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This Thursday is the deadline for any groups proposing new voter initiatives to get their petitions turned in. If they have enough signatures, the proposals will make it on the November ballot. The Show looked at a couple of those proposals, including the "Stop Political Dirty Money Amendment" initiative.
Jul. 5, 2018
Tucson Discovers Chemicals In Wells
Two wells near the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson were closed after the EPA found high levels of dangerous chemicals in the water.
Jul. 5, 2018
Weather Service Warns Of Excessive Heat, Dry Lightning
The National Weather Service has placed most of Arizona under an excessive heat warning through Friday — and escaping it won't be easy.
Jul. 5, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump
President Trump is traveling to Brussels to meet with fellow NATO member states. While the alliance has its sights set on confronting Russian aggression, Trump's recent performance at the G7 summit in Canada sent a signal that this administration might not be so willing to cooperative.
Jul. 5, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Decoder Ring — The Laff Box
What happened to the laugh track? For nearly five decades, the laugh track was ubiquitous, but beginning in the early 2000s, it fell out of sitcom fashion.
Jul. 5, 2018
The Takeaway: An Open Seat In The Highest Court
In a surprising statement last week, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, leaving open one of the most powerful seats in the country for President Trump to fill.
Jul. 5, 2018
AARP Invests $60 Million In Dementia Research
The 2017 Census projects that older adults will outnumber children within a couple decades for the first time in U.S history. Aging is the number one risk factor for dementia and AARP found that brain health is one of the top areas of concern for its members.
Jul. 5, 2018
Dangers of Fireworks For July 4th
Fireworks are a festive part of Fourth of July celebrations, but they carry serious danger, especially in Arizona’s dry climate.
Jul. 5, 2018
Petition Deadline For Putting Initiatives On Ballot Is Thursday
It’s deadline day for petitions putting Arizona initiatives on the November ballot. There are 14 proposals expected at the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday.
Jul. 5, 2018
Arizona Storytellers: John Vasquez
John shares a story about his struggles with insecurity and addiction to narcotics.
Jul. 5, 2018
Utahns Move Towards Conservation With Eye On Lake Powell Pipeline
Utah's is pushing forward with a plan to tap more water from the Colorado River to serve two counties in the southwestern corner of the state. And that raises at question: Does Utah really need so much water?
Jul. 5, 2018
Arizona Pecan Farmers Eye Possible New Tariffs
Arizona farmers harvested 28 million pounds of pecans in 2017, breaking another record. That’s 13 percent more than the year before.
Jul. 5, 2018
Mexico City Will Have Its First Female Elected Mayor
Last Sunday, for its first time, Mexico voted for a left-leaning president. And it was also the first time that a woman was elected mayor of the country’s capital.
Jul. 5, 2018
Morena Leaders: Arizona-Sonora Ties Won
The left-wing Morena party won elections across Mexico on during elections on July 1, including in border state Sonora. That won't mean and end to strong cross-border relationships, but it could mean some changes, party leaders say.
Landslide Victory For 'AMLO' In Mexican Presidential Election
Jul. 4, 2018
Gilbert Seeks Voter Approval For Police, Fire Training Center
A $65 million bond to help pay for a facility where Gilbert's fire and police departments can train will be on the November ballot. The town’s analysis shows while its population continues to grow, 85 percent of police officers and firefighters are eligible to retire in the next seven years.
Jul. 4, 2018
For Sale: Phoenix Listing 13 More City-Owned Parcels
The latest city-owned property for sale in Phoenix includes large parcels along the 19th Avenue light rail corridor and undeveloped land near the spring training home of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jul. 4, 2018
Mesa Voters Have Say In City
There will be six financial measures for Mesa voters to consider in November from funding public safety to building a $55 million sporting complex. Residents must register to vote in the Nov. 6 election by Oct. 9.
Jul. 4, 2018
Phoenix Approves Counseling Funds For Formerly Homeless Kids
Last month the Phoenix City Council approved $125,000 from Community Development Block Grant funding to provide on-site counseling services for children experiencing difficulty adjusting to permanent housing.
Jul. 4, 2018
The Pulse: Science And The Fourth Of July
To celebrate the holiday, we dig into the science that makes fireworks sparkle, flags durable, and hot dogs delicious. Plus, what brain researchers are learning about the pursuit of happiness and feelings of patriotism.
Jul. 4, 2018
Is Home Remodeling Recession Proof?
Rising home prices during periods of economic growth usually mean new home sales, but more potential home buyers are choosing to renovate and remodel — an activity traditionally seen during economic downturns.
Jul. 4, 2018

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