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Homeless Rates Up In Phoenix, Across U.S.
More Americans are homeless than this time last year, despite a low unemployment rate. The count in the Phoenix area was nearly 6,300, up 12 percent from the previous year.
Dec. 18, 2018
New Senate Reports Detail Extent Of Russian Meddling Campaign
On Monday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released two reports that examined the extent of the Russian disinformation campaign during the 2016 elections.
Dec. 18, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey Names Martha McSally To U.S. Senate Seat
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that McSally will take over after Kyl's resignation becomes effective Dec. 31. McSally lost the Senate race to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. McSally will serve until the 2020 election, when voters will elect someone to serve the final two years of McCain's term.
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Step Down Dec. 31
Dec. 18, 2018
Arizona Minimum Wage Increases To $11 On Jan. 1
Starting Jan. 1, Arizona takes the third of four steps in raising the state minimum wage, part of a plan approved by voters in 2016. Workers will see their hourly wages bump up from $10.50 to $11.00, as the state moves toward its $12 minimum goal by 2020.
Dec. 18, 2018
Mexico’s Presidential Estate Opens Its Doors, With Access And Symbolism For All
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's new president, opened the country's presidential palace to the public this month. It's a largely symbolic gesture that many are responding to.
Dec. 18, 2018
Judge Rules Shooter Has No Right To See Report
Former Arizona Rep Don Shooter has no legal right to see investigators' notes and interviews into sexual harassment charges that led to his removal from office.
Dec. 18, 2018
Study Examines Increase In Female Prison Population
The political advocacy group FWD.us has published a study looking at incarceration rates for women in Arizona.
Dec. 18, 2018
How To Be An Arizona Supreme Court Justice
Dust off that resume! Arizona taking applications for Supreme Court justice.
Dec. 17, 2018
Tonto National Forest Begins New Restoration Project
A new restoration project is underway along the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest, as invasive plant species are threatening native plant species.
Dec. 17, 2018
Rancher Who Struck Wolf Appealing Revoked Permit
Craig Thiessen had a grazing permit for part of the Gila National Forest in western New Mexico. Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to trapping the wolf and hitting it with a shovel back in 2015.
Dec. 17, 2018
DHS: 277 Flu Cases Reported In The Last Week
More than 800 flu cases have been reported this season and 277 of those were just in the last week. There are less cases this year compared to 2017, but the numbers are still higher than Arizona's five-season average
Dec. 17, 2018
AZ Congressmen Respond To Possibility Of Government Shutdown
Advisers to President Trump say he won’t yield on funding for the border wall. Arizona congressmen from both sides of the aisle are responding to the possibility of a partial government shutdown.
Dec. 17, 2018
Suns Are Staying, Some Remain Skeptical
The debate over the future of the Suns in Phoenix came to a head last week as the NBA franchise and the city revealed their plans to upgrade Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. While the team’s owner insists the Suns aren’t going anywhere, some remain skeptical.
Dec. 17, 2018
Can You Train Your Brain To Be More Grateful?
New research from the Great Good Science Center at UC Berkeley proves that you can actually train your brain in gratitude. It sounds crazy, but that’s what Christina Karns, a research associate in psychology at the University of Oregon, found in her latest research.
Dec. 17, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: The
British Prime Minister Theresa May says she’s continuing to try to convince members of Parliament to support her deal on Brexit. She called off a vote on the plan that had been scheduled for last week, with the understanding it was likely to be rejected.
Dec. 17, 2018
Phoenix’s Water Services Director On Why A Rate Hike Is Needed
Last week, the Phoenix City Council voted down a proposed water rate increase. Phoenix’s Water Services Director Kathryn Sorensen joined The Show to talk about why an increase is needed.
Dec. 17, 2018
Can Defendants Be
The Constitution says that you have to be competent to be tried in a court of law. And, in a new investigation for the Arizona Republic, reporter Michael Kiefer takes a closer look at a program here in Maricopa County that aims to “restore” people to competency.
Dec. 17, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Office
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced he’s resigning and be leaving his post at the end of the month.
Dec. 17, 2018
How Dems, GOP Plan To Prioritize Health Care
When Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in a few weeks, the kinds of health care bills coming out of that chamber will likely be very different than what we’ve seen over the past several years.
Dec. 17, 2018
Corp Commission Debates Deregulation Again
Arizona utility regulators are restarting discussions on the issue of electric retail competition, otherwise known as electricity deregulation, despite similar talks in the past not leading to much.
Dec. 17, 2018

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