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Recent executions in Arkansas, as well as the decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to delay several executions pending a legal review has kept the issue of the death penalty and lethal injection on the minds of many Americans.
May. 4, 2017
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Arizona has a huge shortage of physicians — especially in rural areas. And that extends to mental health care, as well. One option that is offering more opportunities is telemental health, with psychological or psychiatric care being provided remotely. The University of Arizona is considered a national leader in telebehavioral health.
May. 4, 2017
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Representatives from the four Arizona counties that share a border with Mexico have come together to start a new group. The Arizona Border Counties Coalition will be advocating for economic development and cross-border cooperation, among other things.
May. 4, 2017
Pills
Nationally, publicly funded contraceptive services are also widely used by women. A new study from the Guttmacher Institute shows 6.2 million women received publicly-funded contraceptive services from more than 10,000 clinics in 2015. And, not just Planned Parenthood.
May. 4, 2017
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Planned Parenthood funding in Arizona is under threat in the state budget proposal being debated in the Legislature today. We speak with Bre Thomas, CEO of the Arizona Family Health Partnership. She says if the Department of Health Services was giving out this money, a 2012 state law would bar the state from giving it to agencies that provide abortion services.
May. 4, 2017
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State lawmakers are scheduled to debate, and then vote on, the new state budget later today. The package of bills passed through House and Senate committees on Wednesday. One of the key issues has been education — specifically pay raises for teachers.
May. 4, 2017
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A team from The Arizona Republic decided to dig into the records to learn how $80 million provided to the Navajo Nation for housing was actually being used.
May. 4, 2017
health
Almost all of Arizona’s Republicans threw their support behind the replacement for the Affordable Care Act, which narrowly passed the U.S. House on Thursday.
May. 4, 2017
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In a text message exchange between dead Romeo and Juliet, we hear about their entertaining day-to-day life in heaven and hell, respectively.
May. 4, 2017
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It's the free market that decides which jobs stay and which jobs go, and technology and innovation are changing the present and shaping the future of the U.S. labor market.
May. 4, 2017
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Chair of the Armed Services Committee, U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, joined the chorus of voices this week expressing concern about the nomination of Mark Green for Army secretary. Green’s nomination has been controversial because of comments he’s made about the LGBT community, including calling transgender a “disease.”
May. 4, 2017
Kyrsten Sinema
We start today’s program by looking into a much-anticipated political battle that’s not going to happen. Arizona’s 9th District Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, one of the state’s acknowledged Democratic superstars, has decided not to challenge Sen. Jeff Flake next year when he’s up for re-election.
May. 4, 2017
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Listen to the sounds of Stacy Campo training horses at Turf Paradise Race Course in North Phoenix.
May. 4, 2017
Arizona DOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation will close a section of Interstate-10 starting Thursday night.
May. 4, 2017
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Healthy forest initiatives, a cure for Valley Fever and minimizing war casualties with drone technology. These are all arguments Arizona’s three state universities are hoping will convince legislators to approve $1 billion in bonds as part of this year’s proposed budget.
May. 4, 2017
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Republican legislative leaders are using a provision buried in the state budget in an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.
May. 4, 2017
ELL Teachers
Arizona schools serve will about 67,000 students considered English Language Learners this year. And how these kids learn a new language, as well as their grade-level curriculum, has been the subject of debate for decades.
May. 4, 2017
Red Cross cots
For more than a year, the city of Phoenix has been preparing for the worst, and it's focusing specifically on people with disabilities. The city is putting its plan to the test.
May. 4, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park North Rim
Grand Canyon National Park officials say the North Rim will be opening later this month. The North Rim will open as scheduled on May 15, but some services will be limited. Officials say trucks are hauling water to fill storage tanks while repairs are underway to a water supply pipeline that was damaged by rockslides over the winter.
May. 4, 2017
Border wall
Most of the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants are concentrated among 20 major metro areas, including Phoenix. Jeff Passel, senior demographer with the Pew Research Center, says Phoenix is home to over half of Arizona’s undocumented population, which defies the population trend seen elsewhere.
May. 4, 2017

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