Political satire is in a renaissance period in the U.S., thanks in large part to the eagerness of writers and comics to take on — and reply to — the Trump administration. Here in Arizona, that led to the unique appearance on social media of candidate Robert Sedona. He ran for Congress last year and recently declared he’d be in next year’s gubernatorial race.
"Saturday Night Live" just completed its most-viewed season in 23 years, with help from Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy’s turn as his press secretary, Sean Spicer. But is their biting political satire deepening the political divides in our country? And is it changing anyone’s mind?
At a Phoenix City Council meeting, Denise Rivera, a parent of a student at charter school StarShine Academy, asked the council to consider providing free transit passes for city buses and light rail to all preschool-through-12th grade students. For more on this, we spoke with Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and the director of Public Transit with Phoenix, Maria Hyatt.
Agriculture plays a big role in Arizona’s economy, and there are lots of factors that help determine how successful a farming operation is. One of them, though, starts at ground-level: the soil. David Montgomery writes about this in his new book, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life."
U.S. Sen. John McCain is hoping to expand the school-choice movement in Indian country. On Tuesday, he and Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford introduced a bill that would give students enrolled in Bureau of Indian Education schools an education savings account that can used for things like private-school tuition.
Renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, has been near the top of President Trump’s wish list since he was a candidate. He has asserted that it’s another example of the U.S. being on the losing end of a trade deal.
For more than two years, activists have waged a grass-roots fight to convince Phoenix leaders to create a city identification card available to all residents — including undocumented workers. Now the same immigrant-rights activists who pushed for the card’s creation are reconsidering their efforts.
Yuma and Maricopa County grow approximately 90 percent of the winter lettuce crop for the U.S., but production has been threatened by a wilting disease. And prices have spiked. One researcher says the path to a cure involves a new kind of agriculture, using technology to choose where to plant.
Cured meat is making a comeback in restaurants across the United States. But making sure the meat is free of harmful bacteria can be tricky. A small factory outside of Boston uses new, quicker test to check for listeria by making samples with bad bacteria glow.
Arizona Sen. John McCain sat on Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing into the Russia probe and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. He questioned why some information about the Russia probe was still not being made public.
Immigrant arrests under President Donald Trump have soared since he took office. But federal records show that the number of people crossing the border illegally has dropped. And that‘s slowly changing the face of deportees in Mexico’s border cities, creating a new group of deportees, and new rules for how Mexico will handle the influx.
You may think that sleeping longer or later on the weekends is good for you. But, University of Arizona researchers say changing your sleep patterns between work and play causes something called “social jet lag.”
More than 140 million Americans were affected by the data breach at Equifax, and those affects could be long-lasting. What if firms like Equifax had to have insurance before collecting our personal data?