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Sounds Of The City: Life Guarding
Listen to the sounds of Tristan Gaynor life guarding at a public pool. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix City Council Dedicates $200,000 To Northern Watershed
The Phoenix City Council approved a three-year deal to give $200,000 annually to the Northern Arizona Forest Fund. This is a continuation of an investment that began in 2015 to support projects that protect the Salt and Verde river watershed.
Jun. 7, 2018
How Cities Bank On Their Future Water Supply
Arizona relies on surface water infrastructure, like dams and reservoirs. But snowpack feeding those rivers was near record low this year. So managers are looking to future supplies underground.
Jun. 7, 2018
Podcast Playlist: The Doppelgänger
Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it’s hampering her love life. But it's not just dating — she struggles with all text messages. Is it possible to communicate your authentic self via text, or are you doomed to prop up a performative husk dancing on a touch screen forever?
Jun. 7, 2018
Puerto Ricans Pay The Price For Debt Crisis
Puerto Rico is facing the biggest local government bankruptcy ever filed in the United States. The territory is currently 72 billion dollars in debt. Public employees are currently owed more than 50 billion dollars in pensions. And it's Puerto Rican residents who are feeling the impacts of the debt crisis.
Jun. 7, 2018
Brush Fire 55 Percent Contained
The human-caused fire has burned almost 5,000 acres since Monday, forced evacuations and closed State Route 277 and 377.
Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix Approves New Prostitution Fines
Phoenix leaders unanimously approved new fines against people who solicit prostitution. The money is meant to help victims of human trafficking.
Jun. 7, 2018
Tempe Wants To Define Downtown, NW Area Character
From the legendary Maple-Ash "murder fox" to historic homes and flood irrigation, the character area plan for Tempe's northwest neighborhoods and downtown is 150 pages of physical and idealistic identifiers meant to shape the city's development.
Jun. 6, 2018
Iranian National Gets Time Served In Asylum Fraud Case
A federal judge in Arizona has sentenced a 28-year-old Iranian national to time served for asylum fraud. Ali Vahdani Pour lied on his asylum application, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.
Jun. 6, 2018
Environmentalists Want To Keep Mining Ban In Place
At a time when many families are hitting the road to visit national parks, a report that came out Wednesday calls on the Trump Administration to drop any plans that would allow uranium mining outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Jun. 6, 2018
AZ Wildlife Attracted To Populated Areas For Heat Relief
Arizona Game and Fish encourage residents to take preventative measures to try to keep bears and other wildlife away.
Jun. 6, 2018
Mesa OKs Long-Term Lease To Build ASU East Campus
Calling it an opportunity to get a “good rate of return,” Mesa’s Mayor and other city counselors approved a long-term lease allowing Arizona State University to open an ASU East campus.
Jun. 6, 2018
The story of former Phoenix New Times journalist Joe Watson made headlines more than a decade ago. Watson was an award-winning writer, but he was also addicted to gambling and lost thousands of dollars, putting himself in a deep hole.
Jun. 6, 2018
Required Water Conservation May Be In Arizona
The drought has hit the Southwest U.S. very hard and Lake Mead is drying up at a rate that has leaders worried. They may need to implement dramatic changes to restrict water supply and water use.
Jun. 6, 2018
Arizona Makes It Easier To Register To Vote
A consent decree related to voting in Arizona was officially announced this week. Secretary of State Michele Reagan has agreed to remove a series of hurdles that currently affect some who want to register to vote.
Jun. 6, 2018
Why Has White House Photo Opp Become So Politicized?
The Philadelphia Eagles were all set to visit the White House this week, even though a number of the team’s players weren’t enthusiastic about meeting President Trump. The Eagles’ invitation was rescinded, highlighting the President’s criticism of players who he claims don’t respect the U.S. military.
Jun. 6, 2018
Phoenix Expected To Approve Jail Death Settlement
The Phoenix City Council is expected to approve a $250,000 payment to settle a lawsuit over the 2011 death of a mentally ill man who was arrested by Phoenix police officers and later died in a jail run by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Jun. 6, 2018
Woman Builds Database Of Murdered, Missing Native Women
Since 1900, thousands of Native American women have been murdered or have simply gone missing. Annita Lucchesi has documented at least 2,500 of them.
Jun. 6, 2018
19 Candidates Vie For President Of Navajo Nation
Nineteen candidates are running for Navajo Nation president this election cycle, including three women, one of which identifies as transgender.
Jun. 6, 2018
Nonprofit Will Spend $20M On U.S. Gun Violence Research
In the 1990s, the National Rifle Association pushed to stop the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from spending taxpayer money on research that advocated gun control. Since then, for more than two decades, the CDC hasn’t studied this as a public health issue.
Jun. 6, 2018

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