Fake news entered the vernacular during last year’s presidential campaign. Misinformation has become increasingly challenging for journalists, who have had to reprioritize in certain situations. We learned more about that from Alexios Mantzarlis, director of the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute.
“I think that it’s easy in a plan to say that people are interested in reducing travel lanes and adding bicycle lanes, but when it actually happens in people’s backyards and impacts their life directly then I think it kind of changes that conversation,” said Tempe traffic engineer Julian Dresang.
Filings with Arizona regulators show average individual health insurance premiums for about 95,000 Pima and Maricopa county residents will rise less than 2 percent next year, a move that will be a relief for people who saw huge premium increases this year.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is working with the Department of Transportation to safeguard species in the path of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway – including a large lizard found throughout the desert southwest.
Another state has filed suit against Chandler-based opioid-maker Insys Therapeutics. Insys has said it is working toward a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and has taken steps to strengthen its compliance program amid probes related to federal charges in other states, including Arizona.
A special screening in Scottsdale for the film "Dolores" will be attended by the 87-year-old activist Dolores Huerta, who will answer questions about the award-winning biopic and her life's work for social change.
Architecture is all around us — in our own homes, surrounding neighborhoods and downtown high rises. Aaron Betsky has been an architect and a critic over his long career. He’s currently president of the School of Architecture at Taliesin — in Scottsdale and Spring Green, Wisconsin. We spoke with him about his new book, "Architecture Matters."
There are significant dates coming up this week in three countries with which the U.S. currently has strained relations. I’m joined for our weekly preview of the top international stories by the BBC’s Alexander Griffiths.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 54 into law last week, he turned California into a so-called “sanctuary state.” With me to talk about the impact SB 54 may have is Gabriel Chin. He's a law professor at the University of California-Davis School of Law.
Grass-roots efforts to change U.S. gun laws have sprouted up following the series of mass shootings in this country, but not much has changed. Shawn VanDiver is a Navy veteran and director of San Diego Chapter of the Truman National Security Project. He is also a gun owner. We talked with VanDiver about what gun law changes he’d like to see.
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. The shootings one week ago in Las Vegas once again highlighted calls to modify U.S. gun laws, but where should those efforts be focused?
Every week, Beth Nobles visits Dana D’Ambrosio and her newborn daughter, Anastasia, at her home to check her weight and height, and to check in on her mom. D’Ambrosio is enrolled in the Maricopa County Department of Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership, and Nobles is a nurse who has been visiting her every week for months.