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Colorado River Reservoirs Drop Below 47 Percent Of Capacity
Reservoirs along the Colorado River are at their lowest point since they were filled nearly 40 years ago. And to fill us in on the significance of this new low point is Luke Runyon, who covers the Colorado River with KUNC.
Oct. 17, 2018
Billboards Across Phoenix Remind Residents To Vote
Remember those billboards years ago that were supposed to be messages from God? “Don’t make me come down there” or “we need to talk” they would say. Now some new eye-catching billboards — over 200 of them — are popping up in the Valley with a one-word message: Vote.
Oct. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: Maine Opponent To Medicaid Expansion Given National Position In Trump Administration
As Maine's health commissioner, Mary Mayhew was instrumental in opposing the popular effort to expand Medicaid. Now she's been elevated to a national post.
Oct. 17, 2018
Cooling Phoenix By Hanging Strands Of Rope
There are a lot of ideas for ways to deal with the urban heat island in Phoenix. But here’s one you probably haven’t thought of: a series of pieces of rope hanging over streets or green spaces.
Oct. 17, 2018
Yuma Farmers Careful In Wake Of E. Coli Outbreak
Earlier this year, an E. coli outbreak was linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma. The CDC says the pathogen affected more than 200 people. As the new growing season is getting underway, we wanted to check in to see how that outbreak is impacting what farmers are doing now.
Oct. 17, 2018
Several Orgs Push Against Douglas
There has been an ongoing debate over new state education standards based on those of conservative Hillsdale College in Michigan. Now, 17 organizations are speaking out against Douglas’s proposed standards.
Oct. 17, 2018
What
We talked on The Show about the millions of dollars flowing in, both to support and defeat Proposition 127. But the opposition to 127 has focused a lot on the measure’s billionaire funding source — a name we’ve heard a lot.
Oct. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: The Dangers Of Being A Woman And A Journalist
As the story of disappeared Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to unfold, memories of other recent brutal murders of journalists — especially women — loom large for many across the globe.
Oct. 17, 2018
Ducey Backs School Voucher Expansion
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is apparently willing to risk further angering the state's teachers by forcefully backing a measure that would massively expand the state's private school voucher system.
Oct. 17, 2018
Watch Out For Highway, Roadway Potholes
Record rains and snow are bringing record number of potholes across Arizona highways.
Oct. 17, 2018
On AZ Border, Migrants Plan Arrest, Others Have No Plan
Border Patrol officials have been arresting massive groups of Central American migrants near Lukeville and elsewhere along the Arizona border in recent months. Many are families planning to be apprehended and then ask for asylum. Others are still hoping to evade arrest.
Oct. 17, 2018
Pima County Sticks With Paris Climate Agreement
Tuesday night the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a strict 7-year sustainability plan.
Oct. 17, 2018
MCCCD Board Looks At Future Of Mesa Campus
Mesa Community College President Richard Haney presented the board with facts about the Red Mountain campus. If the campus were sold, the money may not all go back to the district because taxpayers passed a bond to help build the school.
Oct. 17, 2018
Foreign-Born Coach, Players Shoulder Suns
As the Suns begin a new era, they have a head coach from Serbia and a No. 1 draft pick from the Bahamas. It’s a chance to unite the Valley over basketball, amid ongoing sharp division over immigration.
Oct. 17, 2018
In the fifth century, a malaria epidemic wiped out more than 50 children in a Roman city. People were unfamiliar with the disease and believed the children to be possessed.
Oct. 16, 2018
Aid Worker Asks Court To Dismiss Smuggling Charges
An aid worker arrested ten months ago for allegedly helping two men illegally enter the U.S. was in court Tuesday afternoon asking the judge to dismiss his case.
Oct. 16, 2018
Report Finds Litany Of Issues With Murphy Schools
Murphy Elementary School District's receiver, appointed by the state in June, has essentially cleaned house by reducing staff, stipends, vendor contracts and cell phones in an effort to balance the district’s books.
Oct. 16, 2018
Can Mesa Turn Its Food Waste Into Energy?
Mesa staff embarked on a yearlong study this month to find out whether it’s feasible for the city to turn food waste into energy.
Oct. 16, 2018
Mexico Prepares For Honduran Migrant Caravan
Mexican officials are warning they will strictly enforce their entry requirements if the migrants reach their border.
Oct. 16, 2018
Flagstaff
Record rains in the valley transformed into a beautiful blanket of new fallen snow in Arizona’s northern country.
Oct. 16, 2018

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