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Why Do We Keep Building Houses In Places That Burn Down?
It’s a real estate paradox: the most desirable places to live are also among the most susceptible to wildfires. Mansions in the Santa Monica Mountains, tiny cabins tucked into the Angeles National Forest, and houses at the very edge of subdivisions are all beautiful because they’re surrounded by undeveloped land. But what makes them beautiful is also what makes them dangerous.
Oct. 15, 2018
Interim Suns GM Has High Expectations For New Season
Basketball season is back as the Phoenix Suns begin a new era Wednesday night hosting the Dallas Mavericks. The Suns hope to end an eight-year playoff drought with fresh faces both on and off the court.
Oct. 15, 2018
Scottsdale School District Considers Future Of Navajo Elementary
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board will consider the status of school rebuild projects, including Navajo Elementary School at its meeting Tuesday.
Oct. 15, 2018
ASU Researcher: Sitting Is Not The New Smoking
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health analyzed evidence on sitting, smoking and health. The study found sitting is not the new smoking.
Oct. 15, 2018
WATCH: Arizona U.S. Senate Candidates McSally, Sinema Debate
Arizona U.S. Senate candidates Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema debate on both local and national issues. The two congresswomen are vying for Sen. Jeff Flake's seat, as he announced his retirement at the end of his term.
Oct. 15, 2018
Survey Records Experiences In School For LGBTQ Youth
The 2017 National School Climate Survey has been released by GLSEN, formerly the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. The survey records the school experiences of LGBTQ youths. And for the first time in a decade, the victimization of LGBTQ youths is not decreasing at rates previously seen.
Oct. 15, 2018
Jamaican Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Lottery Scam
A Jamaican man who authorities say is responsible for a lottery scam in Arizona and four other states was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison. The scam defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than $5.8 million.
Oct. 15, 2018
Modern Humans Retain Neanderthal Genes That Once Fought Ancient Viruses
Diseases have been major drivers of human evolution. Now, research suggests that Neanderthal genes that are retained in modern humans once helped fight ancient viruses.
Oct. 15, 2018
University Of Arizona Awards Mexican Journalist
The Zenger Award by UA’s School of Journalism has honored people with extraordinary contributions to freedom of the press for over six decades. And this year, the award went to a controversial Mexican journalist.
Oct. 15, 2018
Arizona To Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill
It turns out Arizona is earthquake country, especially if you live in the state's southwest region.
Oct. 15, 2018
AZ Experiencing Record Rain, While CA Under Extreme Fire Danger
A low-pressure system stalled out over Arizona promises more rain. Meanwhile, California is under extreme fire danger due to very little rain.
Oct. 15, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
This week, Canada officially becomes only the second country to legalize recreational marijuana. Its law takes effect on Wednesday.
Oct. 15, 2018
The Role Of Identity Politics In Democratic Challenges
In our most recent election cycles, pundits and other observers have decried the expansion of so-called tribal politics in the U.S. They’re saying that Americans are less together and less focused on a collective outlook.
Oct. 15, 2018
Boas On Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell
Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell was front and center for the Senate Judiciary Committee when Christine Blasey Ford was questioned on her allegations about now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Some argued Mitchell shouldn’t have taken the assignment.
Oct. 15, 2018
Is Housing Market Heading For Stagnation?
All signs say that consumer confidence is high and the economy is strong, but it turns out, the housing market is slowing, at least nationally.
Oct. 15, 2018
Q&AZ: How Do I Recycle Clothes In Arizona?
Over enthusiastic recyclers can actually hurt recycling efforts, so residents should check with their local municipality for drop-off locations.
Oct. 15, 2018
Is AZ
Saturday’s rainfall helped make this one of the wettest Octobers on record according to the National Weather Service. The next rainiest October on record was in 1972.
Oct. 15, 2018
Arizona Lands Contracts To Build New Rockets
The Defense Department has awarded more than $2 billion in contracts to three companies to build rockets. Some of the build-out of those rockets is slated to happen in Arizona.
Oct. 15, 2018
Senate Passes Bill Giving Border Patrol Agents Raises
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that could increase salaries and benefits for border patrol officers.
Oct. 15, 2018
Debating The Pros And Cons Of Clean Energy Measure
Supporters and opponents of a measure to increase the amount of renewable energy Arizona uses have spent millions and millions of dollars to try to influence your vote. It’s nearly impossible to watch TV for even a few minutes and not see an ad for or against Proposition 127.
Oct. 15, 2018

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