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Government Shutdown Could Affect Arizona Food Banks
As the partial government shutdown continues, hundreds of thousands of federal employees are either not at work or working without pay.
Dec. 26, 2018
Report: Mark Kelly Considering Senate Run
Politico reported recently that Navy vet and former astronaut Mark Kelly is laying the groundwork for a campaign for U.S. Senate, meeting with the new head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Dec. 26, 2018
Is Civil Discussion The Exception In American Society?
Is civil discussion the exception in American society today? Are we more likely to wave off or talk over someone who disagrees with us?
Dec. 26, 2018
The Ultra Rich Are Giving Away Less And Less
There are two ways we can think about the ultra-rich: There are the lavish homes, jets and jewels from TVs “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” but there’s also the image of Andrew Carnegie, the steel baron who devoted his life to philanthropy.
Dec. 26, 2018
Is White Christian America In Decline?
The idea that white Christian Americans are moving toward being extinct or even endangered is a dramatic one. And at this point at least, it’s hyperbolic and unlikely.
Dec. 26, 2018
150 Years Of Grand Canyon Boating And No Museum
More than 100 years ago, John Wesley Powell and a small team of men embarked on what would become one of the most daring expeditions of its kind. Today, a group of boatmen would like to build a museum to celebrate that feat.
Dec. 26, 2018
Why Kyrsten Sinema Was Named
Senator-Elect Kyrsten Sinema was named "Arizonan of the Year" by The Arizona Republic after her win last month made her the state’s first female U.S. Senator.
Dec. 26, 2018
Resettled Refugees In Tucson Face Barriers To Healthcare
For the nearly 40,000 refugees in Arizona, language differences and cultural practices are significant barriers to healthcare.
Dec. 26, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Honesty And Happiness
If you've caught yourself wanting to lie in a social situation, you're not alone. Honesty is a huge part of trust in every relationship, but can be difficult to maintain across all sorts of interactions. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, we talk about honesty and happiness.
Dec. 26, 2018
The Takeaway: New Report Says The VA Underspent On Suicide Prevention Outreach
An average of twenty veterans die by suicide every day in this country, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. And a new report just out from the Government Accountability Office says the VA has failed on a massive scale to address the problem.
Dec. 26, 2018
The Takeaway: Federal Government Enters Fifth Day Of Partial Shutdown
A partial government shutdown has entered its fifth day. Members of Congress were sent home for the holidays over the weekend and won't return until Thursday, though they'll still get paid. Meanwhile, some 800,000 federal workers have gone without pay.
Dec. 26, 2018
Millions Of School Days Missed By Absent Students
According to federal data, during the 2015-16 school year, Arizona students missed at least 3 million days of school. The problem of chronic absenteeism is one districts face across the state.
Dec. 26, 2018
Debates Continue On How To Pay For Infrastructure Fixes
President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise that he would deal with the country’s infrastructure. During the course of his administration, there’s been optimism about getting a deal done with Congress. But so far, that hasn’t happened.
Dec. 26, 2018
Are Food-Related Outbreaks Getting Worse?
2018 has been a terrible year for food recalls and related concerns in the U.S. Is the issue getting scarier? Or is there greater awareness?
Dec. 26, 2018
Growing Number Of Older Women Living In Poverty
A new report found 16 percent of all women 65 and over live at or below the poverty line.
Dec. 26, 2018
AZ
Arizona has grown by almost 780,000 people in the past eight years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do those new residents bring more money to the state, they could bring one more congressional seat.
Dec. 26, 2018
The Takeaway: What You Need To Know About The Fed
You probably saw in the flurry of news last week that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced a move to raise short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point. What does this mean for current homeowners and future home buyers?
Dec. 26, 2018
‘Warm Neptune’ Could Help Resolve Enduring Exoplanet Debate
Planet hunters have found many “hot” Earth-like and Jupiter-like worlds orbiting close to distant stars, but seemingly very few “hot” planets of middling size and mass. Now, details about a strange “warm Neptune” could help explain why.
Dec. 26, 2018
Options For Holiday Light Recycling
‘Tis the season for repairing, unravelling and replacing holiday lights. But don’t take your frustrations out on the environment – not when there are light-disposal options that are as green as a Douglas fir.
Dec. 26, 2018
Free Rides And Entertainment Mark Metro Phoenix Light Rail Anniversary
Valley Metro is celebrating 10 years of light rail by offering free rides Thursday. Live music, entertainment and a family fun zone will take place between 5 and 10 p.m. at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Plaza & Pavilion at 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Dec. 26, 2018

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