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Unless you’re from southern Arizona, when you hear the last name "Ronstadt," you’ll automatically think of legendary singer Linda Ronstadt first. And though her artistic impact has been felt internationally, the city of Tucson was associated with the Ronstadt family long before that — as early as the late 19th century with the Fred Ronstadt Hardware company.
Jul. 6, 2017
Insider Threats book
Reality Winner, the former federal contractor, is scheduled to go on trial in October; she’s accused of leaking classified information to a media outlet. Scott Sagan writes about these inside threats. He’s a political science professor at Stanford, and co-author and co-editor of the book "Insider Threats."
Jul. 6, 2017
Texas border
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that unaccompanied minors who enter the U.S. illegally must be given a court hearing. For more on this, Evelyn Cruz joins us. She’s a clinical professor at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Jul. 6, 2017
Refugees
The number of displaced people around the world reached more than 60 million in 2015. But at the same time, the number of refugees entering the U.S. has dropped sharply in the last year. To break down these numbers further, we’re joined now by Philip Conner, research associate with Pew.
Jul. 6, 2017
A seven-year investigation into whether former Attorney General Tom Horne broke campaign laws has come to a close. Cochise County Attorney Bill McIntyre said there isn’t enough evidence to conclude Horne broke any laws during the 2010 election cycle. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez is with the Arizona Republic and has covered the investigations into Tom Horne, and she joins us now.
Jul. 6, 2017
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A lot of people following politics — not just Democrats and progressives — are looking for guidance on how to deal with the current environment. The progressive publication The Nation is doing its best to offer advice to troubled liberals in the column called Asking for a Friend. We speak with Liza Featherstone, contributing editor at The Nation.
Jul. 6, 2017
Woman with cold
Arizona has joined a number of other states offering paid sick leave. The new law went into effect last week. Jack Lunsford is the president and CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association and joins us to explain the effect this law is having on businesses in the state.
Jul. 6, 2017
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The story of Manor Garden Allotments, a 100-year-old community that found itself in the path of London's 2012 Olympics.
Jul. 6, 2017
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As tensions with North Korea escalate, we look at how the people and countries within the range of North Korean missiles, from South Korea to Hawaii, are responding and preparing.
Jul. 6, 2017
Aaron Saucedo
The man accused of being the “Serial Street Shooter” was not in the courtroom when he was arraigned Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Jul. 6, 2017
photo of suspected arsonist, gunman
The hunt for a suspected arsonist and gunman continues as law enforcement fans out from a concentrated search in northeastern Arizona.
Jul. 6, 2017
Pima Pineapple Cactus
The future of the Pima pineapple cactus is looking up after the federal agency that protects it released a draft recovery plan this week.
Jul. 6, 2017
Chloe Flood
There will be almost half a million new jobs in computer science by 2024. Like other STEM fields, there is a dearth of women in the field. But the Girl Scouts, best known for cookies and camping, believes they can open the door to computer science.
Jul. 6, 2017
Tom Horne
Former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne cleared of finance violations stemming from his 2010 campaign.
Jul. 6, 2017
freeway sign
Those clever message boards hanging off highway overpasses throughout the state cost millions of dollars to replace, according to ADOT. So when engineers at ADOT heard an LED bulb can save taxpayers 70 percent in energy costs over the Halogen bulb, they set out to replace the lights in more than 230 message boards across the state.
Jul. 6, 2017
Aaron Saucedo
The man accused of being the "Serial Street Shooter" is scheduled for arraignment this morning in Maricopa County Superior Court. Aaron Saucedo faces a total of nine counts of first-degree murder, plus a host of other felonies.
Jul. 6, 2017
Phoenix Rain Image
Rain is finally in the forecast later this week. After experiencing record-breaking heat in June, the Valley may see some monsoon activity after a long, dry spell.
Jul. 6, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
To prove criminal contempt, federal prosecutors must show Apraio knowingly violated a federal judge's order to stop his immigration patrols.
Jul. 5, 2017
Jessi Colter
Singer Jessi Colter was born and raised as Mirriam Johnson, growing up in the East Valley in a religious family. That spiritual background continued to direct her life, even as she married one of the original “outlaws” of country music — Waylon Jennings.
Jul. 5, 2017
Boy playing video games
Video games, in many cases, aren’t just games anymore. They can be a significant component of the economy. John Beck studies this. He’s president of North Star Leadership Group and has authored several books.
Jul. 5, 2017

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