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Climate Change Study Focuses On Desert
The Arizona desert is the latest testing ground for climate change.
Oct. 17, 2017
When Short-Term Memory Fades, Researchers Try Tapping Into Procedural Memory
For people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, short-term memory fades first. While this may not seem like the best time in a person’s life to start learning a new skill, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are realizing that learning a new procedure or habit could have long-term benefits for patients as their dementia progresses.
Oct. 17, 2017
AG: Revised Phoenix Immigration Enforcement Policy Is Legal
The Phoenix Police Department’s recently revised immigration enforcement policy does not violate state law, the Arizona attorney general has concluded.
Oct. 16, 2017
 Former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini Has Died
Former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini died suddenly on Sunday at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Shelly Jamison, assistant chief of the Phoenix Fire Department, says Brunacini was an incredible presence in the firefighting community.
Oct. 16, 2017
Recent Mountain Rescues Prompt Safe Hiking Response
As fall brings more crowds to the trails, local officials want hikers to stay prepared.
Oct. 16, 2017
 Author: Creating Extraordinary Experiences Will Bring Customers Inside Retail Shops
As online retailers like Amazon continue to show their retail might and shopping malls around the country are shutting their doors, it might seem like the days of brick-and-mortar stores are numbered. But according to Denise Lee Yohn, author of the book "What Great Brands Do," there are still things that physical retail stores can do — and are doing — to bring in customers. And it’s all about the experience.
Oct. 16, 2017
Burials, Other Services Delayed As Funeral Homes Grapple With Arizona’s New Death Registration System
The Department of Health Services rolled out a new online system this month to register deaths. A survey by Maricopa County officials found more than 200 delayed burials and cremations, according to the Associated Press.
Oct. 16, 2017
Blast In Mogadishu Kills Hundreds
World leaders have condemned this weekend’s bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu that killed hundreds of people.
Oct. 16, 2017
 USA Today Investigation Uncovers More Problems, Cover-Ups In VA Scandal
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Phoenix residents — with or without a person connection to our nation’s veterans — have become very aware of the VA healthcare scandal, which has left many of our service members without adequate medical care and stuck on lengthy waiting lists.
Oct. 16, 2017
End Of ACA Cost-Sharing Subsidies May Not Hurt Arizona As Much As Other States
Last week, President Trump announced the federal government would end the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing subsidies, which help lower-income people afford coverage.
Oct. 16, 2017
Many actors and singers struggle for a very long time with their craft and never quite achieve the level of success they were hoping for. In fact, a huge percentage end up deciding that the dream won’t come true, and it’s time to try another career. That was almost the story of Leslie Odom Jr. — until he was cast in the musical Hamilton by its creator Lin Manuel Miranda. He will be singing at ASU West tonight at 7:30, and he joins me.
Oct. 16, 2017
 Powerful Storms Have Led To Shortage Of Meals Ready To Eat
The combined force of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused dramatic damage to communities from Houston to areas of Florida to Puerto Rico. And their impact will continue to be felt for years to come. From a seasonal standpoint, those powerful storms have also led to a serious shortage of MREs — or meals ready to eat.
Oct. 16, 2017
Generating Power From Evaporation
Every year, reservoirs in Arizona and elsewhere lose water to evaporation. But what if that process could be used to generate energy? Researchers at Columbia University believe it could be. They estimate evaporation from lakes and reservoirs across the U.S. could generate nearly 70 percent of the energy the country currently produces.
Oct. 16, 2017
The Takeaway: California Fire Victims Navigate Web Of Insurance Woes
Wildfires are continuing to burn in parts of Northern California, but officials say they are optimistic now that nearly 60 percent of the fire is contained.
Oct. 16, 2017
 What Are Flake
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake picked a fight with President Trump’s style of politicking in his recent book. We decided this would be a good time to assess Flake’s time in Congress and the Senate to this point and gauge his chances of being re-elected next year. With me to talk about that is Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb.
Oct. 16, 2017
Arizona Could Be Facing $100 Million Budget Shortfall
State lawmakers could be dealing with a budget shortfall upwards of $100 million next year. The Legislature’s budget analysts told a panel of lawmakers, and the state’s Finance Advisory Committee, that a drop in tax revenue is a big part of that.
Oct. 16, 2017
The Takeaway: Somalia In Grips Of Insurgency After Deadly Attack
Over the weekend, massive truck bombs were set off in a populated area of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. More than 300 people died as a result of the attack.
Oct. 16, 2017
The Takeaway: North Korea Renews Threats Against Guam Amidst U.S. Naval Drills
North Korean leaders are fuming after the U.S. and South Korea launched a 10 day special operations exercise this morning off the Korean peninsula.
Oct. 16, 2017
Weak La Nina Pointing Toward Mild Arizona Winter
The National Weather Service is closely following a weak La Nina system forming in the Pacific that could mean a milder winter for the Southwest.
Oct. 16, 2017
Herb Paine: Turning The Corner On Governance And Stewardship In Arizona
Commentator Herb Paine on how one of the best teachers he's ever had taught him about contracts and consequences.
Oct. 16, 2017

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