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Boas On Thanksgiving Quirks
For the past several months, we’ve discussed politics and the election season. But since this is a major holiday week, Arizona Republic editorial director Phil Boas wrote a column about some quirky Thanksgiving history.
Nov. 19, 2018
 BBC Look-Ahead: From Brexit To Venezuelan Refugees
Last week was a dramatic one for the U.K. with Brexit negotiations on the line. Menwhile, in Venezuela, there will be a regional meeting to discuss the refugee crisis.
Nov. 19, 2018
Veterans Urge Lawmakers To Protect Americas Wilderness
Veterans often advocate on Capitol Hill for VA reform or for the continuation of the GI Bill. Last week, a group of veterans went to Congress to advocate for something else: the wilderness.
Nov. 19, 2018
President Trump Sent Marines To The Border. What Are They Doing There?
The first people from the migrant caravan began arriving at the Southern border last week, and while most of the thousands of migrants are still weeks away, President Trump has said he will meet their arrival with some 15,000 troops.
Nov. 19, 2018
New Book Sheds Light On Long History Of Hopi Runners
The Hopi people have a long history of running, and in his new book, Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert tells the story of some of the Hopi runners who made history in the early 1900’s.
Nov. 19, 2018
Are Scooters Destroying Cities Or Saving Them?
Electric scooters have been popping up across the Valley while cities are still trying to figure out how to regulate dockless bikes. The University of Arizona has banned the scooters on its campus and ASU has the same prohibition in place in Tempe. Scottsdale and the City of Tempe, meanwhile, are allowing them, with some conditions.
Nov. 19, 2018
Arizona State Parks Shaken Up After Director Firing
Arizona State Parks Director Sue Black faced numerous investigations into her management practices during her three-and-half-year appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey. But it was a recent investigation stemming from former department archaeologists’ charges that prompted her firing on Friday.
Nov. 19, 2018
What Were The Deciding Issues In The November Elections?
Whether the “Blue Wave” actually happened on November 6 may be a matter of semantics. But Democrats did do very well in picking up more than 30 U.S. House seats, reclaiming a majority in that body. What were the factors?
Nov. 19, 2018
The Struggle To Save Vaquitas, The Worlds Rarest Marine Mammal
The vaquita marina, or little sea cow, is the most endangered marine mammal in the world, with fewer than 30 left in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. At this critical moment for the nearly-extinct porpoise, activists, scientists and legal fishermen are trying to do everything they can to protect the small porpoise.
Nov. 19, 2018
Feds: Ex-Border Patrol Agent Sold Guns Illegally
A former U.S. border patrol agent is facing charges for allegedly selling hundreds of firearms without a license.
Nov. 19, 2018
Thanksgiving Travel Expected To Break Records
This Thanksgiving could set travel records as an estimated 30.6 million people will board a plane over the long weekend.
Nov. 19, 2018
The Pulse: The Skinny On Skin — How Runners Protect Their Skin
Skin’s our biggest organ — and does lots of hard work keeping us healthy — but still, it doesn’t get much respect. We hear how runners protect their skin from sweat, weather — and their greatest nemesis: chafing.
Nov. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Amazon Has A Tech Talent Pipeline Planned For Queens, But Is It Enough?
Amazon clearly stands to benefit from coming to New York, but what do New Yorkers get out of the deal? Today, we look at how Amazon could make real, substantive change in Long Island City — and whether what they have planned is enough.
Nov. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: The Camp Fire Creates A Humanitarian Crisis
When a fire takes everything you own, where do you go? That question is on the minds of more than 10,000 families who have lost their homes in the Camp Fire, in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.
Nov. 19, 2018
Physicians Caution Against Hardline Opioid Restrictions
As states like Arizona try to prevent opioid abuse and overdoses, the country’s largest physicians association is cautioning against a hardline approach when treating patients.
Nov. 19, 2018
AZ Leads Trend Among States Passing Immigration Laws
A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center found that states are increasingly enacting immigration-related laws in the absence of Congressional action. Arizona is one of the states leading that trend.
Nov. 19, 2018
Younger Veterans Struggle To Own Homes In Phoenix
According to a recent study, younger veterans in Arizona are struggling with housing affordability compared to older generations who served.
Nov. 19, 2018
AZ’s First Motorsports Country Club To Open In Maricopa
The Valley is home to many private country clubs where golf is the big draw. Soon, what’s being called the first private motorsports country club will open in metro Phoenix.
Nov. 19, 2018
Asylum Ban Heads To Court Monday
Immigrant rights groups will take their legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s so-called asylum ban to court on Monday, and they want a federal judge to block the government from tagging people as ineligible for asylum for crossing the southern border illegally.
Nov. 19, 2018
Plastics Company Chooses Mesa For North American Hub
Piper Plastics landed at the Falcon District, anchored by Falcon Field Airport. Mesa markets the area as a hub for aerospace, manufacturing and technology.
Nov. 19, 2018

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