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The Takeaway: National Labor Relations Board Decision Has Big Implications For Organized Labor
On Friday, the NLRB ruled in a case involving drivers at SuperShuttle, a franchise in Dallas, Fort Worth. The drivers had wanted to unionize, but the board ruled that they didn't count as employees, but independent contractors.
Jan. 29, 2019
A Quarter Of Grads Don
A yearlong investigation, done by USA Today Network, shows a quarter of graduates for 18 U.S. law schools don’t pass the bar exam within two years.
Jan. 29, 2019
Valley Coalition Announces Bill To Expand AZ Laws To LGBTQ
On Tuesday, One Community, a Valley Coalition working toward LGBTQ inclusion, announced a bipartisan bill to update the state’s non-discrimination law. Currently, Arizona has no statewide laws that protect gay and transgender individuals from being fired, denied housing or refused service.
Jan. 29, 2019
Expulsion Called For Stringer After Reports Of Sex Offenses
Rep. David Stringer first made headlines for racist comments that were caught on tape last fall and, just a few days ago, the Phoenix New Times uncovered court documents showing that Stringer was charged with multiple sex offenses in Maryland in the 1980s — including child pornography.
Jan. 29, 2019
Expectation Arises As Mexican Cannabis Market Opens
After almost two years since Mexico approved the use of medical marijuana, nearly 40 cannabis-based products are ready to be sold. The U.S. will be one of the main exporters. But, what does it mean for Mexico to open the legalization of a cannabis market after being “punished” for decades by its illegal production and trafficking?
Jan. 29, 2019
Honduras Top Country For Migrants Traveling By Land
Almost three-fourths of migrants requesting a humanitarian visa to transit through Mexico were from Honduras.
Jan. 28, 2019
Former Scottsdale Schools CFO Reindicted On 12 Charges
Laura Smith, the former chief financial officer of Scottsdale Unified School District, concealed that her sister owned a consulting company that did business with the district.
Jan. 28, 2019
Tribes At Border Propose Visa
As lawmakers debate U.S. immigration policy, that may or may not include some form of new wall along the U.S.- Mexico border, many Native American tribes along the border are caught in the middle. Twenty five tribes met last week in Tucson to discuss a solution.
Jan. 28, 2019
Downwinders Restitution Bill Introduced
Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar introduced a bill last week that would expand the Downwinders Compensation Act to include more people who suffered as a result of atomic bomb testing.
Jan. 28, 2019
Documentary On Vaquita’s Plight Competes At Sundance
A documentary film about illegal poaching that’s threatening to wipe out the world’s most endangered marine mammal in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez has made its way to the Sundance Film Festival this year.
Jan. 28, 2019
Brexit Could Harm Health Of More Than U.K.
As the United Kingdom’s House of Commons votes on amendments to the prime minister’s plan for withdrawing from the European Union, new research reports on how Brexit might be unhealthy for more than the United Kingdom’s economy.
Jan. 28, 2019
Bedrock City In Arizona Quietly Closes
Bedrock City, the 30-acre property near Valle, Arizona, had been up for sale for several years. The park closed for good over the weekend, and on Friday, a new owner is set take over the land.
Jan. 28, 2019
St. Mary
During the partial government shutdown that lasted throughout most of January, St. Mary's Food Bank and Alliance provided food to government workers in need — on top of those the agency serves on a daily basis. Now St. Mary's is bracing for another possible shutdown, as the stopgap bill only lasts for three weeks.
Jan. 28, 2019
Study: AZ Has Longest Clean Water Permit Wait Times
Receiving a decision on a construction permit under section 404 of the Clean Water Act takes longer in Arizona than in any other state in the southwestern U.S., a new study found.
Jan. 28, 2019
Havasupai Tribe Pulls Tour Guides
Visitors to the picturesque Havasupai Falls will have to go it alone on the eight-mile trail along the Grand Canyon gorge this year.
Jan. 28, 2019
Health Leaders: Vaccination Bills Could Cause Unnecessary Fear
Two bills intended to provide transparency in vaccinations, could overwhelm parents and pediatricians and further reduce child vaccinations.
Jan. 28, 2019
Bill Proposes Installing Waterless Urinals In State Buildings
While water conservation is a hot topic in the legislature, one lawmaker has proposed a way to save on water — one flush at a time. Arizona Rep. Bob Thorpe is proposing in a bill to switch all the urinals in men’s bathrooms in state buildings to waterless, no-flush units.
Jan. 28, 2019
Book By Hillary Frank Collects
Parents universally know that there are moments in raising a child when you get desperate. You don’t know what to do and you just start grasping at straws — anything that will work. These are what Hillary Frank calls "weird parenting wins."
Jan. 28, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Presidential Election Coming In El Salvador
Later this week, voters in one Central American country will head to the polls in the first round of their presidential election, and Friday marks an important anniversary in Iran. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
Jan. 28, 2019
Mesa Mayor Discusses Census Citizenship Controversy
The census was one of the issues addressed at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting last week in Washington, D.C. Mesa Mayor John Giles attended that meeting and was part of a panel on the 2020 Census, and he joined The Show to talk about it.
Jan. 28, 2019

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