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Step Back In Time With The Arizona Memory Project
If you’ve never heard of the Arizona Memory Project, you’re not alone. It’s like a digital public library and this is a story about the team who are working to preserve the state’s rich past for our future. There are close to 500,000 items in the Memory Project — with more yet to explore.
VIDEO: Inside The Arizona Memory Project Archives
May 24, 2019
Utilities Across U.S. Help Navajo Get Power
Utility crews from around the country are volunteering their time to install electricity on the Navajo Nation. Many Navajos today live without light, running water and the internet — things most anyone takes for granted.
May 24, 2019
Report: Visitors Spent $947M At Grand Canyon In 2018
The Grand Canyon attracts millions of visitors from around the world, and, according to a report from the National Park Service, visitors bring their wallet.
May 23, 2019
Mexican Growers Make New Tomato Offer; Florida Growers Unmoved
More than two weeks after the deal governing Mexican tomato imports was terminated, negotiations for a replacement agreement do not seem to be going well.
May 23, 2019
Impossible Burgers Hitting Restaurants, Grocery Stores
Burger King is currently experimenting with a new burger. The burger is called the Impossible Whopper, and it’s exactly like a regular Whopper, except for the fact that there’s no meat involved.
May 23, 2019
Sedona Unveils Plan To Balance Tourism, Sustainability
Sedona has been one of Arizona’s most attractive tourist destinations for many years, from its natural resources to hiking to more spiritual-related items like vortexes.
May 23, 2019
Pediatricians Step In To Diagnose Postpartum Depression
This week on The Show, we’ve been bringing you conversations about the most common complication of childbirth: postpartum depression. Pediatricians are some of the first health care providers to see new mothers after giving birth.
May 23, 2019
Environmentalists, Tribes Battle Proposed Rosemont Mine
A proposed mine in southeastern Arizona is pitting environmentalists and tribes against groups who say this would be a massive economic boon for the state.
May 23, 2019
 Study Suggests Echo Chambers Aren
Even without knowing exactly what the context is, the phrase "echo chamber" has rather negative connotations. For most, it connotes a group of people who agree with each other about a subject and have gathered together to reinforce those beliefs, rather than challenge them.
May 23, 2019
Gilbert Police Train To Communicate With Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Communities
Gilbert police are going through a new type of training to reach out to a previously underserved community in the Valley. All staff, both sworn and non-sworn, are all going through training provided by the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
May 23, 2019
AZ Corp Comm Allows APS Rate Hike — But Won
Utility regulators decided that the Arizona Public Service Company will not need to reverse its controversial $95 million rate hike that affected 1 million customers in 2017. However, they also will not dismiss a complaint about the rate hike brought forward by Phoenix resident Stacey Champion.
May 23, 2019
Townsend On Concerns Over Bill Banning Political Speech In Classroom
Over the last several months, some Arizona Republican legislators have tried — and failed — to push forward controversial bills that would curtail political or religious talk in the classroom.
May 23, 2019
 John Shannon: Coyotes Getting New Owners, Suns Up For Sale
Sportsnet in Canada reporter John Shannon says new majority owners are taking control of the Arizona Coyotes, and Robert Sarver has quietly listed the Phoenix Suns for sale. The deals, Shannon says, could put the teams closer to sharing an arena again.
May 23, 2019
Phoenix Budget: More Money For Police, Fire, Parks, Libraries
Phoenix is close to approving a final budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1. The total general fund budget is $1.4 billion. That includes a $55 million surplus beyond what’s needed to cover city services.
May 23, 2019
The Takeaway: Lack Of Inclusionary Affordable Housing
A recent story in the Connecticut Mirror, a member of ProPublica’s local reporting network, by reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, shows that 83 percent of municipalities in Connecticut are open to legal challenges for not having enough affordable housing. And the affordable housing that is created is relegated to the most impoverished parts of the state.
May 23, 2019
Budget Tax Cuts Move Forward In Arizona Legislature
The $11.8 billion dollar state budget cleared its first hurdles Wednesday as the package of spending and tax cuts was approved by a pair of legislative panels.
May 23, 2019
Ducey Signs Law Moving AZ Primary Earlier
Arizona voters are now closer to the next election. Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation setting the primary for state and local elections to the first Tuesday in August instead of the last Tuesday of the month.
May 23, 2019
Lawmakers Near Deal On Sex Abuse Bill, Clearing Budget Hurdle
If legislative leadership accepts changes to a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for victims who were sexually abused as children, it would remove Sen. Paul Boyer’s threat to hold up a budget vote.
May 23, 2019
Hudbay Looking To Sell 30% Stake In Rosemont Mine
According to a report made Tuesday, Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals is looking to sell a portion of its ownership in the Rosemont Mine. The proposed open pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson would be the third largest copper mine in the United States.
May 23, 2019
Unofficial Results: City Hall Outsiders Guardado, Garcia Win Phoenix Council Seats
The unofficial election results in Phoenix show Betty Guardado and Carlos Garcia winning City Council seats. The clerk’s office says about 60 ballots need to be counted.
May 22, 2019

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