Last spring, a few Tempe residents decided Papago Park needed to be cleaned up — badly. But a cleanup wasn’t enough because the trash was mostly brought in by people setting up encampments in the park, so it kept reappearing and regenerating. The conditions at Papago eventually spurred a plan to tackle homelessness citywide.
Recent thought pieces in a few national publications have suggested that Americans have become too empathetic. We spoke with Paul Bloom, a Yale psychology professor and author of the book, "Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion."
Citizen initiatives, and how they get on the ballot, has been a big topic of debate at the state Legislature this year. Tomorrow, a House committee will hear another bill dealing with this. Joining me to talk about what’s in that measure and its prospects is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
The United Nations Refugee Agency reported last year that more than 65 million people have been forcibly displaced around the world. That’s the highest figure in recorded history. And the rhetoric surrounding these refugees continues to become more and more contentious.
The Trump administration’s approach is unlike what most Americans in or out of government have ever seen. And it’s especially causing indecision among those in government who disagree with that approach. Should they stay and work under an administration they’re troubled by to try to effect change, or should they steer clear and move into the private sector?
When mom said, “Eat lots of fruits and vegetables,” she may not have known that what fuels our bodies may also help fight disease. That connection will be the subject of a conference this week at the University of Arizona, attracting researchers and clinicians from across the country.
Some bus riders in Phoenix will soon get a price break. Starting July 1, riders who buy all-day passes when they board the bus will pay the same amount as riders who pre-purchase passes at kiosks or retail outlets.
The U.S. Congressional Research Service says intelligence cooperation between Mexico and the United States has become closer in the last decade on issues important to both countries such as illegal immigration, border security, drugs and human trafficking. But that critical intelligence relationship may be under examination in Mexico.
Prescott’s boom in sober living homes for recovering addicts has prompted regulations, including limits on how close the group homes can be to each other. Federal investigations on whether those ordinances are constitutional have been closed.