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On Tuesday’s Show, we talked with Bob Booker, the longtime executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He’s retiring from the post later this summer. What difference will those changes make when it comes to the Valley arts scene? Are the arts offerings enough for an area that contains the fifth-most populous city in the country?
Jun. 21, 2017
F-35
F-35s are expected to be taking off again today from Luke Air Force Base, after an 11-day pause. With me now to explain what may have been going on is Ron Carr, an associate professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
Jun. 21, 2017
Phoenix Sunset
OK, so we all know it’s really, really, really hot outside. Like, record-breaking hot. But, the reality is it’s summer — today’s the first official day, by the way — and we live in the desert. Plus, there’s a silver lining to all these excessively hot days.
Jun. 21, 2017
Voting sign
It’s a busy day on Capitol Hill when it comes to discussing Russian interference in the 2016 election. Intelligence officials have confirmed a total of 21 states have been affected by suspicious activity aimed at the election databases by Russian operatives.
Jun. 21, 2017
Theranos brochures
Medical Testing Company Theranos Inc has told its investors it has reached an agreement in principle to settle a lawsuit by Walgreens.
Jun. 21, 2017
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We may think that we prefer something brand-new to something we’ve seen before, but the truth is we are more likely to enjoy things we are familiar with.
Jun. 21, 2017
Red traffic light
Glendale city council approved a red light camera that, rather than issuing citations, will act like a deterrent.
Jun. 21, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
Arizona's largest homeless shelter is running out of water while demand is at its highest ever.
Jun. 21, 2017
A new scientific study shows extreme heatwaves are creeping further north and south of the equator.
Jun. 21, 2017
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Closed door meetings and late night appeals are part of the scramble over the draft of a Senate healthcare bill, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to have a vote on before July 4.
Jun. 21, 2017
A federal judge Tuesday denied attempts by lawyers for former Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz, accused of second degree murder, to be able to do a video deposition of a potential witness before the trial begins.
Jun. 21, 2017
Air Pollution
You may have noticed a lot of High Pollution Advisories in the Valley this year. The advisories serve as a warning that our air has become dangerous to breathe based on standards set by the federal government. In 2015 the EPA increased Ozone standards.
Jun. 21, 2017
Aedes aegypti mosquito
With summer officially started, mosquitoes are on their way up. A recently published CDC study found increased reported numbers in the southern U.S. of two mosquito species known to be able to carry the Zika Virus.
Jun. 21, 2017
Amazon
Arizona’s latest quarterly survey of food prices are falling, increasing pressure in what is already one of the nation’s most competitive markets. The drop comes at the same time as new competition arrives on scene with Amazon’s buyout of Whole Foods.
Jun. 21, 2017
Ford plant in Mexico
For a second time this year, Ford Motor Company decided to withdraw its investments in Mexico, a country where the automotive corporation has been present for more than 90 years.
Jun. 21, 2017
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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved the budget for fiscal year 2018 and more than half of the $2.49 billion will be spent on criminal justice and public safety.
Jun. 20, 2017
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Arizona regulators will not halt a rate case for the state’s largest utility despite concerns raised by Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns that Arizona Public Service may have secretly spent millions to help elect several commissioners.
Jun. 20, 2017
SRP
Record-breaking temperatures are also causing record-breaking demand for power in the state. Salt River Project delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers on Monday.
Jun. 20, 2017
Sky Harbor
Dozens of planes have been grounded in Phoenix because of extreme heat. Fifty flights have been canceled or delayed today.
Jun. 20, 2017
Butcher
So younger workers maybe shouldn’t be looking to the civil service for a career. But it seems Millennials are starting to look to the past for work. Richard Ocejo writes about how that generation is moving into “Old Timey” jobs — think butchers, barbers and craft distillers.
Jun. 20, 2017

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