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Scouting Mission Begins For Proposed Rio Grande Trail
Hikers have embarked on a 500-mile expedition that will traverse New Mexico. The mission: Chart out the best route and identify what challenges might lay ahead as the state moves closer to establishing the Rio Grande Trail.
Sep. 7, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 2: The Historian
In the second episode of Changing Woman, we meet Navajo historian Jennifer Denetdale. Through her story and the book she wrote about her great-great-great-grandparents, we will better understand how women’s power has been repressed.
Part One | Hear The Podcast
Sep. 7, 2018
Health Care Concerns Remain In AZ Prisons
After four and a half years, the Parson vs. Ryan prison health care settlement continues to drag on in federal court. The case is now on its second judge.
Sep. 6, 2018
Mayo Clinic
In a statement, Mayo Clinic announced the $648 million expansion will add 1.4 million square feet of building space. It will also increase inpatient beds and create more than 2,000 new jobs, including some 200 new physicians by 2029.
Sep. 6, 2018
Trump Administration Wants To Replace Flores Settlement
President Donald Trump’s administration wants to be freed from a decades-old court agreement dealing with undocumented immigrant children in federal custody, and officials say the government’s new proposal will guarantee kids get dignity and respect.
Sep. 6, 2018
NASA Attempting To Reach Opportunity Rover
Opportunity — or "Oppy," as those who work with her call her — was intended to go up to Mars for just a 90-day mission, but she’s lasted more than 14 years. But, a few months ago, Oppy went radio silent after it was hit by a big a major, planet-encircling dust storm.
Sep. 6, 2018
TGen Calling For Second Wave Of Volunteers In CTE Study
Last month, TGen and Exesome Diagnostics called on NFL football players as it launched a study on CTE to see if their blood, saliva and urine could show early signs of the degenerative brain disease.
Sep. 6, 2018
Hate Crime Survivors Speak Out In
In the new book "American Hate: Survivors Speak Out," Arjun Singh Sethi shares 13 stories of people and their families who have faced hate crimes. He believes the problem has gotten worse since Donald Trump was elected president.
Sep. 6, 2018
Phoenix Considering Water Rate Increase
Phoenix has taken the first steps toward increasing water rates for city residents. A council subcommittee heard the issue Wednesday — officials want to raise rates 6 percent early next year and another 6 percent the following spring.
Sep. 6, 2018
Hospitals Launching Generic Drug Company
One of the problems plaguing the healthcare industry is drug costs. In an effort to combat rising drug costs, Washington Post reports a group of American hospitals are launching a generic drug company to be called Civica Rx.
Sep. 6, 2018
Brnovich, Other GOP AG
A coalition of Republican attorneys general argued Wednesday in front of a federal judge that since Congress got rid of the penalty for people to not have health insurance, the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down.
Sep. 6, 2018
Flagstaff Moves To Create Affordable Housing
Downtown Flagstaff is growing. But all of this activity is putting a lot of pressure on the housing market there. And that means affordable housing is becoming more and more scarce.
Sep. 6, 2018
Controversy In Pima County Over Rejected Border Security Grant
Many activists argue that the money for Operation Stonegarden would pressure local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law — but according to Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier, that couldn't be farther from reality. So, why did the Pima County Board of Supervisors make this decision? According to District 2 Supervisor Ramón Valadez.
Sep. 6, 2018
Former AZ AG Mulling Senate Run — As A Democrat
Former Arizona attorney general, and McCain’s former congressional chief of staff, Grant Woods, says he’s thinking about running for Senate in 2020 — but not as a Republican.
Sep. 6, 2018
Superintendent Douglas Loses To Riggs In Close Race
Frank Riggs, a former California congressman and Arizona gubernatorial hopeful, eked ahead of opponent Bob Branch by 359 votes. Any margin under 200 votes would have triggered an automatic recount.
Sep. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Kavanaugh Invokes Youngstown Steel, Truman Era Ruling That Defines Executive Authority
Wednesday was day two of Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings, and he used the opportunity to define his judicial philosophy. He invoked the ruling in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v Sawyer, a 1952 decision in which President Harry Truman was found to have exceeded his executive authority.
Sep. 6, 2018
Early Results Boost Hopes For Gene Editing Attempt
Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed.
Sep. 6, 2018
#RedForEd Movement Not Backing Down
#RedForEd supporters are not backing down after the Arizona Supreme Court struck down their initiative doubling taxes for Arizona's wealthiest and establishing a sustainable funding source for education.
Sep. 6, 2018
Surprise
A tough cellphone ban in the city of Surprise starts Thursday, a month after the City Council voted to join other Arizona cities and counties in banning devices while driving.
Sep. 6, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Crazy/Genius — But, Seriously, Where Are The Aliens?
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
Sep. 6, 2018

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