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The Waste Management Phoenix Open continues to grow, with crowds reaching record levels again for this year’s event. Organizers say the event’s economic impact continues to grow as well. Over 719,000 people came through the gates, smashing last year’s mark by nearly 65,000.
Feb. 5, 2018
 Navajo Amber Alert System Goes Live
If the Navajo Nation needs to issue an Amber Alert when a child goes missing, it’s able to do that now. Its Amber Alert System is now operating in test mode.
Feb. 5, 2018
The Cold War ended — at least in the traditional sense — with Russia’s move away from the Soviet Union and communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall. But that clearly hasn’t eliminated tension in Eastern Europe and the need for additional security through collaborations like NATO.
Feb. 5, 2018
More and more churches around the country are housing undocumented immigrants who are threatened with deportation in sanctuary around the country.
Feb. 5, 2018
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. The special primary is being held on Feb. 27, and The Arizona Republic has revealed its endorsements for CD8 on the Republican and Democratic sides. The paper’s Editorial Director Phil Boas is with me for his weekly appearance to talk about those.
Feb. 5, 2018
Super Bowl commercials — they might be the reason you tuned in this year. One series of ads won the internet and perhaps, America’s heart. And on the flip side, one commercial drawing ire is the Dodge Ram spot overlaid with dramatic music and a portion of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech.
Feb. 5, 2018
The Winter Olympics get underway this week in South Korea, but the event won’t just be about the games themselves. Joining me for our weekly look ahead to the coming days on the international stage is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Feb. 5, 2018
A court case is underway in San Francisco pitting two giants of the autonomous vehicle industry against each other. Waymo is accusing Uber of knowingly using stolen technology in its development of driverless cars. Aarian Marshall is transportation reporter for Wired Magazine.
Feb. 5, 2018
The Maricopa County Community College District announced Monday that it will eliminate its football program.
Feb. 5, 2018
Phoenix is often described as a young city, but it does have a lot of history. Although, as the people behind a new book found out, some of that history is kind of hidden. Robert Melikian and Paul Scharbach are co-authors of "Phoenix: Past and Present," which shows historic photos from around the city, opposite the same view from today.
Feb. 5, 2018
The Ducey administration is moving to hire 25 tax collectors to the Arizona Department of Revenue. The Governor’s Office is projecting those new employees could generate more than $30 million for the state’s general fund.
Feb. 5, 2018
The forests in northern Arizona and across the region are not healthy. After a century of fighting forest fires, the forests here are overgrown and now prone to fast-spreading wildfires.
Feb. 5, 2018
When state lawmakers reconvene at the Capitol today, the House will be one member short. That's after last week’s vote to expel Rep. Don Shooter. With me to preview the upcoming week at 1700 W. Washington are Paulina Pineda and Ben Giles of The Arizona Capitol Times.
Feb. 5, 2018
Sens. John McCain and Christopher Coons plan to introduce a new immigration bill later today. This bipartisan bill would give recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a pathway to citizenship and would order a study to look at possible border security measures. Joining us now is Ted Hesson. He’s an employment and immigration reporter with POLITICO Pro.
Feb. 5, 2018
Arizona is not one of 16 states actively tracking teacher supply and demand.
Feb. 5, 2018
The Takeaway: Turnover At The Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen served her final day on Friday, an unusual departure, as new administrations typically hold over Fed chair appointments.
Feb. 5, 2018
Pulse: A Biological Debate - Is Birdsong Music?
Are humans the only species that can create music? What about birds? Biologists and musicians have been debating these questions for over a century.
Feb. 5, 2018
Community health workers in Arizona are the people who are on the frontlines of public health, especially in rural areas and tribal communities.
Feb. 5, 2018
Some lawmakers want to make it illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. House Bill 2109 came to be, in part, because a group of students in Cottonwood.
Feb. 5, 2018
Untold Arizona: Mexico
Almost two centuries ago, the United States fought a gruesome war against Mexico and annexed a vast territory that includes Arizona. What does Arizona mean to Mexico nowadays, considering the past, but also the present and future?
Feb. 5, 2018

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