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papago encampment
Last spring, a few Tempe residents decided Papago Park needed to be cleaned up — badly. But a cleanup wasn’t enough because the trash was mostly brought in by people setting up encampments in the park, so it kept reappearing and regenerating. The conditions at Papago eventually spurred a plan to tackle homelessness citywide.
Feb. 21, 2017
Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
Recent thought pieces in a few national publications have suggested that Americans have become too empathetic. We spoke with Paul Bloom, a Yale psychology professor and author of the book, "Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion."
Feb. 21, 2017
You might have seen an ad on TV lately here in Arizona questioning whether U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake is really willing to work with President Donald Trump on immigration.
Feb. 21, 2017
Citizen initiatives, and how they get on the ballot, has been a big topic of debate at the state Legislature this year. Tomorrow, a House committee will hear another bill dealing with this. Joining me to talk about what’s in that measure and its prospects is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Feb. 21, 2017
Buyer beware: consider medical testing before getting a Cockapoo or Bullypit. It's hard to know exactly what you'll get, so some breeders seek out genetic testing before creating the next generation.
Feb. 21, 2017
The next time you hail an Uber in the Valley you just might get picked up by an autonomous car.
Feb. 21, 2017
Refugees
The United Nations Refugee Agency reported last year that more than 65 million people have been forcibly displaced around the world. That’s the highest figure in recorded history. And the rhetoric surrounding these refugees continues to become more and more contentious.
Feb. 21, 2017
Gen. McMaster is a West Point graduate who earned a Silver Star for duty during the 1991 Gulf War and is well regarded for his innovative military strategies.
Feb. 21, 2017
40 Under 40
The Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals will be honoring a group of diverse Valley leaders tonight at its YP 40 Under 40 Awards.
Feb. 21, 2017
U.S. Capitol building
The Trump administration’s approach is unlike what most Americans in or out of government have ever seen. And it’s especially causing indecision among those in government who disagree with that approach. Should they stay and work under an administration they’re troubled by to try to effect change, or should they steer clear and move into the private sector?
Feb. 21, 2017
speeding car
A DPS spokesman said street racers have been making the large circles on side streets over the past month but have recently started to cause bigger problems on the freeways.
Feb. 21, 2017
 olive oil
When mom said, “Eat lots of fruits and vegetables,” she may not have known that what fuels our bodies may also help fight disease. That connection will be the subject of a conference this week at the University of Arizona, attracting researchers and clinicians from across the country.
Feb. 21, 2017
solar eclipse
In six months, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States from coast to coast. The last time that happened was nearly a century ago.
Feb. 21, 2017
vehicles in traffic
Arizona lawmakers are debating whether the minimum rate on auto insurance premiums should rise.
Feb. 21, 2017
early ballot for Maricopa County
Republican lawmakers proposed a second measure to increase barriers for citizens trying to place an initiative on the ballot.
Feb. 21, 2017
Some bus riders in Phoenix will soon get a price break. Starting July 1, riders who buy all-day passes when they board the bus will pay the same amount as riders who pre-purchase passes at kiosks or retail outlets.
Feb. 21, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
Arizona parents and teachers went to the Capitol Monday to request a public hearing on the upcoming state budget.
Feb. 21, 2017
The Mexican government almost doubled its imports of major weapons in the last five years, and a majority of those weapons came from the United States.
Feb. 21, 2017
Department of Justice logo
Prescott’s boom in sober living homes for recovering addicts has prompted regulations, including limits on how close the group homes can be to each other. Federal investigations on whether those ordinances are constitutional have been closed.
Feb. 21, 2017
Mexican soldiers work in the mountains of Sinaloa
The U.S. Congressional Research Service says intelligence cooperation between Mexico and the United States has become closer in the last decade on issues important to both countries such as illegal immigration, border security, drugs and human trafficking. But that critical intelligence relationship may be under examination in Mexico.
Feb. 21, 2017

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