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Have You Visited Mesa’s Asian District? City Wants Your Input
When Mekong Plaza opened in 2008, it had about 10 businesses. Today, the owner says it’s full, with 28 businesses, including a supermarket and restaurants, a jewelry store and gift shops, a dental office and insurance agency.
Oct. 1, 2019
Environmentalists Concerned About Dam Proposals Near Grand Canyon
A Phoenix-based company has proposed two dams on the Little Colorado River just a few miles outside Grand Canyon National Park. Environmentalists are worried about ecological and cultural impacts to the area.
Sept. 30, 2019
Study: Climate Change Already ‘Too Much’ For Many Mojave Desert Birds
Since the early 20th century, Mojave Desert lands, which consist largely of national parks and reserves, have lost 43% of their bird species. A new study links the declines to bird physiology and climate change.
Sept. 30, 2019
How Should AZ Test Medical Marijuana? Council Takes First Steps
Whether you're testing for solvents for heavy metals for pesticides, there's little consensus on standards for testing for cannabis. There is also the problem of such a wide variety of products that are going to need to be tested to comply with a new law.
Sept. 30, 2019
AZ Chamber Of Commerce: USMCA Will Pass Regardless Of Possible Impeachment
The president a leading Arizona business group expects the U.S. Congress to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) soon to improve the state’s economy — regardless of a possible impeachment process.
Sept. 30, 2019
How Much Should Nonprofit CEOs Get Paid?
The question over how much public employees should make came to light after the Arizona Republic inquired about a substantial pay raise for the CEO of the county’s medical system.
Sept. 30, 2019
Sandy Hook Promise PSA Sends Emotional Message
A student runs down the hallway, another uses her jacket to try to lock doors, another breaks windows with a new skateboard to let students escape. And finally, a girl hides in a bathroom stall, crying, texting "I love you mom," as we hear someone coming in.
Sept. 30, 2019
Chandler Brings Thermal Traffic Cameras To Intersections
Chandler will be using thermal cameras at intersections to help the flow of traffic. The cameras will be able to detect bicyclists as well as vehicles, compared to traditional cameras that can only detect cars. The city will be installing 160 cameras at 40 intersections, one camera for each direction in the summer of 2020.
Sept. 30, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: 70 Years Of The Peoples Republic Of China
Tuesday is a big day in, China. It’s the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.
Sept. 30, 2019
Boas: Where Will Arizonas GOP Fall On A Trump Impeachment?
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Sept. 30, 2019
Why Climate Change Is An Everything Issue
Katharine Hayhoe never meant to become a climate scientist. In fact, in college she started out studying astrophysics, but she needed one more class to finish her degree, and she found a new one over in the geography department on climate science.
Sept. 30, 2019
Trumps Aims To Further Limit Refugee Resettlement
The Trump administration has steadily been shrinking the cap on refugee resettlement in the states.
Sept. 30, 2019
APSs Intricate Rate Options Leave Many In The Dark
Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest electric company, has repeatedly come under fire, drawing questions from disgruntled customers and utility regulators alike.
Sept. 30, 2019
5 Migrant Mothers Sue Over Family Separations
Five migrant families are suing the federal government over what they call the "ongoing trauma" they suffered after being separated by immigration authorities at the Arizona border last year.
Sept. 30, 2019
Study: Latinos Most Affected By Affordable Housing Crisis
One of the fastest growing populations in Arizona and the U.S. is also the most affected by the affordable housing crisis: Latinos.
Sept. 30, 2019
How Can Baseball Help With Alzheimers?
The Society of American Baseball Research — which is headquartered in Phoenix — has a program that aims to use baseball to help those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease.
Sept. 30, 2019
Tuesday Is Deadline For Elections Manual To Go To Ducey, Brnovich
Tuesday is the deadline for Arizona’s draft Election Procedures Manual to go to the governor and attorney general for review. The state hasn’t had a new manual in five years.
Sept. 30, 2019
Controversial Wild Horse Plan Headed To Senate Floor
Congress is closer to approving a contentious wild horse initiative backed by national animal welfare groups and the livestock industry but condemned by leaders of the largest and oldest coalition of mustang advocates in the West.
Sept. 30, 2019
The Takeaway: How Should the Media Be Covering Impeachment?
The latest Trump administration scandal has pushed the impeachment news cycle into overdrive, as mainstream media and right-wing outlets battle over control of the narrative.
Sept. 30, 2019
U.N. Climate Report Warns Of Current, Future Changes To Oceans And Frozen Areas
The latest Special Report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contains dire warnings for the Earth’s oceans and frozen areas. The findings directly affect 1.4 billion people living in mountain and coastal zones, and indirectly impact countess others.
Sept. 30, 2019

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