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Phoenix’s Water Services Director On Why A Rate Hike Is Needed
Last week, the Phoenix City Council voted down a proposed water rate increase. Phoenix’s Water Services Director Kathryn Sorensen joined The Show to talk about why an increase is needed.
Dec. 17, 2018
Can Defendants Be
The Constitution says that you have to be competent to be tried in a court of law. And, in a new investigation for the Arizona Republic, reporter Michael Kiefer takes a closer look at a program here in Maricopa County that aims to “restore” people to competency.
Dec. 17, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Office
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced he’s resigning and be leaving his post at the end of the month.
Dec. 17, 2018
How Dems, GOP Plan To Prioritize Health Care
When Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in a few weeks, the kinds of health care bills coming out of that chamber will likely be very different than what we’ve seen over the past several years.
Dec. 17, 2018
Corp Commission Debates Deregulation Again
Arizona utility regulators are restarting discussions on the issue of electric retail competition, otherwise known as electricity deregulation, despite similar talks in the past not leading to much.
Dec. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: Why Are Yemeni Voices Absent From Debate Over Saudi-Led Conflict?
While both houses of Congress debated the continued role in the Saud-led war in Yemen, Professor Shireen Al-Adeimi, an assistant professor at Michigan State University, called out to Yemenis living through the conflict to provide their voices, largely absent in the US conversation.
Dec. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: The World Has Pledged Billions To Aid In Yemen. Is It Helping?
Today some 22 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian aid. Billions have been pledged from various countries, in response to UN appeals. The UN asked for nearly 3 billion dollars in 2018, and will ask for even more in 2019. But why isn’t more aid getting to the people who need it most?
Dec. 17, 2018
Martha McSally, Kirk Adams Top Contenders To Replace Kyl
According to Zach Cohen, Senate correspondent at National Journal, the leading choices at this hour are Martha McSally, who narrowly lost a race for Arizona’s other Senate seat in November to Krysten Sinema, and Gov. Doug Ducey’s former chief of staff, Kirk Adams.
Dec. 17, 2018
Judge Strikes Down Bennett
A judge has slapped down the latest bid by Ken Bennett to get public financing for his failed Arizona gubernatorial bid — or at least reimburse himself for the money he spent.
Dec. 17, 2018
The Pulse: Body Politics
How the criminalization of HIV transforms bodies into weapons in the eyes of the law — and one man who spent nearly a decade in prison as a result.
Dec. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: Death Of Guatemalan Child Points To Deep Culture Of Abuse And Neglect At U.S. Customs And Border Patrol
Last week, a 7-year-old girl, identified by the El Paso County Medical Examiner as Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin from Guatemala, died while in Border Patrol custody. Her death is being seen by many as a culmination of a history of abuse and neglect at U.S. CBP.
Dec. 17, 2018
Rep. Wants To Bypass County
Rep. Mark Finchem of Oro Valley drafted it after Pima County Supervisors voted 3-1 to reject $1.4 million from President Donald Trump's Operation Stonegarden grant.
Dec. 17, 2018
Americans Are Getting Less Sleep, Especially Blacks And Hispanics
Loss of sleep is linked to health risks from diabetes to dementia. Now, a new study finds Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, are getting even less sleep than five years ago.
Dec. 17, 2018
Study Shows Stethoscopes Contain Staphylococcus
A study in the journal “Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology” has found that stethoscopes may contain a wide variety of bacteria, including the source of staph infections.
Dec. 17, 2018
As Grand Canyon Celebrates 100 Years, It Collaborates With Tribes
Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its centennial next year. To mark the occasion the National Park Service is working with eleven traditionally associated tribes to tell their stories. Some say the collaboration is a long time coming.
Below The Rim: Life Inside The Grand Canyon
Dec. 17, 2018
Updates To Tucson Water Plant Address Contamination
A water treatment plant in Tucson is replacing more than 56 tons of activated carbon to address newly-discovered perfluorinated compound contamination from the nearby Superfund site.
Dec. 17, 2018
Fear And Grieving In Las Vegas
At the annual Colorado River Water Users Association meeting in Las Vegas, Keith Moses said coming to terms with the limits of the Colorado River is like losing a loved one.
Dec. 17, 2018
Promise Arizona Helps Migrants Become U.S. Citizens
Promise Arizona (PAZ) hosted a workshop Saturday to help migrants apply for citizenship and teach them about related programs.
Dec. 16, 2018
UA Report: Colorado River Delta Restoration Efforts Are Succeeding
A new University of Arizona report indicates that attempts to restore the Colorado River Delta are working. Four growing seasons after an engineered flood of the delta, its birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit.
Dec. 16, 2018
Pima County Sees Spike In Hepatitis A Cases
Health officials in southern Arizona are reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases in Pima County, prompting a partnership among local health agencies to boost vaccinations and awareness.
Dec. 16, 2018

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