April 2019

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Emi, the heronie of the novel Igist
Luke Larson is the author of the new, interactive young adult novel "Igist," which may be shifting the future of young adult literature. Larson spoke with The Show about the new book, and he said he was inspired to write it because of his daughters — and his day job.
April 24, 2019
wheelchair basketball
The Phoenix-area's light rail system has had a huge impact on certain neighborhoods and communities, with a ridership that eclipsed expectations. A new rail stop has the potential to make life much less inconvenient for residents who have disabilities and who use the Ability360 center near 50th and Washington streets.
April 24, 2019
Air Pollution
April 24 marks the 20th anniversary of the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report. The goal of the report is to identify unhealthy air in cities and counties around the country. Last year, the Phoenix area was on the list of most ozone-polluted cities.
April 24, 2019
a bottle of Coolship beer
In downtown Phoenix, at Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company’s new spot, The Show joined Malloy and the brewery’s co-founder Patrick Wareto taste their newest Coolship beer.
April 24, 2019
One year ago this week, the wave of teachers taking action to demand higher pay reached its peak in Arizona. This week, The Show is hearing some perspectives on that event, and what the impact has been since, starting back at the Capitol with Sen. Paul Boyer.
April 24, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare
Arizona Senate Bill 1211 was signed by Gov. Doug Ducey this week, and it goes into effect immediately. The bill requires intermediate care facilities like the one at Hacienda to be licensed by the state. It also strengthens background checks.
April 24, 2019
Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey is optimistic that trade between Arizona and Mexico will increase, despite the immigration crisis at Arizona's border.
April 24, 2019
Imported Tomatoes
Negotiations are underway for a new Mexican tomato import deal. But with the deadline fast approaching, there’s no guarantee an agreement will be hashed out between growers north and south of the border.
April 24, 2019
couple smiling by books
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore is believed to be Phoenix’s only store featuring books in English and Spanish. But the store’s founder wants to be known for more than selling books. <br><small><b>→ <a href="http://kjzz.org/content/891396/business-books-phoenix-area-bookstores-connecting-communities" target="blank">The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities</a></small></b>
April 24, 2019
pedestrian sign
The Phoenix City Council Tuesday deadlocked 4-4 on a plan to enhance pedestrian safety through infrastructure design changes. The action stalled due, in part, to concerns about city resources.
April 23, 2019