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Nike Pays $70 Million Cash For Metro Phoenix Site
Nike has paid nearly $70 million for a building in Goodyear. It will become the company’s third U.S. manufacturing facility. The 50-acre property is located along 143rd Avenue, south of Van Buren Street.
Aug. 20, 2019
Interstate 10 Expansion Enters Preliminary Stages
It’s happened to the best of us. You’re driving from Phoenix to Tucson or back, and you get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate 10.
Aug. 20, 2019
As  Temperatures Reach 115, Where Are The Monsoon Rains?
If you’re wondering where this year’s monsoon rains are, you’re not alone. While Phoenix-area temperatures this week are expected to approach 115, there don’t seem to be any storms in sight, at least not for the next few days.
Aug. 20, 2019
Hance Park Receives $2 Million To Build Mega Playground
Downtown Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park is about to get a mega facelift. The nonprofit Fiesta Bowl has given the park $2 million to build what has been dubbed a "mega playground" with 20,000 square feet of play space expected to include features like a splash pad and rock climbing slope.
Aug. 20, 2019
Maricopa County Pushes To Combat Homelessness
Eliminating homelessness in the Valley, with a focus on veterans, has been a strongly-expressed aim of leaders here for a number of years. Amid this push to fight homelessness, Phoenix’s Justa Center for homeless seniors faces an uncertain future after serving the community for more than a decade.
Aug. 20, 2019
Amy Silvermans Raising Phoenix: Dancing Queen
Amy Silverman's latest column, "Dancing Queen," focuses on dance teacher Frances Smith Cohen, who taught in the Valley for decades. Two of her thousands of students were Amy’s two daughters, Annabelle and Sophie. For many years, her dance school was at 40th Street and Indian School Road.
Aug. 20, 2019
AZ Jobs Hold Strong In Swaying Market, Pay Still Sluggish
The new jobless numbers are out, and signals of another recession appear to be, at least by July figures, less of a threat for Arizona.
Aug. 20, 2019
AZ Education Executive To Focus On Equity, Diversity
“We do have a lot of inequities in our education system in Arizona, whether that be from school to school or even within schools we’re seeing that different groups of students are achieving at different levels,” said Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
Aug. 20, 2019
Ducey: ADC Directors Resignation A New Opportunity
With the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections scheduled to step down Sept. 13, Gov. Doug Ducey sees an opportunity to make a "fresh start." Ducey weighed in after two former Arizona Supreme Court justices published a report on long-standing problems during Director Charles Ryan's 40-year career at the ADC.
Aug. 20, 2019
(Un)Affordable: Housing Vouchers Dont Guarantee A Place to Live
If you’re putting 30% of your income or less toward housing costs, that’s what’s considered “affordable.” But as rents rise, that budget is out of reach for more and more Arizonans.
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Aug. 20, 2019
Phoenix Starts Tracking When Police Officers Point Guns At People
The Phoenix Police Department on Monday announced that a new policy and gave an update on two others. All are part of ongoing efforts to reduce violent police-community encounters.
Aug. 19, 2019
Camp Verde District Had Its Computer Systems Hacked
Camp Verde Unified School District had its computer systems hacked several weeks ago.
Aug. 19, 2019
Arizona Wildfire Activity Remains High Due To Heat
Arizona wildfire activity remains high due to heat. Although fewer fires have burned compared to last year, the number of acres burned has doubled. The majority of these fires have one thing in common.
Aug. 19, 2019
Report: 6M Of Acres Of State Lands In West Inaccessible
Millions of acres of state-owned land in the West are landlocked by private property and largely inaccessible to hunters, anglers and other recreational users.
Aug. 19, 2019
Warren Makes Public Apology At Native American Forum
Democratic Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren took a moment at a presidential candidate forum to address Indian Country issues to apologize for claiming Cherokee ancestry, an issue that almost derailed her campaign.   
Aug. 19, 2019
Writer Gets Personal About Americas Gun Debate
The recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton have reignited the debate over gun control and gun rights. But for many people, the conversations have been less policy, and more personal. That’s the case for writer and journalism teacher Fernanda Santos.
Aug. 19, 2019
Boas: Cancel Culture
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Aug. 19, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Sudan Takes Steps Toward Democracy
It’s a big week for the country of Sudan. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
Aug. 19, 2019
How Planned Parenthoods Withdrawal From Title X Impacts Arizona Patients
Planned Parenthood says it will withdraw from Title X, the federal program that administers millions of dollars for contraceptives and other family planning services that largely goes to low-income people across the country.
Aug. 19, 2019
Months After Completing The DCP, We Have To Use It
Just a few months after completing the drought contingency plan for the Colorado River, water managers in the southwest will have to implement it starting in 2020.
Aug. 19, 2019

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