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U.S. Trade Deficit With Mexico Increases 10 Percent
The trade deficit has widened for the U.S., partially because of increased American demand for imports.
Feb. 6, 2018
 Attorney:  After Conflict Of Interest Investigation, Scottsdale School District Needs Training
Attorney Susan Segal found while the former Chief Financial Officer did report a conflict of interest, she never fully disclosed the depth of the conflict and continued to sign financial documents relating to Professional Group Public Consulting Inc.
Feb. 6, 2018
Recent Stock Market Decline May Be Result Of Surge
U of A professor suggests sharp decline is result of record high trading in December and January.
Feb. 6, 2018
Flake To Trump:
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is responding to President Donald Trump’s comments describing some members of Congress as “un-American” and “treasonous” for not clapping during the State of the Union address.
Feb. 6, 2018
How Positive Train Control Can Prevent Accidents
Over the weekend, an Amtrak train ran into a parked CSX freight train in South Carolina, resulting in the deaths of two Amtrak employees. This is the third deadly accident involving an Amtrak train in the last three months. But could these accidents have been prevented? Some say yes, if a system called Positive Train Control was in place.
Feb. 6, 2018
Navigating North And South Korea During The 2018 Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics South Korea begin this week, and tensions are easing somewhat between that country and its neighbor, North Korea. But, at the same time, President Trump just highlighted North Korea’s brutality in his State of the Union speech. So, where does all of this leave us heading into the Olympic games?
Feb. 6, 2018
Tempe Election Voter Registration Deadline Nears
Voters will consider a slate of six city council candidates and three ballot propositions.
Feb. 6, 2018
 MLB Labor Problems Could Put Crimp In Spring Training Plans
One prominent agent for MLB players is disturbed that a number of the game’s top free agents remain unsigned as owners have been a bit more conservative in their offseason spending. He’s wondering if collusion is taking place. And that agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, has floated the idea of a Spring Training boycott to send a message that players are unhappy.
Feb. 6, 2018
U.S. Immigration Enforcement, One Year Later
Monday night, immigrants’ rights advocates protested outside of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services offices in Phoenix to mark a year since Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was deported. The event a year ago marked a change in the federal government’s approach to immigration enforcement under the Trump administration.
Feb. 6, 2018
More Migrants Found Dead Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
An extension of the United Nations calculated more people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally died last year than in previous years. This in spite of the fact that immigrant apprehensions along the border are on the decline.
Feb. 6, 2018
SpaceX Launches New Falcon Heavy Rocket
Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched its new Falcon Heavy rocket that will attempt to deliver a Tesla Roadster into an orbit around the sun that would also get the vehicle close to Mars. So what’s unique about the Falcon Heavy? Here to talk about those questions and more is Mike Wall, senior writer for Space.com.
Feb. 6, 2018
 New Bill Aims To Fix Problems Of Permanent Guardianship
Permanent guardianship is a way out of foster care for more than 600 Arizona children a year, but they don’t get the same kinds of supports that adoptive parents do. The Show's Lauren Gilger spoke about this with Beth Rosenberg, director of child welfare and juvenile justice at the Children’s Action Alliance.
Feb. 6, 2018
Is Lack Of Diversity Leading to
New research suggests there are many kids who could have grown up to be inventors and innovators, but never had the chance, or the exposure to those scientific fields. That disparity was especially evident among kids from certain backgrounds.
Feb. 6, 2018
 Dow Jones Plunge Has Many Investors Jittery
The national job numbers for January showed the U.S. economy adding 200,000 positions — a positive development that beat expectations by a healthy amount. And the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent. But what do those numbers really tell us?
Feb. 6, 2018
Arizona Snowpack Measures Low, Forecasts Dry Spring
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest reports found the median snowpack amount to be just 22 percent of what it should be.
Feb. 6, 2018
 Professor Discusses Firearms Licensing, Gun Hobbyists
In the United States, there are more firearms and ammunition dealers than McDonald’s — over 14,500 of them.
Feb. 6, 2018
Republicans Receive Large Campaign Donations From APS
Arizona's largest electric utility and its top executives are funneling money into Republican campaigns.
Feb. 6, 2018
FAA Begins Community Meetings On Flight Path Changes
This is viewed as a win for the historic neighborhoods that have fought the flight path changes from 2014 for years.
Feb. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Immigration Restrictions Raise Concerns In The Elder Care Industry
Restrictions on immigration under the Trump administration are creating concerns about the future of the labor pool for nursing homes, home care agencies, and assisted living facilities.
Feb. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Gov Ricardo Rosselló -
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló discusses his plan to focus on charter schools as part of an effort to overhaul the island's public education system.
Feb. 6, 2018

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