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The Takeaway: Mormon Deaths In Mexico Reignite Questions About the Ongoing Drug War
Mexico and the United States are in an embittered battle with drug cartels, but some are calling into question its effectiveness as well as the media coverage.
Nov. 18, 2019
Phoenix Public Library Starts Waiving Overdue Fines
Phoenix Public Library said it forgave overdue library fines Monday. But you’re not totally off the hook. If you have a book that’s more than 51 days late, you will get a bill for the replacement fee.
Nov. 18, 2019
Queen Creek Uses Drone To Fix Traffic Flow Problem
Workers in Queen Creek are employing new technology to solve a traffic flow problem. The public works department is using drones to solve an issue near Queen Creek High School.
Nov. 18, 2019
Couple Plead Guilty To Vulnerable Adult Abuse
A couple who manage a Chandler assisted living facility have pleaded guilty to vulnerable adult abuse. The charges stem from the August death of a resident who went two days without air conditioning.
Nov. 18, 2019
First Full Geologic Map Of Titan Reveals Moon Of Varied Landscapes
Saturn’s moon Titan is larger than the planet Mercury and is the only moon in the solar system with an atmosphere. Now, researchers have published the first complete geologic map of its surface.
Nov. 18, 2019
Q&AZ: How Did Tempe Get Its Name?
The city of Phoenix got its name for rising on the ashes of the ancient Hohokam civilization. As part of our Q&Az program, a listener asked how other Valley cities - specifically Tempe - got their names.
Nov. 18, 2019
Focus On Workplace Mental Health Bridges Generations
A new study examining mental health in the workplace found 75% of Generation Z workers reported leaving a job because of their mental health.
Nov. 18, 2019
Phoenix Exploring Changes To Displaced Animals Ordinance
When someone is arrested for animal cruelty or neglect, Phoenix takes possession of the animal, and the person has 10 days to request a court hearing to request to get the animal back. But in the cases of people arrested for a non-cruelty offense or if they’re hospitalized and unable to care for their pets, there is no policy.
Nov. 18, 2019
Study: Some Mexican Americans Screened Away From Medicare Advantage Plans
Multiple studies by researchers point to Medicare Advantage plan providers implementing tactics to attract healthier patients and dissuade those who might require more health services. A recent study suggests older Mexican Americans are being affected.
Nov. 18, 2019
Report: Native Americans Have Most Trouble Accessing Water
For many of us turning on the tap or flushing the toilet is something we take for granted. But a report released Monday showed more than 2 million Americans live without these conveniences. And Native Americans are more likely to have trouble accessing water than any other group.
Nov. 18, 2019
AZ Builders Still Struggling To Find Enough Construction Workers
Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, driving demand for housing and development. Even though construction is seeing growth in jobs, there is still a high demand for workers.
Nov. 18, 2019
Huge Culture Change At Phoenix Police Academy
The Phoenix Police Department's training academy is undergoing a transformation. Last year, Phoenix replaced its military-style boot-camp method with leadership-based training.
Nov. 18, 2019
‘The Recovering Caregiver’: Exploring Life After Loss
"The Recovering Caregiver" is a four-episode podcast about life after dementia. This podcast is geared toward caregivers who have entered the final phase of caregiving: life without their loved one. This podcast was inspired by Kathy Ritchie's own journey.
Nov. 17, 2019
Yarnell Hotshots Monument Celebrates Youth, Vibrancy
The small town of Yarnell near Prescott was almost destroyed by a wildfire in 2013. In the process of saving the town, 19 firefighters with the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed. On Saturday, the town of about 600 people dedicated its memorial to the men who died saving their community.
Nov. 17, 2019
Arizona Senate Wants Do-Over Of Discrimination Case
A federal judge ordered the Senate to reinstate a former policy adviser by Oct. 31, but the Senate missed the deadline and is deadlocked in negotiations with the staffer. At a hearing Friday, the judge appeared annoyed at times that he was being forced to tell the two sides how to negotiate those terms.
Nov. 15, 2019
Korean Company Takes Interest In Sonoran Solar Projects
The two Sonoran projects, along with one other in Mexico, have a combined peak capacity of 370 megawatts.
Nov. 15, 2019
CBP: Border Agent Shot Russian Migrant Near Lukeville
An Arizona Border Patrol agent shot and injured a Russian migrant during a physical altercation near Lukeville on Thursday, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release Friday.
Nov. 15, 2019
Pima Deputy Seen Tackling, Pinning Down Teen Quadruple Amputee
Video footage has surfaced showing a Pima County sheriff's deputy tackling and pinning down a 15-year-old boy with no arms or legs. The teen lived in a group home near Tucson.
Nov. 15, 2019
Attorney: Paul Petersen Made Happy Families
Paul Petersen, the Arizona elected official charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands, ran a legal practice and “made happy families,” his attorney said Friday.
Nov. 15, 2019
Gel Measures Radiation Exposure During Treatment
Radiation therapy provides treatment and relief for many with cancers and other diseases. But too much radiation can cause serious illnesses or death. A new detector could offer a better way to monitor exposure. The research appears in the journal Science Advances.
Nov. 15, 2019

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