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Report: Arizona Prison Director Slow To React To Broken Locks At Lewis Prison
Locks failed for years at an Arizona prison, but Corrections Director Charles Ryan failed to appreciate the seriousness of the problem until he saw video on TV, according to a report.
Aug. 15, 2019
K-12 Schools Receiving More Money This Year From AZ
Arizona’s K through 12 schools will receive $21 million more than last year. School districts will receive $342 million in the fiscal year 2020.
Aug. 15, 2019
County Offers Mental Health Service To Felony Offenders
The Show spoke with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, whose office is launching a partnership to offer treatment instead of incarceration for some felony offenders who are designated as "seriously mentally ill."
Aug. 15, 2019
Endangered Species Act Frustrates Some Landowners
Announced changes to the Endangered Species Act are expected to go into effect next month. The modifications will be prospective and apply to new additions in the endangered species list. Environmental groups are concerned about the changes, but some observers say the impact is most likely to be incremental.
Aug. 15, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Picking Peaches At Schnepf Farms In Queen Creek
Listen to Joe Bastek picking peaches with his family at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Aug. 15, 2019
Arizona Lawsuit Reveals Gender Pay Gap In Universities
Research has found there is a gender pay gap in higher education, although the amount can vary. The Show reached out to Anne Hedgepeth, director of federal policy at the American Association of University Women, to talk about the issue.
Aug. 15, 2019
What Will AZ Farmers Do When China Stops Buying American Ag Products?
China has said it would officially stop buying American agricultural products. That’ll likely have a big impact on Arizona farmers. To talk about what that might look like, The Show reached out to Chelsea McGuire, director of government relations at the Arizona Farm Bureau.
Aug. 15, 2019
My Sisters Closet Co-Founder On Shifting Attitudes Toward Secondhand Fashion
J.C. Penney is looking to rebuild its brand with secondhand fashion. The company announced the closure of dozens of stores earlier this year, but now, it’s partnering with online resale platform thredUP in an attempt to bring a new energy — and a new customer — to the chain.
Aug. 15, 2019
Northbound Mill Avenue Reopens In Time For ASU Move-In
Northbound Mill Avenue will reopen Friday, Aug. 16 just as Arizona State University students move in for the new school year.
Aug. 15, 2019
New Law Allows Federal Trials In Additional Arizona Cities
A new law will make Arizona’s court system more accessible. Federal court proceedings are now allowed in more Arizona cities.
Aug. 15, 2019
Presidential Candidates To Address Native American Issues
The National Congress of American Indians and Four Directions will host a first-ever presidential candidate forum to address issues facing Native Americans on Aug. 19 in Iowa.
Aug. 15, 2019
Amy Silverman: Sand Dollars
Heading off to college means big changes for a child. And even bigger adjustments for the parents. Commentator Amy Silverman is beginning that journey.
Aug. 15, 2019
FDA Finds No E. Coli, Salmonella Contamination In Yuma Romaine Lettuce
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that no widespread E. coli or salmonella contamination was found in romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region following testing.
Aug. 15, 2019
Sen. Sinema Promotes Export-Import Bank
The bank is really a federal agency that gives loans and insurance to foreign buyers of U.S. goods. Its authorization ends in September.
Aug. 14, 2019
Tempe City Council To Hold Hearing On Rule Changes For Bicycles, Scooters
The Tempe City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday about the use of bicycles and scooters. The proposed changes include repealing and amending parts of the city code.
Aug. 14, 2019
CDC Awards Arizona $450,000 To Study Maternal Mortality
New moms in the United States die at higher rates than anywhere else in the developed world. In Arizona, an average of 20 new moms die a year — 89% of those deaths are preventable, according to research from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Aug. 14, 2019
Several Sonoran Police Forces Could Get Military Heads
With violence rising in the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, local officials will soon consider putting military leadership in charge of police forces in several major Sonoran cities.
Aug. 14, 2019
Arizona Senators: Latest Tomato Import Deal Is Unfair
In a joint letter sent this week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Sen. Martha McSally call two of the mid-July proposal’s elements “unworkable.”
Aug. 14, 2019
More Wild Animals At Southwest Conservation Center
More wild animals have been taken in this year than ever before at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. They say the recent wildfires have contributed to this increase.
Aug. 14, 2019
Arizona Leads Nation In New Mortgage Debt
New numbers from the Federal Reserve show Arizonans took out more than $1.25 billion in new home loans since March.
Aug. 14, 2019

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