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Increased School Security May Make Space Unwelcoming
Becky Brady is an architect specializing in K-12 and educational design. She was also a student at Virginia Tech on campus during the 2007 shooting. She joined The Show to talk about how schools can strike a healthy balance in the spaces they create.
Aug. 2, 2019
Over 500 Western Communities At Risk Of Wildfires
The Camp Fire, which burned more than 150,000 acres north of Sacramento last year was California’s most destructive and deadliest wildfire. But a new analysis shows more than 500 communities in the west have a higher potential for wildfire than the town of Paradise, where the Camp Fire started.
Aug. 2, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pitches Campaign Platform To Supporters In Tempe
Several thousand people attended a campaign rally for Democratic candidate for president Elizabeth Warren in Tempe. According to the Warren campaign, 3,500 people showed up to hear the Massachusetts senator speak.
Aug. 2, 2019
Phoenix Aid Groups Look To The Fall As Migrant Releases Decline
Arizona aid groups that once struggled to keep pace with the number of migrants dropped off by federal authorities have seen major slowdown. Some groups said they expected a summertime drop in traffic, and advocates now have their eye on the next season when migrants have typically headed north.
Aug. 2, 2019
AZ Could Make Major Changes To Renewable Mandate
The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering several significant proposals that would change energy regulation in the state, including how much of our power comes from renewables.
Aug. 1, 2019
Yavapai County Proposes Tax Increase To Ease Crowded Jail, Pension Debt
With a crowded jail and creeping pension debt, Yavapai County’s Board of Supervisors is proposing a 3% property tax increase to alleviate financial stress. The county has worked to divert potential inmates from jail by addressing mental health concerns.
Aug. 1, 2019
Mexico Simplifies Its Dialing Codes
If you’ve been one of those telephone users confused with the dialing codes in Mexico, you’re not alone. But the neighboring county will change that on Saturday, as Mexico is finally simplifying its dialing codes.
Aug. 1, 2019
Former State Legislator Don Shooter On Life Support
Former Arizona state legislator Don Shooter underwent two surgeries this week. Rep. Bob Thorpe said Shooter underwent surgery Wednesday and is now connected to a breathing tube. Family friend Gretchen Jacobs said Shooter had been on life support and had a blood clot, but seems to be past the worst of it.
Aug. 1, 2019
Light Rail Staffers Aim To Boost Rider Experience
Valley Metro riders are being greeted with ambassadors at light rail stations. The staffers are part of the transit agency’s “Respect the Ride” program designed to boost rider experience.
Aug. 1, 2019
UA Researchers Using Ancient Plankton To Predict Future Climate
Two to 5 million years ago, oceans were 50 feet higher, icecaps were smaller and CO2 levels were about the same as today during Pliocene epoch. Researchers at the University of Arizona are using ancient plankton to help predict climate in the near future.
Aug. 1, 2019
Cost Of Immigration Bonds Skyrockets In Arizona
The median cost of an immigration bond in Arizona today is $12,000. That marks an astronomical increase since 2006, when the median bond was set at just $60. It's more than most asylum seeker can afford.
Aug. 1, 2019
AZ Court: Internet Users Info Cant Be Revealed Without Warrant
Arizona's state Court of Appeals says police and government agencies cannot use the users' information to learn who they are or where they live, without first having a search warrant and showing suspicion of criminal activity.
Aug. 1, 2019
DPS Scouting For Trooper Recruits At Sky Harbor Airport
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has ramped up its recruiting efforts for hiring new state troopers. DPS Director Frank Milstead has moved a recruiting station into Sky Harbor Airport's baggage claim area, hoping to grab the attention of travelers passing through Phoenix.
Aug. 1, 2019
The New BLM Director Criticized For Supporting Selling Land
As of this week, the Bureau of Land Management has a new acting director, and environmental groups are outspoken in their disappointment and concern. William Perry Pendley is an attorney who has supported selling public lands in the Unites States.
Aug. 1, 2019
Head North For Last Respite Before Summer Vacation Ends
Slim chance for rain in the Valley, but visitors wanting to escape the heat before summer vacation ends can head north of the Mogollon Rim.
Aug. 1, 2019
AZ Scores Somewhat Well When It Comes To Cancer Prevention
Arizona lawmakers are doing well in many areas of cancer prevention, but less well in others. The state earns a green ranking — within the top group of states — in areas like Medicaid eligibility, cigarette excise tax rates and smoke-free legislation, but it gets lower marks in categories including state tobacco control funding, laws banning kids from using tanning devices and pain management policies.
Aug. 1, 2019
Cellar Fire Contained; Crews Expect No Flooding Risk
The Cellar Fire, burning 16 miles southeast of Prescott is now fully contained. Attention now turns to the damage done and threats from monsoon storms over the next few weeks.
Aug. 1, 2019
Does The Size Of A School Make A Difference In Education?
Districts, educators and parents in Arizona are working to improve how students are learning, even with continued funding shortfalls. There are areas of agreement and disagreement, but most seem on board to push for change.
Aug. 1, 2019
Many American Farm Workers Are Child Laborers, And Its Legal
The agriculture industry is a linchpin in America's economy and provides much of the food on our tables. But many don’t realize hundreds of thousands of those workers are children, and that their labor is perfectly legal.
Aug. 1, 2019
Federal Judge Blocks Mine In Santa Rita Mountains
A federal judge blocked the construction of what would be the third largest copper mine in the United States on Wednesday, halting plans to break ground on the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, at least for now.
Aug. 1, 2019

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