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Friday Newscap
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap and some voices from the news this week. Joining us are Matthew Benson — director at the firm Veridus and also served as communications director for former Gov. Jan Brewer — and Mario Diaz, president of Mario E. Diaz and Associates and also served as a deputy chief of staff for former Gov. Janet Napolitano
Aug. 18, 2017
Eclipse
Day will become night across the U.S. on Monday. That’s when a rare total solar eclipse will take place. Moving from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast, the celestial event has taken on the grand name of Great American Total Solar Eclipse.
Aug. 18, 2017
And this new approach to prosecution by the Trump administration also means that there will be even more cases clogging our immigration courts. The country’s immigration court system has been experiencing a backlog of cases for years, and many worry that the new push by the Trump administration to deport my people and punish them the first time they cross the border illegally will only exacerbate the problem.
Aug. 18, 2017
Chase Field
The dispute between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Maricopa County Stadium District over the future of Chase Field is headed to arbitration. A Superior Court judge ruled on Thursday that the sides must take that approach.
Aug. 18, 2017
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Tucson cannot continue to destroy the guns it seizes under a city ordinance. That from the Arizona Supreme Court, which ruled state law can trump that of cities and towns. With me to explain the case and what it means is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Aug. 18, 2017
Chicanos Por La Causa
Terri Cruz, a founding member of Chicanos Por La Causa, the largest Hispanic nonprofit in the country, has died. She was 89. Cruz has a long history as a community advocate and activist.
Aug. 18, 2017
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At least 13 people were killed on Thursday in a terrorist attack in Barcelona. Another attack in Cambrils occurred early Friday, killing at least one.
Aug. 18, 2017
total solar eclipse
Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse on Aug. 22..
Aug. 18, 2017
health
The Maricopa County Department of Health launched its first Spanish website earlier this week. The project has been a long time coming.
Aug. 18, 2017
Financial jobs office
Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stuck at 5.1 percent in July.
Aug. 18, 2017
Border Patrol Car
Four months ago, the Trump Administration announced a hardening of immigration law enforcement that seeks to punish people who try even one time to cross the border illegally. It’s a return to one of the most severe forms of deterring immigrants from making that crossing.
Aug. 18, 2017
Handgun
Tucson lost a legal dispute with the state over the city’s practice of destroying seized guns, an issue that sparked debate over the question of municipal sovereignty.
Aug. 18, 2017
french fries
Women who eat a lot of high-calorie foods may face a slightly higher risk of obesity-related cancers -- even if they remain thin. That's according to results released from the University of Arizona on Thursday.
Aug. 18, 2017
Football field
“Our approach to all sports is to implement policies, education, prevention, rules, etc as many as possible to make every sport as safe as possible,” said Dr. Javier Cárdenas, a sports neurologist.
Aug. 18, 2017
Camping
Thinning forests are the latest indication of climate change, according to new research findings. Scientists have been exploring western forest decline.
Aug. 17, 2017
Along the side of Superstition Freeway at East Peralta road, there’s a stop light and small monument surrounded by railroad ties. On Thursday afternoon, the face of the monument was completely obscured with white feathers and black tar melting in the sun.
Aug. 17, 2017
women's chorus rehearsal
Listen to the sounds of Sandy Miller singing with the Phoenix Women's Chorus.
Aug. 17, 2017
Mo Ehsani
The warming of the world’s oceans — as a result of climate change — is having a devastating impact on the coral reefs. The vibrant colors of the coral are being bleached white. As the water warms, the corals expel the colored algae living in their tissues. But now a University of Arizona professor thinks he just might have an answer to this crisis.
Aug. 17, 2017
 Spectrum Experience
In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville this week, Tempe-based communications firm Spectrum Experience is taking a stand. They’ve taken the unusual step of announcing to their clients that the firm will no longer work with clients who are unwilling to publicly state: black lives matter.
Aug. 17, 2017
Lana Condor
The genres of science fiction and fantasy entertainment have been dominated by white writers and filmmakers over the years. But that’s not entirely because of a lack of diversity among writers. It’s more a matter of where the attention has gone. To learn more, we spoke with Karina Vado, a doctoral student at the University of Florida
Aug. 17, 2017

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