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Whether it’s because of drought or the anticipated effects of climate change, the supply of Colorado River water to Western states is something that attracts a lot of focus. And earlier this month, we learned that less-than-ideal rainfall in the winter means that water levels in Lake Mead will be lower than anticipated and could drop 20 feet by 2019.
Jun. 21, 2017
DACA
Just last week, many undocumented students in the country got some good news. President Trump said he would continue the deferred action program that’s allowing thousands of undocumented students in the country to stay — for now. But on Tuesday, those students, often referred to as Dreamers, were dealt another blow.
Jun. 21, 2017
Senate Republicans are reportedly preparing to release their health-care bill, aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. And, as work on that measure continues, a handful of senators — including Arizona’s Jeff Flake — are hearing from outside groups who support the ACA.
Jun. 21, 2017
Adrian Fontes
There are some big changes around the corner for voters in Maricopa County. The County Recorder's Office plans to send every eligible voter a mail-in ballot, whether or not they’re registered for early voting.
Jun. 21, 2017
On Tuesday’s Show, we talked with Bob Booker, the longtime executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He’s retiring from the post later this summer. What difference will those changes make when it comes to the Valley arts scene? Are the arts offerings enough for an area that contains the fifth-most populous city in the country?
Jun. 21, 2017
F-35
F-35s are expected to be taking off again today from Luke Air Force Base, after an 11-day pause. With me now to explain what may have been going on is Ron Carr, an associate professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
Jun. 21, 2017
Phoenix Sunset
OK, so we all know it’s really, really, really hot outside. Like, record-breaking hot. But, the reality is it’s summer — today’s the first official day, by the way — and we live in the desert. Plus, there’s a silver lining to all these excessively hot days.
Jun. 21, 2017
Voting sign
It’s a busy day on Capitol Hill when it comes to discussing Russian interference in the 2016 election. Intelligence officials have confirmed a total of 21 states have been affected by suspicious activity aimed at the election databases by Russian operatives.
Jun. 21, 2017
Theranos brochures
Medical Testing Company Theranos Inc has told its investors it has reached an agreement in principle to settle a lawsuit by Walgreens.
Jun. 21, 2017
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We may think that we prefer something brand-new to something we’ve seen before, but the truth is we are more likely to enjoy things we are familiar with.
Jun. 21, 2017
Red traffic light
Glendale city council approved a red light camera that, rather than issuing citations, will act like a deterrent.
Jun. 21, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
Arizona's largest homeless shelter is running out of water while demand is at its highest ever.
Jun. 21, 2017
A new scientific study shows extreme heatwaves are creeping further north and south of the equator.
Jun. 21, 2017
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Closed door meetings and late night appeals are part of the scramble over the draft of a Senate healthcare bill, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to have a vote on before July 4.
Jun. 21, 2017
A federal judge Tuesday denied attempts by lawyers for former Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz, accused of second degree murder, to be able to do a video deposition of a potential witness before the trial begins.
Jun. 21, 2017
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Bank of America will repay released Arizona inmates for what advocates say were excessive charges on access to debit cards.
Jun. 21, 2017
Air Pollution
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.
Jun. 21, 2017
Aedes aegypti mosquito
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.
Jun. 21, 2017
Amazon
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.
Jun. 21, 2017
Ford plant in Mexico
For a second time this year, Ford Motor Company decided to withdraw its investments in Mexico, a country where the automotive corporation has been present for more than 90 years.
Jun. 21, 2017

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