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Proposed Bills Have AZ Teachers On Edge
The new legislative session here in Arizona hasn’t even started yet, and a spate of bills have already been introduced, including a few around education that have some teachers on edge.
Jan. 4, 2019
Some Defendants May Not Be Judged By A Jury Of Peers
What role does race, or more specifically, racial bias, play in jury selection? There hasn’t been a lot of research on this, so Ron Wright and some colleagues set out to change that.
Jan. 4, 2019
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With The Show to talk about Arizona’s new U.S. Senators and former Sens. Flake and Kyl — and more — were public policy consultant and former legislative leader Chris Herstam and former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez.
Jan. 4, 2019
New Labor Statistics Report Brings Economic Hope
The last Bureau of Labor Statistics report of 2018 came out today and the news is pretty good. The numbers added a twist to the current economic story, beating back forecasts predicting doom and gloom.
Jan. 4, 2019
The Takeaway: Congress Reconvenes — What Can a Divided Government Hope to Accomplish?
The 116th Congress convened on Thursday, with Democrats taking back the House after eight years out of power. Inter-party divisions have only deepened since Nancy Pelosi last held the Speaker's gavel, and it's unclear how both sides will manage to effectively govern.
Jan. 4, 2019
Longtime Arizona Republic Columnist Linda Valdez Retires
Linda Valdez, who wrote from southern Arizona and with a progressive bent, retired from the newspaper on Jan. 2. Her final column focused on an issue she wrote about often — immigration.
Jan. 4, 2019
Who Votes In The Golden Globes?
Golden Globe votes are cast by fewer than 100 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the entries include both movies and TV shows.
Jan. 4, 2019
AZ Chamber President Supports
The President of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce says it’s in the best interest of the state and the business community to provide affordable, high education opportunities for DACA recipients.
Jan. 4, 2019
Why There
Ace Hardware, Ocean Spray and Land O’ Lakes are some of the most popular business names in the U.S. They’re also among the most successful cooperatives. Co-ops are owned and controlled by members, not outside shareholders, and there's a movement underway to grow co-ops in Arizona.
Jan. 4, 2019
Shutdown Blocks AZ Hospitality Industry From E-Verify
Arizona law has for years required employers to verify that someone they want to hire can legally work in the United States. But a federal system business owners use has been shuttered due to the partial government shutdown as the peak season for Arizona’s hospitality industry is just getting started.
Jan. 3, 2019
Zapatistas Celebrate 25 Years By
In a statement commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) from Mexico said its fight will not stop under Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidency.
Jan. 3, 2019
Groups Plan Lawsuit Over Air Quality In AZ, UT
Public-health and environmental-advocacy groups say the federal government is failing to enforce air quality standards in parts of Arizona and Utah.
Jan. 3, 2019
History Made As Arizona Senators Sworn In
For the first time, Arizona will be represented by two women in the United States Senate.
Jan. 3, 2019
Some AZ Students Eligible For Millions In Debt Relief
More than 6,000 Arizonans who attended certain for-profit schools and were deceived about the cost of their education are now eligible for $22 million in debt relief.
Jan. 3, 2019
Group Challenges Ballot Measure That Would Stop Light Rail Expansion In Phoenix
A proposed ballot initiative called the Building a Better Phoenix Act would prevent future light rail construction and redirect money to improving current transportation infrastructure.
Jan. 3, 2019
Pilot Project Aims To Help Homelessness
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its annual report, and it shows homelessness in Arizona is getting worse.
Jan. 3, 2019
Arpaio Case Will Not Go To Supreme Court
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be one step closer to getting his criminal conviction of racial profiling overturned.
Jan. 3, 2019
New App Warns Of Earthquakes In Los Angeles
L.A. residents now have a new way to get warning about earthquakes. The city is rolling out a new smartphone app called ShakeAlertLA. It’s believed to be the first app of its kind in the U.S., and is now available for both Apple and Android phones.
Jan. 3, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Ear Hustle — Birdbaths And A Lockbox
This podcast takes you behind the bars at San Quentin State Prison with stories about what life is really like for inmates. During a prison lockdown, how do inmates keep themselves busy?
Jan. 3, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Training Horses For The Track
Listen to the sounds of Stacy Campo training horses at Turf Paradise Race Course in North Phoenix.
Jan. 3, 2019

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