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Tucson Mayoral Race Begins With A Democratic Debate
Thursday night saw the first debate among three of the Democratic candidates on the University of Arizona campus, about four months ahead of the primary. Those candidates are Randi Dorman, Steve Farley and Regina Romero.
April 19, 2019
The Takeaway: The Mueller Report Is Not The End, It
It’s been a long (almost) two years but the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, possible coordination between the Trump Campaign and Russia, and obstruction of justice has reached its final culmination. The redacted report was released on Thursday.
April 19, 2019
Maricopa County Is The 4th Most Populous County
According to the U.S. Census data, Maricopa County grew by 81,000 people in 2018 — the top figure in the nation. That’s the highest growth in the country, and double that of Clark County, Nevada, which was second on the list.
April 19, 2019
Device Created To Determine The Age Of Bruises
Students and professors at the University of Arizona have designed a device to measure the age of bruises. The idea for the technology came from Dr. Dale Woodridge while working on child abuse cases. After more testing, he hopes to distribute the portable, non-invasive device to medical facilities.
April 19, 2019
No Obvious Signs Of An Emergency In Yuma
Months after President Donald Trump declared an emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border, the mayor of Yuma has officially joined in. Douglas Nicholls says he took action to prevent a large homeless population in the city and to protect its residents.
April 19, 2019
EV Water Utilities Negotiating Potential Interconnection
The town of Queen Creek is negotiating with an interim manager of troubled water utility Johnson Utilities to prepare for increasing water demands from customers this summer.
April 18, 2019
Oversight Committee Meets To Review Death Penalty Case Load
A committee that reviews death penalty cases in Arizona met in Phoenix on Thursday to recommend future policy changes for the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Supreme Court.
April 18, 2019
Partial Revival Of Dead Pig Brains Raises Ethical Questions
A system that can restore some brain cell function in pigs hours after death has further blurred the border between life and death, raising numerous ethical questions. The research suggests the chain of brain-cell destruction initiated by oxygen loss might not occur as rapidly, or irreversibly, as once thought.
April 18, 2019
Arizona House Sends Cellphone Driving Ban To Governor
A proposal banning the use of hand-held cellphones by drivers across Arizona is on the way to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk following a vote by the Arizona House.
April 18, 2019
New Law Restricts Use Of Emergency Voting Centers
The Arizona law restricts the use of emergency voting centers. It comes in response to Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes’ creation of five emergency voting centers in the last election, which Republicans say didn’t do enough to vet voters’ emergencies.
April 18, 2019
How Can A College Student Be Both Privileged And Poor?
How can someone be both privileged and poor? That’s the question Harvard researcher Anthony Jack is hoping you’ll ask when you take a look at his work.
April 18, 2019
2 Distracted Driving Bills Go To Vote In Arizona House
Later this hour, the Arizona House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a few bills that deal with texting while driving. One is a general ban on using hand-held cell phones, except when drivers are parked or at a stop light or railroad crossing. Another bill deals more broadly with distracted driving.
April 18, 2019
Tucson Makes Strides To Lower High School Dropout Rate
The city of Tucson has been highlighted in a new report by the Center for Promise — part of the America’s Promise Alliance. It's called "More Than a Village" and focuses on Tucson's efforts to reengage with students in their high school experiences and reduce the number of permanent dropouts.
April 18, 2019
LUCHA Protests, Calling For Criminal Justice Reform
LUCHA, which stands for Living United for Change in Arizona, says their organization has proposed sentencing reforms — and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has opposed them every step of the way.
April 18, 2019
Phoenix Wants A Dutch Bros. To Move
Usually when a business has to close its doors, it’s because it’s not bringing in enough people. But one Dutch Bros. stand has the opposite problem.
April 18, 2019
Mesa Mayor Weighs In On Influx Of Migrants
The influx of migrants to Arizona’s border cities is overwhelming the shelters and services that help them. Yuma’s mayor Doug Nicholls just declared an emergency in that city as a result. Now, Gov. Ducey is pledging state help for Yuma. So, how are other cities in Arizona preparing and dealing with this issue?
April 18, 2019
California Is Experiencing An Earthquake Drought
A wet winter has alleviated drought conditions in California. Scientists say it’s the first time since 2011 that that’s been the case. But, the Golden State is facing another kind of drought — the lack of an earthquake with a magnitude of six or stronger, although there was a magnitude 2.9 temblor near Berkeley last week.
April 18, 2019
Journalist: Chris Evans Plan To Create News Outlet Problematic
President Donald Trump hasn’t been shy about invoking the phrase “enemy of the people” when it comes to reporters and journalists as part of his criticism of coverage that he doesn’t deem favorable.
April 18, 2019
Barr Issues Policy Reversal For Asylum Seekers
U.S. Attorney General William Barr was busy on Thursday morning holding a press conference related to the release of a redacted version of the Mueller investigation. But, a few days before that, Barr issued an immigration-related policy reversal for asylum seekers.
April 18, 2019
The Takeaway: Congressman Jamie Raskin — Immediate Thoughts On Redacted Mueller Report
After Attorney General William Barr released a brief summary of the entire Mueller investigation, lawmakers began pressuring the Justice Department to release the full report. Among them was Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland and a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee.
April 18, 2019

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