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Habitat For Humanity AZ Chapter Looking To Help CA
Residents of the fire-ravaged town of Paradise, California, are now allowed to return home. But fewer than 10 percent of the 26,000 residents may find their house still standing and salvageable.
Nov. 21, 2018
APS Crews Headed To California To Help After Wildfire
APS will be sending 21 employees on Saturday to help restore power in the Paradise, California, area after the devastating Camp Fire.
Nov. 21, 2018
First Caravan Migrants Arrive In Nogales
The first group of Central American migrants with the so-called migrant caravan has arrived at the Arizona border in Nogales, Sonora.
Nov. 21, 2018
What Does An Environmentalist Look Like?
When you think of an environmentalist, do you picture a certain type of person? According to a new survey, most Americans think of environmentalists as white, well-educated and middle class. But that same survey raises questions about what types of people actually care about the environment.
Nov. 21, 2018
Book Highlights Life Of Ernest
Just one person in Arizona history has served as governor, U.S. senator and chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. He also was the man behind what is now KTVK-TV Channel 3 in Phoenix.
Nov. 21, 2018
Study: Older Foster Children Fall Behind In Life
A new study reveals what many people working in the foster care system have known for years — older children are falling behind their peers who have not experienced foster care.
Nov. 21, 2018
Former Toys R Us Employees Receive Word On Severance
Some former Toys R Us workers in the Valley are celebrating Wednesday morning.
Nov. 21, 2018
Arizona
The election is over and the state legislators-elect have wasted no time choosing their leaders for the 54th legislature.
Nov. 21, 2018
Transgender Twins Discuss Changes, Struggles
Phoenix residents Aubrey and Jordan Crisp are twins who have both gone through transitioning from female to male. They joined The Show to talk about their lives and the dramatic changes they’ve been through.
Nov. 21, 2018
Phoenix Continues Heat Strategies Through Winter Months
As we enjoy high temperatures in the 70s this week, talking heat may seem a bit strange. But if Phoenix is going to become the first U.S. city with a cohesive strategy to address the health and economic impacts of extreme heat, Michael Hammett thinks work needs to take place year-round.
Nov. 21, 2018
Man Fights For Survivor Benefits After Husband
The Social Security Administration requires a couple to be married for at least nine months in order to receive survivor’s benefits if one of them passes away. It might seem like an innocent rule, but for one Arizona man it’s turned into a legal battle.
Nov. 21, 2018
When Did The Gig Economy Begin?
When some people think of the gig economy, companies like Uber, Lyft, Etsy and Ebay quickly come to mind. But a Cornell University professor says the seeds of the gig economy were planted long before.
Nov. 21, 2018
The Vaquita
Scientists, researchers and activists from all over the world have been working for years to find a way to save the vaquita. So far, nothing has worked. Part 3 of the series looks at what conservation efforts have failed, what’s being done now and what the future really looks like for the vaquita.
Part One | Part Two | More from Fronteras Desk
Nov. 21, 2018
Russian efforts to inject doubt into the 2016 election included use of Facebook and other social media as influential tools. Conspiracy theorists have been able to gain some traction through similar methods. Even ISIS has utilized social media to intimidate adversaries.
Nov. 21, 2018
Valley Rabbi To Host Syrian Refugees For Thanksgiving
One Arizona clergyman is opening up his home to some special visitors for Thanksgiving. It’s all about helping one of the community’s most vulnerable and alienated populations.
Nov. 21, 2018
The Takeaway:
What do you do for Thanksgiving when your town is gone? Roy Robey lost everything when the Camp Fire tore through Paradise in Northeastern California almost two weeks ago. Even so, he says he has plenty to be thankful for.
Nov. 21, 2018
Solo Hiking: Women Who Like To Go It Alone
Nature is for everyone, but it doesn’t always feel that way. Society has a way of imposing silent rules on who should be an outdoorsy person — or sometimes we impose them on ourselves. In the first of a three-part series about hikers who might surprise you, meet the women who like to walk alone.
Nov. 21, 2018
Mesa School District Reviews Budget After Bond Passes
Mesa Assistant Superintendent Scott Thompson said while the bond will be a huge help with capital needs, the budget will need adjusting to keep wages competitive.
Nov. 20, 2018
U.S. Forest Service Under Fire For Cutting Old Growth Trees In Arizona Forest
The decision to cut more than 1,300 old-growth trees last summer in an Arizona forest has been criticized for breaking trust with the thinning project's backers.
Nov. 20, 2018
Troop Drawdown At Border Begins Despite Promises
About a week before the election, President Trump announced he might send up to 15,000 U.S. troops to help strengthen the southern border. A top Pentagon official said the number of active-duty U.S. military personnel at the border peaked at roughly 5,800 troops, and now it appears a quiet drawdown has begun.
Nov. 20, 2018

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