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Suicide: A Silent Epidemic Among American Farmers
Farmers are the lifeblood of our country — they literally provide us with the sustenance we need to survive. But, there is a silent epidemic among the farmers in America’s heartland: suicide.
Jul. 4, 2018
Is The $10,000 Degree Still A Thing?
A few years ago, some colleges and universities were starting to implement a new model for education: the $10,000 degree.
Jul. 4, 2018
Mormon Church Separates From Boy Scouts After Policy Changes
The process of extracting scouting from its place in the Young Men’s program of the Church of Latter-day Saints will likely be a difficult one.
Jul. 4, 2018
Arizona Cities Trying To Change State Law They Say Unfairly Punishes Them
The Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has been asked to investigate cities around the state, from Tucson to Bisbee to Tempe, under a 2016 law that allows the state to withhold money from cities found to have ordinances that violate state law.
Jul. 4, 2018
Lawsuit Seeks To Block
In legal papers filed in federal court here on Tuesday, attorney Spencer Scharff argued that only Congress has the right to regulate the U.S. mail., and that once someone puts a ballot into an envelope which has prepaid postage on it, it becomes "mail.''
Jul. 4, 2018
Report: USPS Should Do More To Protect Workers From Opioids
Overseas producers of powerful synthetic opioids are peddling their products online and shipping them to the U.S. Lawmakers are working to tighten United States Postal Service policy and require it to collect more data about who sends international packages.
More Coverage Of The Opioid Crisis
Jul. 3, 2018
AZ Governor Could Get More Power In Coconino County Judge Appointments
Voters will decide if Coconino County superior court judges are selected through a merit-based system that gives the governor, not voters, the final say
Jul. 3, 2018
Murphy School Board Cancels Some Raises
The financially embattled Murphy Elementary District held a special board meeting last week where they chose a new superintendent and canceled the promised raises of some employees.
Jul. 3, 2018
Ballot Measure Aims To Prohibit Service Sales Taxes
The Arizona Association of Realtors submitted more than 400,000 signatures Tuesday for a November ballot initiative to constitutionally prohibit a state sales tax on services.
Jul. 3, 2018
More AZ Towns Cancel July Fourth Fireworks Displays
Two more Arizona towns have canceled Fourth of July fireworks because of extreme fire danger. Show Low and Prescott Valley join several other communities calling off the holiday displays.
Jul. 3, 2018
Arizona Elections: Sandra Dowling - 8th Congressional District
Sandra Dowling is not new to Arizona politics. For almost 20 years, she served as the Maricopa County Schools Superintendent where she became one of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s targets in 2006.
Jul. 3, 2018
U.S. Chamber: AZ Exports Threatened By Trump Tariffs
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a state-by-state analysis Monday that showed the potential impact of new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from some of America's most reliable allies.
Jul. 3, 2018
What
A recent ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals affects a very specific aspect of medical marijuana law. Amanda Chicago Lewis, a columnist for Rolling Stone magazine, joined The Show to talk about the various challenges to marijuana laws and what could be next.
Jul. 3, 2018
How Detecting Wildfires Is Both High-Tech And Low-Tech
Only about half of Arizona's forest fire lookout towers are used during the fire season, but are crucial to forest safety. On the more high-tech side of the spectrum, there are also people trying to figure out how we can use technology to improve the way we detect wildfires.
Jul. 3, 2018
Study: SUVs Especially Dangerous For Pedestrians
Automakers are moving away from traditional sedans and focusing more on crossovers and SUVs, as consumers are much more interested in buying the bigger vehicles. But SUVs are also proving to be much more dangerous for pedestrians.
Jul. 3, 2018
What Trump
When President Donald Trump tweeted that he’d spoken with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, asking him to raise their oil production by two million barrels per day, and that they’d agreed — it raised some eyebrows.
Jul. 3, 2018
GCU Turns Nonprofit, More Schools May Follow
Grand Canyon University has gone back to being a non-profit, thanks to approval from its accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission. The nonprofit purchased the campus and other assets from for-profit Grand Canyon Education for $875 million.
Jul. 3, 2018
The Pulse: Do Soda Taxes Help Or Hurt The Poor?
As a growing number of cities consider their own soda taxes, the impact on low-income neighborhoods has become a topic of national debate.
Jul. 3, 2018
The Takeaway: For Puerto Rican Evacuees, Uncertainty Looms As FEMA Prepares To End Voucher Program
There are nearly 2,000 Puerto Rican evacuees living in hotels on the mainland US after being driven from the island after Hurricane Maria made landfall last year. But the FEMA program that pays for these shelters, the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, was slated to end last Sunday.
Jul. 3, 2018
The Takeaway: Halima Aden — The Hijab Wearing Super Model Turned Unicef Ambassador
Today the 20-year-old is an internationally known fashion model, who is on the cover of this month’s issue of Teen Vogue wearing the hijab. She’s making a name for herself, in part as a woman bringing the hijab to high fashion as never before.
Jul. 3, 2018

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