As the bidding process for contractors to build the President’s controversial border wall continues, environmentalists are speaking out. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection over its plans to allow the construction of up to 20 “prototype” border wall designs in Southern California.
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. Joining us are Lawrence Robinson, executive director of the MCCCD’s Center for Civic Participation, John MacDonald, owner and partner with the firm Policy AZ, and Kristin Gilger, associate dean of the Walter Cronkite School at ASU.
Millions of Americans struggle with opioid addiction and are trying to kick the habit. Treatment is often expensive, and beds are limited in state- and city-funded programs. From WHYY's The Pulse, Elana Gordon speaks with a man who detoxed all on his own. But addiction specialists say that do-it-yourself approach can be dangerous.
The findings of an investigation initiated by Arizona Sen. John McCain into the spending of federal housing grants on the nation's largest American Indian reservation suggest mismanagement resulted in cost overruns and delays.
“We’re going to be able to bring in needed new service so that we can support economic growth, but we can do so with less impact on the residential areas nearby and I think that fits everybody’s needs,” said SRP Spokesman Scott Harelson.
Deaths from opioids in Arizona continue to rise. While the majority are due to prescription drugs, the number of deaths caused by heroin has tripled since 2012 according to new data from state health officials.
Early Thursday morning, a wrong-way driver was killed after he collided with a truck on northbound Interstate 17, and earlier this week, a wrong-way driver collided into five vehicles. It seems like the number of wrong-way incidents are on the rise, but those numbers don’t tell the whole story.
Many of us keep journals for personal reflection — as a way to consider what we’ve done or what we think we may do. But when is journaling especially effective? To learn more, we spoke with Kyle Bourassa, graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Arizona.
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week’s news: Invisi-bill, Scaredy Spice, Prime Purchase. Our panelists read three stories about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, only one of which is true.