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Judge Finds Prison Policy Unconstitutional
In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Roslyn Silver found an Arizona Department of Corrections policy “violates the First Amendment on its face.” The Arizona Department of Corrections says it is reviewing the ruling.
March 13, 2019
The Takeaway: NY AG Begins Investigation Into Trump Organization, Subpoenas Deutsche Bank
New York State Attorney General Leticia James has opened a new investigation into the Trump Organization, issuing subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for documents pertaining to four failed projects, including a 2014 attempted bid to buy the Buffalo Bills.
March 13, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Urge Agreement On Mexican Tomatoes
Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally signed a letter in early March asking Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to protect Mexican tomato imports. Seven other members of Congress signed on to the letter.
March 13, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Signal Detection, Part 2
We've covered what signal detection theory is, so how does it come up when we assign labels to behaviors that could be considered "micro aggressions?" Are there significant benefits to these labels? In the second episode of this conversation, we continue our discussion on signal detection.
March 13, 2019
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
Kate Gallego is Phoenix's new mayor-elect as of Tuesday night, but poll watchers know there were two other ongoing races — elections for City Council District 5 and District 8 — both of which had no lack of candidates.
March 13, 2019
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Hospitals that accept payment from the state's Medicaid program can't try to also collect more by going after money owed to the patient, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
March 13, 2019
UA Study Looks To Eyes For Clues On Making Mistakes
Researchers at the University of Arizona are working to better understand why we sometimes make poor decisions and they're looking into our eyes for answers.
March 13, 2019
Red Bull Energy Drink Production Coming To Glendale
The Glendale City Council recently approved a development agreement for a new, multi-million dollar manufacturing facility in a partnership between manufacturer Ball Corporation, Red Bull and Rauch Fruit Juices.
March 13, 2019
Pinal Farmers Ask For $20M To Drill Wells
Pinal County farmers say they need an additional $20 million to help drill new wells to replace the Colorado River water that they’ll be giving up. A Globe lawmaker has helped advanced a measure in hopes of getting that money.
March 13, 2019
NPS: Less Radiation Levels In Building Than Reported
The National Park Service has released a preliminary report about uranium ore samples stored in a museum building at the Grand Canyon.
March 13, 2019
Arizona Youth Employment Bill Polls Poorly
Arizona House Bill 2535 would lower the state’s $11.00 dollars per hour minimum wage to the federal minimum of $7.25 dollars for full-time students under the age of 22 who are working part time.
March 13, 2019
BioBlitz Sheds Light On Plant, Animal Life
Over a weekend in early March, more than 1,000 people from the United States and Mexico got together to document plant and animal life in the borderlands.
March 13, 2019
Gallego Opens Big Lead In Phoenix Mayoral Race, Valenzuela Concedes
Kate Gallego opened a large lead over Daniel Valenzuela early in the race for Phoenix mayor on Tuesday. With results showing her up by 17 percentage points, Gallego declared victory before supporters at a downtown Phoenix restaurant.
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
March 12, 2019
More Than 1 Mil Pounds Of Trash Collected Off Freeways
Trash on Maricopa County freeways has declined by almost 30 percent since 2006. That’s according to No Trash Arizona, a program that cleans roadways and educates people about not littering. But there is still a lot of debris. In 2018, ADOT collected over a million tons of trash from freeways.
March 12, 2019
American Advocacy Group Meets With New Mexican Administration
One of the oldest advocacy organizations in the U.S. is leading one of the first American groups to meet face-to-face with the recently inaugurated Mexican president.
March 12, 2019
ICWA Case Heads To Appeals Court
The Indian Child Welfare Act is facing its biggest legal challenge since the law was enacted more than four decades ago. More than 20 states have joined hundreds of tribes, advocacy groups and the federal agency overseeing Indian affairs to urge an appellate judge to uphold the law Wednesday.
March 12, 2019
Utah Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Shrink Monuments
Utah lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday that would limit the size and scope of the Antiquities Act to protect smaller parcels of land with the buy-in of local communities and states.
March 12, 2019
This Bill Would Ban School Lunch Shaming
“Children can’t ... learn if they don’t eat,” said Angie Rogers, president and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, during an Education Committee hearing earlier this year. “This bill eliminates the risk children don’t eat if they can’t pay.”
March 12, 2019
Activists March To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment
Activists kicked off a 38-mile march on Monday. The goal: to urge Arizona lawmakers to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment — that’s the Constitutional amendment approved by Congress back in 1972 declaring “Equality of rights shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.”
March 12, 2019
Lawmakers Address Violence Against Native Women
The Arizona House of Representatives unanimously voted to form a committee addressing violence against Native American women.
March 12, 2019

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