Violence increased in Mexico in 2016. The country’s homicide rate increased by more than 18 percent in one of the bloodiest years of the country’s decade-long drug war, according to a report released Tuesday.
Pilots with Mesa Airlines have requested mediation services from the National Mediation Board to help settle a six-year-long contract negotiation. The pilots are asking that their pay and benefits be more in line with industry averages.
More Gen Xers are buying and selling homes and that’s important for the market, according to the National Association of Realtors. The group’s latest research finds the generation sandwiched between millennials and baby boomers made up nearly 30 percent of recent buyers.
Prescott has been looking for ways to pay roughly a $80 million liability to the Arizona public safety pension system, so it’s pushing forward with a land sale, and a proposed sales tax. that could generate millions.
After a quarter century, the publishers of Norte, a major Ciudad Juarez newspaper, announced Sunday that the paper was closing down. Its editor attributed the closing to the murder of a respected journalist, Miroslava Breach, who once worked for Norte newspaper.
Netflix is known for a bunch of things: the wildly popular TV show "House of Cards," and giving us re-boots of "Full House" and "One Day at a Time," among others. It’s also an option for subscribers who’d prefer to watch movies on their couches than in theaters. But Netflix has also produced original movies, although not award-winning ones.
A lot of people really love horror. And nowadays, the horror genre seems to be bleeding into other genres — no pun intended. To explore this idea further, I spoke with Karen Renner, a senior lecturer in American Literature at Northern Arizona University and a horror expert.
A new analysis from The Arizona Republic shows that more than 75 percent of the money pulled out of public schools for the Empowerment Scholarship Account program came from higher-performing districts in more affluent areas. And to tell us more about this, I’m joined now by Rob O’Dell and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, the reporters behind this story.
Novelist Anthony Doerr won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for his World War II-set novel "All the Light We Cannot See." Doerr is in the Valley tonight at Mesa Arts Center for an event put together by Changing Hands Bookstore, as "All the Light We Cannot See" is released in paperback.
The Diamondbacks won their opening game on Sunday at Chase Field, although the team and Maricopa County are still at odds over potential improvements to the ballpark. To find out how other cities are dealing with empty sports facilities, we called Harris County, Texas, home to Houston and the Astrodome.
The signs all over town say “The Road Ends Here,” and tonight, the Road to the Final Four will officially conclude, with either North Carolina or Gonzaga willing the national title. NPR’s Tom Goldman is here covering the Final Four, and he joins me.