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“We are trying to make better use of our existing streets,” said Street Transportation Deputy Director Mark Melnychenko. “How can we evaluate the street and possibly have the ability to put in other modes of transportation?”
Foreign policy has dominated the headlines over the past year-plus, from North Korea to Iran to Russia to China, and beyond. And my next guest has a somewhat pessimistic view of where the U.S. stands right now: Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Even as a number of Republicans have been at the very least uncomfortable with President Trump’s language and tweeting, there haven’t been too many deep policy disagreements. One exception, though, has been on international trade — with the focus on NAFTA.
Some people who own Subway sandwich franchises are finding themselves in a financial pickle. This month, the chain launched a national promotion offering certain footlong sandwiches for $4.99 each. While it may be a good deal for customers, some franchise owners say they can’t afford it.
The U.S. Border Patrol is hiring, and it's aggressively recruiting new agents. But some within the agency are warning that the hiring process is still too slow to keep up with the number of people leaving the agency.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has revealed more details about public school funding in next year’s state budget proposal. The governor’s plan includes $400 million of additional K-12 funding and a plan to close recession-era cuts to capital needs budgets.
Hospitals nationwide are experiencing a shortage of intravenous bags, or IV bags. This comes as the number of flu cases are accelerating. Another casualty of the increase in flu cases is the shortage of Tamiflu, the antiviral medication that treats the flu.
A new study puts Phoenix’s water as the most affordable among big U.S. cities. Manny Teodoro, associate professor at Texas A & M University, said that compared to other cities, Phoenix's water charges are progressive.
Water fights are nothing new in the Western U.S. Arizona and California battled for decades, and, though there’s more cooperation now, states that use Colorado River water are attempting to plan to make sure there’s enough for the short and long-term futures.
Gov. Doug Ducey touched on a number of issues yesterday in his State of the State speech — from prison recidivism to wrong-way drivers to sexual harassment. He also announced plans to soon call a special session of the legislature to deal with the opioid epidemic. Joining me now to talk about the governor’s speech, and the reaction to it is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Carrie Gracie worked for BBC News for 30 years before resigning this week. She was one of the most senior journalists there, but left her position in protest of what she called the network’s “secretive and illegal” pay culture that paid women less than men. This shines a light on the pay gap between men and women that still persists.
The felony case against Cliven Bundy, his two sons and a militia leader has been tossed out by a federal judge. The case had generated headlines because of an armed standoff in Nevada between Bundy and his allies and federal agents in 2014. With me to explain is Karen Bradshaw, associate law professor at ASU’s O’Connor College of Law.
“You don’t need to have light that isn’t shielded,” said Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association co-chair Joe Bill.” It really basically obscures the sky so you can’t see the stars that some of us enjoyed growing up.”
It wasn’t that long ago companies like Google and Facebook attracted attention for what seemed like innovative workplace perks – things like free catered meals, game rooms and on-site services like dry cleaning.