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The Takeaway: The Biggest Threats To America Today, According To You
The President laid out the major threats to our nation in his State of the Union, as he sees them. But there’s room for debate about what’s threatening us most right now. We asked listeners about it, and the top threats?: Climate change, healthcare and dysfunctional government.
Feb. 6, 2019
Dolphinaris Arizona Temporarily Closing
After the death of a fourth dolphin, a Phoenix-area aquatic facility announced Tuesday that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts.
Feb. 6, 2019
The Origin Of ‘Anti-Gay’ School Curriculum
Arizona Sen. Martin Quezada has sponsored a bill that would eliminate that state’s so-called K-12 education “no promo-homo” for the last four years. But will Arizona repeal the law?
Feb. 5, 2019
Phoenix To Spend Millions On Special Elections
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council will vote to hold a special election focused on light rail funding this August. It’s just one election this year expected to cost taxpayers about a million dollars.
Feb. 5, 2019
Phoenix Making Plans To Redevelop Downtown Senior Housing
Phoenix could force some senior citizens to leave their homes to make room for more apartments downtown, but the early plan is to invite them back after construction.
Feb. 5, 2019
Partnership To Create Jobs For People With Developmental Disabilities
A new partnership called Phoenix Precision Project expects to create hundreds of jobs over the next few years for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, in collaboration with The Precisionists, Inc., is a Delaware-based company.
Feb. 5, 2019
Nogales to Vote On Concertina Wire Border Project
As the military continues uncoiling new strands of sharp concertina wire on the border border fence in Nogales, Arizona, local city officials are pushing back.
Feb. 5, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare Misses Deadline
The state of Arizona ordered a long-term care facility where an incapacitated woman was sexually assaulted to have a third party oversee operations. But, the two companies couldn’t reach an expected agreement.
Feb. 5, 2019
Tempe Tracing Opioid Use Through Wastewater
The study looks at trace amounts of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and codeine found in Tempe’s wastewater.
Feb. 5, 2019
AZ School Chief Calls For Repeal Of
In her first ever State of Education speech, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman told members of the House Education Committee on Monday that the system needs to support the emotional well-being of students. She said that means "creating an inclusive environment that supports children from all backgrounds.''
Feb. 5, 2019
Tax Fight At Legislature Puts Tax Returns In Legal Limbo
Arizona taxpayers who are ready to start filing their state returns are in a sort of legal and financial limbo because of a fight over income taxes between Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers.
Feb. 5, 2019
KUNC: Western Water Managers Bet On Cloud Seeding, Despite Gaps In Science
A lot of the current water scarcity problems in the Southwest could be eased if it just snowed more and with a regular frequency in the high country of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. More snow means more time to deal with the Colorado River's fundamental supply and demand imbalance.
Feb. 5, 2019
Is There A Way To Bridge The Political, Civil Divide?
Dramatic political disagreements have continued in 2019, with Democratic control of the U.S. House leading to more head-to-head battles. The most intense led to the month-long partial government shutdown as President Trump vowed not to approve any measure that didn’t include $5 billion for a new border wall.
Feb. 5, 2019
Interaction Of Companies, Colleges Explored In Book
In the early to mid 1990s, the University of Oregon wasn’t widely known for its success in the so-called revenue sports like football and men’s basketball. But that trajectory dramatically changed when the university became closely aligned with Nike and its founder — Oregon alum Phil Knight.
Feb. 5, 2019
Colorectal Cancer Found In Younger And Younger Adults
For decades, incidents of colorectal cancer were mostly found in people over the age of 55, and obesity was often a factor. The latest statistics from the American Cancer Society, though, show that rates for adults under 55 have steadily been rising over the past 20 years or so.
Feb. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: U.S. Weapons Ending Up In Hands Of Al Qaeda
In 2018, eight journalists were killed in war-torn Yemen, and few western journalists have been able to report consistently from within the country. That challenge of access to a country facing famine, cholera and bloodshed has led some to call it “the forgotten war.”
Feb. 5, 2019
The Pulse: Why Opposition To GMOs Is A First World Privilege
Mehta had heard that GMOs were controversial in Europe and the U.S. But it wasn’t until he arrived in Zurich that he discovered just how controversial they were.
Feb. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: Nickel And Dimed For Federal Government Court Documents
Anyone can access any federal court document in America through Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) which is the system for accessing federal court documents. The going rate is $0.10 a page. That might seem low, but some experts estimate that it costs only half of one ten-thousandth of a penny to send out a page.
Feb. 5, 2019
50 Arizona Racehorses Put Down Last Season
It’s a thrilling moment for both jockey and fans when a racehorse makes it across the finish line, but some startling new numbers show racehorse injuries have been on the rise at Arizona tracks.
Feb. 5, 2019
Sinema
Kyrsten Sinema became Arizona’s first female U.S. Senator when she was sworn in last month. But she didn’t just make headlines for her historic achievement, there was also a lot of talk about what she wore.
Feb. 5, 2019

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