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Word S6:E6 — Friends make the holidays memorable
What do a poetry library director from Tucson, a Lipan Apache Earth scientist/YA novelist and a Tempe poet have in common? They are returning friends on this episode of "Word."
Dec. 7, 2021
Revamped Remain in Mexico policy now includes Haitians
The Biden administration was required by court order to restart the controversial Trump-era policy, MPP. But the new administration is also expanding it.
Dec. 7, 2021
A hunk of history in AZ: USS Arizona boathouse finds new home
Eighty years ago today, the world changed forever with the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The bombings killed more than 2,400 Americans. The USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the dead. Now, a two-and-a-half ton piece of that vessel — believed to be the largest in the continental U.S. — is right here in the state that bore its name.
Dec. 7, 2021
Bill would require pharmacies to fill ivermectin prescriptions to treat COVID-19
A Republican state senator wants to make sure Arizona pharmacists don’t get between COVID-19 patients and ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug the FDA warns can be “highly dangerous” and has not been approved for treating the virus.
Dec. 6, 2021
Scottsdale Community College to train new community health workers
Scottsdale Community College is launching a new program in the spring semester to address the need for community health workers, and 10 students will have a chance at a $1,000 scholarship
Dec. 6, 2021
Brake issue leads to recall of Sonora-made Ford Bronco Sports
The recall affects a substantial portion of the Bronco Sports manufactured at the massive Hermosillo plant to date.
Dec. 6, 2021
As holidays near, a 4th COVID-19 wave builds in Sonora
The rise in cases comes just as many in Sonora and across Mexico begin holding posadas, regular get-togethers with friends and family leading up to Christmas.
Dec. 6, 2021
Report: Low voter registration rates among Pima, Maricopa teens
Midterm elections are less than a year away, but a recent report finds that a low rate of 18-year-olds in Maricopa and Pima counties are prepared to vote in them.
Dec. 6, 2021
USPS holiday deadlines are quickly approaching
December is the busiest month for the U.S. Postal Service, and the deadlines to get those holiday gifts and cards in the mail are quickly approaching.
Dec. 6, 2021
The future of work will change the future of big cities. Heres how
Since the pandemic began, stories about city dwellers leaving for the outdoors and more space have made the news. But how are cities trying to respond? And has the pandemic caused a fundamental change in how they operate?
Dec. 6, 2021
Señor Rio Tequila: Made in Arizona
Debbie Medina Gach never expected to go into the liquor industry. But after sharing a bottle of moonshine tequila with her estranged father in Mexico, she and her late husband found themselves heading down that path.
Dec. 6, 2021
Boas: Ducey should be doing nothing about the pandemic right now
As the new year approaches, we’re not far from reaching the two-year mark of when COVID-19 became part of a pandemic that has affected all of our lives. And the recent emergence of deadly variants hasn’t calmed fears or lessened the arguments about how to deal with the virus.
Dec. 6, 2021
Celebrity Fight Night founder stresses importance of relationships
The names from the world of entertainment include Billy Crystal, Kevin Costner and Celine Dion, and the sports legends include Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Those well-known celebrities, and many more, are friends of Valley businessman Jimmy Walker and are featured in his new book, "It’s All about Relationships."
Dec. 6, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: Key European country set to pick new leader this week
A key European nation will officially be choosing its new leader this week, and of course, countries around the globe are keeping their eyes on omicron.
Dec. 6, 2021
Jeff Flake on Arizonas political turmoil, new ambassador position
On Dec. 7, former Sen. Jeff Flake will become the U.S. ambassador to Turkey. The Show spoke with him and began the conversation by asking whether he has the same concerns about a number of Arizona Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate as he did about former President Trump.
Dec. 6, 2021
Ugenti-Rita proposes bill to change school board elections
Scottsdale lawmaker Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita is proposing to change the way people run for local school boards. The proposal would make candidates run with their parties in primaries before facing off in a general election.
Dec. 6, 2021
Eviction filings are creeping up in Arizona, but  not even close to pre-pandemic levels
Eviction filings are creeping up in Arizona, but they are not even close to pre-pandemic levels as agencies do a better job of getting out rental aid, court officials and advocates say.
Dec. 6, 2021
Lawmaker introduces bill to penalize districts that go against AZ laws
State Rep. Steve Kaiser's proposal would mean schools would lose funds that mostly go to teachers if they have a policy that breaks state law.
Dec. 6, 2021
Cloud seeding effort to restart in neighboring Sonora
State officials claimed that a significant seeding effort over the summer helped bring more precipitation to critical areas, though many places in the region experienced above-average monsoon seasons.
Dec. 6, 2021
Mexico to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to older adults
Older adults and teachers in Mexico may soon be eligible to receive COVID-19 booster shots.
Dec. 6, 2021

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