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Navigating North And South Korea During The 2018 Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics South Korea begin this week, and tensions are easing somewhat between that country and its neighbor, North Korea. But, at the same time, President Trump just highlighted North Korea’s brutality in his State of the Union speech. So, where does all of this leave us heading into the Olympic games?
Feb. 6, 2018
Tempe Election Voter Registration Deadline Nears
Voters will consider a slate of six city council candidates and three ballot propositions.
Feb. 6, 2018
 MLB Labor Problems Could Put Crimp In Spring Training Plans
One prominent agent for MLB players is disturbed that a number of the game’s top free agents remain unsigned as owners have been a bit more conservative in their offseason spending. He’s wondering if collusion is taking place. And that agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, has floated the idea of a Spring Training boycott to send a message that players are unhappy.
Feb. 6, 2018
U.S. Immigration Enforcement, One Year Later
Monday night, immigrants’ rights advocates protested outside of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services offices in Phoenix to mark a year since Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was deported. The event a year ago marked a change in the federal government’s approach to immigration enforcement under the Trump administration.
Feb. 6, 2018
More Migrants Found Dead Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
An extension of the United Nations calculated more people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally died last year than in previous years. This in spite of the fact that immigrant apprehensions along the border are on the decline.
Feb. 6, 2018
SpaceX Launches New Falcon Heavy Rocket
Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched its new Falcon Heavy rocket that will attempt to deliver a Tesla Roadster into an orbit around the sun that would also get the vehicle close to Mars. So what’s unique about the Falcon Heavy? Here to talk about those questions and more is Mike Wall, senior writer for Space.com.
Feb. 6, 2018
 New Bill Aims To Fix Problems Of Permanent Guardianship
Permanent guardianship is a way out of foster care for more than 600 Arizona children a year, but they don’t get the same kinds of supports that adoptive parents do. The Show's Lauren Gilger spoke about this with Beth Rosenberg, director of child welfare and juvenile justice at the Children’s Action Alliance.
Feb. 6, 2018
Is Lack Of Diversity Leading to
New research suggests there are many kids who could have grown up to be inventors and innovators, but never had the chance, or the exposure to those scientific fields. That disparity was especially evident among kids from certain backgrounds.
Feb. 6, 2018
 Dow Jones Plunge Has Many Investors Jittery
The national job numbers for January showed the U.S. economy adding 200,000 positions — a positive development that beat expectations by a healthy amount. And the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent. But what do those numbers really tell us?
Feb. 6, 2018
Arizona Snowpack Measures Low, Forecasts Dry Spring
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest reports found the median snowpack amount to be just 22 percent of what it should be.
Feb. 6, 2018
 Professor Discusses Firearms Licensing, Gun Hobbyists
In the United States, there are more firearms and ammunition dealers than McDonald’s — over 14,500 of them.
Feb. 6, 2018
Republicans Receive Large Campaign Donations From APS
Arizona's largest electric utility and its top executives are funneling money into Republican campaigns.
Feb. 6, 2018
FAA Begins Community Meetings On Flight Path Changes
This is viewed as a win for the historic neighborhoods that have fought the flight path changes from 2014 for years.
Feb. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Immigration Restrictions Raise Concerns In The Elder Care Industry
Restrictions on immigration under the Trump administration are creating concerns about the future of the labor pool for nursing homes, home care agencies, and assisted living facilities.
Feb. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Gov Ricardo Rosselló -
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló discusses his plan to focus on charter schools as part of an effort to overhaul the island's public education system.
Feb. 6, 2018
New Bill Would Expand Arizona Nondiscrimination Law, Protect LGBTQ Community
A new bill in the Arizona legislature would expand the state’s nondiscrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Feb. 6, 2018
Utah Investigates FLDS Members For Food Stamp Fraud
The state of Utah is investigating individuals in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints community for food stamp fraud. A federal probe of the community wrapped up last year.
Feb. 6, 2018
Workers To Rally In Phoenix To Support Navajo Generating Station
Workers from the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine in northeast Arizona will be in Phoenix on Tuesday. They’re calling for action to save the NGS power plant, which is slated to close at the end of next year.
Feb. 6, 2018
Flagstaff Faces Affordable Housing Crisis
For every four people trying to move to Flagstaff there is only one home available to purchase.
Feb. 6, 2018
Healthy Apache Trout Return To Northern Arizona Waterways Soon
Arizona state fish returns to the White Mountains this summer.
Feb. 6, 2018

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