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Resources Available To Help Arizona Federal Workers Pay Utilities
Mesa is the latest Arizona city to offer federal workers the option to defer their utility payments until after the partial government shutdown ends.
Jan. 22, 2019
Ducey Calls For Bipartisanship To End Shutdown
Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on Congress to find solutions to restart the federal government. He said Arizona is doing what it can to cover lack of funding as the shutdown continues into a fourth week.
Jan. 22, 2019
Explosion In Mexico Sparks Concerns
The death toll from Friday’s pipeline explosion in Mexico has risen to almost 100, while dozens are still injured. Most of the victims were stealing gas from a leak before the explosion, sparking a debate on who’s to blame for the incident.
Jan. 22, 2019
Medicaid Decision Sets Precedent For Indian Country
Arizona has become the only state in the country where Native Americans are allowed Medicaid benefits without fulfilling work requirements. At the same time, 120,000 non-native state residents must comply. The announcement came Friday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Jan. 22, 2019
Native American Union Sues Federal Government
A group of federal employees that serve tribal programs is suing the federal government because they are working without pay during the partial shutdown.
Jan. 22, 2019
New Rule Adds Requirement For Free Health Care
About 120,000 Arizonans who are on medicare or medicaid will soon be required to follow a new rule in order to keep their free health care. It’s called the “community engagement” requirement, and it was approved for Arizonans on Friday.
Jan. 22, 2019
MIM Exploring The History Of The Electric Guitar
The electric guitar has produced some of the world’s most well-known musical riffs, but its history goes back well before the rock and roll of the late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, and includes jazz legends like Charlie Christian and, of course, the great Bo Diddley.
Jan. 22, 2019
Are Americans Falling Out Of Love With Awards Shows?
Oscar nominations came out Tuesday morning, and already there is some buzz about the best picture nominations. But, at least for some people, the reaction was a giant yawn.
Jan. 22, 2019
Humanitarian Aid Workers Found Guilty Of Federal Charges
A verdict with enormous ramifications for people living on Arizona's border came in late Friday night in Tucson. Four humanitarian aid workers were found guilty of federal misdemeanor charges after placing water and food out in the desert for migrants crossing the border illegally.
Jan. 22, 2019
College Closures Leave Students With Difficult Choices
There have been some high-profile closures recently of for-profit colleges like ITT Technical Institute, Arizona Summit Law School and Corinthian Colleges. But many others are shutting their doors as well, which is leaving students in difficult positions.
Jan. 22, 2019
Gov. Ducey Talks About Different Issues to Different Audiences
On Friday, Gov. Ducey released his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. He followed that up with an op-ed in the Republic, and with The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about that was Phil Boas, the paper’s editorial page editor.
Jan. 22, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: National Protest Called In Venezuela
Opposition leaders in Venezuela have called for a national protest against the Maduro administration. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rob Hugh Jones.
Jan. 22, 2019
Los Angeles Charter School Teachers Join Strike
The public school strike in southern California continues, as tens of thousands of teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District have walked out. What surprised many was the presence of charter school educators on the picket lines.
Jan. 22, 2019
Duceys Budget Calls For More Education, Rainy Day Money
Gov. Doug Ducey released his $11.4 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year starting on July 1. Among many other provisions, he’s calling for more money for public education, including the next phase of his 20x2020 plan to increase teacher pay, and money to put more police officers in schools.
Jan. 22, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Back To Work On Drought Plan
State lawmakers had Monday off, but are back at the Capitol today. And, as it has every day of this short session so far, water continues to dominate the discussion. The state is facing a Jan. 31 deadline to sign off on a Drought Contingency Plan, or the federal government has said it would move to implement restrictions.
Jan. 22, 2019
The Takeaway: Senator Merkley Asks FBI To Open Probe Over Family Separation Statements
Last Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General released a report, saying “thousands of children” may have been separated from their families before the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy went into effect.
Jan. 22, 2019
The Takeaway: Where Negotiations Stand On Shutdown
It has been over a month since the federal government was last fully open. In the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, nearly 800,000 federal employees are either furloughed or working without pay.
Jan. 22, 2019
Annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count Underway For 2019
Hundreds of volunteers woke up before the sun Tuesday morning to count the number of men, women and children living on the streets in Maricopa County and — in some cases — homeless pets too.
Jan. 22, 2019
Hawaii Officials Request Inmates Stay In Arizona Longer
Hawaii prison officials are asking for an emergency appropriation of $3.4 million to continue housing inmates out of state for six more months.
Jan. 22, 2019
Arizona Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Nondiscrimination Law
A central question related to same-sex marriage may again come before the U.S. Supreme Court: Are businesses allowed to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation? On Tuesday, Arizona’s high court will take up the matter in a high profile case challenging Phoenix's protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people.
Jan. 22, 2019

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