In recent months, the Navajo Nation has been considering changing its name to Dine. To find out what it means for the Navajo people, I’m joined by Manley Begay, a professor in the Applied Indigenous Studies Department at Northern Arizona University.
Phoenix police are currently short of their employment goal by more than 400 sworn officers. Hiring laterally, or from another police department, is a way to get cops on the streets quicker and with less time spent in training.
To find out more about what refugees go through before they come to the U.S., I’m joined by David Androff, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Social Work who has worked for five years with a team of social workers to assist refugees in Arizona.
Millions of Syrians have been made refugees by the years-long civil war in their home country. Jany Deng was forced to leave his home in Sudan more than two decades ago. He was among the more than 20,000 who were labeled the “Lost Boys” of Sudan. Deng is at work on an autobiography with journalist Karla Lant, and they join me.
The Arizona Coyotes’ search for a new home continues. So, where does that leave the team, which has had more off-ice than on-ice drama in recent years? To help answer that question, I’m joined by Mike Sunnucks, senior writer for the Phoenix Business Journal.
Last night, a Mesa mother became the center of the growing national debate over President Trump’s new immigration enforcement policies. An estimated 200 demonstrators were there, too, protesting her detainment. That protest was organized by immigrants-rights group Puente, and we're joined now by Carlos Garcia, director of Puente.
Scientists are planning a march on Washington, D.C., on April 22, which is Earth Day. Organizers say recent policy changes worry scientists, and they see the march as a call to safeguard the scientific community.
Joe Paul Martinez has been held in a Maricopa County jail for almost two years after he was accused of having sex with a minor. Martinez was denied bail because in 2002, voters approved a change to the state Constitution preventing those charged with having sex with minors from being released on bail.
For ridesharing companies, competition for customers can be fierce, especially among millennials. For seniors, however, especially those over the age of 80, there’s a lot of room to grow. The Phoenix area has become a proving ground of sorts for those companies to test strategies for serving this relatively untapped market.
The protest began after a woman was taken into custody during a routine check-in with immigration officials. Hundreds of protesters surrounded an ICE van holding Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos as she said a tearful goodbye to her son.
Each year millions of visitors to the Grand Canyon drive by Red Butte without taking much notice. But, for the Havasupai, the hill is central to their belief system. The tribe says a nearby uranium mine threatens this sacred place and its drinking water.
One of Arizona’s top regulators wants new rules for transparency and disclosure at the Arizona Corporation Commission. This week, Commissioner Bob Burns began asking for evidence and testimony from stakeholders.