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Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed another member to the Arizona Corporation Commission: former state lawmaker Justin Olson of Mesa. Also, a current commissioner has suffered a legal setback with the state Supreme Court. Joining us to talk about the latest goings-on with Arizona’s utility regulators is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Oct. 18, 2017
Waymo
Research shows a lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea of self-driving cars. One company doing testing on autonomous vehicles here in the Valley is trying to change that. Waymo has launched a campaign called “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” here, which describes the benefits of taking our hands off the wheel.
Oct. 18, 2017
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China kicked off its 19th National Congress earlier today. It could include significant turnover on the nation’s Central Committee, with the number of new members reaching as high as 70 percent. The Congress is also seen as another opportunity for Chinese President Xi Jinping to strengthen his already broad powers.
Oct. 18, 2017
It appears that talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement will continue into next year. But today we’re going to look at two other groups of people affected by the trade deal: indigenous people in Mexico and Canada.
Oct. 18, 2017
Jeff Flake
We’re still nearly a year from the GOP Senate primary. But as you just heard, Steve Bannon has decided that Sen. Jeff Flake is one of his prime targets in 2018. To talk about what that could mean for the futures of Flake and challenger Kelli Ward, I turn to Richard Herrera, associate director in the School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU.
Oct. 18, 2017
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It seems that people today carry with them the constant mantra "I'm so busy." It can be tough to juggle work, kids and life in general, but a lot of that feeling of being overwhelmed may be our own fault.
Oct. 18, 2017
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NFL owners are meeting in New York this week to discuss a myriad of issues. Yesterday, news broke that the owners will not ask players to stop kneeling during the national anthem.
Oct. 18, 2017
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Many residents in Puerto Rico are still without power and water after Hurricane Maria, and are devising creative solutions to keep themselves and their neighbors alive.
Oct. 18, 2017
APS
The Arizona Supreme Court voted not to overturn Arizona Public Service's latest utility rate increase, but the fight is not over yet.
Oct. 18, 2017
Chapter Two
There's a new, re-imagined play directed by the writer's ex-wife. Robrt Pela has a review.
Oct. 18, 2017
Arizona DOT
Arizona's top transportation official said there's no need to rename the "Jefferson Davis Highway'' in Arizona because, as far as his agency is concerned, it no longer exists.
Oct. 18, 2017
Authorities in Mexico have arrested the last man wanted for the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
Oct. 18, 2017
Kelli Ward
The race to knock U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake off the Republican ticket has begun with former state lawmaker Kelli Ward launching her campaign on Tuesday night.
Oct. 18, 2017
Her hands may shake, but Arminda Perez-Castillo is still very good with a kitchen knife.
Oct. 18, 2017
Seniors are not typically an age group people think about when it comes to treatment for addiction. One Valley rehabilitation facility is seeing an uptick of senior citizens seeking treatment for alcoholism and addiction to prescription narcotics.
Oct. 18, 2017
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“Continuing to partner with Big League Dreams is a risk with little reward,” said Mayor Jenn Daniels in a statement posted online. “This facility needs a different team; an operator with common sense, motivation, and integrity.”
Oct. 18, 2017
Raul Grijalva
Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva is asking the U.S. Interior Department to explain what happened to funds that officials say were withheld from a study on the impacts on health from coal mining.
Oct. 17, 2017
Bisbee Fire
An early investigation into a fire that ravaged Bisbee’s historic City Hall found no evidence of arson. Instead it might have been dated electrical wiring that caused the blaze.
Oct. 17, 2017
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Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday appointed a former Republican lawmaker to an open seat on the state commission that regulates utilities.
Oct. 17, 2017
The event’s organizer, Maryvale Workforce Initiative, hopes to get 2,500 people employed by next June.
Oct. 17, 2017

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