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Border Rescues In The Desert Are Rising As Summer Nears
As temperatures heat up in Arizona’s desert, federal immigration agencies anticipate an increase in heat-related illnesses along the southwestern border as thousands of asylum seekers keep arriving at desolate regions of the international line.
May 16, 2019
AZ Legislature Continues Fight Over Vaping Regulations
There appears to be a showdown brewing at the Arizona Capitol over regulations on vaping products.
May 16, 2019
The Pulse: Getting On PrEP Is Harder Than You Think
I started hearing “Ask your doctor about PrEP?” on TV in spring 2016. I was a university student having my fair share of queer fun, so PrEP was definitely a topic of conversation. But when I Googled it, a big $1,200-per-month price tag came up, which made me terrified to ask my parents about it.
May 16, 2019
Tribes Seek Injunction To Halt Copper Mine Project
Native American tribes are seeking an injunction to halt work on a copper mine project they say will desecrate burial and other sacred sites in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona.
May 16, 2019
The Takeaway: School Segregation Is Getting Worse 65 Years After Brown V. Board Of Education
A new report from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA says that 65 years after Brown v. Board, school segregation in America is actually getting worse, with black and Latino students, in particular, attending schools that are mostly non-white.
May 16, 2019
Arizona Bill Giving Attorney General Initiative Veto In Trouble
A proposal that would authorize the Arizona attorney general to unilaterally rewrite ballot language for citizen initiatives is in serious trouble in the Senate after at least four members of the Republican majority said Wednesday that they would oppose it.
May 16, 2019
Federal Budget Could Mean More Help for Homeless Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs budget presented to Congress earlier this year includes nearly $2 billion for homeless veterans programs.
May 16, 2019
Flagstaff Company Re-Purposes Broken Sleds
A graveyard of broken plastic sleds is common after the ski season in Flagstaff, but a graduate student at Northern Arizona University is turning these plastics into possibilities.
May 16, 2019
WATCH: Trump Immigration Speech
President Trump unveiled an immigration plan that would vastly change who's allowed into the U.S. The administration's proposal focuses on reducing family-based immigration in favor of employment skill-based immigration.
May 16, 2019
2020 Census Citizenship Question Could Cost Phoenix $1.1 Billion
The number of non-citizens living in Phoenix are worth more than $1 billion in funding over the next decade. If the Supreme Court allows the citizenship question, Phoenix would have less than a year to convince undocumented people not to fear outing themselves to the federal government.
May 16, 2019
 Researchers: Dentists Could Play Role In Identifying Assault Victims
More than 41 million people will experience some type of domestic violence in their lifetime, according to researchers who concluded that dentists could play a role in identifying assault.
May 15, 2019
Phoenix Police To Get New Drug Testing Device
The Phoenix Police Department will soon have a new tool to test for illegal drugs that’s supposed to be faster and safer.
May 15, 2019
McSally Introduces Bill To Prevent Sex Assault In Military
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally is leading the charge to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military. McSally has introduced legislation aimed at preventing that kind of behavior.
May 15, 2019
Navajos Renew Healing Practitioner Program
The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation Monday to renew a training program to become a medicine man or woman. The tribe is concerned about losing its culture and ceremonies.
May 15, 2019
Students Tackle Street Flooding With
“We were trying to prevent homes from getting damaged, but then we just realized why can’t we just stop the flooding from happening in the first place?” students asked.
May 15, 2019
5G Wireless Frequencies Could Disrupt Weather Forecasts
As the FCC is auctioning off frequencies for 5G wireless technology, meteorologists are concerned about how close some of those frequencies could come to disrupting weather forecasts.
May 15, 2019
Trump Administration Looks To Fix Drug Prices
This year, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a new rule that would get rid of one of the least transparent parts of drug pricing: Giving rebates to middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers.
May 15, 2019
Suicide Prevention Trainer: Direct Conversation Is Key
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a new law that will require all school staff to be trained in suicide prevention training. But what does that training look like?
May 15, 2019
APS Forest Thinning Plan Could Reduce Wildfire Risk
A wet winter in Arizona was cause for a lot of optimism, particularly that the state's seemingly endless drought would be alleviated. But the precipitation also led to more plant and grass growth and more potential fuels for wildfires.
May 15, 2019
Expert: Iran Tensions Signal
As tensions ramp up with Iran, The Show takes a look at how foreign policy strategy has changed in the Middle East since Trump took office.
May 15, 2019

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