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Lemonade Will Not Be The Official Arizona State Drink
On a 18-12 vote, the Arizona Senate voted against making lemonade the official drink of the state of Arizona. Some lawmakers voted no because they said there are more important bills to vote on. The Legislature is behind schedule and still needs to pass a budget.
Apr. 25, 2019
Head Of Arizona GOP Pushes School Sales Tax Hike
The Arizona Republican Party's leader on Wednesday pushed for state lawmakers to back a stalled proposal raising the state sales tax to provide additional funding for schools, a move she acknowledged has triggered anger among members of her own party.
Apr. 25, 2019
The Takeaway: The Debate Over Felon Disenfranchisement
Imagine being an American citizen and not being allowed to vote. That’s the reality for thousands of incarcerated men and women around the country, and the 2020 Democratic candidates have been weighing in.
Apr. 25, 2019
The Takeaway: Saudi Arabia Continues Bloody Crackdown On Dissent
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced this week that it had executed 37 people — some who were minors at the time of their arrests — for charges related to terrorism.
Apr. 25, 2019
120 Incidents Of Criminal Damage To Vehicles In Queen Creek
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating 120 incidents of criminal damage to vehicles in the Queen Creek neighborhoods. They say officers first responded to a call of vandalism on April 19, but they began getting numerous reports of vehicle damage in the area.
Apr. 25, 2019
Arizona Spent $218K Looking Into Complaints Against Stringer
The Arizona House Ethics Committee spent just over $218,000 investigating former Rep. David Stringer, including $16,000 paid to a private investigation firm that tracked down a 1983 police report showing former Rep. David Stringer was accused of paying boys for sex, according to records released Wednesday.
Apr. 25, 2019
Arizona Cardinals Have First Pick In NFL Draft
Barring a last-minute trade, the Arizona Cardinals are expected to choose Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy-winner Kyler Murray, despite the fact that they drafted quarterback Josh Rosen in the first round last year.
Apr. 25, 2019
How Bookmans Evolved Into A
Before most national brands started touting their Earth-friendly ways, there was Bookmans. The used bookstore opened in Tucson more than 40 years ago. Today, it has six stores across the state where you can buy, sell and trade more than books.
The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities
Apr. 25, 2019
Final $600 Million Jaguar Recovery Plan Released
The U.S. government has published the results of an extensive $600 million plan for recovery of the endangered jaguar that lives in the mountains of Mexico and southern Arizona. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service anticipates it will take 50 years to recover the jaguar.
Apr. 24, 2019
Arizona Chases Opportunities At Mexico’s Largest Airspace Fair
One of the largest aerospace fairs on the continent kicked off this Wednesday at the outskirts of Mexico City. And Arizona has one of the biggest pavilions there to promote the state’s industry and to look for new partners.
Apr. 24, 2019
Court Hearing Thursday In Family Separations Case
The sides in an ongoing lawsuit over the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border are due in court Thursday afternoon. An independent federal investigator has said there may be thousands of migrant children who were separated from their parents prior to last year's court-ordered reunifications.
Apr. 24, 2019
Mexico Becomes Top U.S. Trade Partner
In January and February of this year, trade between Mexico and the United State accounted for $97.4 billion in imports and exports. That’s about 15 percent of all U.S. trade worldwide, surpassing both China and Canada.
Apr. 24, 2019
FAA Holds Workshops To Address Flight Path Questions, Concerns
Nearly five years after the Federal Aviation Administration altered the flight paths in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, the agency is once again hosting workshops to address questions and concerns about flight paths around the Valley.
Apr. 24, 2019
9th Circuit Mulls Case Of Asylum Seekers Forced To Stay In Mexico
The legal fight over whether the government can make some asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their immigration case plays out continued Wednesday at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Apr. 24, 2019
High Court Hears Case On Whether SNAP Data Should Be Made Public
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a case that will decide whether or not the United States Department of Agriculture will have to disclose retailers’ sales data from the federally-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Apr. 24, 2019
Musicologist Says Music Behind The Iron Curtain Is Fraught With Tension
The music created behind the Iron Curtain was just as fraught, or so says Peter Schmelz, Arizona State University associate professor of musicology. He’s been awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship to further this research.
Apr. 24, 2019
When Are Many Choices Too Many Choices?
Research suggests having too many choices isn’t always great for consumers, but does that apply to politics? Psychologist Barry Schwartz says while it seems intuitive that having a lot of choices would be a good thing, in reality, too many choices can be a bad thing.
Apr. 24, 2019
New YA Novel May Be Shifting The Future Of The Genre
Luke Larson is the author of the new, interactive young adult novel "Igist," which may be shifting the future of young adult literature. Larson spoke with The Show about the new book, and he said he was inspired to write it because of his daughters — and his day job.
Apr. 24, 2019
A New Light Rail Stop Could Play A Big Role For Ability360
The Phoenix-area's light rail system has had a huge impact on certain neighborhoods and communities, with a ridership that eclipsed expectations. A new rail stop has the potential to make life much less inconvenient for residents who have disabilities and who use the Ability360 center near 50th and Washington streets.
Apr. 24, 2019
4 Arizona Counties, Get Failing Air Quality Grades
April 24 marks the 20th anniversary of the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report. The goal of the report is to identify unhealthy air in cities and counties around the country. Last year, the Phoenix area was on the list of most ozone-polluted cities.
Apr. 24, 2019

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