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Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Step Down Dec. 31
Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday morning he’d received Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl’s resignation letter. Kyl will leave the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31. His resignation was hand-delivered to the governor’s office Thursday afternoon.
Dec. 14, 2018
Future Of Mexico’s Energy Reforms Uncertain Under New President
Mexico's energy reforms opened up a new market for gas stations owned by private companies. But the new president has opposed the changes, putting the future of the country’s energy reforms into question under the new administration.
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8 Billion Oil Refinery
Dec. 14, 2018
AZ Wellness Industry Prepares For Legal Hemp, CBD
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an $867 billion Farm Bill into law next week. Among many other things, the bill legalizes industrial hemp, and hemp-extracts like CBD oil.
Dec. 14, 2018
Study: Companies Prefer Water Quantity Over Quality
As Colorado River water users meet in Las Vegas, a nonprofit research firm says corporate America sees water scarcity as a significant risk. Water quality, however, is lower on companies' radar.
Dec. 13, 2018
Congress May Help Tribes Solve Missing People Cases
Congress is considering two laws that would help tribes investigate missing and murdered Indigenous women cases.
Dec. 13, 2018
Conference Addresses Threat Of Medical Device Hacking
We all have passwords for our email or online banking accounts, and we take precautions to avoid having our computers or other devices hacked. But, what about insulin pumps and pacemakers?
Dec. 13, 2018
Climate Change Threatening Yellowstone National Park
The effects of climate change can be seen in many different ways and places. A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found, if left unchecked, climate change could have serious consequences on many things, such as America’s national parks.
Dec. 13, 2018
Flake Says Goodbye To U.S. Senate In Farewell Speech
This week, outgoing members of Congress are passing the torch to new faces. Martha McSally leaves her post there early next year. McSally was unsuccessful in her bid to replace outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake, who gave his own goodbye to the Senate on Thursday morning.
Dec. 13, 2018
Mexico Will Pump $30B Into Central America To Slow Migration
The Central American Full Development Plan launched by the Mexican government would benefit Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the next five years. Mexico is actively pursuing the United States’ participation in the initiative to slow migration.
Dec. 13, 2018
Mesa Creates Plans For Affordable Housing
Mesa may have roots as a small Mormon settlement. But today, it’s the third largest city in the state with nearly half a million people living in it. Needless to day, it has grown a lot. But housing costs there have also gone up at the same time that families have gotten poorer.
Dec. 13, 2018
What The New Farm Bill Means For AZ Ag, SNAP Program
On Wednesday, the nation’s agriculture industry let out a sigh of relief with the passage of the 2019 Farm Bill — it's now headed for President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.
Dec. 13, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Developing Positively Perfect Photos
Listen to the sounds of Daniel Iannaccone developing film into photo prints at the Phoenix Film Revival studio.
Dec. 13, 2018
How Medicare Affects The Shortage Of General Practitioners
More medical students today are going into more lucrative specialties instead of pursuing the much-needed general practitioner route.
Dec. 13, 2018
Does The Affordable Care Act Keep Costs Down?
The Show looked at the issue of cost containment or, in plain English, trying to keep health care costs down — or at least from going up too much. It was one of the aims of the ACA, but research suggests that might not be happening.
Dec. 13, 2018
Phoenix Votes Down Rate Hike, Postpones Arena Deal
The city council yesterday voted down a proposed water rate increase, although Mayor Thelda Williams says she plans to bring the issue back before the council.
Dec. 13, 2018
Advocacy Group Pushes For Prison Reform
This week in Washington, D.C., lawmakers are debating criminal justice reform. Two major bills that will impact the country’s incarcerated adult and youth populations are moving through the House and Senate.
Dec. 13, 2018
The Takeaway: Theresa May Stays, As A Messy Brexit Continues
On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no confidence vote called by members of her own Conservative Party. That means she will stay in power as the messy Brexit story continues to unfold.
Dec. 13, 2018
The Takeaway: Huawei Investigation Adds New Strain On Tech And Trade Wars
Canada, China, and the U.S. are at the center of an international crisis that hinges on trade, technology, and concerns about espionage.
Dec. 13, 2018
Even Fire-Resistant Houses Are Burning In California
Last month's Woolsey fire destroyed more than 16-hundred structures. That type of devastating fire is becoming the norm in California. One year ago this week, the Thomas fire broke out. It ended up burning 775 homes. Massive fires of the past two years are calling into question how effective those codes are.
Dec. 13, 2018
Valley Trucking Company Caught In CA Recycling Sting
Investigators arrest the owner of a Glendale trucking company suspected in a California recycling fraud sting.
Dec. 13, 2018

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