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FEMA
It has been an excruciating wait for food and supplies since Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. island of Puerto Rico more than a week ago. We got a hold of John Rabin this morning. He's the acting regional administrator of FEMA Region II and is in Puerto Rico now.
Sep. 29, 2017
Kyrsten Sinema
One of the worst-kept secrets in national politics was officially revealed late yesterday when Arizona’s 9th District Rep. Kyrsten Sinema announced she was running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Jeff Flake. With us to talk about Sinema’s decision and Flake’s future is Nathan Gonzales, editor and publisher of Inside Elections.
Sep. 29, 2017
This week on the Friday Newscap, we discussed Kyrsten Sinema’s decision to run for U.S. Senate and Arizona’s Teachers Academy, among other stories.
Sep. 29, 2017
the takeaway logo
While funding won’t run out immediately, the issue was sidelined by Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, and some states could potentially run out of funding by December.
Sep. 29, 2017
Reporting Hate
If you get Usama Shami and Bob Hake in the same room together, it doesn’t take long for the laughter to start and stories about their kids recent antics to begin flowing. Sitting down with them, it's easy to see that these guys are best friends. It all started 10 years ago with something quite mundane, a parking problem.
Sep. 29, 2017
Paul Horner
The late Paul Horner was an Arizona comedian, a hoaxster, a nonprofit founder — and a prolific purveyor of fake news. Some people think his lies told a greater truth.
Sep. 29, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to complaints from neighbors who said they had observed malnourished animals being held on the property.
Sep. 29, 2017
Ill child
Funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire this weekend, but Arizona won’t feel the effects — at least not immediately.
Sep. 29, 2017
Arizona ranks among the top states for refugee resettlement, but the Trump administration wants to slash the number of displaced people allowed into the United States next year.
Sep. 28, 2017
A ruling this week from a county judge leaves a temporary restraining order in place for proposed renovations at the Chinese Cultural Center. The private complex has become the subject of a public dispute.
Sep. 28, 2017
Sinema
Another Arizona Democrat is officially joining the 2018 U.S. Senate race. U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema confirmed Thursday that she’s running for the seat held by Republican Jeff Flake.
Sep. 28, 2017
kid hits gong at the mim
Listen to the sounds of John Nesbit giving a tour at the Musical Instrument Museum.
Sep. 28, 2017
computer
Nearly 80 percent of Arizonans had a broadband connection at home in 2015. That’s according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. That puts Arizona in the top half of states and is about 1.5 percent higher than the national average.
Sep. 28, 2017
Border Fence
As part of a new report "Efforts by DHS to Estimate Southwest Border Security between Ports of Entry," the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has concluded that more undocumented immigrants are using smugglers to get across the U.S.-Mexico border, and that the costs of that smuggling are going up.
Sep. 28, 2017
Colorado River Basin
With the U.S. and Mexico extending an important treaty over the Colorado River, the lower basin states of Arizona, California and Nevada now must finish their own deal.
Sep. 28, 2017
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A lot of the water we use everyday in the Valley — for everything from agriculture to taking a shower — comes from groundwater basins. But the Eloy and Maricopa-Stanfield groundwater basins in Arizona, which encompass most of the corridor between Phoenix and Tucson, is facing a supply and demand problem.
Sep. 28, 2017
xray
A couple of months ago, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that had looked at the brains of 111 deceased National Football League players. But this week, a study by Boston University was published that researchers hope could lead to massive, rapid progress.
Sep. 28, 2017
Anne Ryman
The University of Arizona has started the process of firing an assistant men’s basketball coach who’s been arrested as part of an FBI investigation. Anne Ryman covers higher education for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com and has reported on this, and she joins us now.
Sep. 28, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
Navajo leaders say the tribe has a potential buyer for its coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona. It’s set to retire in two years unless a new owner can be found by Oct. 1.
Sep. 28, 2017
Great Hearts Academies
One of Arizona’s largest charter school networks has abandoned a controversial land deal with the city of Scottsdale. On Thursday, Great Hearts Academies announced that it has found another location for its new athletic facilities.
Sep. 28, 2017

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