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It's time for the Friday Newscap. Joining us to talk about a historic day in the Arizona Legislature and some developments in the state’s 8th Congressional District are Chuck Coughlin, president of HighGround Public Affairs Consultants, and Karl Gentles, partner at Goode Wright Gentles.
More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. There is extensive Alzheimer’s-related research going on in Arizona, and a number of advances have been made, including in the realm of diet and nutrition.
Even though Rep. Shooter is now out of office as a result of his behavior, it went on for a long time before this vote happened. And some recent reporting raises the question: will this change anything at the state Capitol? We spoke with Rachel Leingang with the Arizona Capitol Times and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez of The Arizona Republic.
“There’s a question of representation,” said fourth year dental student Sarah Yankton Hill. The Society of American Indian Dentists found there are fewer than 300 American Indian dentists to serve a population of 5.2 million Native Americans.
Laura Ingalls Wilder is an archetype of the American frontier. But the real Wilder’s life was much darker and more difficult than the fictionalized version of her childhood self in her novels. That’s what Caroline Fraser depicts in her new biography of the author, "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder."
Scottsdale officials are embarking on a new branding campaign for part of the city, and have started referring to it as Old Town Scottsdale rather than Downtown Scottsdale or just Old Town. Here to talk about this is Karen Churchard, director of Scottsdale’s Tourism and Events Department.