You may have noticed a lot of High Pollution Advisories in the Valley this year. The advisories serve as a warning that our air has become dangerous to breathe based on standards set by the federal government. In 2015 the EPA increased Ozone standards.
With summer officially started, mosquitoes are on their way up. A recently published CDC study found increased reported numbers in the southern U.S. of two mosquito species known to be able to carry the Zika Virus.
Arizona’s latest quarterly survey of food prices are falling, increasing pressure in what is already one of the nation’s most competitive markets. The drop comes at the same time as new competition arrives on scene with Amazon’s buyout of Whole Foods.
Arizona regulators will not halt a rate case for the state’s largest utility despite concerns raised by Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns that Arizona Public Service may have secretly spent millions to help elect several commissioners.
So younger workers maybe shouldn’t be looking to the civil service for a career. But it seems Millennials are starting to look to the past for work. Richard Ocejo writes about how that generation is moving into “Old Timey” jobs — think butchers, barbers and craft distillers.
“Bureaucracy” has become a something of a dirty word in recent decades, and President Trump turned up the volume on that sentiment in his 2016 campaign. Adnan Rasool, a Ph.D. candidate and Innovation Fellow in Georgia State University’s Department of Political Science, says bureaucracy is the hidden machine that makes the system run.
With a Senate Intelligence Committee meeting set for Wednesday morning, Vice Chairman Mark Warner is pressing Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to fully disclose the extent of attempts by Russia to interfere with the 2016 election by hacking into local election systems.
On a quiet, residential street with the skyline of Phoenix looming large, two stucco houses stand side-by-side, much newer than many of the other single-family homes on the block, a bright yellow tent in between them. Father Tom Doyle, a Catholic priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is director of Andre House, a nonprofit serving the homeless.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would take up a gerrymandering case out of Wisconsin. Also on Monday, the high court unanimously decided on a case that could determine the future of trademark battles over offensive names.
With an excessive heat warning in effect and near-record temperatures expected, it’s recommended that just about everyone stay inside if they can. But, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Phoenix New Times, several hundred inmates are still sleeping outdoors in Tent City.
The Arizona Coyotes have parted ways with their most popular player, 40-year-old Shane Doan. Many fans are disappointed by the dropping of Doan, and others are wondering what it means for the future of the Coyotes in the Valley. To learn more, we spoke with Sarah McLellan, who covers the Coyotes for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
President Donald Trump has been bumping up against a document that’s hard to get around in this country — the Constitution. Robert McWhirter is a Constitutional scholar and historian and the author of "Bills, Quills and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights" and tonight at Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe.
Senate Democrats on Monday used a procedural move to try to slow down Senate business, as a protest against the process that chamber’s Republicans are using to write their health-care bill. With me to explain what may be in the bill, and its prognosis is Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News.
The Arizona Board of Regents is down a member, after Chairman Greg Patterson resigned his seat Monday; his resignation is effective immediately. With me to break down what broke down here is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week’s news: Invisi-bill, Scaredy Spice, Prime Purchase. Our panelists read three stories about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, only one of which is true.