October 2017

Helping Hands for Freedom
This Veterans Day, the Phoenix-based nonprofit Helping Hands for Freedom will hold a benefit concert for families of the fallen, wounded and deployed. It’s called Freedom to Rock, and it’s being billed as a tribute America’s Heroes featuring the music of the 1980s.
October 26, 2017
The sexual harassment allegations against film executive Harvey Weinstein and the revelations that former Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly settled a series of complaints against him for more than $30 million have reignited concerns about what women face in many situations — including the workplace.
October 26, 2017
Russian flag
Russian interference in the U.S. elections went far and wide, and attempts were even made to access and potentially manipulate voter registration data.
October 26, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
Some fish in the Great Lakes region are coming up with higher levels of anti-depressants in their brains. Scientists suspect the meds are getting past water treatment facilities.
October 26, 2017
Pharmacist
In Arizona, the state health department reports 471 suspected opioid-related deaths, and nearly 3,600 suspected overdoses between mid-June and mid-October. The University of Pittsburgh is trying to get a handle on the epidemic by getting pharmacists more involved in screening patients who may be misusing their medications.
October 26, 2017
pine trees and moon in a pumpkin
Listen to the sounds of Kit Fanning carving a pumpkin with her friends at Helton Brewing Company in Phoenix.
October 26, 2017
helped wanted sign
Some businesses in Arizona, and across the country, have complained they can’t find qualified workers to fill their open jobs. So, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has developed a new curriculum to help companies train and find the talent they need.
October 26, 2017
U.S. Capitol building
The announcements by Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker that they wouldn’t run for reelection stunned the political world.
October 26, 2017
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan
An investigation from the state Attorney General’s office finds the Arizona Secretary of State’s office broke the law last year in the run-up to the special election for Propositions 123 and 124.
October 26, 2017
Jean and Kathy Norris-Whilhelm
Most people think of Alzheimer’s as a disease of old age. But the Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are at least 200,000 Americans under 65 living with it — including one Mesa couple, learning how to navigate life after a devastating diagnosis.
October 26, 2017

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