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Podcast Playlist: Let
We love to talk about the weather. Whether it's the heat in the summer or the several feet of snow that came down last week in northern Arizona. From Podcast Playlist, Lindsay Michael and Matt Galloway have a slight twist on this passion for weather.
Feb. 28, 2019
GCU Women
Earlier this month, seven women on Grand Canyon University’s soccer team came forward with allegations of verbal, mental and physical abuse from the team’s coaches. The players sent a letter to the university demanding the removal of head coach Derek Leader and associate head coach Malorie Rutledge. They also want an independent investigation.
Feb. 28, 2019
Documentary, House Bill Aim For AZ Justice Reform
A push for criminal justice reform is happening across the country as strange bedfellows like the Koch Brothers and the ACLU find themselves on the same side for some proposed changes. In Arizona, the push comes in the form of House Bill 2270.
Feb. 28, 2019
This Law Could Take Away Wage Increase From
In 2016, voters approved a new, higher minimum wage by a 2-to-1 margin, but state House Republicans are now arguing voters only approved wage hikes for families and not for youth. They’re proposing a new law that would exempt those younger than 22 years old from the wage hike.
Feb. 28, 2019
New AZ Education Standards Focus On Creativity
Last fall, the Arizona Board of Education voted to make major changes to the teaching standards that guide our state educators in subjects like history, social studies and science. According to teacher Renee Howell, it will allow for less memorization and more creativity in her classroom.
Feb. 28, 2019
The Takeaway: How Deutsche Bank Became Trump
Michael Cohen testified for nearly eight hours before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. Today, he goes behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee. A lot of ground was covered on Wednesday, everything from Trump’s operations of his business while in office, to the WikiLeaks dump.
Feb. 28, 2019
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to adopt strict labeling requirements for alternative foods — like soy-based meat substitutes or almond milk. Republican Rep. David Cook, who is a rancher, said calling almond milk "milk" is confusing because almonds don’t lactate.
Feb. 28, 2019
What Does The Phoenix Police Union Want In A New Contract?
Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, the union representing Phoenix police officers, is negotiating with the city for a new three-year contract. While talks focus on the future, the past remains in the present.
After Years Of Hiring, Why Isn't Phoenix Police Fully Staffed?
Feb. 28, 2019
Bill Would Allow Employers To Pay Some Workers Less Than Minimum Wage
Claiming voters intended higher minimum wages only for families, Republicans in the Arizona House voted Wednesday to allow employers to pay less to some people younger than 22.
Feb. 27, 2019
Friday Deadline For Phoenix Voters To Get Early Ballots
Friday is the last day for registered voters in Phoenix to request an early ballot by mail for the city’s special election. On March 12, voters will choose between Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela for mayor.
Feb. 27, 2019
Higher Sales Tax In Mesa Starts Friday
Mesa voters approved the hike last November. The quarter-cent increase is to be used only for public safety. The money is expected to cover new police and fire positions as well as rising pension costs.
Feb. 27, 2019
Phoenix, Hermosillo Mayors To Attend Business Leadership Forum
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams is joining her counterpart in Hermosillo, Mexico, for a Business Leadership Forum south of the border Thursday, Feb. 28.
Feb. 27, 2019
BioBlitz Offers Chance To Track Border Biodiversity
This Saturday and Sunday, scientists and the public are invited to team up to collect data about biodiversity in the border region during the second-annual binational Border BioBlitz event.
Feb. 27, 2019
Arizona Rep. Gosar Calls  Cohen A
For much of Michael Cohen's congressional testimony in from of a House committee, Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee have called President Donald Trump's former lawyer a liar.
Feb. 27, 2019
Mexican Secretary Of State In D.C. To Discuss New Migrations
Olga Sánchez Cordero will hold her first official encounter with American authorities to discuss migrant groups from Central America, Asia and Africa. Mexican authorities say India has become the second country of origin of transitory migrants after Honduras, followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh, Congo and Nigeria.
Feb. 27, 2019
Lawmakers Plan To Exempt Veteran Pensions From Taxes
An Arizona Senate panel voted Tuesday to exempt retired veterans from having to pay state income taxes on their pensions. But it faces an uncertain future amid opposition from some lawmakers of both parties who question why all veterans, including retired general officers, should get such a break.
Feb. 27, 2019
Johnson Utilities Ordered To Disclose Documents
The town of Queen Creek and its water utility, Johnson Utilities, are being ordered to disclose documents about a possible business transaction.
Feb. 27, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Sports Betting
Members of the Senate Appropriation Committee approved a measure Tuesday that would permit most tribes to take bets on professional and amateur sporting events at tribal casinos and at multiple off-site locations including bars and VFW posts.
Feb. 27, 2019
WATCH: Michael Cohen Testimony
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, is testifying on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Watch the testimony from NPR.
Feb. 27, 2019
After Years Of Hiring, Why Isn
It’s become a routine comment at public meetings in Phoenix: calls for more police officers. The city has been hiring since 2015, but still hasn’t reached its goal. So, what are the challenges? And what’s the department doing to get more cops on the street?
Phoenix Police Department To Begin Body Camera Rollout
Feb. 27, 2019

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