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Creighton University’s School of Medicine students began their four-year journey by taking part in a traditional white coat ceremony. With the opening of its Phoenix campus, the Omaha-based university says it’s positioned to become the nation’s largest Catholic health professions educator.
The national pause on evictions is set to expire Saturday. A local charity that helps people facing loss of their home says the average family that’s sought help is roughly a year behind on their rent and faces a major struggle to catch up.
U.S. officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter, but advocates say the government needs to do more, including ending incentive payments for adoptions.
One year after private prison companies made record high contributions to Arizona lawmakers, the Legislature voted to increase the state’s investment in private prison beds. The new private prison beds will likely be more expensive than those in state-run facilities.
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July 29 marks Day 7 of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the storylines are as dramatic behind the scenes as they are in competition. The Show spoke with Maz Farookhi of the BBC to learn about how the games have progressed so far.
Housing prices in the Valley have skyrocketed recently, creating an affordable housing crisis that experts fear isn’t going away anytime soon. But now, a new low-income housing tax credit could put a dent in that crisis.
The founder and one-time executive chair of Nikola Corp. surrendered Thursday in New York to face charges alleging he lied about the electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup, duping some financially struggling novice investors looking for income during the pandemic.
Arizona cities are changing their policies on face coverings. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors and in high-risk areas.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix earlier this month to talk about infrastructure needs here. The Show spoke with him to learn what he sees as the biggest needs for the Phoenix metro area.
The nation’s largest private employer is expanding educational opportunities for employees. On Tuesday, Walmart announced it will pay 100% of college tuition and books through its Live Better U program.