December 2017

Arizona Border
The number of people who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border is far higher than the Border Patrol reports, according to a new investigation by the USA Today Network.
December 18, 2017
The race to succeed U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona’s delegation is still wide open. At this point, former state Sen. Kelli Ward is the most well-known candidate by virtue of her losing race against U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2016.
December 18, 2017
death chamber
There are fewer death sentences being handed out now than a couple of decades ago. A new book suggests we may we witnessing the death of the death penalty.
December 18, 2017
It’s been about three months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and parts of the island still do not have the power back on. Salt River Project has sent workers to help change that.
December 18, 2017
BBC Look-ahead
Vice President Mike Pence will be in the Middle East this week, days after President Trump announced the U.S. would officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. That’s just one of the big international stories we’re keeping an eye on this week — here for a look at them is the BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
December 18, 2017
Thomas Fire
The fires in Southern California have been burning close to LA, with video showing flames on the sides of the freeway on the road to the airport. Does that foreshadow anything for the Valley going forward?
December 18, 2017
Landmark Elementary School
A growing number of school districts in need of upgrades or repairs are looking to voter approved funding sources, like bonds and overrides. In the last two years, Arizona voters approved more than $2 billion in bonds alone. But what happens when money to cover building needs relies on the success of a campaign?
December 18, 2017
The desert is a mysterious place for many, which makes it an ideal setting for a suspense novel that features murders.
December 15, 2017
RAND Corporation logo
A few days ago, Iraq’s prime minister declared that the Iraqi military had “fully liberated” all of his nation’s territory from ISIS forces. Here to talk about ISIS and Iraq and the organization’s future is Linda Robinson, senior international policy researcher at the RAND Corporation.
December 15, 2017
Arizona will see so many elections next year, it got us asking: how much will this all cost? KJZZ’s Bret Jaspers looked into this and he’s here to talk about it.
December 15, 2017

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