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Fry bread is a Navajo staple and a source of pride, but it’s also a source of poor nutrition on a reservation labeled a food desert by the U.S. government. This is part one of the series Fry Bread Nation.
On the 45th anniversary of Title IX becoming law this week, a diversity institute released a study taking stock of ethnic diversity among college women’s team coaches. One Arizona college ranked high on the list.
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap. Joining us are Joe Kanefield — a partner at the Phoenix law firm Ballard Spahr and also served as general counsel to then-Gov. Jan Brewer — and Chip Scutari, a co-founder of the PR firm Scutari and Cieslak.
The cost of your average backyard barbecue has gotten lower in Arizona. The latest survey for food prices in the state found that the cost of many grocery staples has dropped — including eggs and chicken breasts.
There are a lot of things the general public doesn’t know about the Sikhs. Like, for instance, they are the fifth-largest religion in world, bigger than Judaism, and about 4,000 to 5,000 Sikhs live here in the Valley. Now, Anjleen Kaur Gumer says the National Sikh TV Campaign, called “We are Sikh,” which we’ll talk about in a second, actually pronounces it Seek, so it really can go either way.
Arizona is a great state for motorcycles. The winding mountain roads, the desert landscapes. Riding is where Michael Infanzon says he feels the most free. But riding motorcycles is still a dangerous pastime. Infazon is a lobbyist for ABATE of Arizona, a group that advocates for motorcyclists’ rights at the state Legislature.
Ka-Voka Jackson wants to replace invasive plants with native ones at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. So the master's student at UNLV has been going there and pulling some of the invasive plants and planting native ones.
If you’re in the market for a home, you might’ve noticed Phoenix has entered a booming seller’s market. But, if you’re in the market for a million-dollar home, that market is less red-hot than the one for entry-level homes, priced up to $250,000.
Arizona hasn’t executed a prisoner on death row since 2014. But on Thursday, a judge lifted the stay, after a settlement was reached between the state and the attorneys representing death row inmates in the case. Dale Baich is the assistant federal public defender who represented the inmates in that case and he joins us now.
Senate Republicans are calling their plan the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.” We just discussed cuts to Medicaid, but it would also get rid of the mandate that most Americans must have health insurance. We have a few local perspectives on this bill today, starting with Steve Jennings and Dr. Jeffrey Singer.
More construction is coming to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Council members recently approved four contracts totaling $99.6 million. The money will cover design and construction services to extend the SPHX Sky Train from Terminal 3 to the rental car center.