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Blocking Medicaid Work Requirements May Not Affect AZ
A federal judge, for the second time in nine months, has blocked the Trump administration’s plan to force some Medicaid recipients to work in order to maintain benefits. The ruling blocks Kentucky from implementing work requirements and Arkansas from continuing its work requirement program.
March 28, 2019
What The New Trade Deal Could Mean For Arizona
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement remains on hold, waiting for congressional approval. But the North American Research Partnership and the Cross Border Group have produced a report on how the USMCA would affect Arizona.
March 28, 2019
Abortion Wars: The Ways U.S. Foreign Policy, War And Sexual Assault Intertwine
In especially violent war zones around the world, women are attacked and raped and often have children as a result of those sexual assaults. U.S. foreign policy can affect humanitarian efforts related to that, at times, based on how much financial assistance America provides.
March 28, 2019
Nonprofit Focuses On Female Concussion Research
Some sports, including football and soccer, have introduced rule changes to try to minimize the risk of concussions, and research continues in ways to diagnose and treat concussions. But one area that’s lacking research and resources is the study of concussions among women.
March 28, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Mudslingers Meet To Preserve The Past
Listen to the sounds of Laurene Montero slinging mud to preserve the ancient structures at Pueblo Grande Museum. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
March 28, 2019
Sen. Martha McSally Wants Answers From DHS On Migrants
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally wants to know why the federal Homeland Security Department is releasing migrants into Arizona cities with little to no notice. She’s sent a letter to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen with a list of questions.
March 28, 2019
Survey: Young Adults Believe College Worth It Despite Costs
The majority of respondents to a new survey say, despite the cost and potential debt load, getting a degree from a four-year college or university is worth it.
March 28, 2019
Arizona Legislature Moving On After Stringer Resignation
Rep. David Stringer has resigned. It was a surprise twist yesterday; a culmination of ongoing events since early last year, beginning with Stringer’s racial comments caught on tape by students at ASU. Those triggered an ethics complaint from Rep. Reginald Bolding.
March 28, 2019
Writer: Diamondbacks Have Virtually No Wiggle Room This Season
Thursday is baseball’s Opening Day. The Diamondbacks will look a lot different this year, having lost mainstays like Paul Goldschmidt and Patrick Corbin in the off-season. To preview the upcoming season, The Show spoke to Jeff Wiser, a writer for BaseballProspectus.com.
March 28, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Podcasts That Break Down The News
In honor of President Trump setting a record for forcing the longest government shutdown in U.S. history back in January, Planet Money took a look at the very first shutdown back in 1879, and how it wasn't all that different from today.
March 28, 2019
Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Open-Pit Copper Mine In Arizona
Environmental groups on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning a key permit for a proposed open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona.
March 28, 2019
2019 Cactus League Attendance Down Slightly
Each game averaged about 7,900 attendees. The Chicago Cubs are still the most popular team and the Milwaukee Brewers saw the largest increase in attendance this season.
March 28, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Marilee Lasch
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Today's storyteller is Marilee Lasch, an artist living in Superior.
March 28, 2019
The Takeaway: Betsy DeVos Takes Heat For Special Ed Cuts
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' faced sharp rebuke from lawmakers on Tuesday regarding her proposal to cut funding for the Special Olympics in addition to programs to help students who are blind, deaf, and otherwise require special education services.
March 28, 2019
Tempe Programs For Kids With Disabilities Seek Funding
“We do our best to accommodate their needs so they can have all the recreational opportunities that any individuals should,” said Samantha Mason, coordinator for adapted recreation in the city of Tempe.
March 28, 2019
CBP Commissioner Says Border Has Hit Breaking Point
The commissioner of the nation’s border security agency says the border has hit a breaking point. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan spoke in El Paso, Texas, a region of the border where migrant detentions are rising fast.
March 27, 2019
Last Remaining Sentencing Reform Bill Would Free None Of The 41,000 In Arizona Prisons
Arizona Senate Bill 1310 would allow those convicted of drug or paraphernalia possession who don’t have a conviction for a previous violent felony to earn release credits and serve more of their sentence in the community.
March 27, 2019
Bipartisan DCP Legislation Coming To Congress Soon
A bipartisan agreement on Drought Contingency Plan legislation has been reached and lawmakers plan to introduce it “very soon.” That’s according to U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona.
March 27, 2019
How The U.S. Compares To  World In Paid Family Leave
The fact is, the United States is one of only eight countries in the world that doesn’t have paid family leave available to parents, according to Amy Raub. She researches maternity leave policies across the world, in countries rich and poor, and can compare and contrast the differences, some of which might surprise you.
March 27, 2019
Can The Democratic Candidates Overcome Polarization?
The list of candidates is already very long and includes Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But which of them can actually appeal to independents and at least some Republicans? Is our current polarization so intense that it seems nearly impossible?
March 27, 2019

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