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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit against the federal government on Friday for separating immigrant families. In the suit they claim that hundreds of families have been split up, and ask a judge to declare family separation illegal.
Mar. 12, 2018
Financial Assistance Program For Cotton Farmers Begins This Week
A national price protection program for cotton farmers starts this week. Arizona is one of three states receiving the highest payouts.
Mar. 12, 2018
 Boas Explores Issue Of Tariffs On Sugar From Mexico
President Trump is moving to apply tariffs to steel and aluminum imports, with exceptions possibly being carved out for Mexico, Canada and Australia. In a recent editorial, The Arizona Republic explored the issue of tariffs with the focus on sugar from Mexico. Editorial Director Phil Boas is here for his weekly appearance to talk about it.
Mar. 12, 2018
The Quiz Show: When Tech Goes Rogue
And now it’s time for The Quiz Show!
Mar. 12, 2018
How Accurate Are Medical Dramas?
Television dramas aren’t supposed to be exactly true to life. They’re supposed to be entertaining and give us some idea of what being a doctor or attorney or private investigator is like. The terminology is often pretty accurate but the rest of it can be hit or miss.
Mar. 12, 2018
What It Means To Approve A Campaign Message
Election season is on the way, which means you'll be seeing and hearing a plethora of campaign ads for candidates. That also means the phrase “I approve this message” will be ubiquitous. Do those four words really mean anything, though, when it comes to believability of a candidate and his or her promises?
Mar. 12, 2018
What Is Arizona Doing With Unused And Outdated Laws?
Most states have their fair share of strange and outdated laws, and Arizona is no different. Of the 117 felony laws passed in Arizona since 2011, 74 have never been used to charge anyone; that’s 63 percent.
Mar. 12, 2018
Budget Talks Slow As Legislative Session Moves Past Halfway Point
State lawmakers are more than halfway to the goal of a 100-day session. Here to discuss what is on the agenda for this coming week is Ben Giles with the Arizona Capitol Times.
Mar. 12, 2018
MCCCD Faculty Association Sues Governing Board Over Elimination Of Meet And Confer
The Maricopa Community College District Faculty Association has filed a lawsuit against the district’s governing board. The suit aims to overturn a decision the board made last month to do away with a bargaining process known as “meet and confer.”
Mar. 12, 2018
Montgomery Cracking Down On Copycats Who Threaten Schools
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is cracking down on copycats after Florida's deadly shooting has spawned more than a dozen different threats on Valley schools.
Mar. 12, 2018
Arizona Realtors Want To Permanently Ban Service Sales Tax
Arizona realtors set out to permanently ban the state from passing sales taxes on services.
Mar. 12, 2018
Diamondbacks Organist Bobby Freeman Celebrates 20 Years
The Arizona Diamondbacks played their first major league game 20 years ago this month. And the franchise is celebrating two decades in the Valley this year, with a little help from a man who's been with the team since the beginning.
Mar. 12, 2018
Red Squirrels Dying At Higher Rates
Arizona’s endangered Mount Graham red squirrels are dying at an unprecedented rate, and the increase in deaths is primarily due to predator bird attacks.
Mar. 12, 2018
Home-Based Business Bill: Good For Workers Or Bad For Neighborhoods?
A bill that could make it easier for people to work from home is making its way through the state legislature. And, that worries some people.
Mar. 12, 2018
National Database Aims To Help Cities Fix Water Pipes
The federal Bureau of Reclamation is funding a new database of water pipeline infrastructure. The goal is to give cities and utilities data they need when deciding how to spend money on repairs.
Mar. 12, 2018
New Data Center Coming To Mesa’s Technology Corridor
A Denver-based company is setting up shop in Mesa’s Elliot Road technology corridor.
Mar. 12, 2018
Bernie Sanders Speaks In Phoenix With Gallego, Grijalva
The Orpheum, which holds 1,364 people, was filled almost to capacity, as fans of the Sanders and even a few supporters of President Donald Trump watched Sanders speak.
Watch Facebook Live Video From The Rally →
Mar. 11, 2018
New Privacy Policies Implemented At Arizona State Hospital Following Legal Review
The Arizona State Hospital in Phoenix houses 300 of the most vulnerable psychiatric patients in the state. Recent concerns about patient confidentiality prompted a legal review at the facility.
Mar. 11, 2018
Phoenix OKs Up To $2 Million For Park Central Mall Improvements
Phoenix is planning to give developers millions of dollars to improve the area around the city's first shopping mall.
Mar. 10, 2018
Ward, Arpaio Address Trump Supporters During Rally In Phoenix
Republican U.S. Senate candidates Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio attended the Make America Great Again rally, at times speaking over shouting counter protesters.
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Mar. 10, 2018

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