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Phoenix ranks 3rd worst among U.S. cities grappling with retirement system shortfalls. That's according The Pew Research Center, which just released updated information on 33 U.S. cities out of 61 it tracks.
May. 8, 2019
Wildfire Reported Southwest Of Crown King
A wildfire, referred to as the Mill Fire, about seven miles southwest of Crown King has already burned 163 acres.
May. 8, 2019
Indian Man Held In La Paz County Dies In ICE Custody
A 21-year-old man from India has become the fifth person to die while detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since Oct. 1, 2018.
May. 7, 2019
Pilot Program Shuttles Migrants To Phoenix From Yuma
Aid workers are taking a crack at transporting migrant families from Yuma to Phoenix — a round trip of more than 350 miles — once people have been released by federal authorities.
May. 7, 2019
U.S. Scraps Tomato Deal
While the U.S. has scrapped the deal, known as the Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, negotiations between the department and U.S. and Mexican tomato growers are ongoing.
May. 7, 2019
Mexico Gets Its Worst 1Q GDP In A Decade
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country’s economy is looking better than ever — but numbers show the opposite. The country's economic activity registered its biggest fall for starting a year in a decade. And among the main factors: nervous foreign investors.
May. 7, 2019
How To Improve Education Despite Funding Shortfalls
What can educators and parents do to improve how students are learning, even if funding shortfalls continue?
May. 7, 2019
Author: Cities Unchanged In Many Ways Over 6,000 Years
In her book "Cities: The First 6,000 Years," UCLA professor Monica Smith argues that the world's growing cities are very similar to ancient ones.
May. 7, 2019
Arizona Gets High Marks For Insurance Regulators By Think Tank
Arizona is one of the least likely states to be influenced by political pressure because of the way insurance regulators are appointed. That's according to a new report by the insurance and trade policy think tank R Street Institute. So what does this mean for Arizonans?
May. 7, 2019
Phoenix City Council Elections: Vania Guevara
Vania Guevara has been temporarily filling the seat since she was appointed by the city council last summer. She’s the daughter of immigrants from El Salvador and grew up in Los Angeles. She siad she knows what it means to be displaced when her parents lost their house during the mortgage crisis.
May. 7, 2019
Wonderspaces Art Gallery Finds A Home In Scottsdale
Just behind the food court at Scottsdale Fashion Square, housed in a part of the old movie theater is Wonderspaces, a 16,000 square foot gallery whose traveling exhibit includes virtual reality experiences, 3D-printed sculptures under strobe lights and an exhibit that lets visitors “paint” by moving in front of a screen.
May. 7, 2019
 Who Is Affected By Mexico
Mexico is seeing the highest level of homicides in its history. Experts say a vast majority of Mexico's killings are done with U.S. guns smuggled south. In Part 1 of this two-part series, Jean Guerrero reports for KJZZ on the problem and who it's affecting. She talks to The Show.
May. 7, 2019
First U.S. Energy Grid Cyberattack Raises Security Concerns
An unnamed western energy utility recently became the first in the country to report a malicious “cyber event."
May. 7, 2019
Has Political Disagreement Reached Historic Highs?
The Show spoke with Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Yale University history professor Joanne Freeman about whether polarization is among the worst seen in American history.
May. 7, 2019
Proposed Measure Would Punish Teachers For Political Discussion
Unable to get even a hearing on his plan, Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, is now working with parents and some teachers to put a measure on the 2020 Arizona ballot to block educators from engaging in classroom political advocacy.
May. 7, 2019
FnB Chef Charleen Badman Earns James Beard Award
Described as the Oscars of the food and wine industry, the 2019 James Beard Awards honors the best of the best in the nation. And Charleen Badman, the chef and co-owner of Scottsdale’s FnB restaurant, made Arizona history Monday night.
May. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Tanzina Vega Examines The Empathy Gap
One year ago today, Tanzina Vega made her debut as the host of The Takeaway. At the time, she outlined three gaps in the United States that she felt should be part of The Takeaway's core mission: the wealth gap, the truth gap and the empathy gap.
May. 7, 2019
Q&AZ: What And Where In Phoenix Are The Stack And Mini Stack?
When we talk about traffic in the Valley we often refer to the "Stack" and the "Mini Stack." A listener used our Q&AZ submission form to find out what those terms mean and where in the Phoenix area they are.
May. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: PG&E Proposes A Wildfire Victim
On Wednesday, Pacific Gas & Electric proposed a $150 million fund to offer victims of California's devastating wildfires with housing and living expenses.
May. 7, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Don’t We See More Baby Saguaros?
For Arizona hikers, saguaro cacti are an essential part of a Sonoran Desert trek. But one listener said she sees far more young, "saguaro-like" cacti than true fledgling saguaros on her hikes and wanted to know why.
May. 7, 2019

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