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DeVos Education Tax Credit Proposal Creates Controversy
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is in Arizona on Thursday to speak at ALEC and to discuss her new tax credit proposal, dubbed Education Freedom Scholarships. Her plan is similar to Arizona’s tax credit model, which provides a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit for individual and corporate donations to school tuition organizations.
Dec. 5, 2019
U.S. To Increase Processing Fees For Citizenship Documents
Immigration advocates fear another move by the Trump administration will deter immigrants from seeking citizenship, this time through paperwork. For more on what this means for would-be applicants, The Show talked to Lynn Marcus, director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Arizona’s College of Law.
Dec. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: Consulting Firm McKinsey & Company Aided ICE To Implement Trump Administration
A new investigation examines how the global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, helped ICE carry out President Trump's immigration policies.
Dec. 5, 2019
Ducey Defends DPS Director Getting Out Of Speeding Ticket
Governor Doug Ducey is defending Arizona Director of Public Safety Frank Milstead who was caught speeding in October and got out of the ticket.
Dec. 5, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Fast And Furious Flipping In Women’s Pinball Tournament
Listen to the sounds of Tracy Lindbergh and Bobbi Wambach scoring big in a pinball tournament with Belles and Chimes Phoenix.
Dec. 5, 2019
Arizona Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Repeal Private Prison Healthcare Mandate
Arizona state Rep. Diego Rodriguez says privatized healthcare for inmates in state prisons is a failed experiment whose time has come to an end. Rodriguez has authored a new bill that he says will undo the privatization that was mandated by the state legislature 10 years ago.
Dec. 5, 2019
Hearing Draws Mixed Reactions From AZ Lawmakers
In the ongoing inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions on Ukraine, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from four law professors Wednesday. They discussed the constitutional grounds for impeachment. The hearing drew mixed reactions from Arizona committee members.
Dec. 5, 2019
Education Secretary Pushing School Vouchers At AZ Event
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to address a group of conservative state lawmakers on Thursday to tout her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students. DeVos will also join Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for a separate roundtable discussion at the same Scottsdale resort where DeVos will address a conference held by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Dec. 5, 2019
Whistleblower: Prison Locks Not Being Fixed, Records Faked
A supervisor at a troubled Arizona prison says the Arizona Department of Corrections and contractors hired to fix broken cell-door locks are failing to do the job and falsifying records. The allegations are outlined in a whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday by Lewis prison Associate Deputy Warden Shaun Holland.
Dec. 5, 2019
Attorney: Petersen Wont Have Access To Some Evidence
Embattled Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has pressed the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for evidence as he prepares for a hearing over his suspension. The board has responded through its attorney.
Dec. 5, 2019
Lawsuit Claims GOP Lawmakers Violating Open Meeting Laws
Conservative lawmakers gathering in Arizona Wednesday for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council were greeted with protests and a lawsuit. The council, known as ALEC, has faced growing scrutiny over the model legislation shared at its conferences, which critics say provides corporations and special interest groups a chance to exert influence on state laws.
Dec. 5, 2019
Workshops Bring Low-Income Communities, Latinos Into Sustainable Energy Conversation
A new initiative aims to bring diverse Phoenix communities into the conversation around clean energy. The workshops offer practical tips to help consumers save a little money, but they’re also practices that can help lower emissions. Lower income communities and communities of color stand to benefit the most from improving on climate and pollution.
Dec. 5, 2019
Mexican Government Takes Over La Mora Massacre Investigation
Sonora had previously been handling the murder investigation, while the federal government handled other suspected crimes associated with the brutal ambushes.
Dec. 4, 2019
Mexico Prepares To Receive Millions Of Expats For The Holidays
This holiday season, Mexico expects the return of more than 3 million Mexicans living abroad — the vast majority coming from the U.S. And the government is launching a program to help them as they journey home.
Dec. 4, 2019
Mohave County Prohibits Non-Service Animals Inside Facilities
Mohave County is now prohibiting animals from county facilities, with the exception of service animals. They are no longer allowing pets inside county buildings.
Dec. 4, 2019
Final Change To Food Aid Program Could Hurt Rural Arizonans Most
New rules from the Trump administration could affect thousands of Arizonans who get waivers from the SNAP program’s work requirements. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps.
Dec. 4, 2019
 Mesa Proposing Ordinance To Prohibit Vaping In Public Areas
Mesa’s City Council proposed a new ordinance to prohibit vaping and e-cigarettes in public areas
Dec. 4, 2019
UA, Navajo Nation Create Navajo Law Fellowship
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Navajo Nation to increase the number of Navajo lawyers. The Navajo Nation and UA's law school have agreed to match financial aid awards to Navajo law students who are part of this new fellowship program.
Dec. 4, 2019
Youth Climate Strikes Planned Across Arizona
United Nations leaders are gathered in Spain this week for climate change talks. Here in Arizona, youth climate strikes are planned for Dec. 6.
Dec. 4, 2019
No Cash? Salvation Army Now Accepting Mobile Donations
Cashless shoppers have a new option to give to The Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign this year using their smartphone. Leaders hope adding Apple and Google payment options will boost fundraising to the campaign, which makes up 10% of The Salvation Army’s annual budget.
Dec. 4, 2019

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