July 2017

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Control Tower
Earlier this year, travel industry experts were concerned. They were worried fewer people would visit the U.S, because of President Trump’s policy agenda. But the U.S. Travel Association reports not only is visitation not down, but also it was up in May from May 2016.
July 26, 2017
injection table
A judge is set to rule in a case over whether Arizona must reveal its supplier of execution drugs,and the qualifications of the people who help the state carry out the death penalty. For the latest on this, we talk to Arizona Republic reporter Michael Kiefer on the line.
July 26, 2017
Arizona Commission on the Arts logo
Communities across the state have problems they need to solve. But a new program aims to use a different approach and get more residents involved. The Arizona Creative Communities Institute will help nine communities get the process started on solving their problems.
July 26, 2017
Pope Francis
A recent piece in La Civilta Cattolica co-written by Antonio Spadaro criticizes some conservative Catholics for being too hard line and focus on a black-and-white battle between good and evil. We spoke with Catherine O’Donnell, associate professor of history at ASU who specializes in U.S. Catholic history.
July 26, 2017
chandler police logo
The Hamilton High School football hazing scandal moved ahead by a step this week when the Chandler Police Department made recommendations to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
July 26, 2017
AARP logo
The Senate voted to open debate on a weeks-in-the-making health care bill. Then AARP sent out a release that said, “any senator considering voting for the health care bill should understand the consequences of ignoring AARP's 38 million members.”
July 26, 2017
U.S. Capitol building
The future of health care legislation is still up in the air. The politics of health care are on full display, and Sen. John McCain was right in the middle of it on Tuesday when he spoke to his fellow members. To learn more, we talked with ASU political scientist Richard Herrera.
July 26, 2017
Camelback Ranch
When it was originally conceived, Camelback Ranch was to be the centerpiece for one of Glendale’s biggest revenue sources. But plans to develop the land around the Cactus League venue fizzled during the Great Recession.
July 26, 2017
North Korea flag
Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. have been on the rise. Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this month, which North Korea’s state-run news agency said was capable of hitting the “heart of the United States.” In response, the U.S. carried out military exercises with South Korean troops.
July 25, 2017
Truck at Mexico port
During the campaign, President Trump spent a lot of time railing against the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, the landmark trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. And now that day has come. Last week, the Trump administration revealed its goals in those upcoming renegotiations.
July 25, 2017

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