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Route 66 sign
Route 66 is an important part of the history of Arizona — and the other states the so-called “Mother Road” swung through beginning in 1926. There’s legislation being considered in Congress now that, if successful, would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail.
Jun. 2, 2017
Immigration Visa application
The long-running debate over what to do about undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. — and those who may be trying to illegally enter the country now and in the future — has been taken up at least a notch or two by the Trump administration’s proposed enforcement changes.
Jun. 2, 2017
Border wall
As the bidding process for contractors to build the President’s controversial border wall continues, environmentalists are speaking out. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection over its plans to allow the construction of up to 20 “prototype” border wall designs in Southern California.
Jun. 2, 2017
Friday newscap
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. Joining us are Lawrence Robinson, executive director of the MCCCD’s Center for Civic Participation, John MacDonald, owner and partner with the firm Policy AZ, and Kristin Gilger, associate dean of the Walter Cronkite School at ASU.
Jun. 2, 2017
Buckeye City logo
Buckeye, the seventh fastest growing city in the country, wants to raise property taxes. The City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal for June 20.
Jun. 2, 2017
Frank von Hippel
A human-made chemical used to fire rockets into space, power fireworks, and open airbags in car crashes could also be the cause of numerous cases of thyroid disease in Yuma, Arizona.
Jun. 2, 2017
Bottled water
Another water bottling operation will be setting up shop in the valley. Niagara Bottling will be building its newest 450,000 square foot facility in Mesa.
Jun. 2, 2017
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Millions of Americans struggle with opioid addiction and are trying to kick the habit. Treatment is often expensive, and beds are limited in state- and city-funded programs. From WHYY's The Pulse, Elana Gordon speaks with a man who detoxed all on his own. But addiction specialists say that do-it-yourself approach can be dangerous.
Jun. 2, 2017
After a two separate incidents of wrong way drivers this week, one resulting in a fatality, drivers might be wondering what’s being done to stop these incidents from happening.
Jun. 2, 2017
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After Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a look at the future of the climate change fight with a former EPA administrator, and how businesses are approaching it.
Jun. 2, 2017
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“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are ... being black in America is tough," James said when asked about an incident of vandalization at his L.A. home.
Jun. 2, 2017
Detour singer with ukelele player
Down Syndrome, autism, brain damage – everyone in the cast at the Detour Company Theatre has something that keeps them from succeeding in a traditional theater setting.
Jun. 2, 2017
President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord has one Arizona scientist worried about conditions in the desert Southwest.
Jun. 2, 2017
“We’re going to be able to bring in needed new service so that we can support economic growth, but we can do so with less impact on the residential areas nearby and I think that fits everybody’s needs,” said SRP Spokesman Scott Harelson.
Jun. 2, 2017
Coffee
An almost century-old family-owned dairy based in Phoenix is among those hoping to benefit from the increase in Americans’ daily coffee drinking - by launching a nationwide coffee line.
Jun. 2, 2017
Deaths from opioids in Arizona continue to rise. While the majority are due to prescription drugs, the number of deaths caused by heroin has tripled since 2012 according to new data from state health officials.
Jun. 2, 2017
wrong way signs
Early Thursday morning, a wrong-way driver was killed after he collided with a truck on northbound Interstate 17, and earlier this week, a wrong-way driver collided into five vehicles. It seems like the number of wrong-way incidents are on the rise, but those numbers don’t tell the whole story.
Jun. 2, 2017
As President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, Sen. Jeff Flake was in Scottsdale drumming up support for another international agreement.
Jun. 1, 2017
letter carrier and truck
Listen to the sounds of Oscar Garcia delivering mail in downtown Phoenix for the United States Postal Service.
Jun. 1, 2017
writing pen
Many of us keep journals for personal reflection — as a way to consider what we’ve done or what we think we may do. But when is journaling especially effective? To learn more, we spoke with Kyle Bourassa, graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Arizona.
Jun. 1, 2017

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