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Phoenix Continues Heat Strategies Through Winter Months
As we enjoy high temperatures in the 70s this week, talking heat may seem a bit strange. But if Phoenix is going to become the first U.S. city with a cohesive strategy to address the health and economic impacts of extreme heat, Michael Hammett thinks work needs to take place year-round.
Nov. 21, 2018
Man Fights For Survivor Benefits After Husband
The Social Security Administration requires a couple to be married for at least nine months in order to receive survivor’s benefits if one of them passes away. It might seem like an innocent rule, but for one Arizona man it’s turned into a legal battle.
Nov. 21, 2018
When Did The Gig Economy Begin?
When some people think of the gig economy, companies like Uber, Lyft, Etsy and Ebay quickly come to mind. But a Cornell University professor says the seeds of the gig economy were planted long before.
Nov. 21, 2018
The Vaquita
Scientists, researchers and activists from all over the world have been working for years to find a way to save the vaquita. So far, nothing has worked. Part 3 of the series looks at what conservation efforts have failed, what’s being done now and what the future really looks like for the vaquita.
Part One | Part Two | More from Fronteras Desk
Nov. 21, 2018
Russian efforts to inject doubt into the 2016 election included use of Facebook and other social media as influential tools. Conspiracy theorists have been able to gain some traction through similar methods. Even ISIS has utilized social media to intimidate adversaries.
Nov. 21, 2018
Valley Rabbi To Host Syrian Refugees For Thanksgiving
One Arizona clergyman is opening up his home to some special visitors for Thanksgiving. It’s all about helping one of the community’s most vulnerable and alienated populations.
Nov. 21, 2018
The Takeaway:
What do you do for Thanksgiving when your town is gone? Roy Robey lost everything when the Camp Fire tore through Paradise in Northeastern California almost two weeks ago. Even so, he says he has plenty to be thankful for.
Nov. 21, 2018
Solo Hiking: Women Who Like To Go It Alone
Nature is for everyone, but it doesn’t always feel that way. Society has a way of imposing silent rules on who should be an outdoorsy person — or sometimes we impose them on ourselves. In the first of a three-part series about hikers who might surprise you, meet the women who like to walk alone.
Nov. 21, 2018
Mesa School District Reviews Budget After Bond Passes
Mesa Assistant Superintendent Scott Thompson said while the bond will be a huge help with capital needs, the budget will need adjusting to keep wages competitive.
Nov. 20, 2018
U.S. Forest Service Under Fire For Cutting Old Trees
The decision to cut more than 1,300 old-growth trees last summer in an Arizona forest has been criticized for breaking trust with the thinning project's backers.
Nov. 20, 2018
Troop Drawdown At Border Begins Despite Promises
About a week before the election, President Trump announced he might send up to 15,000 U.S. troops to help strengthen the southern border. A top Pentagon official said the number of active-duty U.S. military personnel at the border peaked at roughly 5,800 troops, and now it appears a quiet drawdown has begun.
Nov. 20, 2018
Another E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce
Another E. coli outbreak has been reported and it is once again linked to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a food safety alert.
Nov. 20, 2018
Judge Rejects Trump
Late Monday night, a federal court judge smacked down the Trump administration's ban on immigrants crossing the border illegally then asking asylum.
Nov. 20, 2018
Thousands Of Migrant Children Remain In Custody
It's been revealed that there are more than 14,000 undocumented immigrant children in federal U.S. custody.
Nov. 20, 2018
Remembering The Legacy Of Stewart Udall
The Udall name is synonymous with the Southwestern U.S. — including Arizona — and the environment. Author Scott Einberger wrote about Udall’s impact on environmental policy in his book, "Stewart Udall: With Distance in His Eyes."
Nov. 20, 2018
How Arizona Nonprofits Can Get, Keep More Volunteers
It’s the time of year where people are often asked to donate time or money to help nonprofits. And Arizona has a lot of them. The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits represents more than 800 nonprofits across the state.
Nov. 20, 2018
Final Tally Is In For Maricopa County Ballots
Ballots for Maricopa County have finally been counted, marking the end of almost two weeks of counting and settling the remaining races. Adrian Fontes, the Maricopa County recorder, joined The Show to explain what's next.
Nov. 20, 2018
What Shopping Trends To Expect This Season
With Black Friday right around the corner, retailers are preparing for a strong holiday season. And, thanks to a new report by the commercial real estate services firm CBRE, we have information about how retailers hope to get our money.
Nov. 20, 2018
The Quiz Show: A Missing Statue, A Valuable Discovery, A New Slogan
And now it’s time for The Quiz Show!
Nov. 20, 2018
AZ
It’s a contentious time to be a teacher in Arizona. In that landscape, The Show sat down with the newest ambassador for Arizona public school teachers. Kareem Neal was just named the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
Nov. 20, 2018

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