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Private Firefighters Helping Battle Thomas Fire In Southern California
Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Thomas Fire in Southern California. But not all of the crews fighting the fire work for a governmental entity.
Dec. 14, 2017
Herm Edwards
Arizona State shook up the college football world — and faced a lot of criticism — when it hired Herm Edwards as its new head football coach. Here for a few minutes to talk about it is Anne Ryman, who covers higher ed for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.
Dec. 14, 2017
Tiny Desert Concert: The Blood Feud Family Singers
Self-described as up-tempo but down-hearted, the heart and soul of The Blood Feud Family Singers is the poetic lyrics that pluck at your emotions, and the bluesy-folk tunes take a walk down the dusty road of love and heartbreak.
Dec. 14, 2017
Phoenix City Council Approves Plan To License Sober Living Homes
The Phoenix City Council last night approved a framework for addressing the increasing number of structured sober living homes in the city, as well as a timeline to have it in place by mid-March.
Dec. 14, 2017
Sounds Of The City: Taking Care Of The Green
Listen to the sounds of Shawn Emerson maintaining the golf courses at Desert Mountain.
Dec. 14, 2017
Ex-Interior Department Official On The Effects Of Climate Change On Indigenous Peoples
Arizona State University recently hosted a forum examining the outsized effects of climate change on indigenous peoples.
Dec. 14, 2017
Whistleblowing An Important Part Of Reacting To Workplace Corruption
Whistleblowing has been an important part of reacting to workplace corruption and oppression and trying to bring about dramatic change. In recent decades, whistleblowers have been treated with greater respect by the general public. Tom Devine is legal director of the Government Accountability Project and has represented a number of whistleblowers.
Dec. 14, 2017
Many Voters Don
A huge percentage of voters across the country aren’t sure whether their prosecutors are elected or appointed.
Dec. 14, 2017
Friday Marks The Deadline To Enroll In Health Insurance Plans
Friday is the deadline to enroll in health insurance plans through the federal exchange for 2018.
Dec. 14, 2017
Arizona AG: Theranos To Refund Anyone Who Purchased A Blood Test
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said refund checks will be mailed to every Arizonan who purchased a Theranos blood test on Friday.
Dec. 14, 2017
The Takeaway: Climate Science
There’s been a steady lack of funding for climate science over several presidential administrations, and it’s getting worse under President Trump.
Dec. 14, 2017
Arizona Businesses Propose A 1.5 Cent Sales Tax For Education
Arizona business leaders are working on a plan to raise education funding and go straight to the voters in 2020.
Dec. 14, 2017
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake On Doug Jones Victory:
As the margin narrowed last night in Alabama’s Senatorial race, Arizona’s Republican Senator Jeff Flake took to Twitter to write “Decency Wins.”
Dec. 14, 2017
Charles Barkley: Alabama Election Is A
Former Phoenix Suns player and Alabama native Charles Barkley campaigned for Democrat Doug Jones in the final days of that state’s special Senate election.
Dec. 14, 2017
Mohave Valley Residents Resist Water Transfer
Water, they say, is for fighting over. And a recent land deal in Northwest Arizona is yet another example of that. It's a plan to buy property to get ahold of its water.
Dec. 14, 2017
Phoenix Council Members Demand Downtown Arena Details
It’s been ten months since Phoenix council members approved a $75,000 contract for a consultant to evaluate the downtown arena where the Suns and Mercury play basketball. Wednesday, they approved spending another $125,000.
Dec. 13, 2017
New Chapter For Historic Phoenix Church
There’s a new chapter in a decades-old story involving a beloved church in Phoenix. The city is negotiating the future of the historic Sacred Heart Church with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.
Dec. 13, 2017
County Begins Renovation Of Madison Street Jail
The county decided to spend $60 million to $65 million on a remodel of the massive concrete structure, which takes up a whole block of Third Avenue between Madison and Jackson streets in downtown Phoenix.
Dec. 13, 2017
McCain Receiving Treatment For Cancer Therapy Side Effects
Arizona Sen. John McCain’s office says he’s receiving treatment in Washington, DC, for side effects of his therapy for an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Dec. 13, 2017
 Professor Walks Us Through Real, Mythic Frontier In
In the gritty Western "Godless" on Netflix, a tiny New Mexican town has been devastated by a mass casualty event in the local mine, a woman, twice-widowed, tries to raise her son on unyielding land, and a band of 30 outlaws roams the region hunting for a traitor.
Dec. 13, 2017

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