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 Study Explains Past Megadroughts, Says Global Warming Could Drive Future Ones
Decade-long “megadroughts” disrupted societies in the American Southwest throughout the late medieval period and threaten to do so again. A new study helps explain why.
July 24, 2019
Florida Appreciates Mexico Tomato Proposal
The July 17 draft deal from Commerce would require inspection of 100 percent of inbound loads of Mexican tomatoes, and substantially increase the floor price for organic varieties.
July 24, 2019
Rain Brings Fire Relief, Flood Concerns To Flagstaff
Monsoon storms arrived Tuesday in Flagstaff dousing the 1,400 acre Museum Fire and helping firefighters reach 10 percent containment.
July 24, 2019
Program Prepares Educators To Teach Native American Art, Culture
One teacher who attended the Institute last year returned to his classroom in Holbrook determined to start a new course on indigenous arts. “I can’t change their history, but I want to change their perspective on what schools can be and what our school can be so that we can better serve them,” said Zak Adams said.
July 24, 2019
WATCH: Mueller Testifies Before Congress
Former special counsel Robert Mueller appeared in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees.
AZ Delegation Plays Big Role
July 24, 2019
USDA: Southwest Monsoon Storms Intensifying Over Time
The same data, which scientists began collecting in 1961, shows the amount of rainstorms annually went up on average 15%.
July 23, 2019
Mexican Economy Keeps Getting Lower Grades
Several financial organizations, including the International Monetary Fund have been lowering ratings and forecasts on Mexico’s economy. The Mexican president says he mistrusts these organizations. But what does the downgrading of Mexico’s economy mean?
July 23, 2019
ADC Publishes, Rescinds New Policy On Prison Tours
The Arizona Department of Corrections issued a new Department Order that omitted “Elected Officials” and “News Media” from a list of individuals allowed to request prison tours. The new order also removed a clause exempting elected officials from the process.
July 23, 2019
Raising Phoenix: Home-Care Woes
The Show presents a new monthly conversation with longtime Phoenix writer Amy Silverman. Her new Phoenix Magazine column details the experience of two parents caring for their 16-year old son who has intellectual disabilities.
July 23, 2019
Wickenburg Attracts Teachers With 4-Day School Week
The new schedule was one way Superintendent Howard Carlson worked to attract new teachers to the rural town as a statewide teacher shortage persists and education funding remains a challenge.
July 23, 2019
Did Ducey Have Authority To Pull Funds From Nike?
Arizona Commerce Authority CEO Sandra Watson is responsible for awarding grants from the Arizona Competes Fund, and she unlike other agency leaders doesn’t take orders from the governor.
July 23, 2019
Arizona Republic Owner Gannett Explores Merger
Gannett, the owner of the Arizona Republic and USA Today, is reportedly deep in talks with GateHouse to merge into one company, a move that would directly affect Arizona residents and journalists.
July 23, 2019
Arizonans Bought More Than 1.7 Billion Opioid Pain Pills In 6 Years
Here in Arizona, more than 1.7 billion pills were sold between 2006 and 2012. In Mohave County, that added up to 74 pills per person, per year.
July 23, 2019
Commissioner: APS Still Hasnt Gotten The Message
A new lineup has led to different approach by the Commission. In part, that included the implementation of a new energy shutoff policy following the news that more than one APS customer died after power had been turned off due to a lack of payment.
July 23, 2019
Gusty Winds, Little Rain As Crews Battle Museum Fire
Fire crews are dealing with gusty winds as they battle the Museum Fire burning more than two and a half square miles north of Flagstaff. Firefighters are using a web of trails and forest roads to try to box the fire in and keep it away from homes.
July 23, 2019
Arizona Awarded $90 Million U.S. Grant To Expand I-17
The Federal Highway Administration has approved a 90-million-dollar grant to expand Interstate 17. This is part of a larger improvement project for the freeway north of Phoenix.
July 23, 2019
AG Wants Arizona Legislature To Legalize Marijuana
Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants state lawmakers to debate and enact a recreational marijuana program rather than risk an industry-crafted measure from becoming the law of the land at the ballot box.
July 23, 2019
Food Stamp Change Could Affect 30,000 Arizonans
The Trump administration is limiting state flexibility on who can enroll.
July 23, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare Closing Childrens Hospital
The news that the 24-bed hospital would close after all of the patients were discharged came as a surprise to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
July 23, 2019
Catholic Community Services Secures New Space For Immigrant Shelter At Juvenile Detention Center
The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved Catholic Community Services' request to use the county's Juvenile Justice Complex as a temporary shelter for asylum seekers.
July 23, 2019

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