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60 Years In, AZ-Mexico Commission Celebrates Strong Ties
The Arizona-Mexico Commission is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and leaders on both sides of the border in Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, say ties between the two states are stronger than ever.
April 30, 2019
Study In Mexico Reveals Unusual Patterns In Social Media ‘Trolling’
Social media is a powerful tool for politics, but sometimes its use becomes questionable. A recent study in Mexico reveals an unusual pattern on Twitter, where some attacks work in favor of a top politician: the Mexican president
April 30, 2019
Tensions Between Press, State In Mexico
In Mexico, the president tends to admonish certain journalists — in a way, like the president in the U.S. And just like in the U.S., social media has become a key player in the confrontations between the state and the press.
April 30, 2019
Dueling Bills In Legislature Target Vaping Products
Backers of competing proposals in the Arizona Legislature designed to boost regulation of vaping products are facing off over the issue. On one side is legislation backed by the vaping and tobacco industries that would boost the legal age for buying cigarettes and vapor products to 21.
April 30, 2019
Boas: Former Nogales Mayor Weighs In On Border Issues
The U.S.-Mexico border continues to be a flashpoint for what's being called an immigration "crisis." Is it something that can be solved primarily by Congress and the White House implementing new policies or is multi-nation cooperation required?
April 29, 2019
HUD May End Housing Assistance For Families With Mixed-Immigration Status
Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, doesn’t agree this policy would reduce the country’s affordable housing backlog. In fact, Yentel thinks it would only increase homelessness.
April 29, 2019
Phoenix-Area Jewish Community Shaken After Shooting
Rabbi Robert Kravitz, president of the Greater Phoenix Board of Rabbis, said he’s alarmed by the increase in hate-based incidents in the country, dating back to 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
April 29, 2019
Governor Launches Investigation Of Dept. Of Corrections
After reports of broken infrastructure and unsafe conditions at the Lewis Prison in Buckeye as first reported by ABC15, the Governor’s Office says it is conducting an investigation in the the Arizona Department of Corrections. A spokesperson for Gov. Doug Ducey called the issues at Lewis Prison “deeply concerning” and said the Governor’s Office would act immediately.
On The Inside: The Chaos Of Arizona Prison Health Care
April 29, 2019
AZ Seats At Risk If Census Citizenship Question OKd
In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the controversial citizenship question should be allowed on the Census. But, research shows Arizona and other red states in support of it could lose representation and millions of dollars.
April 29, 2019
Coconino National Forest Planning Prescribe Burns
The skies in northern Arizona will fill with smoke the first week of May. As part of the healthy forest initiative, George Jozens with the Coconino National Forest said crews will burn five areas to get excess fuel off the ground while the weather cooperates.
April 29, 2019
Stabbing Leads Detectives To Stolen Radioactive Material
A stabbing at a Phoenix convenience store shortly after midnight Sunday led Phoenix police to something nuclear in nature at the suspect's home. When officers tracked down 25-year old Jared Atkins at his central Phoenix home, they learned he had several radioactive gauges stored in his car.
April 29, 2019
AZ Reporting No Rampant Measles Activity Amid U.S. Outbreak
As measles outbreaks are occurring in California and other states, the Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting no rampant activity within the state.
April 29, 2019
Bazaar Shines Spotlight On Migrant, Refugee Entrepreneurs
Over 60 area refugee and migrant entrepreneurs showcased their products to the community Saturday at the World Bazaar Phoenix. The event is presented through a partnership between Local First Arizona and the International Rescue Committee.
April 29, 2019
Why The Arizona Legislature Has Not Passed A Budget Yet
The official calendar says the Arizona Legislature should have gone home on April 23. But lawmakers are starting another day of session Monday, with the key hang-up being how to spend the $11.4 billion budgeted for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.
April 29, 2019
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Sees Busiest Month Ever
In March, 4,523,220 people got on and off planes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The overwhelming majority — almost 3.5 million — flew American and Southwest Airlines.
April 29, 2019
Tempe Council Interviews Granville Replacements
The Tempe City Council will interview replacements for the ousted Kolby Granville. Residents of Tempe can comment on the three potential replacements for ousted Councilman Kolby Granville this Thursday at 4 p.m. at City Council chambers.
April 29, 2019
Mapping Project Tracks Supply Chains Across The U.S.
Do you know where your food comes from? How about your electricity or your electronics? A new project from the FEWSION Project at Northern Arizona University aims to let you know how any number of products get to you.
April 29, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Japans Imperial Abdication
On Wednesday, the calendar turns to May, and in many parts of the world, the first day of that month — or May Day — is significant. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
April 29, 2019
Tempe City Council Narrows Down List Of Potential Members
The Tempe City Council has cut down the list of potential members from 49 to three finalists.
April 29, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Rural Arizona School Districts
Melissa Sadorf has been the superintendent of Stanfield Elementary School District for eight years. She grew up going to school in a rural district, and she told The Show about their challenges — even before the debate over state funding.
April 29, 2019

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