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A sign in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, displays peso-to-dollar exchange rates.
The Show spoke with Angela Gervasi, who is covering the increase of the value of the Mexican peso in Nogales, Arizona, for The Nogales International.
Sep. 11, 2023
Gun show
In a recent column for the Arizona Republic, E.J. Montini said the Crossroads of the West Phoenix Gun Show was one of the last chances for people to take advantage of the so-called gun show loophole.
Sep. 11, 2023
"For Rent" sign for a casita
Phoenix homeowners will soon be able to build an extra home on their lots. On Wednesday, the City Council approved accessory dwelling units in backyards.
Sep. 6, 2023
Sky Harbor
After voting to strike Friday, concession workers at Sky Harbor Airport could now walk off the job at any time. The labor union representing the workers said SSP America, which employs hundreds of airport workers, has yet to come to the table.
Sep. 5, 2023
Long line of cars for Dutch Bros. at Camelback & Central
The Show spoke with the director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, Dr. Sarah Tracy, about how drive-thrus have changed the way we communicate and interact with each other.
Sep. 5, 2023
Marijuana in a jar next to a cannabis joint on a countertop
TV and radio stations in Arizona are monitoring a new recommendation from the Department of Health and Human Services that begins a process that could lead to cannabis advertising on the air.
Aug. 31, 2023
Kris Mayes
The Show spoke with Attorney General Kris Mayes about concerns from Arizonans on grocery store mergers and the Arizona Supreme Court’s plans to potentially settle the dispute over abortion laws in the state.
Aug. 31, 2023
person looking at a sports betting app
The state gaming department on Tuesday said it had issued the last of 10 sports betting licenses reserved for Arizona tribes. But two remaining licenses earmarked for Arizona sports teams remain dormant.
Aug. 30, 2023
As the writer’s strike drags on, leaders are increasingly voicing concerns that studios will use generative AI write scripts and undercut human compensation. Now, a federal court ruling could throw a wrench in those plans.
Aug. 30, 2023
home for sale
Investor purchases dropped the most — 65% year over year — in Las Vegas, Jacksonville and Phoenix, followed closely by Atlanta and Charlotte.
Aug. 30, 2023
Tempe’s Sustainability and Resilience Office distributed home energy kits that included utility stipends, LED bulbs and smart plugs, which let you automate and control appliances from fans and refrigerators to air conditioners.
Aug. 30, 2023
Pills in prescription medication bottle
The Show spoke with Dana Marie Kennedy, state director of AARP Arizona, about what the Biden administration's recent Medicare decision could mean for Arizona seniors.
Aug. 30, 2023
two kids gaming on computers
The Show spoke with mobile reporter for CNET David Lumb about the connection between the gaming industry and climate change.
Aug. 29, 2023
More low-income housing units are in the works for Phoenix, thanks to money from the county and federal government.
Aug. 28, 2023
"Congress just needs to reauthorize the program and get it off of autopilot," said Arizona Public Health Association’s Will Humble. "And it’s just been on autopilot for 13 years and counties tell me it’s about to crash. But it hasn't happened yet, it’s just the warning lights are blinking."
Aug. 28, 2023
The Show spoke with Arizona Republic reporter Richard Ruelas, who has been covering the Backpage scandal, about the trial set to begin in Phoenix on Tuesday.
Aug. 28, 2023
General Motors is cutting more than 900 jobs at its Arizona Information Technology Innovation Center. The city’s economic development director called it a complete surprise and said they’d recently been working with GM’s local team.
Aug. 24, 2023
Workers lay fiber-reinforced concrete
The Show spoke with Barzin Mobasher of Arizona State University's School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment about the benefits of using fiber to reinforce concreate instead of rebar.
Aug. 24, 2023
Chipotle restaurant
The Show spoke with David Frankly, a law professor at Arizona State University, about trademarks amid Chipotle Mexican Grill's lawsuit with Sweetgreen over the word "chipotle."
Aug. 24, 2023
Rendering of VAI Resort in Glendale
Economic justice activists led a drive to send Glendale’s updated development plan for a Vegas-style resort to a voter referendum. But the Glendale City Council has neutered their effort by reinstating the old deal signed in 2020.
Aug. 23, 2023


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