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Bill Proposes Video Monitoring on Adult Care Patients
After a woman in a vegetative state was raped at Hacienda Healthcare and gave birth, a state lawmaker is proposing a new law to require video monitoring of patients in adult care facilities.
Jan. 20, 2019
Thousands Flock To Capitol For 3rd Annual Women
Arizona marchers inspired by successes of 2018 election, hope for Equal Rights Amendment ratification.
Jan. 20, 2019
5K Participants Run Course With Heavy Loads For Charity
Dozens of participants wore backpacks filled with food for St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
Jan. 20, 2019
Corizon Health Loses Arizona Prison Health Care Contract
An Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) press release dated Jan. 18 says Centurion Of Arizona will take over the contract to provide health care at the state prisons July 1. ADC says it reviewed five bid proposals "and concluded Centurion’s offer to be the most competitive and in the state’s best interest."
Jan. 19, 2019
4 Humanitarian Aid Volunteers Guilty On Multiple Offenses
Guilty verdicts have been rendered against four volunteers for the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths. Volunteers with No More Deaths work in Southern Arizona, leaving food and water for migrants who cross the border illegally.
Jan. 19, 2019
Arizona Governor Proposes $11.4B Budget
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed an $11.4 billion budget for Arizona that focuses much of the new spending on schools and universities while depositing more than a half-billion dollars in the state's rainy day fund.
Jan. 18, 2019
Higher Cost Estimate In New Phoenix Arena Deal Document
There are More financial details surrounding the proposed arena deal between the city of Phoenix and the Phoenix Suns. It’s the first time the city has publicly shared a breakdown of what it will cost to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Jan. 18, 2019
Shutdown Causes Native American Health Clinics To Close
The federal Indian Health Service has no appropriations for the current fiscal year. The House passed a measure to fund the program at $4 billion but the bill awaits Senate consideration. As the government shutdown lingers, many clinics that rely on these funds are hurting and a few have even closed their doors.
Jan. 18, 2019
State Of The Re:Union: Re:Defining Black History
During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. State of the Re:Union zeroes in some of those alternate narratives.
Jan. 18, 2019
Water Director Urges Developers To Call State Lawmakers
Officials who worked on Arizona’s drought plan are asking powerful stakeholders to push the state Legislature to pass it.
Jan. 18, 2019
APM Reports: King
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Half a century later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.
Jan. 18, 2019
AZ Lawmaker Looks To Change Hacienda
In the late 1990s, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill that exempted intermediate care facilities, like the one where a 29 year old comatose woman was sexually abused, from being licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jan. 18, 2019
Constitutional Amendment On Voting Rights Proposed
A group of state lawmakers and activists proposed amending Arizona’s Constitution Thursday to include the right to vote.
Jan. 18, 2019
Phoenix Indian Medical Center Receives Aid
The government shutdown hit the four-week mark Friday, and negotiations in Washington are still stalled. Meanwhile, federal workers deemed essential continue to work without pay. That includes more than 1,000 workers at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.
Jan. 18, 2019
KJZZ
With The Show to talk about Governor Ducey’s State of the State address, what may be in his budget and possible Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate are Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Emily Ryan of Copperstate Consulting.
Jan. 18, 2019
ASU, Renowned Artist To Complete Roden Crater Project
ASU announced a major partnership between the university and the world-renown artist James Turrell that involves a very unique, off-campus experience.
Jan. 18, 2019
Unemployment Rate Up In Arizona
The state's jobless rate ticked up a tenth of a point in December as companies shed employees. New figures from the Office of Economic Opportunity put the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 4.8 percent. That is the result, at least in part, of private sector employment dropping by about 1,900 jobs.
Jan. 18, 2019
AZ Cities And Farmers Battle Over Water Priorities
Jan. 31 is the looming deadline for the Arizona legislature to approve the Drought Contingency Plan, known as the DCP. As a reminder, Arizona has been in a critical drought for almost 20 years.
Jan. 18, 2019
Women
The annual Women's March is this Saturday at the Phoenix Capitol. However, accusations about the movement’s lack of inclusivity has reached a head.
Jan. 18, 2019
Glendale, Phoenix Rescue Mission Team Up To Get Homeless People Jobs
Friday morning, the city of Glendale unveiled a recently-started pilot program called “Glendale Works,” which is designed to get homeless people performing jobs like landscaping and removing trash in city parks.
Jan. 18, 2019

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