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LIVE ANALYSIS: First Democratic Presidential Debate
It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.
June 26, 2019
What Earth
As part of a five-year project called the Green River Eocene Earth Observatory, they’ll be trying to figure out how earlier warming events impacted the planet and the environment.
June 26, 2019
Book Explores Generation Conflict
There is an ideological battle going on between two generations that sometimes seem diametrically opposed. Joseph Sternberg argues, in his book, that Millennials and Baby Boomers are talking past each other.
June 26, 2019
Architecture Finds Newfound Popularity In Instagram Era
Mid-century architecture and design are experiencing an Instagram-fueled renaissance right now. You can’t click a link without seeing a hairpin leg table or breeze block wall.
June 26, 2019
Phoenix Business Owner Calls For Citizen Review Board
Phoenix city and police leaders are looking for ways to improve the department’s relationship with communities of color. More than two-thousand residents filled Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix last week for a community meeting. They were there to talk about the city’s police department.
June 26, 2019
Trump Taps Former Arizona PIO As New Press Secretary
President Donald Trump has named Stephanie Grisham as his new press secretary, replacing Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Grisham's name is familiar to many Arizona journalists.
June 26, 2019
Border Drowning Underscores Struggles For Migrant Kids
You may have already seen the haunting image of a father and his 23-month old daughter lying face down along the banks of the Rio Grande River. The photo underscores the difficulty the United States faces as we attempt to address the near record numbers of immigrant families seeking asylum here.
June 26, 2019
AZ U.S. Lawmakers Divided On Humanitarian Aid To Border
Arizona U.S. Congressional members split along party lines in approving $4.5 billion package for humanitarian aid to the border.
June 26, 2019
Lawmakers Weigh In On Border Patrol Detention Center
As of Tuesday morning, most of the migrant children detained at a remote Texas Border Patrol station had been moved to another facility. By Tuesday afternoon, one-third had returned.
June 26, 2019
Why The Price Of Bacon In Arizona Has Spiked
Arizona food prices are on the rise, especially for certain meats. The price of bacon has more than tripled in three months. It’s increased $1.88 to $6.73 a pound.
June 26, 2019
$12.5M Claim Filed Against Phoenix For Body-Cavity Search
A woman has filed a $12.5 million claim against Phoenix, alleging she was subjected to a body-cavity search that amounted to sexual assault. Attorneys filed the notice Monday for Erica Reynolds.
June 26, 2019
Chandler Will Partner With Waymo To Transport City Employees
A select group of Chandler city employees won’t have to drive to and from off-site work meetings for the next year. In fact, no one will be driving at all, thanks to a partnership with the autonomous vehicle company Waymo.
June 26, 2019
SW Members Of Congress Decry Produce Protection Measures
A group of 23 members of Congress, including much of Arizona’s delegation, recently penned a letter decrying the potential impacts of protectionist agricultural policies.
June 26, 2019
Audit Finds Inconsistencies With Medical Marijuana Program
An audit of Arizona’s medical marijuana program finds several inconsistencies with how the Department of Health Services manages it. One specific finding was that the department sometimes used equipment and staff for different programs, yet the expense was fully borne by just the medical marijuana program.
June 26, 2019
Utah Presses Forward With Pipeline Plans Despite Colorado River Basin Constraints
The drive behind a massive water development project in southwestern Utah, the Lake Powell Pipeline, shows no signs of slowing even after the Colorado River Basin states signed a new agreement this spring that could potentially force more conservation or cutbacks.
June 26, 2019
Sonora To Receive 1,800 National Guard Members
Mexico’s new National Guard force will be sent to Sonora, Arizona’s Mexican neighbor to the south. The newly formed security force will deploy 1,800 members to the state in early July. That’s according to a recent announcement from the state’s Gov. Claudia Pavlovich.
June 25, 2019
Physician: VA Still Retaliates Against Whistleblowers
Dr. Katherine Mitchell, who spoke out against long wait times for patients at the Phoenix VA Health Care System in 2014, told the congressional committee that she is still facing retaliation despite a legally binding settlement agreement.
June 25, 2019
Lower Colorado River Basin Can Still Expect Shortage Next Year
The Lower Colorado River Basin does not avoid a shortage in 2020 despite the plentiful snowpack on the Rocky Mountains this past winter. Why? Well, the new Drought Contingency Plan defines different “tiers” of shortage.
June 25, 2019
Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit Starts Wednesday
The Arizona-Mexico Commission officially starts its 60th birthday celebration Wednesday at a resort in the north part of the Valley. Governors, members of Congress and a former Mexican Ambassador to the United States are scheduled to take part in the so-called summit.
June 25, 2019
Wedding Companies That Jilted Customers Ordered To Reconcile
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has settled with two bridal scammers this week on behalf of hundreds of not-so-happy couples who had prepaid for thousands of dollars in wedding services.
June 25, 2019

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