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Older Americans face many challenges as they age. One big challenge is the issue of isolation and loneliness. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging heard testimony on Wednesday from stakeholders about ways to create and foster age-friendly communities. Many cities, including Phoenix, are already thinking about this very issue.
May. 17, 2017
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake
Republican pressure is mounting on President Trump as members of Congress are becoming weary of the crises surrounding the administration. That includes two prominent Arizonans, including the state’s senior Sen. John McCain.
May. 17, 2017
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A student journalist spent a week and a half talking to people in Mexico, and four major themes came up again and again in those conversations.
May. 17, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
The latest synthetic opioid being pushed by drug dealers is not only lethal, but hiding in plain sight. This is what law enforcement is calling “Grey Death.”
May. 17, 2017
Aaron Saucedo
A coalition of news organizations wants access to key documents in the "Serial Street Shooter" case.
May. 17, 2017
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The state of Arizona and a southern Arizona tribe have settled a lawsuit that will allow the tribe to operate full-fledged Indian gambling at its casino in Glendale.
May. 17, 2017
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“Google” will not become a generic term, like aspirin, Kleenex and Velcro. That’s after a federal appeals court decision Tuesday to protect the trademark.
May. 17, 2017
Glen Canyon
In the fall of 1956, workers began building what would become a 710-foot dam, weighing about 10 million tons. Glen Canyon Dam — near the northern Arizona city of Page and Lake Powell, which the dam created — has been controversial, with passionate arguments both in favor and opposition.
May. 17, 2017
Herberger Theater Center
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s consulting detective Sherlock Holmes is, without debate, one of the most popular and revisited characters in the history of Western literature and entertainment.
May. 17, 2017
The current population of bison living at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is descended from buffalo originally brought to northern Arizona in the early 20th century. And in recent years, the number of bison have begun to multiply at a precipitous rate, leading the National Park Service to ask for public comments about what to do to reduce the herd.
May. 17, 2017
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About 6 months ago, Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development filed for bankruptcy, according to The Arizona Republic. Now, the Republic is reporting that another community nonprofit is taking over their operations: UMOM New Day Centers, which works to aid homeless families in the Valley.
May. 17, 2017
Tucson voters have approved a sales-tax increase. Nearly 62 percent of voters gave the OK to Prop 101 on Wednesday. With me to talk about this is Andrea Kelly, a reporter with Arizona Public Media in Tucson.
May. 17, 2017
newborn baby
The opioid epidemic in our country has had many victims. But perhaps the smallest are the infants born to mothers who are addicted to these drugs. Hushabye Nursery will be a place specifically designed to treat these withdrawing babies.
May. 17, 2017
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto vowed to increase protections for journalists after the killing of a respected crime reporter in the northern state of Sinaloa drew international attention to the country this week.
May. 17, 2017
A 31-story apartment tower is being planned next to the Arizona Center. If built, it would be among the tallest buildings in downtown Phoenix.
May. 17, 2017
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Many soon-to-be graduates might be asking themselves what the next step is after graduation. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to deal with the lows that come after you complete a major goal.
May. 17, 2017
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As the GOP works out it’s own health-care plan to replace Obamacare, concerns about what will happen with pre-existing conditions cloud the new plan’s future. And a new bill aiming to loosen the regulations laid out in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act is being considered in Congress.
May. 17, 2017
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The latest crisis at the White House may be putting the president on a path towards impeachment.
May. 17, 2017
Ryan Winkle
Tempe police arrested Winkle early in the morning of May 7. Winkle was previously convicted of an extreme DUI in Scottsdale in 2009.
May. 17, 2017
Job application
You’ve probably seen it on a job application — that box that says “check here if you’ve previously been convicted of a crime.” For many people who have served time in the past, that box can be a barrier to getting their lives back on track. Today, 26 states and 150 cities have adopted “Ban the Box” policies on job applications.
May. 17, 2017

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