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Godzilla First Came Roaring Into Cinema 65 Years Ago
Sixty-five years ago, one of the most iconic movie monsters was created, emerging from Japan’s nuclear fallout. His name is Godzilla.
Dec. 31, 2019
Points Of View: Helping Foster Kids Transition To Adulthood
Kids who "age out" of the foster care system at age 18 nationwide face daunting odds. But, for a lot of important reasons, only about a quarter of them take advantage of services designed to help them transition into adulthood.
Dec. 31, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven:
A new near-infrared light cap is a novel but promising approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s just one of many, many other attempts to fight the disease as it becomes more prevalent.
Dec. 31, 2019
As of last month, Scottsdale’s Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the city’s water campus in North Scottsdale got permission to do something no other Arizona city can do: turn recycled water into drinking water.
Dec. 31, 2019
Harvard Professor Offers Historical Perspective On America
Political polarization in the U.S. seems to be growing, and it’s only expected to become more intense as the 2020 election season gets closer. Robert Putnam, Public Policy Professor at Harvard, argues that looking to our history is vital—especially when it comes to turning our “I” focused society into one that’s more into the collective “we.”
Dec. 31, 2019
How Economic Status Can Affect New Year
It’s not easy to keep those New Year’s resolutions, and that holds especially true for people who don’t have as many resources to help them achieve their goals.
Dec. 31, 2019
Stand-Up Sit Down: Michael Turner On How Phoenix Can Become A Top Comedy Market
Michael Turner has become one of the go-to standups in the Valley, whether he’s working solo or teaming up with Anwar Newton for their hybrid, multimedia project "This Week Sucks Tonight."
Dec. 31, 2019
New York Times investigative reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor chronicle their work on the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein in their new book, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement."
Dec. 31, 2019
TGen: People At Higher Risk For Alzheimer
New research finds people with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease may start showing changes in their memory up to 40 years beforehand.
Dec. 31, 2019
Original Copy Of Old 1868 Treaty Returns To The Navajo Nation
An original copy of the Treaty of 1868 now belongs to the Navajo Nation.
Dec. 31, 2019
From Landfill To Destination: Tempe Town Lake Celebrates 20 Years
This week marks the 20-year anniversary of Tempe Town Lake being filled,and the city is celebrating with lakeside events Friday afternoon and Saturday. The process of creating a lake in the middle of the Phoenix metro area was a long one, with some ups and downs along the way.
Dec. 31, 2019
About a decade ago, Arizona was one of the worst hit areas when the housing crisis hit. Now, investigative reporter Aaron Glantz uncovers how an elite group took advantage of the losses of millions of Americans during the housing crisis — often using taxpayer money — in his new book called "Homewreckers."
Dec. 31, 2019
Hispanic Homeownership Is On The Rise
Last year, Hispanics saw their biggest gain in homeownership since before the Great Recession, and Hispanic homeownership gains over the past decade accounted for nearly 63% of all gains nationwide.
Dec. 31, 2019
Is Phoenix Prepared For Automation And Artificial Intelligence?
The world of work is rapidly changing thanks to technological advances, and the shift is expected to accelerate. Automation and artificial intelligence. are causing many Americans to wonder how much longer their jobs will last and how much new learning they’re going to have to do to keep a post.
Dec. 31, 2019
Life After Coal: Moving On From The Navajo Generating Station
The Salt River Project announced it would close the Navajo Generating Station two years ago. That started a domino effect on the Navajo Nation. In November, the Kayenta Mine and the coal fired power plant closed, and hundreds of jobs were lost. Now new sources of energy are beginning to sprout.
Dec. 31, 2019
Police Chief Among 7 Arrested In Connection With La Mora Massacre
Mexican officials said Monday that they have arrested a total of seven suspects in the murder of nine women and children in Sonora last month, including the police chief of a small town near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec. 31, 2019
Mexico Pulls Ambassador From Bolivia Amid Spat Between Countries
Mexico’s foreign ministry says its ambassador in Bolivia will return to Mexico for her own safety after the Bolivian government declared her a “persona non grata.” The decision came amid an ongoing diplomatic spat.
Dec. 31, 2019
Conservationists: Mexican Failing To Protect Vaquita
Mexico has struggled for years to protect a nearly extinct porpoise from illegal fishing. In December, Mexico's Interior Department took charge of coordinating the government’s efforts. But some say it’s not enough.
Dec. 31, 2019
Conservationists Intend To Sue Ft. Huachuca, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service
Conservationists have served a notice of intent to sue Ft. Huachuca and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming the U.S. Army base in southeast Arizona has been knowingly jeopardizing the San Pedro River.
Dec. 31, 2019
ASU Faces Florida State In Sun Bowl On New Years Eve Day
While many are finalizing their New Year’s Eve festivities, Arizona State University is in El Paso, Texas Tuesday for the The 86th Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl.
Dec. 30, 2019

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