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Are You Eating Enough Fruits And Vegetables? Survey Says Unlikely
If your holiday weekend includes some big meals, here’s something to chew on: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only one in ten Americans eat the right amount of fruits or vegetables. In Arizona, we do a little better.
Nov. 23, 2017
In the summer of 2013, one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history killed 19 firefighters from Prescott. The Granite Mountain Hotshots were cut off from their escape route and the shelters they carried could not withstand the fire’s heat.
Nov. 23, 2017
Is Phoenix A Food Town? Dining Critic, Food Journalist Offer Perspectives
Phoenix is not a food town. That’s not my opinion — that’s the headline of an article in Phoenix New Times. And the rest of the headline asks if Phoenix will ever be a food town. In the piece, dining critic Patricia Escarcega talks to food writers, chefs and others about the city’s food scene. She defines what is or isn't a food town and she joins me now.
Nov. 23, 2017
Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection Brings Together Local Food Producers, Suppliers To Grow Food Community
Local First Arizona brings in Arizona farmers, ranchers, food producers, as well as chefs, restaurant owners and managers, and purchasers for grocery stores, hotels and community centers to connect at the annual Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection conference.
Nov. 23, 2017
Indigenous Peoples Observe Unthanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving is a celebratory day for most Americans as families and friends will gather together. But there are some who don’t find the day — or the concept — so pleasant.
Nov. 23, 2017
Charitable Giving Down Over Last 15 Years
Fewer Americans are giving to charitable organizations than they used to, according to numbers compiled over the past 15 years.
Nov. 23, 2017
Less Overflow Food Good For Landfill, Bad For Hungry Arizonans
A study from Johns Hopkins University highlighted just how many important nutrients necessary for a healthy diet end up in the landfill every single year. And that thought led us to think about how that might affect St. Mary’s Food Bank, which gathers and distributes food throughout Arizona.
Nov. 23, 2017
Arizona Food Banks Still In Need Of Donations
This Thanksgiving, nearly 13 million kids in the United States are facing hunger according to Feeding America. The nonprofit reports many of those children became hungry after a string of disasters across the country. That's impacting Arizonans in need.
Nov. 23, 2017
Pinal County Supervisors Approve Land-Use Change For Solar Company
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors this month paved the way for a nearly 3,000 acre solar power plant by changing the land-use from residential to green energy production.
Nov. 23, 2017
Phoenix-Area Mall Patrols To Continue Under Paul Penzone
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and citizen posses will be out at area malls again this holiday season. Over 200 posse members will pitch in to deter potential crimes. It's a continuation of a program Joe Arpaio championed; Arpaio was ousted by new Sheriff Paul Penzone in last year's election.
Nov. 23, 2017
 Gov. Doug Ducey On Roy Moore: I Would
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey says he would prefer that the GOP was running someone other than Roy Moore to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat in Alabama after seven women accused Moore of sexual misconduct. Some of the women were underage at the time.
Nov. 23, 2017
 Senate Spending Bill A Boost To Border Security
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved more than $1 billion in increase to border security, keeping alive President Donald Trump’s promise of new walls and more agents along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Nov. 22, 2017
Arizona Attorney General Brnovich Opposes National Park Fee Increase
Last month, the National Park Service proposed a dramatic increase of entrance fees to 17 national parks, including the Grand Canyon.
Nov. 22, 2017
 Each Year, Stores Opening Sooner To Get Jump On Black Friday
On Thursday, after the Thanksgiving dinner has been eaten and the dishes have been washed, it’ll time to take part in that honored holiday tradition of ... Black Friday shopping.
Nov. 22, 2017
Program Teaches Students How To Support Peers Who Have Cancer
Transitioning back to school after undergoing cancer treatment comes with its own set of challenges for students.
Nov. 22, 2017
A Navajo Thanksgiving
From our archives: For some Native Americans, Thanksgiving is not quite the same kind of celebration that it is for other Americans. After all, the Pilgrim arrival and settlement didn’t exactly work out well for the Natives.
Nov. 22, 2017
 Scottsdale Letting Bike-Share Companies Set Up Shop In City
When we think of bike share in the Valley so far, it’s always been about GR:D system. Those are the bright green bikes with the smiley face on the basket that calls itself the “official bike share” of Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.
Nov. 22, 2017
The Teddy Roosevelt Legacy At Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department
The Department of the Interior is outlining steps aimed at increasing energy production on federal lands. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says boosting production of resources like oil and gas creates jobs and enhances the nation’s energy security.
Nov. 22, 2017
Mexico Preparing For Future Without NAFTA
Mexican trade officials for the first time say they’re preparing for a future without the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the country’s top NAFTA negotiator saying that is the best way to approach current negotiations.
Nov. 22, 2017
 ASU Hires Chief Information Officer
ASU recently added a new chief information officer. His name is Lev Gonick, and he has come to the Valley from Cleveland.
Nov. 22, 2017

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