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Legislative Dems Have Concerns With Ducey
Arizona legislative Democrats are a bit less optimistic that Gov. Doug Ducey's proposal on school safety, which was released Monday, will make a significant difference.
Mar. 20, 2018
Speaker Mesnard: Ducey
Reaction to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's proposals about school safety was swift and — at least among some GOP leaders — supportive. One of the key members who will have to be involved in actually getting the legislation to the finish line is House Speaker J.D. Mesnard.
Mar. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles To Rebuild
Six months ago, in the waning hours of September 20th, Hurricane Maria made landfall in the southeast of Puerto Rico. Winds peaking at more than 150 miles per hour tore across the island, leaving a trail of wreckage that continues to be felt today.
Mar. 20, 2018
High Court Warns Arizona Capital Murder Statute Too Broad
The U.S. Supreme Court won't take action against Arizona's death penalty laws, although several justices call the statutes overly broad.
Mar. 20, 2018
Arizona Firefighters Injured While Battling Brush Fire
Three firefighters are injured, one seriously, while battling a brush fire outside of Yuma.
Mar. 20, 2018
High Court To Decide Timeline For Detaining Immigrants
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide how much time the government gets to detain an immigrant indefinitely after they are released from criminal custody.
Mar. 20, 2018
Arizona DACA Recipients Claim Victory On Driver
The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday to not hear Arizona’s appeal in a long-running effort to keep undocumented immigrants in the DACA program from having driver’s licenses.
Mar. 20, 2018
Corizon Health Keeps Falling Short On Performance, Hiring Benchmarks
According to Arizona Department of Corrections, Corizon owed $200,000 and $210,000 for failing to meet performance measures in November and December 2017. Corizon also paid more than $150,000 for understaffing during those same months.
Mar. 19, 2018
Zinke Addresses Opioid Crisis With Tribal Leaders
U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke is creating a task force to combat the opioid crisis in Indian Country.
Mar. 19, 2018
U.S. Border Agent Stands Trial For Murder Tuesday
A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of killing a Mexican teenager by firing through the border fence into Mexico 16 times will stand trial Tuesday for the murder.
Mar. 19, 2018
Trade Policy Top Of Mind For Perdue
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent Monday morning in Scottsdale, talking about the impact of federal agricultural policy on Arizona and other farming states.
Mar. 19, 2018
Overdose Deaths In Native Communities Skyrocket
Native Americans saw a fivefold increase in overdose deaths, and officials wonder if tribes have the financial resources to address the crisis.
Mar. 19, 2018
Scottsdale Unified School District Could Fire Superintendent
The Scottsdale Unified School District has faced increasing public criticism since the attorney general started investigating the district’s business practices. Tuesday the governing board is scheduled to consider the dismissal of Superintendent Denise Birdwell and Chief Operating Officer Louis Hartwell.
Mar. 19, 2018
The Behavioral Science Behind Smartphone Addiction
New research out of McGill University says smartphones are not making us antisocial — they’re actually proof that we are hypersocial. Samuel Veissiere is an assistant professor in the Culture, Mind, and Brain Program at McGill University and he helped conduct this research.
Mar. 19, 2018
Does Housing Segregation Lead To More Housing Segregation?
Does segregation lead to more segregation? And, how do the choices we all make, both consciously and subconsciously, contribute to that?
Mar. 19, 2018
The Kerner Commission And Race In America — 50 Years Later
The Kerner Commision's report on race in America concluded that inner-city violence was being driven by poverty and institutional racism. Alice George, historian and contributor to Smithsonian.com, has written about the Kerner Commission 50 years after its release. She joins The Show's Steve Goldstein to talk about it.
Mar. 19, 2018
Boas On The Truth About Migrants To The U.S.
President Trump toured prototypes of the border wall last week in San Diego, as he continued to emphasize how it would reduce crime and drug smuggling. And even while he has professed some support for so-called Dreamers, he has also talked about certain immigrants being “burdens on schools.”
Mar. 19, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Russia Faces Deadline For 23 Diplomats To Leave UK
Vladimir Putin was re-elected in Russia this weekend, which was not much of a surprise. His country faces a deadline in the U.K. this week, related to several diplomats there; here for our weekly look at the big international stories in the coming days is the BBC’s Camilla Mills.
Mar. 19, 2018
A Closer Look At Records From Shooter
Records from the sexual misconduct investigation involving former Rep. Don Shooter were released by the Arizona House of Representatives on Friday.
Mar. 19, 2018
Art Students Help ID Migrants Who Die In AZ Desert
A collaborative project between the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson and the New York Academy of Art is working to give names to the nameless.
Mar. 19, 2018

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