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Palabras Bilingual Bookstore Celebrates People Of Color
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore is believed to be Phoenix’s only store featuring books in English and Spanish. But the store’s founder wants to be known for more than selling books.
The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities
Apr. 24, 2019
Phoenix Council Stalls Next Steps For Pedestrian Safety Plan
The Phoenix City Council Tuesday deadlocked 4-4 on a plan to enhance pedestrian safety through infrastructure design changes. The action stalled due, in part, to concerns about city resources.
Apr. 23, 2019
Early Voting Starts In Phoenix City Council Runoff
Early ballots go out on Wednesday for the runoff for Phoenix City Council. Mail-in ballots go out Wednesday to people on the Permanent Early Voting List and people who have requested an early ballot. Those ballots can be mailed back or dropped off at early voting locations.
Apr. 23, 2019
Utilities From All Over Install Electricity On Navajo Nation
Utility crews from across the country are coming to the Navajo Nation to install electricity in hundreds of homes that have never had it. It’s part of a pilot program to get the tribe on the grid.
Apr. 23, 2019
Johnson Utilities Manager Says It
The interim manager for Johnson Utilities told the Arizona Corporation Commission on Tuesday it was making progress restoring the troubled utility’s infrastructure. The commission selected EPCOR to take over management of the company in 2018 after customers near the San Tan Valley complained of low water pressure and sewage overflows.
Apr. 23, 2019
Arizona Bill To Allow Expedited Adoptions For Teens
Once a teenager in the foster system turns 18, they cannot be adopted as a child and the family adopting them is no longer eligible for subsidies. Out of almost 14,000 youths in the Arizona foster system, almost 6 percent are over 18.
Apr. 23, 2019
Mexico Says 300K U.S.-Bound Migrants Entered The Country In First 3 Months Of 2019
The Mexican government estimates almost 300,000 migrants entered its territory in the first three months of the year, with the intention of illegally crossing into the United States.
Apr. 23, 2019
FBI: 8K Arizonans Report Being Victims Of Cybercrime
The FBI has released its 2018 Internet crime complaint report. Paul Brown, assistant special agent in charge of the Phoenix field office, said over 8,000 state residents reported being victims of cybercrime in Arizona with over 1,300 victims of personal data breaches in the state.
Apr. 23, 2019
Mesa Police Officers Face Discipline For Excessive Force
Several Mesa police officers will face discipline for repeatedly punching and kneeing a man before pulling him to the ground in a May 2018 incident that was recorded by body cam footage.
Apr. 23, 2019
Arizona Agriculture Companies Join USDA-Led Taiwan Trade Mission
Two Arizona-based companies are in Taiwan this week as part of a trade mission led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The goal is to open new agriculture markets in the Asian country. Phoenix-based company Vet Instinct joined 49 businesses and groups with agriculture connections on the mission.
Apr. 23, 2019
Documentary Explores Automation And American Dream
The U.S. Labor Department reported that the nation added 196,000 new jobs in March, with unemployment remaining at 3.8 percent, and optimism continues overall for the 2019 economy.
Apr. 23, 2019
Trial For Men
A trial focused on college men’s basketball programs and alleged corruption got started on Monday with jury selection in a Manhattan federal courtroom. Several universities have fallen under the FBI investigation’s umbrella that led to the trial — including the University of Arizona.
Apr. 23, 2019
Plan To Tax Soda Statewide In California Goes Up In Fizz
A proposal in California to tax soda appears dead after its sponsor said he’d delay a vote until next year. While there are currently soda taxes in a handful of California cities, the state legislature last year passed a law banning any new local soda taxes.
Apr. 23, 2019
Chandler Child Safety Case Garners National Attention
A case involving three Chandler children taken from their parents by the Arizona Department of Child Safety is garnering national attention. It has also resulted in a judge ordering how the media can report on the case. Arizona Republic reporter Dianna Náñez is covering the story and joined The Show.
Apr. 23, 2019
Look Out For
You’ve probably heard the term "helicopter parenting," where parents hover over their children’s every move, constantly overseeing and protecting them as they grow up. Now there’s a new term parents might want to pay attention to: "snowplow parenting."
Apr. 23, 2019
Does A Lack Of Civics Education Affect Voting?
How interested are Americans in voting? How much of a generational difference are we seeing when it comes to high-efficacy voting? And, finally, does the deemphasizing of civics education in schools affect that?
Apr. 23, 2019
Audits Of AZ Charter Schools
An accountant who conducted audits for 26 charter schools is in trouble with the state. The Arizona Board of Accountancy’s investigative panel last month found the auditor’s work was “woefully below” standards.
Apr. 23, 2019
The Pulse: How We Eat
You’ve heard of the Mediterranean diet, the Atkins diet, the Flexitarian diet — now consider the CRON lifestyle (don’t call it a diet), in which practitioners use serious calorie restriction to fight the aging process.
Apr. 23, 2019
Chicanos Por La Causa Civil Rights Group Turns 50
Chicanos por la Causa is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. The Latino civil rights organization was founded in 1969 here in Phoenix to confront discrimination. They were part of the farm workers’ Chicano Movement led by Cesar Chavez but branched off not long after to focus on the urban population.
Apr. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: The Big Cases Against Opioid Manufacturers And Distributors
Last month, Purdue Pharma - and its owners the Sackler family - reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma, for the company’s role in the opioid crisis. It was one of a growing number of cases against opioid manufacturers, pharmacy chains, doctors, and more.
Apr. 23, 2019

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