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Friday Newscap
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap. Joining us are Joe Kanefield — a partner at the Phoenix law firm Ballard Spahr and also served as general counsel to then-Gov. Jan Brewer — and Chip Scutari, a co-founder of the PR firm Scutari and Cieslak.
Jun. 23, 2017
Eggs
The cost of your average backyard barbecue has gotten lower in Arizona. The latest survey for food prices in the state found that the cost of many grocery staples has dropped — including eggs and chicken breasts.
Jun. 23, 2017
There are a lot of things the general public doesn’t know about the Sikhs. Like, for instance, they are the fifth-largest religion in world, bigger than Judaism, and about 4,000 to 5,000 Sikhs live here in the Valley. Now, Anjleen Kaur Gumer says the National Sikh TV Campaign, called “We are Sikh,” which we’ll talk about in a second, actually pronounces it Seek, so it really can go either way.
Jun. 23, 2017
Michael Infanzon
Arizona is a great state for motorcycles. The winding mountain roads, the desert landscapes. Riding is where Michael Infanzon says he feels the most free. But riding motorcycles is still a dangerous pastime. Infazon is a lobbyist for ABATE of Arizona, a group that advocates for motorcyclists’ rights at the state Legislature.
Jun. 23, 2017
phoenix suns logo
The Phoenix Suns got even younger on Thursday night, taking three players in the two-round NBA draft. They had the fourth overall pick and chose wing Josh Jackson from Kansas.
Jun. 23, 2017
Ka-Voka Jackson
Ka-Voka Jackson wants to replace invasive plants with native ones at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. So the master's student at UNLV has been going there and pulling some of the invasive plants and planting native ones.
Jun. 23, 2017
If you’re in the market for a home, you might’ve noticed Phoenix has entered a booming seller’s market. But, if you’re in the market for a million-dollar home, that market is less red-hot than the one for entry-level homes, priced up to $250,000.
Jun. 23, 2017
death chamber
Arizona hasn’t executed a prisoner on death row since 2014. But on Thursday, a judge lifted the stay, after a settlement was reached between the state and the attorneys representing death row inmates in the case. Dale Baich is the assistant federal public defender who represented the inmates in that case and he joins us now.
Jun. 23, 2017
Senate Republicans are calling their plan the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.” We just discussed cuts to Medicaid, but it would also get rid of the mandate that most Americans must have health insurance. We have a few local perspectives on this bill today, starting with Steve Jennings and Dr. Jeffrey Singer.
Jun. 23, 2017
May was Mexico’s deadliest month on record since the peak of the drug war, but drug activity is likely only one reason for the spike.
Jun. 23, 2017
students raising their hands
The number of international students studying in Arizona has increased slightly from last year.
Jun. 23, 2017
Okanaga rubrovenosa
If you have to go outside during these hot summer days, you’ll face not only blast-furnace heat but also the unmistakable cacophony of cicadas.
Jun. 23, 2017
More construction is coming to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Council members recently approved four contracts totaling $99.6 million. The money will cover design and construction services to extend the SPHX Sky Train from Terminal 3 to the rental car center.
Jun. 23, 2017
elderly patient
In a new survey released by Home Instead Senior Care, a senior care provider, nearly half of the 1,000 female caregivers surveyed nationwide say they sometimes have to choose between being a good employee and a good daughter.
Jun. 23, 2017
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People with disabilities and disability advocates are weighing in on the new Republican healthcare proposal, which threatens to decimate Medicaid.
Jun. 23, 2017
F-35B
F-35 fighter jets have been grounded in Arizona for the second time this month.
Jun. 23, 2017
syringes
Flu vaccines are never 100 percent effective, but new federal statistics show that the vaccine released last year did a particularly bad job at protecting certain age groups, including many seniors.
Jun. 23, 2017
The Arizona State Court of Appeal ruled Thursday the ex-wife of a woman who gave birth to a child cannot presume to be the parent. The judges ruled the law on paternity clearly and unambiguously applies solely to men.
Jun. 23, 2017
Condor Airlines
Phoenix Sky Harbor will soon have non-stop flights to Germany.
Jun. 23, 2017
The past 20 years have led to a type of bicycle renaissance, with cities adding more and more miles of bike lanes and sidewalks. Now, Maricopa County is creating a plan to address gaps in bikeways.
Jun. 23, 2017

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