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Discussing the week in news with Stan Barnes of CopperState Consulting and public policy consultant and former legislative leader Chris Herstam.
Nov. 2, 2018
Arizona Had 127 Confirmed Cases Of Flu In First Month Of Season
If you were planning to get a flu shot, it’s not too late — and now the Arizona Department of Health has a better idea of where we’re headed this flu season after the latest report.
Nov. 2, 2018
Voya Financial Plans 1,000 New Jobs In Phoenix Area
Retirement, insurance and investment firm Voya Financial says it will open a new office in metro Phoenix and will add more than 1,000 new workers. The timing of the announcement left some wondering if it was a political stunt by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Nov. 2, 2018
County OKs Potable Water Snowmaking At Flagstaff Snow Park
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors will allow Flagstaff Snow Park at Fort Tuthill to use potable water for snowmaking. The Daily Sun reports the unanimous approval comes despite the city of Flagstaff's opposition to the county's use of water.
Nov. 2, 2018
State Parks Director Sue Black On Leave Following Complaint
A spokesman for Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday that Arizona State Parks and Trails Director Sue Black was put on leave "to preserve the integrity of the investigative process." Spokesman Daniel Ruiz says former state COO Ted Vogt would serve as interim parks department director.
Nov. 2, 2018
Uber Drivers Can Study At ASU Online For Free Under Program
Under the pilot program, eligible Uber drivers can take ASU classes online with the cost of tuition fully covered. The money will come from Uber, ASU and financial aid programs, according to a news release.
Nov. 2, 2018
3 Candidates Vie For State
Three candidates are vying for the state’s top job. Green Party Candidate Angel Torres and Democrat David Garcia are both trying to unseat Gov. Doug Ducey, as the incumbent seeks a second term in office. Education, immigration and energy are among the top issues for Arizona voters.
More Arizona Election Coverage
Nov. 2, 2018
AARP Surveys Different Generations On Attitude Towards Voting, Loans
A new survey commissioned by AARP talked to Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials about their attitudes when it comes to voting, student loan debt and social security.
Nov. 1, 2018
CAP Parent Agency Approves Deal With GRIC
The agency that runs the Central Arizona Project on Thursday approved a deal to acquire water from the Gila River Indian Community.
Nov. 1, 2018
Study: Coconut Oil Repel Insects Better Than DEET
A federally funded study has found a pantry ingredient contains a naturally produced chemical that repels some insects better than DEET. It's considered to be the most effective insect repellent on the market, used in bug sprays and to keep biting flies away from livestock.
Nov. 1, 2018
School District Working With Southwest Key Programs Prepares For Layoffs
The closure of two Southwest Key Programs shelters for undocumented immigrant children is expected to have big consequences for educators that serve vulnerable populations.
Nov. 1, 2018
How Changing Our Diets Could Help The Environment
There are a lot of efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change, from using renewable energy to changing how and where we drive. But a new campaign is focusing on our diets.
Nov. 1, 2018
The Untold History Of Mexican Workers In Arizona
In Arizona’s business community, we often hear the line that our number one trading partner is Mexico. But the impact of Mexican workers in our state also has shaped our state’s economy for longer than our state has been a state.
Nov. 1, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Gem Cutting Like Father, Like Son
Listen to the sounds of Darryl Alexander cutting gemstones with his son, Nick.
Nov. 1, 2018
Growing Interest In What Some Call
There are obviously lots of videos one can watch online, from sports, to music, to cats.
Nov. 1, 2018
Investigation Into Zinke Referred To Justice Department
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Interior Department’s internal watchdog had referred an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s behavior to the Justice Department — that’s according to the Washington Post and CNN who cite anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
Nov. 1, 2018
Leaders Concerned About Possible Community Reinvestment Act Changes
A growing coalition of community leaders in south Phoenix will hold a press conference to highlight the effect of the Community Reinvestment Act there.
Nov. 1, 2018
How Complex Is Arizona
Arizona has been famously — or infamously — called ‘the meth lab of American democracy’. But, though our state is known nationally as a hard-line conservative bastion a new piece for Politico makes the argument that our political landscape is actually much more complicated.
Nov. 1, 2018
The History Of Voting And Voter Suppression In The U.S.
With Election Day less than a week away, fears of voter suppression have popped up in most — if not all — areas of the country. Will some voters be turned away? How large a role could provisional ballots play? And why is it so challenging for voting laws to be consistent?
Nov. 1, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Mash-Up Americans — Raising Generation Mash-Up
Where do we come from? Where are we going? How do we create a new culture, rooted in our past while looking to our future? How do we do raise our children with love, and care and with a deep love of their mashiness?
Nov. 1, 2018

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