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Rising Consumer Debt Isn
Americans are carrying more consumer debt than almost ever before. That’s credit card debt, student loans, car loans, etc. According to the Wall Street Journal, it will all top $4 trillion in 2019. That’s bad, right? Not according to Andrew Hunter.
Feb. 7, 2019
Bill To Allow State To Pay For Part Of KidsCare Approved By Committee
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow Arizona’s health care program for low-income children to continue, even if the feds stop paying for all of it. Senate Bill 1134 removes a trigger in the KidsCare program, which freezes it if federal support drops below 100%.
Feb. 7, 2019
Obesity May Be A Problem For Retiring Football Players
NFL players can often weigh more than 300 pounds and coaches can encourage them to get even bigger. Since the players are young, they may not experience health problems related to weight while they’re playing. But that may change significantly once they leave the field.
Feb. 7, 2019
This New Service Helps Homeless People Get Around
If you’ve ever been in the hospital, you know how important it is to have someone there to pick you up and take you home. But what if you didn’t have a home to go to? And there was no one to take you there?
Feb. 7, 2019
The Fate Of Arizona Mail-In Ballots Still In Debate
The state Senate has given it’s preliminary OK to a bill that would make changes to the state’s early voting system, but it’s future still remains unclear. Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Scottsdale Republican, sponsored SB 1046, which says voters that get their ballots in the mail can only return it in the mail.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Film Festival Highlights Women In The Industry
Arizona is home to a lot of film festivals, and just this month there are four you can check out. But there’s a relatively young festival opening this weekend that is unique for the Valley. It’s called the Worldwide Women’s Film Festival.
Feb. 7, 2019
Some Colleges Try Lowering Tuition
A number of colleges and universities have reduced their sticker prices recently. Some see the move as a way to attract more applicants, but how common is this among universities, and does it actually impact what students pay to go to college?
Feb. 7, 2019
New Book Explains America
Put a disparate group of 12 people together in a small room. Assume they don’t have much in common, and then expect them to agree on a person’s fate or a business’ future. That could be asking a lot. But that’s the foundation of the jury system in the U.S.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Trump
At his State of the Union speech, President Trump lashed out against what he called, "ridiculous, partisan investigations," surrounding his administration.
Feb. 7, 2019
Is It Possible To Care For Dolphins In Arizona?
Dolphinaris Arizona will close starting this weekend, for an unspecified amount of time. The facility is bringing in outside experts to investigate why four dolphins have died there since 2017. Protesters like Danielle Riley say want to see the attraction close permanently.
Feb. 7, 2019
Coconino Wants To Extend Tourism Season At Grand Canyon
Citing a study commissioned by the county, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors said they will push for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to expand their tourism season.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Measure To End Drop Off Of Mail-In Ballot On Election Day Moves Forward
Republican senators voted to block those who get early ballots from simply dropping them off. Senate Bill 1046 would not deny the right to vote to those who don't drop their ballots into mail in time to arrive by Election Day.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Border Town Fights Back Against Trump Administration
The Nogales City Council voted Wednesday night to condemn the concertina wire installed on the steel fence that separates the small town from Mexico, becoming one of the first border cities in America to fight the aggressive measure. The vote was unanimous and supported by area citizens who also blasted the coils of concertina wire that now shroud the 18 foot border fence in downtown Nogales.
Feb. 6, 2019
Phoenix Police Department To Begin Body Camera Rollout
The Phoenix City Council approved a five-year, $5.7 million contract with Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprise to purchase and maintain video for 2,000 cameras on Wednesday.
Feb. 6, 2019
Organization Formed For Possible Recall Of Stringer
A new political organization is preparing to recall Arizona House Rep. David Stringer. The House Ethics Committee is currently investigating the Prescott Republican for statements he made about race and immigration as well as the recent disclosure that he was arrested in 1983 for sex offenses, including child pornography.
Feb. 6, 2019
Valley Metro To Unveil Latest Light Rail Design
As light rail opponents try to put the brakes on expansion in Phoenix, Valley Metro is moving ahead with plans to extend the train line along south Central Avenue.
Feb. 6, 2019
Study: Hispanics Have Highest Nitrate Levels In Water
More than 5.6 million Americans have possibly unsafe levels of nitrates in their drinking water, and Hispanic residents are the most affected.
Feb. 6, 2019
2018 Second Warmest Year Ever Recorded In Arizona
Much of the U.S. was warmer than usual, especially west of the Rocky Mountains.
Feb. 6, 2019
Ducey Issues Executive Order To Protect Arizonans With Disabilities
Ariizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order aimed at stopping abuse and neglect of people with disabilities. The governor’s executive order instructs three state agencies involved in health care to come up with protocols to strengthen protections for those with disabilities.
Feb. 6, 2019
Butterflies And The Biologists Working To Save Them
A group of government and university researchers from the three countries convened in Mexico City to share their work and set priorities for how they can collaborate to help the eastern monarch butterflies thrive.
Feb. 6, 2019

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