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Law Professor Explains County
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Maricopa County can be held liable for the actions of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The Show spoke with Paul Bender at ASU's Sanda Day O'Conner College of Law to find out why the county is being held liable.
May. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Tens of Thousands Strike Across California
Approximately 50,000 workers at the University of California system are taking part in a three day strike this week. They are protesting a contract settlement that includes smaller wage increases, higher healthcare premiums and fewer retirement benefits.
May. 8, 2018
The Pulse: Indigenous Traditions Get Science Backing
Thousands of years ago, Chinese and Greek civilizations used the bark of willow trees as medicine to treat pain. Centuries later, scientists studied willow bark to find out if it was anything special. It turns out it is. We now use a synthetic version of the active chemical, and call it aspirin.
May. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump Appointees Reshaping Federal Courts
This week could be one of the most influential yet for the federal appeals courts. So far, the administration has already confirmed more circuit court judges than any of the last five administrations at this point in their terms.
May. 8, 2018
Ducey Prefers Arizona
Standing by his "no tax" credo, Gov. Doug Ducey said he'd rather see the state "live within its means" than support an educators' ballot initiative taxing the top 2.5 percent wage earners. But, he may need that tax to fulfill his pay raise promise.
More Arizona Education News
May. 8, 2018
Genetic Study Shows Why Some Tan, Some Burn
With summer fast approaching, many turn their thoughts to swimsuit bods and summer tans. Now, a new genetic study might help explain why some of us burn while others tan — and how the genes involved relate to skin cancer.
May. 8, 2018
Cities Interfering With Short Term Home Rentals Ordered To Stop
Sedona and other cities interfering with short term home rentals risk losing state aide.
May. 8, 2018
Tourism Top Economic Driver For Arizona
Travel and tourism revenue is the top economic driver for the state ranked by GDP, increasing 29 percent post-recession.
May. 7, 2018
Special Olympics Organizers Plan Ahead To Beat The Heat
This weekend, hundreds of Arizona's Special Olympic athletes and coaches paraded into the football stadium at Kellis High School in Glendale. Event organizers and medical staff say a lot of preparation and innovation go into creating a proactive plan for heat safety.
May. 7, 2018
Phoenix May Build A Parking Garage Near Light Rail Line
Phoenix is considering building a parking garage near the light rail line in midtown.
May. 7, 2018
Prior to the civil rights movement and the passage of the Civil Rights Act, there were many places around the United States that were extremely dangerous for African-Americans. To help travelers of color make safe choices, there was the annually-published "Negro Motorist Green Book."
May. 7, 2018
The Takeaway:
American identity is shifting: from what we look like, to where we worship, to who we love. Some feel they are being left behind by a country they thought they knew. Others are excited to chart a new course, to take part in that dream that so many Americans aspire to.
May. 7, 2018
Could Private Partnerships Continue NASA
NASA retired its space shuttle mission earlier this decade while private companies like SpaceX have generated headlines, in recent years, for both their proposed and actual missions into space.
May. 7, 2018
What
It was a historic moment when thousands of Arizona teachers walked out of the classrooms and on to the Capitol grounds. The educators spent six days demanding the state legislature to restore education funding to pre-recession levels.
May. 7, 2018
New Ways To Buy, Sell Homes Raise Questions About Role Of Agents
A generation ago, if you wanted to buy a house, you had to go through a realtor. There were no sites like Zillow or Redfin where you could find out the price on your own. It’s just one way buying and selling houses has changed in recent years.
May. 7, 2018
Arizona’s Tallest Building Gets New Owner
A joint venture, managed by Phoenix-based Wentworth Property Company, bought the 40-story Chase Tower in downtown Phoenix.
May. 7, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Armenians Protest Their Government
For a look at international news, we turn now to our colleague Rich Preston at the BBC to give us a rundown of the stories to watch for across the globe this week.
May. 7, 2018
Court Finds Maricopa County Liable For Arpaio Policies
In a decision released Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found Maricopa County can be held liable for the "racially discriminatory policing policies" of former sheriff Joe Arpaio.
May. 7, 2018
Boas: AZ Feud Is
The Show regulrly checks in with Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
May. 7, 2018
What
We know in economics that pressure on the supply side means higher prices to meet demand. And that, according to Greg Haas of Stratas Advisors, is one of the main reasons we’re all about to see the summer gasoline prices at their highest in four years. It’s a sign, he said, of a global economy that’s doing well.
May. 7, 2018

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