Throwing mud preserves an ancient structure at Sedav Vaaki
Once a month, while weather allows, volunteers gather at S’edav Va’aki in Phoenix to throw mud at an over 800-year-old structure. Its outside walls are vulnerable to erosion from wind and rain, and the mudslinging helps keep it standing.
Mayor touts new homeless shelter options for Phoenix
A Maricopa County judge this week ruled Phoenix has to clean up the area near the city’s Human Services Campus known as “the Zone.” He gave the city until July. The Show spoke about it with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and asked her what kinds of options the city is looking at.
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Horses interacted with U.S. Indigenous cultures far earlier than history teaches
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Tempe cancels duplicate entertainment district election; May vote will still take place
Tempe City Council voted to cancel a duplicate election in August on its proposed Entertainment District.
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Tempe police chief forum takes place with 4 candidates
Four finalists for Tempe police chief answered a series of questions during a virtual forum this week. Kenneth McCoy, Josie Montenegro, Tom Van Dorn and Tom Worthy are all seeking to fill the role.
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A play about two people with dementia debuts at the Arizona Theater Company
A production of the play "Pru Payne" debuted earlier this week. It’s a love story, with a twist. The two main characters in the play both have dementia.
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SOAPBOX: How therapy helped mom and child through big life changes
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Tornadoes spawned by a huge storm system pulverize homes and kill 3 in Arkansas
At least one person was killed and two dozen hurt, some critically, in the Little Rock area, authorities said. Officials reported at least two dead in the northest Arkansas town of Wynne.
Sen. Fetterman will return to the Senate on April 17 after his hospital release
The Pennsylvania Democrat had been receiving treatment for depression at Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C. Fetterman's depression is now in remission, according to his doctor.
The EPA approves California's plan to phase out diesel trucks
The agency's decision allows California — which has some of the nation's worst air pollution — to require truck manufacturers to sell more zero-emission trucks over the next couple of decades.
Watch Joni Mitchell perform 'Summertime' at Gershwin Prize concert
James Taylor, Brandi Carlile, Annie Lennox and Angélique Kidjo are among the artists performing on Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, airing on PBS this evening.
At a Nashville hospital, the agony of not being able to help school shooting victims
A pediatric surgeon and his colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center had prepared for a mass casualty event, but the victims of Monday's shooting had already died by the time they arrived.
Social Security is now expected to run short of cash by 2033
Policymakers will need to patch the Social Security program by 2033 to avoid draconian cuts in benefits, a year earlier than had been predicted. A trust fund for Medicare will run out of cash by 2031.