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BBC Look Ahead
International events over the last few days have continued to surprise politicians and pundits alike. For more on this and other world events coming up this week, we’re joined now by our colleague at the BBC, Rob Hugh Jones.
Jun. 12, 2017
Wildfire
So far, just two months into the fire season, 800 wildfires have burned across our state and crews are working almost 30 as of today. For comparison, 294 fires burned in the first quarter of 2016. So how is the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management dealing with the demanding conditions?
Jun. 12, 2017
Lettuce
When there’s not enough of a product to meet our demand for it in the produce aisle, prices go up. That’s what’s happening right now with lettuce in Arizona. Yuma and Maricopa County grow approximately 90 percent of the winter lettuce crop for the U.S., but a voracious disease is threatening the crop — and driving up prices.
Jun. 12, 2017
Phil Boas
U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona has faced a lot of criticism for how he handled his opportunity to question former FBI Director James Comey last week. In its Viewpoints section, The Arizona Republic’s Editorial Board took on the issue. To learn more, we spoke with Editorial Department Director Phil Boas.
Jun. 12, 2017
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The annual KidsCount Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Arizona with some areas of improvement, but overall conditions for kids here are still 46th in the country. To talk about the latest numbers, we spoke with Dana Naimark, president of Children’s Action Alliance.
Jun. 12, 2017
Drug-smuggling drone
Monitoring the U.S.-Mexico border for drug smuggling activity is one of the charges of the U.S. Border Patrol. This task has been made that much more difficult in the technological age.
Jun. 12, 2017
Arizona public watchdog Tim Hogan will retire, but won't disappear as state enters new battle ground for funding public programs.
Jun. 12, 2017
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Contemplating dinner can give you indigestion, but science may change how we think about dairy and meat production. Scientists are creating meat without killing animals.
Jun. 12, 2017
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On Sunday, Puerto Rican voters appeared to overwhelmingly support becoming the 51st state. But with only a 23 percent turnout rate, statehood opponents are questioning the results.
Jun. 12, 2017
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It's been one year since the brutal attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Here's how a survivor and others are moving forward.
Jun. 12, 2017
Boundary Fire
With a red-flag warning in effect for all of Arizona, the Boundary Fire has now burned nearly 5,400 acres northwest of Flagstaff.
Jun. 12, 2017
body-worn camera
Phoenix is among six major cities not requiring officers to wear body cameras while working off duty hours.
Jun. 12, 2017
Gourmet Boutique
A food processing company with plants in New York and here in Arizona is recalling nearly 300,000 pounds of chicken.
Jun. 12, 2017
Arizona DES
The Arizona Department of Economic Security — or DES — has more than 7,000 employees who handle the state’s clients in categories as broad as unemployment, child care and adult protective services. Earlier this month, DES got a new director. His name is Michael Trailor.
Jun. 12, 2017
NASA Astronaut Candidate
A U.S. Marine stationed in Yuma has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.
Jun. 12, 2017
Lizard Fire
State fire officials say gusty winds and hot temperatures have led to multiple wildfire starts and is setting the stage for what is expected to be an active fire season.
Jun. 12, 2017
Arizona Game and Fish
Authorities say they had to evacuate a bustling campground in the Santa Catalina Mountains outside Tucson after campers reported seeing a large bear.
Jun. 12, 2017
ExpoMed
At a sales show in Mexico City, one successful Arizona company helped others find a way to enter the Latin American market.
Jun. 12, 2017
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Animal testing on cosmetics produced in the United States may be banned if lawmakers from Arizona and four other states have their way.
Jun. 12, 2017
sailors salute
They will be the first crew to sail in a ship named for a living woman in more than a 100 years. “This is an incredible honor," Giffords told the crowd. "The USS Gabrielle Giffords is strong and tough just like her crew."
Jun. 12, 2017

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