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A late amendment to a bill is circulating in the Arizona Legislature that will force Department of Child Safety workers to obtain warrants before removing children from their homes. Now we turn to Mary Jo Pitzl, state government reporter for The Arizona Republic.
Apr. 6, 2017
Business people
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has found, in a new report, that workers in low-income communities are having trouble finding full-time jobs.
Apr. 6, 2017
State lawmakers today are set to debate bills that would allow nearly all Arizona public school students to use taxpayer money to attend private schools. With me to talk about this is Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Apr. 6, 2017
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Pretend to be a telemarketer to learn about your crush or tap into the most famous prankster in America. This episode is all about tricks and the tricksters behind them.
Apr. 6, 2017
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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump removed Stephen Bannon from the National Security Council.
Apr. 6, 2017
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Between January 2015 and July 2016, some 68 companies that received government contracts had violated wage laws.
Apr. 6, 2017
Steven Jones
The trial of a Northern Arizona University student accused of shooting four fellow students has begun. In October 2015, authorities say Steven Jones shot and killed one of the students, and injured the others.
Apr. 6, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
State regulators will be hearing about the future of the Arizona coal market Thursday.
Apr. 6, 2017
classroom
School Vouchers bill is revived and appears to have enough votes to extend the program to all Arizona schoolchildren.
Apr. 6, 2017
parked cars
Lawmakers are supporting the Good Samaritan bill for rescuing children and pets locked in hot cars.
Apr. 6, 2017
texting and driving
An effort to restrict the state’s newest drivers from tapping away on their cell phones, appears to be dead in the state legislature.
Apr. 6, 2017
Responding to the House speaker’s pledge to involve them in the budget process, top Democrats in the Arizona Legislature say their spending priorities are still being largely ignored by Republicans at the State Capitol.
Apr. 6, 2017
computer
Last year, thousands of Valley businesses were sued by a controversial disability group over minor parking violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, some business groups want to make sure businesses aren’t targeted again.
Apr. 6, 2017
science students
Next week, the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair will gather science fair winners statewide to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships — if it can find enough judges.
Apr. 6, 2017
Aging and Intimacy
A lot of people don’t want to talk about sex. But the urge to have sex or be intimate with someone doesn’t go away with age, or even if that person develops dementia. It’s an issue many families face when confronted with such a diagnosis, but at one assisted living community in Phoenix, sex is just sex.
Apr. 6, 2017
John McCain
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. But it was U.S. Sen. John McCain that left the room speechless after his questioning.
Apr. 5, 2017
"Ghost in the Shell" with Scarlett Johansson
"Ghost in the Shell," which stars Scarlett Johansson," is adapted from a 1980s Japanese comic, or Manga, in which the character the Major, has her brain inserted into a robotlike body.
Apr. 5, 2017
high blood pressure
Employee wellness programs can be a way to reduce monthly insurance payments or, potentially, earn extra incentives or bonuses from the business or company you work for. But House Resolution 1313, being considered by Congress, is causing some concerns about ethics and genetic screening as part of health-care plans.
Apr. 5, 2017
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The Arizona Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition and fees for the upcoming school year at its meeting tomorrow in Tucson. To find out more about trends in university tuition across the country, I’m joined by higher education economist Sandy Baum. She’s a senior fellow at the Urban Institute.
Apr. 5, 2017
divorce agreement
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments late last month in a case from Arizona, dealing with military pension benefits. With me to explain the case is Mark Sullivan. He practices Family Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is author of "The Military Divorce Handbook."
Apr. 5, 2017

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