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Arizona Measure To End Drop Off Of Mail-In Ballot On Election Day Moves Forward
Republican senators voted to block those who get early ballots from simply dropping them off. Senate Bill 1046 would not deny the right to vote to those who don't drop their ballots into mail in time to arrive by Election Day.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Border Town Fights Back Against Trump Administration
The Nogales City Council voted Wednesday night to condemn the concertina wire installed on the steel fence that separates the small town from Mexico, becoming one of the first border cities in America to fight the aggressive measure. The vote was unanimous and supported by area citizens who also blasted the coils of concertina wire that now shroud the 18 foot border fence in downtown Nogales.
Feb. 6, 2019
Phoenix Police Department To Begin Body Camera Rollout
The Phoenix City Council approved a five-year, $5.7 million contract with Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprise to purchase and maintain video for 2,000 cameras on Wednesday.
Feb. 6, 2019
Organization Formed For Possible Recall Of Stringer
A new political organization is preparing to recall Arizona House Rep. David Stringer. The House Ethics Committee is currently investigating the Prescott Republican for statements he made about race and immigration as well as the recent disclosure that he was arrested in 1983 for sex offenses, including child pornography.
Feb. 6, 2019
Valley Metro To Unveil Latest Light Rail Design
As light rail opponents try to put the brakes on expansion in Phoenix, Valley Metro is moving ahead with plans to extend the train line along south Central Avenue.
Feb. 6, 2019
Study: Hispanics Have Highest Nitrate Levels In Water
More than 5.6 million Americans have possibly unsafe levels of nitrates in their drinking water, and Hispanic residents are the most affected.
Feb. 6, 2019
2018 Second Warmest Year Ever Recorded In Arizona
Much of the U.S. was warmer than usual, especially west of the Rocky Mountains.
Feb. 6, 2019
Ducey Issues Executive Order To Protect Arizonans With Disabilities
Ariizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order aimed at stopping abuse and neglect of people with disabilities. The governor’s executive order instructs three state agencies involved in health care to come up with protocols to strengthen protections for those with disabilities.
Feb. 6, 2019
Butterflies And The Biologists Working To Save Them
A group of government and university researchers from the three countries convened in Mexico City to share their work and set priorities for how they can collaborate to help the eastern monarch butterflies thrive.
Feb. 6, 2019
Q&AZ: When Does Phoenix Decide To Replace Bus Stops?
Phoenix voters approved a transportation tax that went into effect in 2016. Part of that tax money is helping refurbish or replace existing bus stop shelters to make them more hospitable.
Feb. 6, 2019
Defining AZ Cuisine, One Foraged Acorn At A Time
What is Arizona food? The elusive answer to that question is what Chris Malloy is attempting to nail down in his new column for the Phoenix New Times called "Sonoran Arcana."
Feb. 6, 2019
Boas: Controversy Over Arises Over Soot And Blackface
A photo on the wall of a Phoenix restaurant generated controversy recently because it depicts a group of miners with soot on their faces that some have interpreted as a disrespectful form of blackface.
Feb. 6, 2019
Democrats, Republicans React To State Of The Union
Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The Show reached out to Democratic Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran, who represents the 1st Congressional District, and Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, who represents Arizona’s 8th District, for reactions.
Feb. 6, 2019
AZ Faith Leaders Gather To Support Criminal Justice Reform
New research shows that Arizona has the fourth highest incarceration rate in the country, and that disproportionately affects people of color. On Wednesday afternoon, faith leaders from across Arizona will put criminal justice reform center stage at an event titled “Locked in Solidarity.”
Feb. 6, 2019
U.S. Foreign Policy More Complicated Under Trump
U.S. foreign policy has seen a dramatic shift in the first couple of years of the Trump Administration — in words and in actions. Longtime allies have been criticized, while sworn adversaries like Russia have seen relations become more complicated.
Feb. 6, 2019
Court Says 2016 Law Limiting Employment Benefits Illegal
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled lawmakers can't block local governments from requiring employers to provide additional benefits. The ruling strikes down a 2016 law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Feb. 6, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Reverse Psychology
What we refer to as "reverse psychology" is more or less a strategy of deception based on expected defiance, and any short term gratification is often met with long term problems. So why has reverse psychology become such a trope in parenting or dealing with contrarians?
Feb. 6, 2019
Federal Tax Conformity Debated By Arizona Leadership
Arizona taxpayers might be paying a little more attention to the state legislature than normal. That’s because of the ongoing debate over tax conformity — whether or not the state will conform its income tax code to the federal one.
Feb. 6, 2019
Gov. Ducey Calls For Investigation Into Hacienda HealthCare
The concern over patient care at Hacienda HealthCare reached a new level on Tuesday when Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to Attorney General Mark Brnovich calling for an investigation.
Feb. 6, 2019
AZ Appeals Court Strikes Down Law On Employee Benefits
The Arizona Court of Appeals says GOP lawmakers cannot stop local governments from requiring private employers give their workers more benefits than state law mandates.
Feb. 6, 2019

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