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Talking Stick Resort Launches Soft Open
Talking Stick Resort re-opened Monday after a monsoon in mid-August caused severe flooding, forcing the resort to shut down. Spokesman Ramone Martinez said the decision was made to stay closed longer than was originally required to upgrade the property and make cosmetic improvements.
Sep. 24, 2018
Tucson Company Building Border Wall In Texas
A Tucson, Arizona company started work on a border fence replacement project in west Texas for the Homeland Security Department.
Sep. 24, 2018
Feds Give Green Light To Natural Gas Exports To Sonora
A Texas-based partnership has gotten the green light from federal authorities to export natural gas to a planned liquefaction facility in Sonora, Mexico.
Sep. 24, 2018
Report: More Conversations Needed About Light Rail Expansion
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council will hold a meeting on the South Central light rail extension — and council members are expected to vote on whether to keep the current two-lane design or to switch to a four-lane concept as some business owners along Central Avenue have demanded.
Sep. 24, 2018
Top CEOs Making More Money Than Ever
The CEOs of the 350 biggest companies in the country are making more money now than in the past, and in some cases, a lot more. That’s according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.
Sep. 24, 2018
Former Detective, Australian Wife Accused In Death Of 7-Year-Old
A former Phoenix police detective and his Australian wife are at the center of a murder case that’s raising concerns here and across the globe. Germayne and Lisa Cunningham are accused of murdering their 7-year-old daughter, Sanaa. Now, they are facing the death penalty.
Sep. 24, 2018
Boas: Are Old Allegations A Disqualifier For U.S. Supreme Court?
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Sep. 24, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: UK Recycling Standards
This week, meetings will be held in Britain to review the way the country recycles plastic. That follows an investigation by the BBC that found councils across the UK have nearly 40 different sets of rules for recycling plastic.
Sep. 24, 2018
What Does It Mean When Federal Officials Violate The Hatch Act?
Last week, Stephanie Grisham — spokesperson for First Lady Melania Trump — was found to be in violation of the Hatch Act because of a tweet. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley have also been cited for violating the Hatch Act.
Sep. 24, 2018
Study Reveals Law Enforcement
The 287(g) program was established in 1996 as a partnership between Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and local law enforcement. Now, a new report presents new evidence on the impact of those partnerships on immigrant communities using data on public school enrollment of Hispanic students.
Sep. 24, 2018
#RedForEd Supporters Want To Oust AZ Supreme Court Judges
Some leaders of the #RedForEd movement and some supporters of the Invest in Education ballot initiative are expressing concerns about the ruling that knocked Invest in Ed off November’s ballot. That includes the assertion that the Ducey administration knew how the state justices had ruled individually against Invest in Ed.
Sep. 24, 2018
Kyl: Ducey Had To Do
Jon Kyl had been working as an attorney and lobbyist and was preparing to retire completely this year — until Gov. Doug Ducey called and asked him to be the interim replacement for the late Sen. John McCain. Kyl’s areas of expertise are considered water and intelligence, and he also was on the Senate Judiciary Committee for nearly 18 years.
Sep. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump Administration Moves To Restrict Green Card Access For Legal Immigrants
The Department of Homeland Security wants to restrict green cards for any immigrant who legally accepts public benefits, like food assistance or Section 8 housing.
Sep. 24, 2018
Reporting Of Corporal Punishment At AZ Schools Drastically Drops
During the 2013-14 school year, Arizona schools reported six cases of corporal punishment to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. The previous year, that number was 601.
Sep. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: Rocky Terrain For Supreme Court Confirmation As Accusations Against Kavanaugh Mount
Just as a date was set for Christine Blasey Ford was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, The New Yorker magazine came out with a second allegation against the judge.
Sep. 24, 2018
Phoenix EEOC Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Corizon Health
The Phoenix Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Arizona’s prison health care contractor, Corizon Health, alleging discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Sep. 24, 2018
UNR Wins $5M USDA Grant To Study Changing Snowpack
University of Nevada, Reno scientists will conduct the five-year study with researchers at the Desert Research Institute, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University.
Sep. 24, 2018
Side Effect Of Trafficking Law: More Street Prostitution?
Phoenix police said they experienced a surge in street-prostitution arrests in 2018 but did not provide figures. In Houston, levels have remained constant, but more 14- to 17-year-olds have been working outdoors since May, said James Dale, a police captain.
Sep. 24, 2018
Vaccine For 2018-19 Flu Season Expected To Be More Effective
Health experts warn dry winter weather brings flu season with it. Even though winters are milder and arrive later in the Southwest, they warn that the flu vaccinations need a two week head start to let the body build up its immunity.
Sep. 24, 2018
New Poll Find More Than Half Think They Might Develop Alzheimer
The survey was done on behalf of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and two pharmaceutical companies. Fifty-four percent of people polled said they’re worried they might develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Sep. 24, 2018

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