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The Takeaway: Mexican Presidents Implicated In Bribery Scandals During El Chapo
A Colombian drug lord testified this week that El Chapo bribed former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto with $100 million. The stunning allegation was made during El Chapo's trial in a New York court, implicating the highest level of the Mexican government.
Jan. 17, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Switched On Pop — Breaking Down Alanis Morissette
Author, critic and podcaster Andrea Warner joins hosts Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding as they deconstruct Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know."
Jan. 17, 2019
Police: Dead Newborn Found In Amazon Site
A newborn baby girl was found dead in a women's restroom inside an Amazon distribution center and investigators have located and spoken with the mother, Phoenix police said Thursday.
Jan. 17, 2019
The Takeaway: Communities Fill The Gaps Created By Shutdown
It's day 27 of the partial federal government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are still going unpaid across the United States. But in communities across the country, neighbors are banding together to provide everything from food to legal services for struggling federal workers.
Jan. 17, 2019
Group To Review Maricopa County Election Processes
Substantial changes could be coming to the election process in Maricopa County.
Jan. 17, 2019
Pilot Court Project Allows Online Resolution Of Cases
A new pilot program in Scottsdale allows defendants in certain misdemeanor cases to plead guilty or review a plea deal without ever stepping into a courtroom.
Jan. 17, 2019
Third Party To Run Center Where Comatose Woman Had Baby
The parents of an Arizona comatose woman who gave birth last month as a result of a rape hope an outside review of the Phoenix facility where she lived will lead to change, a lawyer for the family said Wednesday.
Jan. 17, 2019
Homeless Seniors Facing Affects Of Federal Shutdown
The government shutdown has entered its fourth week and as KJZZ has already reported, many Arizonans are feeling its effect. Another group that could be harmed if the shutdown continues is senior citizens.
Jan. 17, 2019
Honduran Transgender Asylum Winner Builds New Life In Arizona
A Central American transgender woman who won asylum last year, and has settled in Arizona. When her lawyer met her in a New Mexico detention center, he says the trauma that led her to flee Honduras was still fresh.
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Jan. 17, 2019
Judge Rules In Favor Of Former Scottsdale Administrator
While Laura Smith was the chief financial officer at the Scottsdale district, she signed off on paperwork related to a consulting firm she had a stake in with her sister. She was later indicted and plead not guilty to fraud and conflict of interest charges.
Jan. 16, 2019
Recorder: $25M Needed For Ballot Tabulation System
The Maricopa County Recorder said his elections department needs significant dollars for a new tabulation system.
Jan. 16, 2019
Despite National Efforts, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed
Some countries have programs designed to curb the over-prescription of antibiotics and ease the antibiotic resistance crisis. Yet studies continue to show troubling rates of inappropriate antibiotic treatment.
Jan. 16, 2019
AZ House Speaker Waiting For Drought Plan From Governor
One of the major issues addressed by Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address was a drought contingency plan. With a Jan. 31 deadline looming, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers says he won’t be pressured into approving a plan he has yet to see.
Jan. 16, 2019
#RedForEd Continues Push For Public Education Funding, Invites Parents To Join
Educators around the state wore red Wednesday to show their support for public education today. As lawmakers consider new policies and the state’s budget, educators want to make sure they aren’t left out of the conversation.
Jan. 16, 2019
Children
And, as the legislative session gets underway, The Show has been speaking with a number of advocacy groups to find out what they’d like to see get done in 2019, including Children’s Action Alliance.
Jan. 16, 2019
Maricopa Community College Board Has A New President
The Maricopa Community College District governing board has a new president, despite the former president having six months left on his term.
Jan. 16, 2019
Arizona Senator Proposes Eliminating Controversial SB1070
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address included a laundry list of items — including some that continue to grab most of the headlines, like water and K-12 funding.
Jan. 16, 2019
USDA Proposes Stricter Requirements For SNAP Program
The USDA is proposing that they require stricter compliance with rules: that some SNAP recipients must be working, in school or in a training program in order to receive their benefits. There was a similar provision in the recently-approved Farm Bill, but it did not make it into the final version.
Jan. 16, 2019
USDA Issues SNAP Benefits Early In Light Of The Shutdown
As the federal government shutdown continues into its 26th day, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is moving to make sure families still get some benefits they depend upon.
Jan. 16, 2019
Are Massive Federal Deficits The New Normal?
The U.S. economy is still showing a lot of positive signs — with growth continuing to excel and unemployment remaining low. But huge tax cuts and significant spending have contributed to a federal deficit approaching $1 trillion.
Jan. 16, 2019

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