parks Fee Hikes
The Department of the Interior is proposing to double the price of admission to nearly 20 of the most popular national parks. The public commenting period had been slated to end Thanksgiving Day, but it’s been pushed back.
Nov. 23, 2017
Gourd Artists Converge At Casa Grande Festival
It’s possible you haven’t seen a dried gourd since Thanksgiving, when they’re used in abundance as centerpieces, but in Casa Grande gourds are a big deal right now thanks to an annual gourd festival held there.
Nov. 23, 2017
Sounds Of The City: Navigating The Airport
Listen to the sounds of Terry Neary helping people out at Sky Harbor International Airport.
Nov. 23, 2017
Food Blog Epicurious Offers Thanksgiving With Southwest Twist
Maybe it is time to do something a little different this Thanksgiving - like giving dinner a Southwestern twist.
Nov. 23, 2017

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