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Homeless Numbers Explode As UMOM Fights To Help Families
Recent head counts have placed Arizona seventh in the nation for chronically homeless residents. That does not include the rapidly growing number of Arizona families who are forced into homelessness as rents rise and affordable housing dwindles.
May 27, 2019
Loop 101 Price Freeway Widening Starting
A project to widen the Loop 101 Price Freeway in the southeast Valley will begin Friday. The $76 million project is expected to be complete by fall 2020.
May 27, 2019
Phoenix Company Receives Presidential Export Award
Master Electronics is one of 26 companies to receive the 2019 President’s “E” Award for Exports. The recognition is reserved for companies that demonstrate a sustained increase in export sales over a four-year period.
May 27, 2019
BLM  Considers To Increase Permits To The Wave
Many hiking enthusiasts can only dream of getting a permit to see "The Wave," an ocean of sandstone near the Arizona-Utah border. But the Bureau of Land Management is now considering allowing more visitors.
May 25, 2019
House Majority Leader: Budget Debate Is On Hold
Arizona House Majority Leader Warren Petersen puts budget debate on hold in his chamber.
May 24, 2019
Code Talker, Longtime New Mexico Politician Dies at 94
Another member of the legendary Navajo Code Talkers has died. New Mexico state Sen. John Pinto served more than four decades in the New Mexico State Senate. Members of the Arizona state Legislature remembered him on the Arizona House floor.
May 24, 2019
Study: Arizona Roads Some Of Deadliest In Nation
A national study released this week shows Arizona had some of the highest fatality rates on the road in 2017, especially in rural areas.
May 24, 2019
Phoenix Fastest-Growing U.S. City For Third-Straight Year
Phoenix gained more than 25,000 people in 2018, putting it ahead of San Antonio, Fort Worth and Seattle. In addition, Buckeye was the fastest-growing American city by percentage.
May 24, 2019
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May 24, 2019
Changing Woman, Part One: Kinaaldá
The traditional stories that define Navajo culture revere women. But today, rape and domestic violence rates surge. So what happened? That’s what we set out to answer in this series named after Changing Woman, or Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé. We’ll meet the women who prove that despite generations of cultural genocide, the heart of Navajo culture still beats.
May 24, 2019
EPA Begins Southwest Colorado Mine Cleanup
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will begin work on a plan to clean rivers being polluted by leaks from old mines in southwest Colorado this summer.
May 24, 2019
Arizona Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Discusses State Unemployment
The U.S. job market is at a point of being called full employment as, technically, there are more openings than people looking to fill them. And that has generally meant strong numbers across the demographic spectrum.
May 24, 2019
Biographer Examines Dr. Seuss
Brian Jay Jones wrote "Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination," and he joins The Show to talk about the author's early career in advertising.
May 24, 2019
ACLU Sues Maricopa County Attorney Over Public Records
The ACLU and the ACLU of Arizona are suing Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery over public records. They say the county attorney’s stonewalling and delay tactics in response to a large public records request submitted by investigative journalist Sean Holstege is illegal.
May 24, 2019
ADEQ Files $100M Water Quality Lawsuit Against Johnson Utilities
Alleging violations of water-quality laws, Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality has filed a $100 million dollar civil lawsuit against Johnson Utilities.
May 24, 2019
Bill Would Allow Navajo Students To Use ESAs In New Mexico
In addition to the budget, Arizona lawmakers are also considering a bill that would allow some students on the Navajo Nation to continue using their Empowerment Scholarship Accounts at a New Mexico private school.
May 24, 2019
Arizona Legislators Propose Tripling Their Daily Stipend
Republicans and Democrats in the Arizona Legislature have finally found a spending proposal they can agree on — tripling the allowance legislators earn for their work at the Capitol. Lawmakers have not seen a pay hike 1998.
May 24, 2019
Mesa’s Falcon Field Wants To See More Private Jets
You won’t find commercial airlines flying in and out of Falcon Field, but Mesa expects to see more private jets.
May 24, 2019
Gosar Speaks About Being No. 1 In Travel Spending
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar said his office has the highest travel spending of all members of the House of Representatives because he is keeping in touch with constituents.
May 24, 2019
Flagstaff Disabled Service Providers At Risk
Recent city and state laws have drastically cut Flagstaff’s funding for disabled service providers. So city leaders are asking state lawmakers for help.
May 24, 2019

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