In the dog days of summer in Arizona, many people escape the heat for a float down the river. Most return home with a good story. In Flagstaff, river guides often take great pride in the craft of weaving a good yarn. In our series, "Arizona River Stories," we'll hear tales from five of these storytellers.
The Tohono O’Odham Nation opened the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in December. But the tribe has been limited in the games if offers because Arizona Gaming Director Daniel Bergin has refused to approve full gaming at the facility.
Google recession-proof businesses and you get the typical results: funeral parlors, cigarettes and alcohol, and beauty care. But coming back from the Great Recession is still pretty tough, even in businesses that are supposed to be recession-proof.
The Clinton campaign is now targeting Arizona has a state it might win. Representatives of the campaign have notified Arizona democratic leaders of plans to transfer funds to hire more field organizers.
A Phoenix-based non-profit is partnering with ASU to test its program aimed at preventing child abuse. Childhelp’s curriculum will be in one Valley elementary school this year. The group’s looking for a high school district with whom to partner, as well.
Women in Indian Country experience violence – including sexual violence – at alarming rates. The federal Department of Justice reports that women in Indian Country are the victims of sexual assault, rape and violence at a rate that’s more than twice that of other women in the U.S.
American Airlines recently announced it’ll move its pilot training center from Phoenix to Charlotte and Ft. Worth; this follows last year’s move of the carrier’s flight attendant training from Phoenix to Texas.
The survey found 52 percent of Hispanics said they had regularly or occasionally experienced discrimination or have been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. And, about 6 in 10 Hispanics said that race relations in the U.S. are generally bad, the study found.
A new Arizona State University study on traffic stops by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office found patterns of racially discriminatory policing. Some deputies, for example, were twice as likely as their colleagues to stop Hispanics.
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week’s news: Invisi-bill, Scaredy Spice, Prime Purchase. Our panelists read three stories about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, only one of which is true.