The Pulse: The Complicated ‘Science’ Of Individual Communion Cups
When those tiny communion cups were introduced in the 1800s, they were supposed to protect churchgoers from germs. But a history survey shows Americans had lots of other reasons to stop sharing a cup.
Nov. 20, 2017
The Takeaway: Mexican Farmers Band Together Against NAFTA
On the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, a similar fight is playing out with small Mexican farmers who want out of NAFTA, despite the government’s commitment to it.
Nov. 20, 2017
Lawmaker Proposing Longer Recess And Lunches For K-6
A Gilbert lawmaker is advocating for extended lunch and recess in Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Nov. 20, 2017
Coyote And Fox Confirmed Rabid Along Superstition Trails
Hikers exploring the Superstition Mountains are being warned to watch out for rabid wild animals.
Nov. 20, 2017
Former Gov. Jan Brewer Celebrates Arizona Medicaid Decision
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the legality of an assessment on hospitals that helps pay for health care for 400,000 residents.
Nov. 20, 2017
Amy Silverman: Making Our Way
Raising a teenage daughter is hard. And for commentator Amy Silverman, raising a teenage daughter with Down syndrome is harder. Silverman is the managing editor at the Phoenix New Times.
Nov. 20, 2017
Arizona Aerospace Startup Says Industry Diversified, Some Players Unrecognized
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declared October “Arizona Manufacturers Month." Now in November, one aerospace company that serves the industry’s manufacturers said its economic contributions are fairly unrecognized.
Nov. 20, 2017
New ADOT Project Aims To Reduce Traffic Congestion On State Route 347
The Arizona Department of Transportation is building a bridge over the railroad tracks south of the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.
Nov. 20, 2017
 A Poisoned People: For Navajo, Uranium Contamination Is Environmental Racism
In a new poll, Native Americans say a major problem they face is “institutional discrimination.” In Indian Country they call it environmental racism. During World War II and the Cold War, mining companies blasted 30 million tons of uranium out of Navajo land, abandoning more than 500 mines. Since then, many Navajo have died of conditions linked to contamination.
Nov. 20, 2017
Flake Praises Republican Tax Plan But Wants Tweaks
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is praising the Republican tax bill making its way through Congress, but said he wants tweaks before he’ll agree to vote for it.
Nov. 20, 2017
Steve Bannon: Brian Terry
President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon was in Tucson on Saturday night where he spoke at an event commemorating the death of a Border Patrol agent in 2010.
Nov. 19, 2017
SRP Director Ready to Take Reins At Reclamation
Brenda Burman, Salt River Project’s director of Water Strategy and executive water policy adviser, is leaving Arizona for Washington D.C. after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday night.
Nov. 18, 2017
Time To Start Thinking About Defrosting Your Thanksgiving Turkey
Thanksgiving is still several days away — but the federal government is warning that if you’ve got turkey on your holiday menu, might want to start defrosting your bird as soon as possible.
Nov. 17, 2017
UA College Of Medicine Marks 50th Anniversary
The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Tucson has reached its 50th anniversary and is looking ahead to the next half-century of training doctors to serve the state.
Nov. 17, 2017
EPCOR Putting Brakes On Water Hauling Station
The utility company EPCOR has decided to slow down its effort to build a water hauling station on an acre of land north of Phoenix. The station would serve water haulers who truck water to the communities of New River and Desert Hills. Haulers had been using hydrants in the City of Phoenix, but are being cut off at the end of the year.
Nov. 17, 2017
Arizona Enjoying Lowest Thanksgiving Meal Prices Since 2006
Feeding the family this Thanksgiving just got more affordable.
Nov. 17, 2017
Opponents Of South Mountain Freeway Still Optimistic Court Can Stop Project
Construction on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway continues, but opponents are hopeful a pending court case could still stop the project.
Nov. 17, 2017
Why Haven
In July, nearly four months ago, Congress passed a set of sanctions against Russia. They were intended to punish Russia for meddling in United States elections and its aggressive involvement in Ukraine. But the Trump Administration hasn’t implemented those sanctions yet.
Nov. 17, 2017
Federal Appeals Court Allows Newest Travel Ban To Partially Go Into Effect
Earlier this week, a federal appeals court allowed the latest version of the Trump Administration’s travel ban to partially go into effect.
Nov. 17, 2017
The Pulse: Politics On Your Plate
What we eat and how we feed ourselves is inherently cultural and political in nature. On this episode, we explore how culture and politics end up on our dinner plate. Institutionalized racism in farming, “coming out” vegetarian to a family that thinks eating meat is a hallmark of masculinity, illegal shark fin soup and our ever changing views on breast milk.
Nov. 17, 2017