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Youth Climate Strikes Planned Across Arizona
United Nations leaders are gathered in Spain this week for climate change talks. Here in Arizona, youth climate strikes are planned for Dec. 6.
Dec. 4, 2019
No Cash? Salvation Army Now Accepting Mobile Donations
Cashless shoppers have a new option to give to The Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign this year using their smartphone. Leaders hope adding Apple and Google payment options will boost fundraising to the campaign, which makes up 10% of The Salvation Army’s annual budget.
Dec. 4, 2019
Multimillion-Dollar Arizona Lottery Prize Goes Unclaimed
The winning ticket for a $14.6 million jackpot was never returned to the Arizona Lottery. No claim was made during the 180-day window for the winner to take home the prize.
Dec. 4, 2019
WATCH: House Judiciary Impeachment Hearing
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is holding its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry. The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Video is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Arizona time.
Dec. 4, 2019
McSally Says Companies Operating Substandard Military Housing Pisses Her Off
Republican Sen. Martha McSally blasted the companies that operate private on-base military housing during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday. The Senator was hearing testimony about the substandard housing conditions for military families.
Dec. 3, 2019
Panel On Incarcerated Women: Findings Were Ignored
The women leading a subcommittee on women’s issues in Arizona prisons say they were ignored and prevented from presenting months of work to an ad hoc committee on earned release credits. Laetitia Hua, a lawyer who championed criminal justice reform during her tenure as Miss Maricopa County, said Rep. Walter Blackman asked her to chair a subcommittee of the ad hoc committee in July.
Dec. 3, 2019
AZ Police Ramp Up Holiday DUI Enforcement
Arizona sheriffs and police chiefs gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday morning to announce a month of heightened DUI patrols for the holiday season. The annual tradition comes on the heels of a deadly 2018 holiday, when 261 people were killed in DUI-related crashes in Arizona.
Dec. 3, 2019
Mesa Public Schools Superintendent Resigns
The superintendent of the state’s largest school district has resigned. The Mesa Public Schools board accepted the resignation of Ember Conley on Monday night. Her resignation comes two weeks after the board placed her on administrative leave.
Dec. 3, 2019
Rocky Point Visitors Center Starts Petition For SENTRI Lane
The Rocky Point visitors center wants a trusted traveler lane at the port of entry Arizonans use to travel to and from the popular Sonoran beach town.
Dec. 3, 2019
Made In Arizona: LAcademie Baking And Cooking School
Dan Boman has been a chef for a couple of decades and has been teaching at Scottsdale Community College and Le Cordon Bleu. Settling with his family in Gilbert and using his years of experience, he recently opened L’Academie Baking and Cooking School.
Dec. 3, 2019
Arizonas Zombie Mines Wait For The Next Boom
The mining industry is boom and bust, but, as the busts get longer and the booms come less often, mining companies across the country are leaving them idle.
Dec. 3, 2019
Book Highlights Native American Occupation Of Alcatraz
Fifty years ago, 89 Native Americans set out into the San Francisco Bay by boats. Their destination was Alcatraz Island, home of the infamous federal prison that closed 16 years earlier.
Dec. 3, 2019
Baby Shark Creators Developing Navajo Version
Pinkfong, a brand of the South Korean company SmartStudy, has announced it's working with the Navajo Nation Museum to create a new version of "Baby Shark."
Dec. 3, 2019
Foster Mom: Being A Foster Parent Is All About Sacrifice
When we hear a story about a child in the foster care system being reunited with their family, it’s usually a happy one, but there’s another side to that story: The loss experienced by the foster family who cared for that child in the meantime.
Dec. 3, 2019
Is American Infrastructure Ready For Climate Change?
There’s been a lot of attention recently on the role California power utilities have played in fires in that state. For many researchers, that’s just one example of our infrastructure's inability to handle climate change.
Dec. 3, 2019
The Story Of The First Women Who Rafted Down The Colorado River
Thousands of tourists go rafting on the Colorado River every year, but going back 80 years or so, the number of rafters was much smaller, and every person who’d successfully ran the river was a man.
Dec. 3, 2019
Disagreeing Agreeably: Author Argues For More Listening
The holidays can be a great time to catch up with family and friends. It can also be a time to avoid certain topics of discussion with those family members and friends, especially if they hold opinions you disagree with.
Dec. 3, 2019
Over Half Of Online Sales Thanksgiving Weekend Were Done On Mobile Phones
Our phones are changing the way we shop. On Thanksgiving day, Americans spent over $4 billion online, and more than half of those purchases were made on a mobile device. That’s having an impact on the retail establishments we normally frequent.
Dec. 3, 2019
Supporters Work To Make Land And Water Conservation Fund Permanent
In addition to impeachment, Congress is trying to finish the budget process for the current fiscal year. That can crowd out other bills, even bipartisan ones, like the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It's a fund for governments to buy land, and advocates are trying to make it permanent.
Dec. 3, 2019
Dementia Doctor Uses VR To Help Teach Empathy
Is it possible to teach empathy? That’s what one Arizona doctor is trying to do using virtual reality. The experience aims to help younger people understand what it’s like to have dementia — and encourage them to pursue careers in the aging and dementia fields.
Talking To Dementia Patients About When To Give Up Driving
Dec. 3, 2019

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