We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. We were joined by pollster Mike O’Neil and Jaime Molera, partner at Molera Alvarez and former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction.
It’s being called an art-world coup. The Heard Museum in Phoenix recently landed an exhibition of paintings, clothing and photographs of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It’s the only North American showing of this exhibit and it ended up at the Heard.
A report from the Goldwater Institute finds almost 2.5 million Arizonans are living in areas designated as dental health professional shortage areas. It advocates for allowing dental therapists as a way to bring that number down.
Last November, Adrian Fontes was elected new Maricopa County recorder, defeating the longtime leader of that office, Helen Purcell. And Elections Director Karen Osborne retired, leaving an opening in that position. After a national search, Osborne’s permanent successor is Reynaldo Valenzuela.
The U.S. dropped a megabomb in Afghanistan on Thursday, one that is being called the nation’s largest non-nuclear bomb. To learn more, we spoke with Daniel Rothenberg, co-director of ASU’s Center on the Future of War and a Senior Fellow at New America.
The idea of civility has also been on the mind of Steve Zipperstein. He’s a former chief assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles and wrote a piece for his hometown newspaper, The Santa Barbara News-Press, in which he talks about the country being in what he calls a cold civil war.
U.S. Sen. Flake’s meeting last night is not thU.S. Sen. Flake’s meeting last night is not the first raucous town hall. They have been popping up across the country. Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona, an organization with an aim to reduce political dysfunction and incivility in our political system.
Republican state lawmakers on Thursday agreed to impose two new sets of restrictions on initiatives that opponents say in combination with already-approved measures will effectively deny the ability of voters to propose their own laws.
General Motors said Thursday $8 million in tax credits from California will go towards expanding its self-driving car program over the next five years. Testing is already underway in California, Michigan and Arizona.