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Maricopa County Had Largest Midterm Turnout In History
The Maricopa County Elections Department completed its ballot tabulation last week, and Monday the official count was approved. This election marked the largest midterm turnout in county history.
Nov. 26, 2018
Prehistoric Footprints Discovered By Grand Canyon Hikers
Imagine you’re hiking in the Grand Canyon and you stumble upon a slab of fallen rock. On it are some odd indentations like overly-baked footprints. That’s exactly what happened to a group of hikers on the Bright Angel Trail.
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Nov. 26, 2018
Questions Raise About 1,900 Kids Removed By DCS
This past legislative session, a last-minute bill was introduced requiring Department of Child Safety workers to obtain warrants before removing children from abusive homes with the exception of immediate, dangerous circumstances.
Nov. 26, 2018
Thousands Of Donated Kidneys Thrown Away In U.S. Every Year
In Arizona, nearly 2,000 people are on the wait-list for a new kidney. Nationally, that number is in the tens of thousands. But despite the need, thousands of kidneys are disposed of in the U.S. each year, and that’s a waste that our guest says doesn’t have to happen.
Nov. 26, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Conflicts Between Russia, Ukraine
Leaders of some the world’s biggest economies will meet in South America later this week, and one of the issues they could discuss is the continuing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Nov. 26, 2018
Boas On U.S. Prison Sentencing Reform
The United States has about 5 percent of the world’s population, but we also have nearly 25 percent of everyone incarcerated around the world. The total number of inmates is more than 2 million.
Nov. 26, 2018
Mexico Struggles With Migrant Caravan
On Sunday, a group of Central Americans from that migrant caravan attempted to cross the border into the U.S. in Tijuana, but they were met with tear gas.
Nov. 26, 2018
Russ Wiles: Malls Are Not Dead Yet Surge In Online Shopping
Black Friday sales were up again this year, and on Cyber Monday, holiday shopping sales could be up again, continuing the expansion of online retail sales.
Nov. 26, 2018
Court: If Petition Workers Ignore Subpoena, Signatures Can Be Tossed
Here’s an Arizona Supreme Court decision you might have missed over the holiday. On Wednesday, the court ruled unanimously that anyone collecting signatures for citizen initiatives must appear before the court when they are subpoenaed.
Nov. 26, 2018
Stopping Bullying Continues To Be A Challenge
While many schools and people who work in schools are more aware of bullying now than in generations past, there are still a lot of questions about it, and how to prevent it.
Nov. 26, 2018
The Pulse: Untested Stimulants Surface In Pre-Workout Supplements
These days, Kevin Kreider fuels his workouts with little more than a cup of black coffee. But for about seven years, he relied on something else: a kind of supplement called pre-workout.
Nov. 26, 2018
The Takeaway: What Happens To Service Workers After The Devastating California Fires?
The Woolsey fire mostly impacted the affluent area of Malibu. But beyond the devastation to homes and the loss of life, a tragedy like this also means a loss of work for those who depend on service work for their livelihood.
Nov. 26, 2018
The Takeaway: New White House Climate Report Has Some Republicans Questioning Party Line
On Friday, the White House made public a climate report issued by 13 federal agencies. The conclusions are grim. Climate-related disasters are on track to accelerate, and the impacts of these disasters could eliminate as much as 10 percent of the nation’s economy by 2100.
Nov. 26, 2018
Q&AZ: Forming Valley Of The Sun: Digging Into Our Geological Origins
Phoenix is known for its scenic mountains and unusual weather. One listener wanted to know more about these features and how they relate to one another. The answer to this Q&AZ question explores on the geology, geography and prehistory of the Valley of the Sun.
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Nov. 26, 2018
Revenue Up In October, But Increase Is Less Than Expected
Arizona legislative budget analysts report that the state's revenue rose in October from a year earlier but at a slower pace than expected, making the month the first since March to have revenue growth below forecast.
Nov. 26, 2018
Manufacturing Industry Offers Migrants Jobs In Mexico
The Mexican manufacturing industry says it can offer jobs to thousands of Central American migrants intending to seek asylum in the United States if they decide to stay in Mexico instead.
Nov. 26, 2018
Tempe Discounts Permit Price For Live Music
For a short time, Tempe businesses will be offered a deep discount on permits to host live music. The one-time fee will be reduced to $200 — down from the normal cost of $1,331 — from December until March 2016.
Nov. 26, 2018
Tempe Rejects Purchasing Contract With Amazon
“We’re looking for opportunities to involve our local vendors and our local store owners and operators in helping the city buy things at the best price,” said Tempe CFO and Deputy City Manager Ken Jones.
Nov. 26, 2018
Report: Sonoran Government Linked To Scandal
The Sonoran government of Gov. Claudia Pavlovich reportedly directed millions of public dollars to front companies that then provided cash for 2016 political campaigns. That’s according to an investigation published last Wednesday by the nonprofit Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity.
Nov. 26, 2018
Feds Aren
The number of Indian Country crimes the U.S. Justice Department chose to prosecute has plateaued in recent years, according to federal statistics released this week.This despite efforts to boost public safety and prosecutions of sexual assault and other crimes.
Nov. 26, 2018

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