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Downtown Chandler Project To Highlight City’s Namesake
Phoenix-based developer George Oliver bought the First Credit Union Plaza and the adjacent Chander City Center building. Oliver plans to invest nearly $14 million dollars into the five-story buildings that will be rebranded to The Alexander and The Johnathan after the city’s namesake A.J. Chandler.
Oct. 29, 2019
Parents Of Kayla Mueller Want Answers Following Death Of ISIS Leader
The U.S. military mission that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named after Kayla Mueller. She was an humanitarian worker who was taken hostage by ISIS in 2013 and is believed to have been killed two years later. Kayla’s father, Carl Mueller, spoke to NBC News from his home in Prescott. He said he and his wife want answers.
Oct. 28, 2019
Maricopa County Suspends Assessor Paul Petersen
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to suspend Assessor Paul Petersen, who is accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands brought to the U.S. to give birth for adoptions.
Oct. 28, 2019
Wildfires Continue To Burn In Northern, Southern California
Californians are bracing for the worst as wildfires, blackouts and poor air quality affect millions in the state. Lance Orozco of KCLU, who’s covered dozens of fires over the past 30 years, joined The Show from the central coast of California.
Oct. 28, 2019
eRosary and Instagram: How Religion And Technology Mix
The Vatican has launched a $110 wearable eRosary that’s connected to an app and is activated when you make the sign of the cross. It’s not the first time the Vatican has moved to connect with younger people through technology.
Oct. 28, 2019
Law Enforcement, Victim Advocates Worry About At-Home Rape Kits
The idea behind the products, with names like MeToo Kit and Preservekit, is that victims of sexual assault can collect evidence at home, rather than having to go somewhere to have a traditional evidence collection kit administered.
Oct. 28, 2019
Phoenix Ranked In Doing Business North America Analysis
The "Doing Business North America" study is based on a broader study implemented by the World Bank for nearly two decades, which considers cities across the globe. It found the easiest North American city in which to do business is Oklahoma City while Phoenix ranks 20th.
Oct. 28, 2019
CDC: Meth Is More Popular On The West Coast Than Fentanyl
Opioid deaths rightfully draw significant nationwide attention by first responders, health officials and the media, but a new report by the Centers for Disease Control shows that in the West, more people die from methamphetamine overdoses. So, why is meth a drug of choice in the West when heroin and fentanyl are the leading cause of drug overdoses in the East?
Oct. 28, 2019
Page Turner: The Starless Sea
The Show spoke with Brandi Stewart, the children’s book buyer at Changing Hands Bookstore, but the book she brought in — called "The Starless Sea" — isn’t necessarily for children. "Ultimately it's about storytelling time and fate and a little bit about video games," Stewart says of author Erin Morgenstern's sophomore novel.
Oct. 28, 2019
Boas: Mormon Church Seeks Compromise In Age Of Trump
The Mormon Church has been significantly involved in politics for generations, and in the age of Donald Trump, some of the church’s leaders have been more outspoken about the need for civil discussion and finding common ground.
Oct. 28, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Countries React To Death Of ISIS Leader
U.S. Special Forces killed the leader of ISIS over the weekend.
Oct. 28, 2019
Plastic Animal Sculptures Wander Into Desert Botanical Garden
As the temperatures begin to cool down, Arizonans will have more reasons to spend some much needed time outdoors. The Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, in particular, has a new incentive to visit.
Oct. 28, 2019
The Pulse: Why We Play
Psychologist Kathy Hirsh Pasek explains why play is so important for children’s social and neurological development.
Oct. 28, 2019
The Takeaway: New York Sues Exxon in Historic Climate Change Case
A trial began last week in which Exxon Mobil is accused of misleading investors — and the public — about how climate change regulations would affect its operations.
Oct. 28, 2019
Sacaton Unit Mine Near Casa Grande May Reopen With New Name
The head of Elim Mining says the company has purchased the open pit copper mine and is exploring the possibility of reopening it under the new name Cactus Mine.
Oct. 28, 2019
Phoenix To Launch Online Budget Tool For More Public Input
When Phoenix leaders debate next year’s budget, they expect to have more public input, thanks to an online budget tool.
Oct. 28, 2019
UA Scientist Finds Dark Galaxy Lurking In Early Universe
Discoveries of massive, mature galaxies near the dawn of the universe have left astronomers wondering: Where are the young, rapidly developing galaxies that ought to precede them? A new study might provide some answers.
Oct. 28, 2019
Banner UMC Tucson Earns Top Stroke Center Certification
Banner — University Medical Center Tucson has joined its sister hospital in Phoenix as the only two Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Arizona certified by the Joint Commission. Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center indicates a hospital has the necessary resources, staff and training to treat the most complex cases of stroke.
Oct. 28, 2019
Candy For Javelina: Halloween Pumpkins Can Attract Wildlife In Arizona Neighborhoods
Kids in costumes may not be the only creatures trolling for treats in your neighborhood this year. Arizona Game and Fish Department officials are reminding people that outdoor Halloween decorations such as pumpkins can attract wildlife, even in urban areas.
Oct. 28, 2019
Hopes And Concerns On Tourism Investment In Mexico
Tourism is one of Mexico’s main sources of income, but the current administration cut expenses in this area as part of its austerity program. While the private sector has concerns, there's plenty of high hopes from the Mexican government.
Oct. 28, 2019

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