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Minimum wage workers in Arizona got a raise Monday, of 50 cents an hour. The state’s minimum wage now stands at $10.50 an hour.
Jan. 2, 2018
After years of controversy, Arizona has reached a deal with the federal government to manage the herd known as the Salt River horses. Here to talk about the agreement and how we got here is Mark Killian, director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Jan. 2, 2018
The Takeaway: Congress Faces an Uphill Battle Over Entitlement Programs
Republicans raised the federal deficit by nearly $1.5 trillion after passing their sweeping tax legislation. Paul Ryan and many House conservatives are aiming to offset those costs by making drastic cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and food stamps. But Mitch McConnell says that the Senate is not on board.
Jan. 2, 2018
The Pulse: Should We Talk About Science Like It’s Magic?
The line between science and magic is often blurry, and on early science television there was sometimes a battle between the two.
Jan. 2, 2018
The Takeaway: The Top Risks Facing The World In 2018
From the global tech Cold War to U.S.-Iran relations, explore the top 10 risks facing the world in the new year.
Jan. 2, 2018
Arizona lawmakers return for 2018 legislative session Monday challenged to stay focused on topics from opioid crisis to teacher pay.
Jan. 2, 2018
Former Sonora Treasurer Seeks Political Asylum In Arizona
A former government official from the neighboring state of Sonora, Mexico, arrested last spring in Scottsdale, is now seeking asylum in the United States from political persecution.
Jan. 2, 2018
Alternative energy sources like wind offer a way to lessen a country’s carbon footprint. But global warming trends could soon change the way the wind blows.
Jan. 2, 2018
A teacher on the Navajo Nation has developed a braille system for the tribe’s language. The code is based on the English system with a few additions to help visually impaired readers know when to use Navajo pronunciations.
Jan. 2, 2018
The year 2018 is projected to be a record year for marijuana-related businesses, and it is not just about legalization and sales.
Jan. 2, 2018
The trucking industry is facing a critical shortage of drivers. 2017 closes with a 50,000 driver deficit nationwide. At the same time, the need for drivers grows as online retailers like Amazon demand daily delivery.
Jan. 2, 2018
Phoenix is beginning 2018 with poor air quality. Health officials have issued a high pollution advisory through Tuesday for the metro area.
Jan. 1, 2018
More than 700 people in Arizona are believed to have died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017, according to end-of-the-year numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jan. 1, 2018
Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprises, maker of tasers and body camera equipment, will be facing off against Kansas-based competitor Digital Ally in 2018 in a U.S. District Court on March 7.
Jan. 1, 2018
Bruce Arians has announced he’s stepping down from his position as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. His retirement comes after 5 years with the team.
Jan. 1, 2018
Checking Out A Different Kind Of Triathlon
A look back at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the site for Arizona’s first-ever Art Handlers Triathlon. Laura Best, the Exhibitions Manager for SMoCA, joined us to talk about the triathlon.
Jan. 1, 2018
Sounds Of The City: New Year
Listen to the sounds of Gail Iranpour working out at the Surprise Mountainside Fitness gym on New Year’s Day.
Jan. 1, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: House Of Stairs
House of Stairs is known for creating a beautiful, layered sound filled with looped vocal harmonies and tight improvisation. The band’s members come out of a jazz tradition in many ways, though House of Stairs' sound borrows from many places, and doesn’t quite fit neatly under the jazz umbrella.
Jan. 1, 2018
How Surprising Was President Trump
Before President Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Robert Weisberg, professor of criminal law at Stanford and co-director of the school’s Criminal Justice Center, predicted a presidential pardon in Arpaio’s case would be "really, really rare."
Jan. 1, 2018
Professor Walks Us Through Real, Mythic Frontier In
In the gritty Western "Godless" on Netflix, a tiny New Mexican town has been devastated by a mass casualty event in the local mine, a woman, twice-widowed, tries to raise her son on unyielding land, and a band of 30 outlaws roams the region hunting for a traitor.
Jan. 1, 2018

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