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AG: ASU Can
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Arizona Tax Court against the Arizona Board of Regents which oversees the state’s universities, and it’s over ASU real estate deals Attorney General Mark Brnovich says are illegal.
Jan. 11, 2019
Phoenix Asks For Financial Details About Suns Arena Deal
Phoenix residents could be getting more financial details about the proposed arena deal between the city and the Suns. That appears to be a key takeaway for Phoenix leaders after holding five meetings to gather public input.
Jan. 11, 2019
Series About Houdini Reveals Life Of The Magician
A new show on the Science Channel called “Houdini’s Last Secrets” includes a professional magician, a stunt builder and an unexpected host.
Jan. 11, 2019
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Discussing the week in news with Sam Richard of Creosote Partners and Lorna Romero of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Jan. 11, 2019
Before Leaving Office, Jon Kyl Discloses Finances
In leaving office, Sen. Jon Kyl filed a financial disclosure form. It included hundreds of thousands of dollars he made as a registered lobbyist for the firm Covington and Burling. There’s also more than $120,000 reported as pay Kyl received from ASU for teaching classes.
Jan. 11, 2019
Close Parks, Workers Miss First Paycheck
During the partial government shutdown, we’ve seen photos of trash piling up inside national parks, and heard stories of damage done to those parks, and the amenities and ecosystems within them. The Show's guest says it’s a mistake to keep the parks open during a shutdown.
Jan. 11, 2019
Rebekah Rolland
Arizona’s own bluegrass, Americana quartet Run Boy Run has made a name for themselves around the country in the last decade with their old-time sound, tight harmonies and three strong female voices.
Jan. 11, 2019
Expect More AZ Releases Roadmap For Education
In his inauguration speech earlier this week, Gov. Doug Ducey put his priorities for education and reigning in government spending back to back. Meanwhile, education advocates are demanding more funding for Arizona schools.
Jan. 11, 2019
Charter Schools In Financial Need; Association Disagrees
A new report has some dire warnings for the state’s charter schools: it says 10 percent of them are in “significant financial distress,” with closure “a near certainty due to excessive debt and poor underlying financials.”
Jan. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: The Game Of Political Hardball
Since the midterm elections, we’ve seen a number of examples of hardball tactics. In Wisconsin, Republicans stripped power from the newly elected Governor Democrat Tony Evers. Republicans in Michigan tried a similar maneuver, but the bills were vetoed by the outgoing governor, also a Republican.
Jan. 11, 2019
Former Sen. Flake May Join TV Networks
It appears former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake may soon be working for the TV networks. Since announcing he would not run again for office in October 2018, several reports have emerged of Flake meeting with television and cable news executives.
Jan. 11, 2019
Arizona Court Rules Against Challenge To Rules On Midwives
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruling Thursday says the Department of Health Services had authority to issue revised rules regulating midwives, who by law must be licensed to deliver babies or provide related care.
Jan. 11, 2019
House Speaker Advises Taxpayers To Wait On Filing
The Arizona Department of Revenue is preparing new individual tax forms with instructions that are based on the possibility that lawmakers will agree to changes demanded by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Jan. 11, 2019
AZ Federal Workers Brace For No Paychecks As Shutdown Continues
Under normal circumstances, Friday would be payday for many federal employees. But those who have been furloughed due to the partial government shutdown won’t be getting a check yet. And for Arizonans — both in rural and in urban areas — that won’t be easy to manage.
Partial Government Shutdown Harming Navajo Nation
Jan. 11, 2019
Final Phoenix Suns Arena Meeting Draws Small Crowd
The fifth and final public meeting about Phoenix’s proposed $230 million plan to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena attracted a small crowd Thursday night.
Jan. 10, 2019
Sea Shepherd Ship Attacked By Suspected Poachers
An activist ship that patrol’s Mexico’s Sea of Cortez to protect an endangered porpoise was attacked by alleged poachers Wednesday as tensions escalate just south of the border.
Jan. 10, 2019
Andersen Windows Breaks Ground In Goodyear
The window maker Andersen will break ground on a new manufacturing plant Friday. It’s about 546,000 square feet. Andersen’s new plant will employ over 400 permanent workers.
Jan. 10, 2019
Arizona Attorney General Sues ASU Over Real Estate Deals
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the state’s public universities over what he claims are illegal real estate deals. Land owned by the colleges is exempt from property taxes. The lawsuit specifically targets ASU which has struck several lucrative land deals including one with the Omni Hotel.
Jan. 10, 2019
Interpretation Of Police Incidents Can Depend On Footage
Video documentation of police activities is becoming the new norm. But do observers draw the same conclusions from body cams as they do from dash cams?
Jan. 10, 2019
Suit Filed Against MCCCD Over Elimination Of Football
A group of Maricopa Community College students has filed a lawsuit in federal court in response the elimination of the Junior College Football program.
Jan. 10, 2019

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