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How Do You Choose The Best 100 Restaurants In Phoenix?
How many restaurants do you think you’ve eaten at in the Valley? However many, it's probably not as much as Dominic Armato, the dining critic for the Arizona Republic. He's put together a list — not of the top five or top 10 Phoenix restaurants — but of the top 100!
Dec. 27, 2019
Americans 50+ Would Be World’s Third Largest Economy
According to a new study by AARP, the 50 plus population contributes so much to the economy, that if they were counted as their own country, they would make up the world’s third largest economy. The Longevity Economy Outlook report found that Americans 50 and older contributed more than $8 trillion last year.
Dec. 27, 2019
Colorado River Managers Struggle With Water Scarcity
On stage in a conference room at Las Vegas's Caesars Palace, Keith Moses said coming to terms with the limits of the Colorado River is like losing a loved one. "It reminds me of the seven stages of grief," Moses said. "Because I think we've been in denial for a long time."
Dec. 27, 2019
Trees, Cacti Being Replanted Along Loop 202
The Arizona Department of Transportation is replanting native trees, cacti and plants along the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. ADOT started removing more than 1,000 trees, cacti and other vegetation along the 22-mile freeway path back in 2016.
Dec. 26, 2019
Mexico Says Declining Apprehensions Point To Migration Plan Success
Declining migrant apprehensions along the U.S. border are a sign that Mexico’s policies are working, according to a top Mexican official. In response to a May threat from U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, Mexico agreed to undertake an effort to reduce undocumented migration through the country.
Dec. 26, 2019
John S. James: The 4th Leg
Commentary from Arizona-based producer John S. James: Our democratic government works like a kitchen table, executive branch is one leg, legislative is another, judicial, and then the forth and, I feel the most important leg, free speech and a free press.
Dec. 26, 2019
First Flu Encounter Has Big Effect On Later Flu Resistance
Two flu subtypes have circulated seasonally since 1977, with very different effects on different age groups. Now, a new study in the journal PLoS Pathogens suggests a reason why.
Dec. 26, 2019
Late Rains Bring Relief For Sonoran Agriculture
Through the summer, Sonora’s dam system was at a deficit, spelling trouble for the state’s sizable agricultural sector, according to Lucas Antonio Oroz, the region’s technical director for the National Water Commission. But then intense fall rains changed that picture.
Dec. 26, 2019
Christmas Rain Improved The Air Quality In Metro Phoenix
The rain that fell on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day has helped the Phoenix area's air quality, with both days staying well below the federal health standard. That’s according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Dec. 26, 2019
After Record-Setting 2018, Zika Cases Plummet In Sonora
In 2018, Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, had the unwelcome distinction of having the most cases of Zika in the country. But this year, things have changed.
Dec. 26, 2019
Why Do Rainy Days Make Allergies Worse?
Why do rainy days seem to worsen symptoms for some allergy sufferers? Changes in barometric pressure or humidity bear part of the blame, but Arizona’s unique environment also plays a role.
Dec. 26, 2019
Writer Who Married A U.S. Citizen Explores What Citizenship Means
What does citizenship mean to you? There’s the legal definition of what constitutes a citizen: someone who was born in this country or someone who becomes a citizen later in life. Then there’s the thing it represents: belonging, civic duty, nationality.
Dec. 26, 2019
On The 400th Anniversary Of First Slaves, Dr. Wanda Tucker Walks Family
Aug. 20 marked a painful but important moment in our nation's history: the arrival of the first African slaves 400 years ago. For Dr. Wanda Tucker, it also marks the arrival of her own family.
Dec. 26, 2019
Thanks to archival and more anecdotal research, a great deal more is being learned about how impactful gays and lesbians were in Arizona history even as many of those residents weren't able to be open about their sexuality.
Dec. 26, 2019
Points Of View: The Bipartisan Push For Criminal Justice Reform
Republican Rep. Walter Blackman has set an ambitious criminal justice agenda with support from the other side of the aisle. Blackman is currently leading an ad hoc committee on earned release credits for prisoners, and Democratic Rep. Diego Rodriguez has taken the lead on the committee for his party.
Dec. 26, 2019
Officials Ask Public To Give Bald Eagles Room To Breathe — And Breed
As bald eagles at nearly 90 areas in Arizona prepare their nests for breeding season, officials are requesting that pilots, paragliders and drone operators steer clear of the birds. They also ask that outdoor recreationists abide by temporary closures of public areas and observe the eagles from a distance.
Dec. 26, 2019
Hobbs: More Than $120,000 Allocated For Library Projects
More than $120,000 has been allocated for library construction and renovation projects in Arizona. That includes a new outlet for the Scottsdale Public Library. The new branch of Scottsdale’s library, called the Rio Montana Express, has been awarded $25,000. That’s according to a press release from Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
Dec. 26, 2019
Phoenix Theatre Turns 100, Celebrates With Name Change
The Phoenix Theatre Company is one of the leading employers of actors, artists and technicians in the state. But in the early 1900s, the company, known as the Phoenix Little Theatre, wasn’t so big.
Dec. 26, 2019
2020 Census Could Affect Arizona Unemployment Numbers
As we near the end of 2019, unemployment rates in the U.S. and Arizona remain low. Although no one can’t fully predict what 2020 will look like, the newest figures show labor force levels continuing to increase.
Dec. 26, 2019
Trump Administration Looks To End Work Visas For Migrant Spouses
The Trump administration is expected to file a proposa to end work visas for the spouses of those who are in the country on H1-B visas, which go to highly-skilled workers often brought into the country by tech companies.
Dec. 26, 2019

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