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First-Time AZ Filmmaker Documents What Its Like To Turn 60
The aging process hits each of us in different ways, with some experiencing serious health problems and others just dealing with increasing aches and pains.
Oct. 10, 2019
Facial Recognition Tested At U.S.-Mexico Border
Customs and Border Protection is using facial recognition technology to confirm the identities of people walking across the border in Nogales and San Luis.
Oct. 10, 2019
A Historical Perspective On Americas Political Polarization
Political polarization in the U.S. seems to be growing, and it’s only expected to become more intense as the 2020 election season gets closer. Robert Putnam, Public Policy Professor at Harvard, argues that looking to our history is vital—especially when it comes to turning our “I” focused society into one that’s more into the collective “we.”
Oct. 10, 2019
NTEC Criticized For A Lack Of Renewable Investments
The Navajo Transitional Energy Company — or NTEC — purchased three bankrupt coal mines in Wyoming and Montana this week. It’s a move that’s been met with criticism from some who want the Navajo-owned company to move toward renewable energy — and away from coal.
Oct. 10, 2019
Ducey: County Assessor Should Resign
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants to hear all of the facts about the allegations of human smuggling and fraud leveled against Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen, but he governor thinks the looming legal battle requires the assessor’s undivided attention.
Oct. 10, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Koi Pond Creates ‘Heaven In My Backyard’
Listen to the sounds of Lucy Ross, president of Valley Of The Sun Koi Club, tending to the koi pond in her backyard. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Oct. 10, 2019
The Takeaway: Millions Without Power in California
The state’s largest utility, PG&E, started cutting electricity as a precaution against wildfires.
Oct. 10, 2019
Pima County Steps Up Resources To Investigate Sexual Assault Cold Cases
Pima County will soon have more resources to investigate unsolved sexual assault cases. A $2 million grant from the Department of Justice will be split between the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Tucson Police Department and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
Oct. 10, 2019
A Space For Moms Of Children With Disabilities To Do Nothing
“Often people might say you're like this special person and therefore you have special kids and I totally don't necessarily agree with that,” said Heather Joy Magdelano, the mother of two children with disabilities. “I believe that my kids have given me the opportunity to go deeper.”
Oct. 10, 2019
Ballots Mailed For Maricopa County Local Elections
Ballots were mailed to more than 1.8 million Maricopa County voters, who'll have a say on bonds and overrides in local elections. Unlike traditional primary and general elections, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes announced that the upcoming local elections are being held entirely by mail.
Oct. 9, 2019
Goodyear Police Chief, Deputy Under Investigation
Four Goodyear police officials, including the city’s police chief, have been sidelined while under investigation. But it’s unclear what exactly they’re under investigation for.
Oct. 9, 2019
National Park Service Approves Plan To Protect Native Fish
The National Park Service approved a plan Wednesday to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam. It will encourage what it's calling "an incentivized harvest" of brown trout, a non-native predator whose population has grown too big.
Oct. 9, 2019
Uber, Lyft Fees Could Increase At Phoenix Sky Harbor
The Phoenix City Council will vote next week on a proposal to increase trip fees for Uber and Lyft drivers carrying passengers at the airport.
Oct. 9, 2019
Phoenix Monsoon Recap: 5 Storms, 5th Driest Season
While our last monsoon season was drier than most, Phoenix’s Office of Homeland Security still monitored five storms.
Oct. 9, 2019
Study: AZ Is One Of The Deadliest States For Pedestrians
Pedestrian deaths in the United States continue to rise. 2018 is predicted to have the largest number of pedestrian fatalities since 1990, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Oct. 9, 2019
Mesa Revs Up Electric Scooter Program
On Monday, the city council unanimously approved a new pilot program intended to attract more electric scooters and other modes of personal transportation.
Oct. 9, 2019
Arizona House Floor Gets Grand Canyon Mural
It’s taken four decades, but the Arizona House of Representatives is now adorned with a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon.
Oct. 9, 2019
Tempe Center For The Arts Kicks Off Season With Dutchman
Tempe Center for the Arts is kicking off its 2019-2020 season with a play that is meant to challenge you. "Dutchman" was written at the height of the civil rights movement and shines a light on our country’s ongoing racial tensions.
Oct. 9, 2019
Journalist Records Town Soon To Be Lost To Climate Change
Tangier Island is disappearing. The tiny community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay is likely to be the first town that will be entirely lost to climate change as water levels rise and the island turns to marsh.
Oct. 9, 2019
The Challenges Facing Arizonas New Corrections Director
When newly named director David Shinn takes over the state Department of Corrections later this month, he’ll be leading an agency facing a number of challenges.
Oct. 9, 2019

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