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Podcast Playlist: How To Live Your Best Life In 2018
Many experts say sitting is the new smoking and the many hours a day we spend in our chairs has a serious impact on our health.
Jan. 25, 2018
The Takeaway: Families Reckon With Abuse After Nassar
The case of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has raised questions for parents about whom to trust with the care of child athletes.
Jan. 25, 2018
Phoenix Temperatures Could Hit Low 80s This Weekend
It’s not even February yet, but temperatures could hit the low 80s by Sunday. And by Monday, we could break a record.
Jan. 25, 2018
Bill Raising Smoking-Vaping Age To 21 Back For Debate
Cancer education advocates hope to better educate lawmakers on benefits of raising smoking and vaping age from 18 to 21.
Jan. 25, 2018
5 GOP Candidates Vying To Replace Trent Franks Debate
Republican candidates in the 8th Congressional District race debated in Phoenix Wednesday night.
Jan. 25, 2018
More Construction Brings More Jobs To Phoenix City Hall
The city of Phoenix wants to hire more employees to keep up with construction activity. The Planning and Development Department plans to add 14 positions, mostly to review plans and handle inspections.
Jan. 25, 2018
New Scottsdale Playground More Accessible For Kids With Disabilities
A $335,000 park in Scottsdale allows all ages and ability levels to play together. Last week, the city unveiled a new play area at Chaparral Park.
Jan. 25, 2018
UA Leads Research To Stop Spread Of Citrus Greening
About $17 million in federal grants have just been awarded to fight a disease called citrus greening, devastating citrus crops nationwide. Jan. 15 was the start date of the four-year grant.
Jan. 25, 2018
 Scottsdale District CFO Placed On Administrative Leave
The chief financial officer for the Scottsdale Unified School District was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday as a result of a state investigation into an alleged conflict of interest.
Jan. 25, 2018
House Considering Banning Kids From Tanning Booths
State lawmakers and Arizona cancer experts are weighing the benefits of banning kids' access to tanning beds.
Jan. 24, 2018
 House Panel Proposes Exempting Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products From Sales Taxes
An Arizona House panel has advanced a proposal exempting diapers and feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes, but it still has a ways to go before it becomes law.
Jan. 24, 2018
More Arizona Border Aid Workers Face Charges
The Arizona State University instructor accused of harboring undocumented immigrants recently appeared in federal court by telephone for a different case. Scott Warren is one of nine members of the humanitarian group No More Deaths who face misdemeanor charges stemming from the group’s work on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.
Jan. 24, 2018
 Flagstaff To Hold Open House For Climate Action Plan
Even as President Trump has moved to withdraw the U.S. from efforts to reduce the effects of climate change, many U.S. cities have charged ahead with their own efforts. The city of Flagstaff is holding an open house tonight to gather input on its first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
Jan. 24, 2018
 Nonprofit Teaches Mormons, Other Faiths How To Meditate
A new study from the Pew Research Center finds that meditation is much more common across religions than you might think. Six in 10 Mormons say they meditate at least once a week, as well, but what they define as “meditation” might differ, according to Thomas McConkie. He’s a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he’s trained in Buddhist mindfulness.
Jan. 24, 2018
 Have Holograms Made The Concept Of
You may have seen images of the late Tupac Shakur from the 2012 Coachella Music Festival. A hologram of Shakur was projected to be on stage. The late Roy Orbison will reportedly be used for an international hologram tour, 30 years after he passed away. And that kind of technology is advancing—which could impact the music industry and, possibly, how fans view their favorite performers.
Jan. 24, 2018
MALDEF President Discusses Class Action Lawsuit Against Motel 6
A Latino legal civil rights organization filed a class action lawsuit against Motel 6 this week. The lawsuit, which was brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, alleges that Motel 6 broke federal laws against discrimination and conspiracy. Joining us now to talk about this is Thomas Andrew Saenz, president and general counsel for MALDEF.
Jan. 24, 2018
 Scottsdale Teachers Vote
Controversy in the Scottsdale Unified School District continues, after teachers there took a vote of no confidence in the district’s superintendent and governing board earlier this month.
Jan. 24, 2018
 Senators Concerned About GCU Changing For-Profit Status To Nonprofit
Grand Canyon University is on its second attempt at changing its status from a for-profit school to a nonprofit school — but with a for-profit company supporting it. Now five U.S. senators have written a letter this month with concerns about the move.
Jan. 24, 2018
Economist: Subsidies, Not Tariffs, Would Benefit U.S. Solar Industry
The Trump Administration this week imposed a 30 percent tariff on solar panel components. That rate will decline over the next few years.
Jan. 24, 2018
U.S. Sees Spike In Women Running For Political Office
Since President Donald Trump took office last winter the country has seen a spike in women around the country running for political office.
Jan. 24, 2018

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