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Report Reveals Increase In Homelessness Since 2017
Despite low unemployment rates, and an economy that's chugging along, more Americans are homeless this year than in 2017. How does a new HUD report reflect what’s happening here on the ground in Arizona?
Dec. 18, 2018
Could The U.S. Be Headed Towards Another Recession?
If you look at retail sales, industrial production and employment, the U.S. economy is doing well.
Dec. 18, 2018
Regulators Used Potentially Inaccurate Tire Safety Data Until 2015
For years, federal traffic safety officials reported that there were around 200 deaths a year in the country from tire-related crashes. Then, in 2015, that number jumped to more than 700.
Dec. 18, 2018
For The 2020 Elections, It May Help To Look Back At History
Even though the 2018 midterms are barely in our rear-view mirrors, there are already polls out looking at the 2020 presidential primary on the Democratic side, and candidates up and down the ballot are starting to line up for the next elections.
Dec. 18, 2018
ASU School On A Quest To Elevate Civil Discussions
The quest for civil discussion — disagreeing without being disagreeable, as the old saying goes — is an ongoing effort. And one that a lot of people believe has been made more difficult because of the current administration and barbs that are tossed around on social media.
Dec. 18, 2018
What Is The Fate Of The State Parks Capital Projects?
Sue Black, former Arizona State Parks Director, faced numerous investigations into her management practices during her three and a half year appointment. She has been replaced on an interim basis by Ted Vogt, but the investigations into Black’s tenure are continuing.
Dec. 18, 2018
Martha McSally Appointed To U.S. Senate
On Tuesday morning, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Martha McSally to the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. Jon Kyl. Chuck Coughlin of HighGround joined The Show to talk about this.
Dec. 18, 2018
The Takeaway: A Familiar Story — Abuse Concealed By The Catholic Church
This next story is disturbingly familiar: an investigation into a long history of concealed sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Only this time those who were targeted included women and girls in native communities in Alaska and Indian reservations across the Northwest.
Dec. 18, 2018
Arizona Farmers Eye Drought-Friendly Hemp
A new federal law legalizing the growing of hemp comes not a moment too soon as Arizona farmers are likely to be looking for crops that don't need as much water.
Dec. 18, 2018
The Pulse: Understanding Violence
On this episode of The Pulse, we examine violence — what sparks it, how it spreads, and where it can lead.
Dec. 18, 2018
Homeless Rates Up In Phoenix, Across U.S.
More Americans are homeless than this time last year, despite a low unemployment rate. The count in the Phoenix area was nearly 6,300, up 12 percent from the previous year.
Dec. 18, 2018
New Senate Reports Detail Extent Of Russian Meddling Campaign
On Monday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released two reports that examined the extent of the Russian disinformation campaign during the 2016 elections.
Dec. 18, 2018
Judge Rules Shooter Has No Right To See Report
Former Arizona Rep Don Shooter has no legal right to see investigators' notes and interviews into sexual harassment charges that led to his removal from office.
Dec. 18, 2018
Arizona Minimum Wage Increases To $11 On Jan. 1
Starting Jan. 1, Arizona takes the third of four steps in raising the state minimum wage, part of a plan approved by voters in 2016. Workers will see their hourly wages bump up from $10.50 to $11.00, as the state moves toward its $12 minimum goal by 2020.
Dec. 18, 2018
Mexico’s Presidential Estate Opens Its Doors, With Access And Symbolism For All
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's new president, opened the country's presidential palace to the public this month. It's a largely symbolic gesture that many are responding to.
Dec. 18, 2018
Study Examines Increase In Female Prison Population
The political advocacy group FWD.us has published a study looking at incarceration rates for women in Arizona.
Dec. 18, 2018
How To Be An Arizona Supreme Court Justice
Dust off that resume! Arizona taking applications for Supreme Court justice.
Dec. 17, 2018
Tonto National Forest Begins New Restoration Project
A new restoration project is underway along the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest, as invasive plant species are threatening native plant species.
Dec. 17, 2018
Rancher Who Struck Wolf Appealing Revoked Permit
Craig Thiessen had a grazing permit for part of the Gila National Forest in western New Mexico. Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to trapping the wolf and hitting it with a shovel back in 2015.
Dec. 17, 2018
DHS: 277 Flu Cases Reported In The Last Week
More than 800 flu cases have been reported this season and 277 of those were just in the last week. There are less cases this year compared to 2017, but the numbers are still higher than Arizona's five-season average
Dec. 17, 2018

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