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The Takeaway: The Mueller Report Is Not The End, It
It’s been a long (almost) two years but the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, possible coordination between the Trump Campaign and Russia, and obstruction of justice has reached its final culmination. The redacted report was released on Thursday.
Apr. 19, 2019
Maricopa County Is Fastest Growing In The U.S.
Maricopa County is the country’s fastest growing county. Between 2017 and 2018, the county added more than 81,000 residents. That brings Maricopa County’s population up to more than 4.4 million, which makes it the fourth most populous county in the U.S.
Apr. 19, 2019
How Much Does Our DNA Affect Who We Are?
How much are we our DNA? And how much does heredity have to do with just our genetics? Those are among the questions Carl Zimmer explores in his new book. Zimmer writes the “Matter” column for the New York Times and is the author of "She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity."
Apr. 19, 2019
Maricopa County Attorney Responds To LUCHA Protests
On Thursday, The Show spoke with a representative of activist group LUCHA (Living United for Change) about their protest outside of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office this week. They say the office is a major factor in Arizona’s fourth-highest incarceration rate.
Apr. 19, 2019
What Does It Mean To Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral?
In the wake of the massive fire that destroyed much of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this week, a debate has emerged about what it means to rebuild it authentically.
Apr. 19, 2019
Phoenix Approves Central Station Development
The Phoenix City Council this week narrowly approved a more than $230 million development project at Central Station. But some critics have complained the housing options do not include enough affordable and workforce housing.
Apr. 19, 2019
Tucson Mayoral Race Begins With A Democratic Debate
The race to succeed Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is beginning to ramp up.
Apr. 19, 2019
Are Mandatory Vaccine Laws On The Horizon?
This week, New York City declared a public health emergency associated with a measles outbreak, and mandatory vaccinations have been called for. However, five parents filed a lawsuit against the city’s department of health, claiming it had gone too far in requiring vaccinations.
Apr. 19, 2019
ASU Discovers Secret About A Revolutionary War General
General Casimir Pulaski came to America from Poland to fight alongside George Washington in the War of Independence and was known as the father of American cavalry. And now, an ASU professor and his colleague have uncovered a long-held secret about the general.
Apr. 19, 2019
To An Outsider, No Obvious Signs Of An Emergency Unfolding In Yuma
Months after President Donald Trump declared an emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border, the mayor of Yuma has officially joined in. Douglas Nicholls, a Republican, sounded the alarm this week when the area’s only shelter was already packed with migrants and Border Patrol planned to drop more off. The mayor says he took action to prevent a large homeless population in the city and to protect its residents.
Apr. 19, 2019
Oversight Committee Meets To Review Death Penalty Case Load
A committee that reviews death penalty cases in Arizona met in Phoenix on Thursday to recommend future policy changes for the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Supreme Court.
Apr. 18, 2019
Partial Revival Of Dead Pig Brains Raises Ethical Questions
A system that can restore some brain cell function in pigs hours after death has further blurred the border between life and death, raising numerous ethical questions. The research suggests the chain of brain-cell destruction initiated by oxygen loss might not occur as rapidly, or irreversibly, as once thought.
Apr. 18, 2019
EV Water Utilities Negotiating Potential Interconnection
The town of Queen Creek is negotiating with an interim manager of troubled water utility Johnson Utilities to prepare for increasing water demands from customers this summer.
Apr. 18, 2019
Maricopa County Is The 4th Most Populous County
According to the U.S. Census data, Maricopa County grew by 81,000 people in 2018 — the top figure in the nation. That’s the highest growth in the country, and double that of Clark County, Nevada, which was second on the list.
Apr. 18, 2019
Device Created To Determine The Age Of Bruises
Students and professors at the University of Arizona have designed a device to measure the age of bruises. The idea for the technology came from Dr. Dale Woodridge while working on child abuse cases. After more testing, he hopes to distribute the portable, non-invasive device to medical facilities.
Apr. 18, 2019
Arizona House Sends Cellphone Driving Ban To Governor
A proposal banning the use of hand-held cellphones by drivers across Arizona is on the way to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk following a vote by the Arizona House.
Apr. 18, 2019
Phoenix Wants A Dutch Bros. To Move — Because It
Usually when a business has to close its doors, it’s because it’s not bringing in enough people. But one Dutch Bros. stand has the opposite problem.
Apr. 18, 2019
California Dispute Threatens Drought Contingency Plan
A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.
Apr. 18, 2019
Ethics Committee To Continue Review of Rep. Schweikert
The six-person panel of bipartisan representatives has been investigating Rep. David Schweikert since April 2018, on allegations that he misspent official funds, improperly funneled funds to his chief of staff and omitted information from his financial and campaign reports.
Apr. 18, 2019
2 Distracted Driving Bills Go To Vote In Arizona House
Later this hour, the Arizona House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a few bills that deal with texting while driving. One is a general ban on using hand-held cell phones, except when drivers are parked or at a stop light or railroad crossing. Another bill deals more broadly with distracted driving.
Apr. 18, 2019

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