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Report Shows Clean Water Divided On Racial, Income Lines
About 2 million people do not have access to running water or a flushing toilet in their homes in the United States. That’s the finding from a new report from nonprofit clean water organization DigDeep. They also found that access to clean water is divided along racial and income lines. They call it the "water access gap."
Nov. 26, 2019
Investors Are Buying Up Houses In Arizona
The Phoenix housing marketing is booming again, but not all of those buying new homes will be new neighbors.
Nov. 26, 2019
SRP Prepares Arizonas Largest Battery Near Buckeye
The Salt River Project is bringing the state’s biggest battery to the Little Rainbow Valley, an area south of Buckeye that will become an integral part of the utility’s plan to add 1,000 megawatts of solar to its energy supply.
Nov. 26, 2019
Michael Bloomberg Lands In AZ, Swerves Into Bidens Lane
Arizona has moved up the date of its presidential primary in 2020, and the state is being called one of the most competitive in the country as it comfortably moves into the purple category.
Nov. 26, 2019
Few Gun Smugglers Actually Get Caught Along Border
The Arizona Daily Star analyzed 32 federal weapons-smuggling cases and found only a handful of people were actually caught smuggling guns and ammunition into Mexico.
Nov. 26, 2019
Whats Impacting Phoenixs Gas Prices?
Millions of Americans are hitting the road this week to mark Thanksgiving with family and friends, so it’s an appropriate time to consider how much it’s going to cost to fill up your gas tank.
Nov. 26, 2019
EPA Sending Money To Tribes For Environmental Projects
The federal government is sending almost $29 million to tribes in the region for water infrastructure and environmental protection.
Nov. 26, 2019
Study Shows Lower Obesity Rates In Children In WIC Program
A switch to healthier foods is credited with a drop in obesity rates among kids enrolled in the WIC — or Women, Infants and Children — nutrition program.
Nov. 26, 2019
How Amazons Scottsdale Store Fits The Business Model
Many people love the atmosphere of a good bookstore, filled with people deep into fantasies and nonfictions, only disrupted by the quiet sound of people turning the pages. Recently, a new bookstore in Scottsdale Quarter just opened for readers, but it comes from an unlikely source: Amazon.
Nov. 26, 2019
Arizonan Teacher Pushes Students To Write Novel In 30 Days
Maryvale High School creative writing teacher Carrie Deahl has had their students take part in NaNoWriMo for four years. Deahl began by sharing what their experience had been like trying to write 50,000 words of fiction.
Nov. 26, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum Shows Off The Beauty Of Fast Cars
The Phoenix Art Museum's "Legends of Speed" includes cars made by Mercedes, Alfa Romeo and Ford that feature shapes and lines that elicit as much of an emotional response as a surge of adrenaline — cars that are pieces of art as well as vehicles for competition.
Nov. 26, 2019
The Takeaway: The American Plastics Renaissance — Big Oil
The expansion of fracking in the U.S. has paved the way for a renaissance in American plastics manufacturing.
Nov. 26, 2019
Arizona School Boards Association Hires New Director
The group representing nearly 250 public school districts in Arizona has a new leader. The Arizona School Boards Association announced it has hired Sheila Harrison-Williams as its next executive director.
Nov. 26, 2019
New Monitoring Program Hopes To Boost Science On Colorado River Headwaters
A new federal program hopes to fill in knowledge gaps on how water moves through the headwaters of arguably the West’s most important drinking and irrigation water source. The U.S. Geological Survey announced the next location for its Next Generation Water Observing System will be in the headwaters of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers.
Nov. 26, 2019
Word S2 E6: NaNoMyMo
We continue our focus on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in this sixth episode of Season 2. Guests include Michelle Rabe, Laura MacKenzie and Valley teacher Sonja Momon, who incorporates NaNo into her classroom in a unique way and is going rogue this month for what might be called "NaNoMyMo."
Nov. 26, 2019
Flagstaff Expands Emergency Shelter
In Flagstaff, more than 150 people are without a roof over their heads on any given winter night. Five years ago, eight people froze to death in Flagstaff. So Flagstaff has expanded its shelter.
Nov. 25, 2019
Complaint Filed Against Mesa Public Schools
A complaint filed against Mesa Public Schools could prompt a criminal investigation of the school board's decision to place its superintendent on administrative leave.
Nov. 25, 2019
Study: Maternal Mortality Rates Are Getting Worse
New mothers in the United States die at higher rates than anywhere else in the developed world, and the problem seems to be getting worse, not better, in recent years.
Nov. 25, 2019
Disability Advocates Want Change After Pima Incident
A video of a Pima County sheriff’s deputy tackling and pinning in a headlock a teenager who is a quadruple-amputee in a Tucson group home went viral in recent weeks. It was shot by another teenager who lived in the group home.
Nov. 25, 2019
New Report Assigns Blame For Fatal Uber Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board last week issued its report, assigning blame for the 2018 crash, in which an Uber autonomous vehicle hit and killed a woman in Tempe.
Nov. 25, 2019

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