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Q&AZ: What Is The Mogollon Rim?
As Arizona celebrates the Grand Canyon National Park’s centennial, one listener wanted to know more about another of Arizona’s signature features — the Mogollon Rim.
March 4, 2019
Kroger Extends Visa Credit Card Ban To Smiths Stores
In 2018, Kroger Co. stopped accepting Visa in its Foods Co. stores, and next month, the ban is expanding to its 142 Smith’s Food and Drug Stores across seven states, including four stores in northern Arizona.
March 4, 2019
Why The Drought Contingency Plan ‘Deadlines’ Don’t Tell The Full Story
As Arizona and other Colorado River states move ever closer to finishing the Drought Contingency Plan to boost Lake Mead, the federal government is moving forward on a parallel track. That path would create a federal plan in case the states don’t finish by the deadline. But what is the deadline?
Climatologist: Recent Snow, Rain Likely Not Enough To Head Off Drought
March 4, 2019
Ducey: No Need to Cut Back On Growing Cotton
Experts say Arizona will have to cut water use drastically. Nearly 70 percent of all water used in the state goes to agriculture. Gov. Doug Ducey says he sees no reason for farmers to give up growing cotton in the desert.
March 4, 2019
Wave Of ICE Releases Forces Advocates To Scramble
Advocates said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released hundreds more migrants and asylum seekers this weekend than the agency had told volunteers to expect, and the system to help them was overwhelmed by the volume.
March 4, 2019
#ArizonaHaiku Week 4 Finale
The Show celebrated National Haiku Month with your haiku poems about Arizona. For this final week, over 100 listeners sent in at least one haiku. The Show drew a random name Friday morning, and the winner this week is Bryan Earl Daws.
March 4, 2019
Border Aid Workers Get Probation, $250 Fine
Four humanitarian aid workers received probation and will have to pay $250 fines after they were convicted for leaving food and water for people illegally crossing the Mexican border through a wildlife refuge in Arizona.
March 4, 2019
Entry Level Home Prices Rise In Phoenix
First-time buyers are getting priced out in Phoenix at the start of 2019. That’s because fewer homes are available for sale at entry level price points and multiple buyers are forced to compete.
March 4, 2019
School Responds After Controversy With Trump Apparel
Officials at Perry High School in Gilbert are responding after parents accused school administrators of demanding students remove clothing and accessories with President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” logo.
March 4, 2019
Auto Insurance Rates Up In Arizona
Drivers in the Phoenix metro area pay around $1,400 annually for auto insurance, that's about $100 more than the statewide average, but $70 less than the national average.
March 4, 2019
Scottsdale Adjusts Red Light Camera Program
The City of Scottsdale has made adjustments to its red light camera enforcement program, deactivating two red light cameras on Thomas and Hayden Roads and on McDowell and Scottsdale Roads.
March 4, 2019
ADOT Working To Fill Potholes From Storm
Recent winter storms brought rain and snow across the state, and bumpy rides on Arizona roads. ADOT crews have been busy in the past couple of weeks working to fill potholes, especially on freeways around the Phoenix metro area.
March 4, 2019
5 Seniors Who Are Redefining Retirement Years
AARP calls them “age disruptors.” People over the age 50 who are finding ways to reinvent themselves. For some, that reason is financial. For others, it’s purpose. Meet some of Arizona’s very own age disruptors.
March 4, 2019
Expanded In-State Tuition Bill Heads To Arizona House
A bill that would set one in-state college tuition rate for any student who graduates from an Arizona high school will be debated by the House Education Committee Monday.
March 4, 2019
Can Parking Meters Help The Homeless In Phoenix?
Phoenix Councilwoman Debra Stark hopes her colleagues will support a pilot program to help people experiencing homelessness — parking meters designed for people to donate money.
March 4, 2019
Surprise Launches Tourism Website
Just in time for spring training, Surprise unveils a new tourism website.The the city hopes it will help baseball fans and others with money to spend.
March 4, 2019
Free Business Workshops In Chandler
The first of four weekly sessions starts Wednesday night at Chandler Hamilton Library. The city’s Economic Development Department will share information about resources for new startups.
March 2, 2019
Tempe Bans Driver Cellphone Use
“The facts are that texting causes accidents, including deaths,” said Councilwoman Jennifer Adams. “Anything we can do as public servants to prevent deaths is something that I’m going to support.”
March 1, 2019
Tempe Releases Documents In Granville Investigation
Granville was fired from his charter school teaching job in December 2017 after former students alleged he provided alcohol to them when they were underage and made “unwanted sexual advances.” It is not yet known whether the city will reprimand Granville for his actions.
March 1, 2019
For First Time As President, AMLO Visits Sonora
For the first time as president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will visit Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south. He says a major four-lane highway project will be finished by May.
March 1, 2019

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