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Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie
A developer claims a tourist attraction on the Navajo side of the Grand Canyon would create 3,000 jobs. But four tribes consider the location holy ground. It's called the confluence - the place where the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers meet.
Feb. 14, 2017
medical insurance
A state Appeals Court will hear oral argument this morning in a long-running challenge to Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. It’s been four years since former-Gov. Jan Brewer pushed the plan through the state Legislature and was then sued by Republican lawmakers.
Feb. 14, 2017
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Detroit is known for cars, and Phoenix could be known for sensors. Tomorrow, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council will unveil the Metro Phoenix Global Investment Plan. It’s part of an initiative through the Brookings Institution to help regions create strategies to support sustainable economic growth.
Feb. 14, 2017
A security officer for the American Consulate in Nogales, Mexico, faces drug-trafficking charges here in Arizona.
Feb. 13, 2017
A bill being proposed for consumer protection in the Arizona Legislature could also have implications for those who don’t understand English.
Feb. 13, 2017
singing valentine quartet
Every Valentine’s Day, a local chorus group divides its members into sets of barbershop quartets and ships them out across the Valley, to the surprise and sometimes confusion of that special someone.
Feb. 13, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
Owners of the Navajo Generating Station, a massive coal-fired plant in northeast Arizona, will not keep it running past 2019.
Feb. 13, 2017
In most workplaces, it would seem a little odd to hear a baby giggling in a daily meeting. But at the Arizona Department of Health Services, it’s nothing to bat an eye at. ADHS has been allowing new moms to bring their newborns to work with them since 2001 as part of the "Infant at Work" program.
Feb. 13, 2017
Last night, Adele made history sweeping the Grammys, winning album, record and song of the year. Joining me now to talk about some of the memorable moments from last night and what they mean is Amanda Petrusich, a music journalist and contributing writer for the "New Yorker."
Feb. 13, 2017
John Kelly
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 680 people last week in targeted roundups across the country.
Feb. 13, 2017
downtown phoenix
Phoenix wants to make itself more walkable, especially around the light rail. This afternoon, Katherine Coles will be talking about this as part of Phoenix Urban Design Week.
Feb. 13, 2017
George Lakey
George Lakey has been working for social change since the Vietnam War. A Quaker, he’s taught approaches to non-violence, justice and peace to generations of activists. This weekend, he was in the Valle, teaching a workshop at the Community Justice Alliances for Action annual forum and speaking at Changing Hands bookstore about his new book, "Viking Economics."
Feb. 13, 2017
Terrorism
Every one of us has a list of fears that could potentially keep us up at night — or worse — if we’re confronted with them. Associate Professor Ed Day of Chapman University has run the Survey of American Fears. Jeff Greenberg is a psychology professor at University of Arizona and specializes in the “Finding Meaning in Life” component of the university’s Healthy Lives lab.
Feb. 13, 2017
cyber security
Security adviser Michael Flynn this past Wednesday denied that he spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak regarding a reprieve of sanctions on Russia. But that denial has been walked back after senior U.S. officials interpreted those conversations, suggesting they may have been inappropriate or even illegal.
Feb. 13, 2017
pencils
House Education Committee this afternoon is scheduled to take up the Empowerment Scholarship Account bill after an identical version won the approval of a Senate committee last week. We talk with Jonathan Butcher, education director at the Goldwater Institute, and Chris Kotterman, government relations director for the Arizona School Boards Association.
Feb. 13, 2017
This promises to be another busy week at the state Capitol. With me now for a look ahead is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Feb. 13, 2017
kids in a classroom
It’s been a busy week for education. A new Secretary of Education was confirmed. Commentator Amy Silverman has a lunch pail full of reasons why we shouldn’t turn our back on public schools. Silverman is managing editor of Phoenix New Times. She blogs about her daughter Sophie at GirlInAPartyHat.com.
Feb. 13, 2017
Humpback Chub
A team of biologists that worked in Arizona to relocate an endangered fish from the Little Colorado River has received national recognition as populations of humpback chub appear to be growing.
Feb. 13, 2017
wildfire
Senator Jeff Flake asking the Interior Department to exempt the Bureau of Land Management’s seasonal firefighter program from the current federal employee hiring freeze. The move comes during the time that pre-fire season recruiting typically gets underway.
Feb. 13, 2017
protest in Mexico
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied simultaneously on Sunday in several cities in Mexico. An estimated 20,000 protested in Mexico City alone.
Feb. 13, 2017

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