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An Inside Look At Arizona Task Force 1
Since Arizona Task Force One was formed in the early 90s, FEMA has deployed the urban search and rescue team to major incidents across the country. It is among 28 FEMA teams nationwide, but assistant fire chief Shelly Jamison says the Arizona team is special.
Oct. 24, 2017
Bloomberg Explores Why Tech Brain Drain Goes West
Cities and states across the country are worried about the so-called brain drain, with some of the most-educated and sought-after residents deciding to move somewhere else. Bloomberg looked into the numbers and found that a number of cities in the western U.S. are benefiting.
Oct. 24, 2017
The Connection Between Big Data And Baseball
The World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros gets underway tonight. Both teams have passionately embraced the concept of baseball analytics and sabermetrics and focus on using big data to determine which players will be most successful most often.
Oct. 24, 2017
Survey Reveals White Nationalism In U.S. Military
A survey by Military Times has revealed a major problem. With just over 1,100 responses from active-duty troops, one in four reported they’ve seen examples of white nationalism among fellow service members.
Oct. 24, 2017
U.S. Air Force Preparing To Potentially Go To Cold-War Era Status
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour ready alert. Former President George H.W. Bush took them off that status in 1991.
Oct. 24, 2017
The Pulse: Scientists Involved With Hepatitis C Cure Turn Focus To Hepatitis B
The successes of Hepatitis C appear to be fueling a new race: a cure for the virus’ often overlooked, but much more common relative, Hepatitis B.
Oct. 24, 2017
Biologist: Climate Change Is Reducing Nutrients In Food
The effects of climate change are already considered to be far-reaching, with unique weather patterns probably being the most obvious. But one scientist said it’s also leading to problems in the food we grow.
Oct. 24, 2017
Phoenix-Area Chef Wants To Make School Lunches Better, More Nutritious
The Blue Watermelon Project came out of an experience Charleen Badman had with a program run by the James Beard Foundation.
Oct. 24, 2017
Battle Over Solar In Arizona Continues In Tucson
The Arizona Corporation Commission began a series of hearings on Monday related to proposed new rates for solar customers of Tucson Electric Power. The hearings are scheduled to conclude on Nov. 2.
Oct. 24, 2017
The Takeaway: Hackers Target Student Data As Schools Report Increasing Cyberattacks
Cyber attacks are increasingly hitting schools in the U.S., targeting sensitive student data.
Oct. 24, 2017
Phoenix City Council To Discuss Future Of Talking Stick Resort Arena
On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council is scheduled to receive an update on the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Leaders are expected to hear from a consultant about different options and costs to renovate the 25-year-old facility or build a new one using taxpayer funds.
Oct. 24, 2017
Ahwatukee Residents Still Want Explanation For Water Bill Spike
A group of Ahwatukee Foothills residents are still searching for answers after an unexpected summer spike in their water bills.
Oct. 24, 2017
Public school teachers and activists gathered at the state Capitol Monday to protest the double-digit pay increases some of Gov. Doug Ducey’s staff reportedly received this year.
Oct. 24, 2017
Developers Offer Alternative Housing Options For Seniors As Wants, Needs Change
Senior housing is, and will continue to be a complex issue. There’s not enough inventory, it’s not always affordable, and land costs are rising. Needs and desires are changing - people aren’t only looking for the traditional retirement home anymore, and developers are creating alternative forms of housing.
Oct. 24, 2017
Bighorn Sheep Thriving In Southern Arizona
Bighorn sheep appear to be thriving in Southern Arizona. The animals were reintroduced to the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson four years ago.
Oct. 24, 2017
Dust Descends On Lost Lake Festivalgoers
Pacific winds kicked up a dust cloud that stagnated in the Valley on Saturday, leading some attendees with trouble breathing.
Oct. 23, 2017
John McCain Condemns Controversy Over Fallen Soldier In Niger
U.S. Sen. John McCain made an appearance on ABC’s "The View" Monday and discussed his opinion on tension over the death of an American soldier.
Oct. 23, 2017
And now for a horse of a different color. We’d like to introduce you to Jane Revercomb. Revercomb was a college student in Vernon, Texas, there on a rodeo scholarship — yes, city slickers, that’s a thing — and she saw a flyer for lady’s ranch saddle bronc riding. You can catch Revercomb on “Cowgirls” on the rodeo TV channel Ride TV.
Oct. 23, 2017
 Journalist Writes Why
When Pakistani journalist Hina Ali started her first job, her cousin told her “all the noble reasons a woman might have for earning her own living don’t matter. Once you start spending time outside the boundary of your house, you are an outside woman.” She didn’t understand what he meant at the time, but, today, 11 years later, she says, she is one of thousands of women like her who have had to become outsiders in order to pursue the kind of life they want.
Oct. 23, 2017
Court Trials, Coronation Among Top International Stories This Week
Court trials and a coronation are among the top international events expected this coming week. With me to talk about them is the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Oct. 23, 2017

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