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Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus chat with improvisor David Shore about turning failures into life lessons while being able to laugh about it along the way.
Jun. 22, 2017
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What do we stand to gain or lose as our economy becomes dominated by a handful of powerful companies?
Jun. 22, 2017
Frank Kush
Legendary Arizona State University football coach Frank Kush has died at age 88, the school’s athletic department confirmed Thursday morning.
Jun. 22, 2017
solar eclipse
A Tucson-based astronomer is leading a project to document the path of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse from coast to coast.
Jun. 22, 2017
Arizona Lifelong Fitness Foundation
More than 100 athletes over the age of 50 competed in the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama. These athletes faced off against their peers from across the United States.
Jun. 22, 2017
UA Dreamers
A little-known policy of the State Board of Regents could blunt the financial effect on dreamers from this week’s Arizona Appeals Court ruling denying them in-state tuition.
Jun. 22, 2017
After Arizona regulators voted to reject an effort by Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns to force the state’s largest utility to hand over financial records, Burns could be going back to court.
Jun. 22, 2017
A push to regulate chemicals in soaps is gathering momentum with a statement signed by researchers, medical professionals and scientists who are looking to garner support for a global ban.
Jun. 22, 2017
Phoenix City Council
Phoenix will hire a consultant to help the city craft a new ordinance to regulate group homes. The move comes after residents pushed leaders to do more to prevent clustering in neighborhoods
Jun. 22, 2017
Sugar Farm
Businesses in the American and Mexican food and beverage industry are finding it difficult to swallow the new agreement for trading sugar between the two countries. But deal seems to be palatable for producers of alternative sweeteners.
Jun. 22, 2017
Arizona DOT
People of Arizona are making poor choices behind the wheel. That’s leading to an increased number of fatal accidents on the road.
Jun. 22, 2017
Wildfire
Several wildfires are burning around the state, including the Encino Fire, which started late Tuesday night. There have been hundreds of wildfires, and most of them have been human caused.
Jun. 21, 2017
Navajo president's office
The Navajo Nation, the largest reservation in the country, is finally getting its first Starbucks in Window Rock. This is another sign that the tribe’s capital city is growing.
Jun. 21, 2017
Campfire
The Coconino National Forest will switch to Type II fire restriction mode starting June 22. Even though forest officials had prohibited campfires starting June 15, they found 34 abandoned campfires last weekend.
Jun. 21, 2017
Diana Taurasi
Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury became the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer earlier this week. Her career has been full of successes. John Altavilla of The Hartford Courant has followed Taurasi’s career from its early stages, and he’s with me.
Jun. 21, 2017
ProPublica logo
We’ve all heard stories about drug violence in Mexico, stories of beheadings and cartel kingpins and corrupt police officers. But what is it like to actually live in a town that’s been taken over by the drug cartels?
Jun. 21, 2017
lake mead
Whether it’s because of drought or the anticipated effects of climate change, the supply of Colorado River water to Western states is something that attracts a lot of focus. And earlier this month, we learned that less-than-ideal rainfall in the winter means that water levels in Lake Mead will be lower than anticipated and could drop 20 feet by 2019.
Jun. 21, 2017
DACA
Just last week, many undocumented students in the country got some good news. President Trump said he would continue the deferred action program that’s allowing thousands of undocumented students in the country to stay — for now. But on Tuesday, those students, often referred to as Dreamers, were dealt another blow.
Jun. 21, 2017
Jeff Flake
Senate Republicans are reportedly preparing to release their health-care bill, aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. And, as work on that measure continues, a handful of senators — including Arizona’s Jeff Flake — are hearing from outside groups who support the ACA.
Jun. 21, 2017
Adrian Fontes
There are some big changes around the corner for voters in Maricopa County. The County Recorder's Office plans to send every eligible voter a mail-in ballot, whether or not they’re registered for early voting.
Jun. 21, 2017

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