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The Border's New Boundaries
The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico line even as the plan faces Democratic opposition in Congress. But to do so, it’ll have to manage not only natural obstacles through the rough and rugged terrain of the Southwest, but legal ones as well. Part II of the The Border’s New Boundaries series goes to the Texas border, where the legal battles over the border wall a decade ago are still being fought today.
Apr. 26, 2017
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The first group of school principals to get training from a state based school leadership program will be graduating today.
Apr. 26, 2017
The 27-acre space came out of a challenge by the mayor to get Phoenix to divert almost half of the city’s waste out of the landfill by 2020. The goal is to compost up 55,000 tons of material, like landscape and food waste, in a year.
Apr. 26, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
On any night in this country, almost 550,00 people are homeless. Those numbers might seem incredibly high, but they have gone down in the last decade. In 2014, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix had ended chronic homelessness among veterans in the city. Mary Cunningham is a researcher at the Urban Institute. And she says this is a solvable problem.
Apr. 25, 2017
A jab at the state Legislature and business community came out during Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s State of the City address Tuesday.
Apr. 25, 2017
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What is the relationship between a company treating animals kindly and that firm’s bottom line? In his new book, Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of The United States, argues they’re closely tied.
Apr. 25, 2017
Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan
The United States has fought multiple wars for nearly 15 years, with ground soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Apr. 25, 2017
On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump rarely missed an opportunity to talk about toughening United States immigration policy and building a new wall at the nation’s border with Mexico.
Apr. 25, 2017
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Arizona’s teacher shortage has been well-documented. But new numbers released yesterday give a glimpse into just how many vacancies there are in the state’s classrooms.
Apr. 25, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are eight million stories in the naked city." Here’s another version of that sentiment — one producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the backseat confessions she hears.
Apr. 25, 2017
Steven Jones
Jurors have begun deliberating at the trial of a former Northern Arizona University student charged with murder and aggravated assault for fatally shooting one student and wounding three others during a 2015 confrontation near campus.
Apr. 25, 2017
Sawmill Fire
The Sawmill Fire in southern Arizona has more than doubled in size since Monday. About 120 people have been evacuated after the blaze began Sunday morning.
Apr. 25, 2017
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Lake Havasu City has won $2 million, as part of a competition called “America’s Best Communities.” The city will use the money to work on a downtown plaza, as well as some other projects that aim to attract younger workers to the western Arizona city.
Apr. 25, 2017
Bears Ears
President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of national monument designations Wednesday. This includes Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in southern Utah.
Apr. 25, 2017
Stephen Lemons
At various stages of his career at "Phoenix New Times," Stephen Lemons has been known as "The Bird" and "The Feathered Bastard." And a lot of other things we can’t say on the radio.
Apr. 25, 2017
The battle over raising the minimum wage in Arizona is settled now. It centered around many in the business community arguing that it would hurt small businesses who can’t afford to pay workers more. But early numbers out last week seemed to show that the restaurant industry here is growing. The same may not be true in San Diego.
Apr. 25, 2017
Phoenix's mayor will present his State of the City address this afternoon. It will be Greg Stanton's 6th address before a group of business and political leaders at the Sheraton Grand Hotel downtown.
Apr. 25, 2017
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This weekend, Donald Trump will cross the 100-day mark of his presidency. Does it make sense to judge a president in the first 100 days?
Apr. 25, 2017
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Arizona education officials are introducing a new handbook designed to help teachers and parents identify dyslexia in students.
Apr. 25, 2017
Border's New Boundaries
President Trump hits his first 100 days in office this week. It’s been a tumultuous stride towards one of his primary goals: how to manage the U.S.-Mexico border, even as the biggest project – paying for a border wall – threatens to cause a government shutdown. The Border’s New Boundaries series begins with a report on a federal project involving not concrete border walls but digital ones.
Apr. 25, 2017

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