When you buy gas at the pump, there’s a little sticker there that you might not ever have noticed. It says how much you’ll be charged for our state’s gas tax. The money, for the most part, goes back into our roads.
Lots of comedians have made the jump into movies. And lots of comedians have dealt with death in their comedy. But fewer have made their first movie about grief. With his new film “Dean,” comedian Demetri Martin is doing just that. He calls it a comedy about a tragedy with autobiographical roots.
Route 66 is an important part of the history of Arizona — and the other states the so-called “Mother Road” swung through beginning in 1926. There’s legislation being considered in Congress now that, if successful, would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail.
The long-running debate over what to do about undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. — and those who may be trying to illegally enter the country now and in the future — has been taken up at least a notch or two by the Trump administration’s proposed enforcement changes.
As the bidding process for contractors to build the President’s controversial border wall continues, environmentalists are speaking out. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection over its plans to allow the construction of up to 20 “prototype” border wall designs in Southern California.
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. Joining us are Lawrence Robinson, executive director of the MCCCD’s Center for Civic Participation, John MacDonald, owner and partner with the firm Policy AZ, and Kristin Gilger, associate dean of the Walter Cronkite School at ASU.
Millions of Americans struggle with opioid addiction and are trying to kick the habit. Treatment is often expensive, and beds are limited in state- and city-funded programs. From WHYY's The Pulse, Elana Gordon speaks with a man who detoxed all on his own. But addiction specialists say that do-it-yourself approach can be dangerous.
“We’re going to be able to bring in needed new service so that we can support economic growth, but we can do so with less impact on the residential areas nearby and I think that fits everybody’s needs,” said SRP Spokesman Scott Harelson.
Deaths from opioids in Arizona continue to rise. While the majority are due to prescription drugs, the number of deaths caused by heroin has tripled since 2012 according to new data from state health officials.
Early Thursday morning, a wrong-way driver was killed after he collided with a truck on northbound Interstate 17, and earlier this week, a wrong-way driver collided into five vehicles. It seems like the number of wrong-way incidents are on the rise, but those numbers don’t tell the whole story.