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Study Found Plastic In Stomachs Of 20% Of Tested Mexican Fish
A study conducted by Mexican researchers and international conservation groups has found microplastic in the stomachs of 20 percent of fish tested at three Mexican ports, including one in the Sea of Cortez.
Oct. 14, 2019
Environmental, Economic Concerns Over Proposed Arizona Interstate 11
A proposed new highway from Nogales to Wickenburg — and eventually beyond to Kingman — has united a Republican legislator and environmental interests in opposition, albeit for different reasons.
Oct. 14, 2019
Guaymas Mayor’s Car Shot By Armed Attackers Outside Her Home
Attackers shot up a car Thursday night belonging to the mayor of an important Sonora port city near the popular beach resort town San Carlos. Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle was alone at her house guarded by two police officers when unidentified attackers shot her car parked on the street outside at least 40 times.
Oct. 14, 2019
Mars Salty Lakes Reveal Ancient Drying Out Period
As NASA's Curiosity rover trundles up the central mound of Mars's Gale Crater, it investigates younger and younger deposits — including geologic evidence of a wet ancient environment drying out.
Oct. 14, 2019
Police Spend Thousands Of Hours On False Alarms
When alarms go off accidentally at homes and businesses, it can be annoying. But, it can be costly, too. Last year, Phoenix police responded to 48,256 alarm calls. Of those, 986 involved a crime. The Department’s website says false alarms result in thousands of wasted hours annually.
Oct. 14, 2019
How To Address Arizona’s Physician Shortage
The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts by 2030, the country will face a shortage up to 104,900 physicians. In Arizona, experts project we’ll be short 2,000.
Oct. 14, 2019
Tropical Fungus Might Have Reached Pacific Northwest Via Ballast Tanks, Tsunami
A tropical fungus affecting the lungs and central nervous system unexpectedly appeared in the Pacific Northwest 20 years ago. A new hypothesis suggests a novel mechanism for how it came ashore.
Oct. 14, 2019
Climate change has been called the new normal. But residents in some parts of the Southwest say after living through the last two years, there’s nothing normal about it.
Oct. 14, 2019
Mexican President Cautions Against Politicizing USMCA Trade Deal
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking for a prompt approval of the USMCA
Oct. 14, 2019
Phoenix Officers Face Discipline Over Offensive Social Media Posts
Several Phoenix Police officers who were investigated over offensive social media posts are being referred to the department’s Disciplinary Review Board, where they face suspension, demotion, or termination.
Oct. 13, 2019
Those Left Behind By Military Suicides Work On Healing, Helping
In 2018, a record 325 active duty military personnel died by suicide. Upwards of 6,000 veterans die by suicide each year, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Anytime someone dies by suicide, close to 135 people are directly affected by the death. That’s close to 1 million people each year who are affected by military-related suicides.
Oct. 12, 2019
Pinal County Faces 100-Year Water Shortage
New projections by the Arizona Department of Water Resources predict a dire water shortfall for the Pinal County region in the next 100 years.
Oct. 12, 2019
Paul Petersen Now In Federal Custody
Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies have turned Paul Petersen over to federal authorities, an official announced Friday afternoon.
Oct. 11, 2019
Amy Silverman: Why Starting A Garden Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds
Amy Silverman's column in Phoenix Magazine is called "Raising Phoenix." In it, she writes about culture, politics and everything else that makes Phoenix the city it is. This month, she joined The Show to talk about an unlikely subject for her: gardening.
Oct. 11, 2019
Tucson Approves New Downtown High-Rise Developments
Last month, the Tucson City Council signed off on construction of a 13-story tower on 4th Avenue, and just Friday night, the council approved a $60 million deal to redevelop the downtown Ronstadt Transit Center, a project that is expected to reshape the landscape with four new high-rises.
Oct. 11, 2019
Climate Change Is Hurting Arizona Trees
Trees in Arizona and other areas of the West have been hit hard many factors including wildfires and the bark beetle. Now, new research indicates that climate change in the form of extreme and inconsistent precipitation totals is also hurting some tree species.
Oct. 11, 2019
Proposed Changes To Food Stamp Program Could Have Effect In AZ
A proposed change to the country’s food stamp program could impact 11% of the Arizona households that use it. That’s according to a new analysis from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the policy research firm Mathematica.
Oct. 11, 2019
Arizona Sees Expanded Health Care Options For 2020
Gone are the days of just one health insurance provider in Maricopa County as companies expand their options under the Affordable Care Act for 2020.
Oct. 11, 2019
What Is The Impact Of The Remain In Mexico Policy?
The Trump administration has consistently tried to implement — and, in some cases, strengthen — immigration and border policies. Some have been blocked by the courts, while others have gone into effect despite opposition. Rafael Carranza of the Arizona Republic has written about the policy and joined The Show to talk about its effects.
Oct. 11, 2019
Can Smart City Technology Reduce Pedestrian Deaths?
The number of pedestrians killed continues to increase in Arizona, with the problem especially prevalent in Phoenix, but could technology be part of the solution to this problem?
Oct. 11, 2019

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