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The Takeaway: The Top Risks Facing The World In 2018
From the global tech Cold War to U.S.-Iran relations, explore the top 10 risks facing the world in the new year.
Jan. 2, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Return Next Week For 2018 Legislative Session
Arizona lawmakers return for 2018 legislative session Monday challenged to stay focused on topics from opioid crisis to teacher pay.
Jan. 2, 2018
Former Sonora Treasurer Seeks Political Asylum In Arizona
A former government official from the neighboring state of Sonora, Mexico, arrested last spring in Scottsdale, is now seeking asylum in the United States from political persecution.
Jan. 2, 2018
Winds Of Climate Change: How Global Warming Could Alter The Wind Power Landscape
Alternative energy sources like wind offer a way to lessen a country’s carbon footprint. But global warming trends could soon change the way the wind blows.
Jan. 2, 2018
Marijuana Industry Expected To Grow In 2018
The year 2018 is projected to be a record year for marijuana-related businesses, and it is not just about legalization and sales.
Jan. 2, 2018
Debate Over Truck Driver Pay Contributes To Year-End Critical Shortage
The trucking industry is facing a critical shortage of drivers. 2017 closes with a 50,000 driver deficit nationwide. At the same time, the need for drivers grows as online retailers like Amazon demand daily delivery.
Jan. 2, 2018
Navajo Teacher Develops Braille System To Help Visually Impaired Read Tribal Language
A teacher on the Navajo Nation has developed a braille system for the tribe’s language. The code is based on the English system with a few additions to help visually impaired readers know when to use Navajo pronunciations.
Jan. 2, 2018
High Pollution Advisory Issued For Phoenix Metro Area
Phoenix is beginning 2018 with poor air quality. Health officials have issued a high pollution advisory through Tuesday for the metro area.
Jan. 1, 2018
Over 700 Arizonans Died In Suspected Opioid-Related Deaths in 2017
More than 700 people in Arizona are believed to have died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017, according to end-of-the-year numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jan. 1, 2018
Court Sets Date For Litigation Against Axon
Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprises, maker of tasers and body camera equipment, will be facing off against Kansas-based competitor Digital Ally in 2018 in a U.S. District Court on March 7.
Jan. 1, 2018
Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Announces Retirement
Bruce Arians has announced he’s stepping down from his position as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. His retirement comes after 5 years with the team.
Jan. 1, 2018
After 20 Years In Space, Cassini Killed Off On Saturn By NASA
There was a sad moment in space-exploration history this Fall. After close to 20 years in space, NASA’s Cassini orbiter was killed off and intentionally sent into Saturn. It was the end of an era for a massive amount of data gathered about the ringed planet.
Jan. 1, 2018
New Report Makes Link Between The Arts, Economy
When we talk about the arts, the conversation is usually about culture, craft and style. But, what about the cold, hard cash? Well, a report released in August makes the link between the arts and our economy.
Jan. 1, 2018
Protest Music: Why Don
The counterculture of the late 60s, early 70s was marked, in part, by artists and bands who made their name in protest music.
Jan. 1, 2018
The Takeaway: Erasing The Language Of Science
People already ignore scientific facts, from vaccines to warnings about climate change. But what would happen in 50 years if we completely turned our backs on science?
Jan. 1, 2018
Book Chronicles Life Of Arizona Pioneer Sedona Schnebly
Just saying Sedona, you undoubtedly think about a place with some good hiking spots and restaurants and red rocks and a vortex or two. But the city got its name at the turn of the 20th century from one of its residents — Sedona Schnebly.
Jan. 1, 2018
What Does The Future Of Congressional Representation Look Like?
The battle in government between cities and states is a common one around the country. In Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe and Bisbee — among others — have called on lawmakers to stop trying to micromanage some of their community decisions.
Jan. 1, 2018
Hospitals Flooded With Patients Trying To Beat The New Year
It’s officially the new year, and as the calendar resets, so too do health-insurance deductibles.
Jan. 1, 2018
The Takeaway: For Patti Smith, Fighting Climate Change Is A Family Affair
Iconic rocker Patti Smith played a more buttoned-up concert at Carnegie Hall at the beginning of November.
Jan. 1, 2018
To Complete Triathlon: Breathe, Relax, Fall And Get Back Up
The staff of this program are a team. So, when producer Sarah Ventre told us she wanted to compete in a triathlon, we wanted to document it. Sarah is the first to tell you that she’s not your typical athlete.
Jan. 1, 2018

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