The War on Drugs makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for
years and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds"
and "The Bridge." These shows are trying to do something new however —
showing the complexity of the conflict, with bad guys on both sides of
After months of renovation, two prime hiking trails in Phoenix will open in time for the hiking season. The city closed Echo Canyon at Camelback Mountain in January. The area was in need of modernization and of a new entrance.
A same sex marriage referendum is not going to be on the 2014 ballot, but what about other proposed measures including one that opposes Medicaid expansion in Arizona? Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times, gives an update on that and other Capitol issues.
When Arizona State’s football team takes the field against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, about 40 Sun Devils will be wearing special helmets that monitor when a player suffers a head impact.
District has been under court supervision for
decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is
proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Gov. Jan Brewer has opted to stop issuing driver's licenses
to people in all deferred action programs. The decision comes after a federal
judge told the state it’s action to refuse to issue licenses for people in the
president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was probably
unconstitutional discrimination, because the state allowed those in other
programs to drive.
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to congressman Ben Quayle, representative for Arizona's third congressional district, about America's financial problems...and the ongoing debate between Congress and President Obama on how to prevent the country from defaulting on its loans.
In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, sisters Mary Juergens and Joan Saunders reminisce about growing up in a family with nine girls and finding strength in numbers when it came time to care for their ailing father.
For a Glendale couple, losing their state Medicaid insurance Monday is a matter of life or death. They are among 57-hundred Arizonans with catastrophic or chronic medical conditions that the state helped cover.
A Phoenix school district serving low-income students has seen some success by lengthening its school year by 20 days. But, an education expert says that alone isn’t enough. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Bobb Robb of the Arizona Republic and Bob Grossfeld of the Arizona Guardian join Steve Goldstein to talk about the controversy over Arizona's redistricting process this year. They discuss whether something is wrong with the process.
A judge is allowing a Mesa woman to remain on the ballot in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce. That, despite ruling the candidacy of Olivia Cortes is an orchestrated attempt by the East Valley Tea Party to keep Pearce in office.
Phoenix mayoral candidates Greg Stanton and Wes Gullett sit down with Here and Now host Steve Goldstein to talk about their plans for Phoenix. Gullett and Stanton also answer listener questions and comments about the issues most important to Phoenix residents.
The architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration law is out. Russell Pearce is the first lawmaker in state history to lose his seat in a recall election. It was a dramatic fall for a tough-talking Tea Party favorite who became one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.
Forest officials are encouraging Arizona residents to drive to the White Mountains for a Christmas tree. The White Mountains is the the same area where the Wallow Fire burned more than five-hundred thousand acres this summer and now it's sprawling with trees for the holidays.