The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico line even as the plan faces Democratic opposition in Congress. But to do so, it’ll have to manage not only natural obstacles through the rough and rugged terrain of the Southwest, but legal ones as well. Part II of the The Border’s New Boundaries series goes to the Texas border, where the legal battles over the border wall a decade ago are still being fought today.
The 27-acre space came out of a challenge by the mayor to get Phoenix to divert almost half of the city’s waste out of the landfill by 2020. The goal is to compost up 55,000 tons of material, like landscape and food waste, in a year.
On any night in this country, almost 550,00 people are homeless. Those numbers might seem incredibly high, but they have gone down in the last decade. In 2014, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix had ended chronic homelessness among veterans in the city. Mary Cunningham is a researcher at the Urban Institute. And she says this is a solvable problem.
What is the relationship between a company treating animals kindly and that firm’s bottom line? In his new book, Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of The United States, argues they’re closely tied.
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are eight million stories in the naked city." Here’s another version of that sentiment — one producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the backseat confessions she hears.
Lake Havasu City has won $2 million, as part of a competition called “America’s Best Communities.” The city will use the money to work on a downtown plaza, as well as some other projects that aim to attract younger workers to the western Arizona city.
The battle over raising the minimum wage in Arizona is settled now. It centered around many in the business community arguing that it would hurt small businesses who can’t afford to pay workers more. But early numbers out last week seemed to show that the restaurant industry here is growing. The same may not be true in San Diego.
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week’s news: Invisi-bill, Scaredy Spice, Prime Purchase. Our panelists read three stories about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, only one of which is true.