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Downtown Phoenix Frys Grocery Store Opens
The first grocery store in decades to serve the downtown Phoenix community opens Wednesday morning. The new Fry’s store, located at First and Jefferson streets, will eliminate a food desert in one of the fastest growing parts of the Valley.
Why A Grocery Store Is A Big Deal To Downtown Phoenix
Oct. 23, 2019
WATCH: Trump Syria Announcement
President Donald Trump made an announcement Wednesday about Syria amid controversy over his policy there and a back-and-forth over whether the U.S. is withdrawing troops. Watch his remarks from the White House.
Oct. 23, 2019
On The Colorado River
In a park, nestled in a red rock canyon outside Moab, Utah -- a short drive from a giant pile of uranium tailings — a crowd gathered for a celebration. Elected officials and community members mingled, and enjoyed refreshments. Volunteers placed pieces of yellow cake in small paper bowls.
Oct. 23, 2019
Word S2 E4: On The Roads
In this fourth episode of Season 2, we celebrate Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac who died 50 years ago this month and whose legendary novel, “On the Road,” which encapsulated the Beat Generation was published 62 years ago in September.
Oct. 23, 2019
Phoenix Police Settlement Claims Cost $26 Million Over 10 Years
In the past decade, Phoenix has paid tens of millions of dollars to settle claims against the city's police department. The Phoenix Finance Department tracks settlements for cases involving death, injury, unlawful arrest and other allegations of wrongdoing against police. The city said records are maintained for 10 years unless special circumstances require they be kept longer.
Oct. 22, 2019
Restarted Mexican Tomato Investigation Makes Final Duty Determination
Just a month after a new Mexican tomato import deal was inked, a longstanding dumping investigation has been restarted. The Department of Commerce restarted the investigation in response to a request from Florida growers and one Mexican grower.
Oct. 22, 2019
Fashion Designer Creates Co-Working Manufacturing Space
The Show met an Arizona entrepreneur, Angela Johnson, as part of the series "Made in Arizona." She’s a fashion designer and entrepreneur who runs FABRIC, a co-working space, manufacturing hub and one stop shop for local designers in downtown Tempe.
Oct. 22, 2019
AZ Soldier Killed In Training Accident
One of the three soldiers killed in a training accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia on Sunday is a Peoria native. Training fatalities have outnumbered combat fatalities 4-to-1 over the past several years, according to Pentagon statistics.
Oct. 22, 2019
3 Phoenix Police Officers Fired After Separate Investigations
Police Chief Jeri Williams has fired two officers involved in two separate incidents that garnered negative national attention for the department and city. All officers have the opportunity to accept or appeal the punishment doled out by Williams.
Oct. 22, 2019
Page Turner: Keeping Lucy
The U.S. publishing industry sold an estimated 675 million copies of books in 2018. The Show's new recurring segment, Page Turner, is going to bring you one new book at a time — one that a local expert or critic is excited about. We start with Patrick Millikin of the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.
Oct. 22, 2019
Cities Look To Private Businesses To Handle Recycling
China's revamped recycling policies, which includes no longer buying tons of U.S. materials, have led to dramatic shifts in the way some cities approach recycling. One option is to turn to business like Intel, which has been developing innovative recycling ideas for a long time.
Oct. 22, 2019
Why Many Navajo Land Owners Arent Participating In Buy-Back Program
Data from the U.S. Interior Department shows fewer members of the Navajo Nation took part in a federal land buy-back program. In fact, the number of Navajo tribal members who decided to sell their land was among the lowest in the country. The program itself stems from a system known as fractionation.
Oct. 22, 2019
10 Mil Tons Of Uranium Leftovers Cleaned Up On Colorado River Banks
In Moab, Utah, the community rallied to celebrate a historic milestone in the effort to clean up the banks of the vital Colorado River.
Oct. 22, 2019
Environmentalists Concerned Development Will Harm San Pedro River
The Villages at Vigneto development would be built near Benson, Arizona, about 40 miles East of Tucson. It would be large — a 28,000-home subdivision complete with a lot of commercial and office, retail development and golf courses.
Oct. 22, 2019
Miners In Arizona, Texas Enter Week 2 Of Strike
A strike by 1,800 Asarco Mine union members in Arizona and Texas is entering week two. They walked out last week balking at a new contract proposal that froze pension benefits and did not include a wage increase.
Oct. 22, 2019
Mohave County Has Highest Suicide Rates In Arizona
The Arizona Violent Death Reporting System studied all reported suicides in Arizona from 2015 to 2017 — that overall number was 3,678 during that time frame. The analysis found Mohave County led the state in suicides per capita.
Oct. 22, 2019
Arizona Medicaid Work Requirement On Hold For Now
Arizona Medicaid recipients will not have to prove they’re working, looking for work, volunteering or in school in order to get their health benefits. That’s because the state’s Medicaid program, AHCCCS, has put its implementation of work requirements on hold.
Oct. 22, 2019
Many AZ Adults Stuck Waiting For Spot In Education Programs
The number of adult Arizonans looking for adult education programs is in the thousands. However, funding for education like GED programs has been stagnant for over 20 years.
Oct. 22, 2019
The Improvements Scottsdales $319M Bond Would Fund
Scottsdale voters will be casting their vote on a $319 million bond in November. The money would go to everything from public safety to road repairs and improvements to WestWorld, the city’s event center. The city hasn’t passed a bond this size in nearly two decades. But this bond has the unanimous support of the Scottsdale City Council.
Oct. 22, 2019
Balloon-Launching Site Plan Continues In Pima County
A contract to build World View’s high-altitude balloon-launching facility in Pima County will continue as planned, despite challenges claiming the deal illegally used public dollars.
Oct. 22, 2019

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