December 2018

Phoenix City Council
The city council yesterday voted down a proposed water rate increase, although Mayor Thelda Williams says she plans to bring the issue back before the council.
Dec. 13, 2018
Prison Cell
This week in Washington, D.C., lawmakers are debating criminal justice reform. Two major bills that will impact the country’s incarcerated adult and youth populations are moving through the House and Senate.
Dec. 13, 2018
Fernanda Santos, Krista Eckel and Debbie Mazzella
When someone dies, the physical items they leave behind can hold a kind of magic for their loved ones – glasses, an old car, worn shoes. But what about something as intangible as a phone number? The story of how one cellphone number bonded three women, each grieving for the husband she lost.
Dec. 13, 2018
tacos on a plate
La Plaza Cocina calls itself the country’s first museum and teaching kitchen dedicated to Mexican cuisine. It’ll be part of the larger La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown LA’s historic El Pueblo district.
Dec. 12, 2018
Meals in the summer feeding program
In the report called Fixing Food 2018, researchers used what they call the Food Sustainability Index to measure how countries are doing when it comes to the three biggest challenges our global food system faces: food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change and nutritional challenges.
Dec. 12, 2018
Oxycodone
Opioid addiction is a dramatic problem that is affecting the entire country, and efforts are underway to try to prevent the issue and treat those with the problem. The prevalence of the challenge is even more dramatic among Native Americans.
Dec. 12, 2018
Arizona Supreme Court building
On Tuesday, Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander announced he will retire on March 1, 2019. That means Gov. Doug Ducey will pick a justice to take his place, his fourth appointment to the seven-person court. Two of those came after the legislature expanded the court from five justices to seven back in 2016.
Dec. 12, 2018
water flowing in a stream
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced a major roll back of clean water regulations. The new proposal would severely limit the federal government’s protection of some U.S. waterways — including lakes, streams and wetlands.
Dec. 12, 2018
football file art
Junior college football will soon be a thing of the past in Arizona, Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher announced it will end its program after this season.
Dec. 12, 2018
water faucet
Phoenix residents could pay more for water starting in February. The City Council is expected to vote on Wednesday on a proposal to raise water rates by 6 percent each of the next two years.
Dec. 12, 2018

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