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Arizona Storytellers: Monica Castillo
In May 1996, Monica Castillo says she met the love of her life. Their relationship was full of love, laughter, and romance. After three years of dating, they started talking about marriage and growing their family. Then, everything started to unravel.
Jun. 21, 2018
Homes Not Affordable For Average Earners In Much Of U.S.
The latest housing report says U.S. home prices are the least affordable they’ve been in almost ten years and prices are too high for average wage earners in most U.S. cities.
Jun. 21, 2018
Light Rail Fight Derails Phoenix City Council Budget Vote
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams thinks it’s a "first" for the city. On Wednesday, Phoenix City Council members failed to pass a budget — a budget that’s supposed to start July 1. And the fight over light rail helped derail it.
South Phoenix Business Owners Raise Concerns About Light Rail Expansion
Jun. 20, 2018
School Counselors Find Crossroads In Opioid, Budget Crises
The opioid epidemic in Arizona takes a toll on children throughout the state. In most cases, children witness their parents abuse drugs, and even some school age children have turned to drugs. Counselors increase in students affected by opioid epidemic but struggle to help.
Jun. 20, 2018
 Coalition Asks House Speaker To Reinstate Criminal Justice Committee
Reform groups are calling on Arizona’s House speaker to reinstate a committee he recently dissolved that was tasked with looking at criminal justice issues.
Jun. 20, 2018
Family Separation Comes To An End But Questions Remain
The Trump Administration gave nearly half a billion dollars this year to one nonprofit organization to handle the influx of migrant children. A significant percentage of those children were taken from their parents who had crossed into the U.S. both legally and illegally.
Jun. 20, 2018
Suns Expected To Draft UA Star With No. 1 Pick
DeAndre Ayton is the likely No. 1 pick for the Suns in Thursday's NBA Draft.
Jun. 20, 2018
Committee OKs Funding For Prison Health Care
A joint legislative budget committee gave its approval for an increase in funding for Arizona prison health care despite several members expressing concern over a lack of details.
Jun. 20, 2018
Quartzsite Asks For ‘Help’ With Water Lease
The Town of Quartzsite in far western Arizona is asking the state Legislature for help with its effort to lease out its Colorado River allocation.
Jun. 20, 2018
Ducey Talks Border Security, Education At Rally
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey hit the campaign trail Wednesday morning. Ducey, who is seeking a second term in office, spoke about border security and education in speech at U-Haul in Tempe.
Jun. 20, 2018
Stanford Faces Disability Lawsuit
Stanford has been sued by the national group Disability Rights Advocates on behalf of some students who believe the university hasn’t properly responded to the needs of students with mental health disabilities — to the degree that it has violated a number of anti-discrimination laws.
Jun. 20, 2018
Can School Architecture Protect Children?
The recent tragic shootings at U.S. schools has renewed discussions about how to keep students safe — including adding security or even arming teachers.
Jun. 20, 2018
Rainfall By The Fourth Of July?
It’s official — the 2018 monsoon season is here. Over the weekend, the Ahwatukee Foothills, Cave Creek and Wickenberg received some rain.
Jun. 20, 2018
Public Health Conference To Address Disconnect Between Federal, State Policies
President Trump came into office with the intention of eliminating the Affordable Care Act, and many Republican members of Congress were at least focused on repealing and replacing the ACA. But some of it remains intact, leaving states to try to deal with the changes.
Jun. 20, 2018
Big Changes For Sacred Heart Church
The historic Sacred Heart Church near 16th Street and Buckeye Road in South Phoenix could reopen after a vote expected at the Phoenix City Council Wednesday night.
Jun. 20, 2018
House Committee Hearing Arizona Water Concerns
Comprehensive water policy seemed to be on the table for state lawmakers when they started their 2018 session in January. But by the time the session ended last month, that issue had been drowned out by several others.
Jun. 20, 2018
McSally Opens Double-Digit Lead In New Poll
A new poll out this morning shows Congresswoman Martha McSally has opened up a double-digit lead in the race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. But, a separate poll finds some potentially troubling news for Republicans heading into this fall’s midterm elections.
Jun. 20, 2018
Heated Meeting On Light Rail In South Phoenix
Allegations and insults were tossed around Phoenix Council Chambers Tuesday night during a special meeting to address the south Central light rail extension.
Jun. 20, 2018
Podcast Playlist: When Good Moms Need To Be Bad
Other People's Problems allows you to be a fly on the wall in stranger's therapy sessions. In this episode, we meet Maggie, a stay at home mom who's becoming restless, so restless in fact that she's begun taking destructive risks to keep her life interesting.
Jun. 20, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Money Makes Us Happy
The idea that money doesn't make you happy is easy to get behind if you have it, but if you don't it's a hard sell. But the correlation between money and happiness is more complicated then one might think.
Jun. 20, 2018

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