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Sales Tax Increase To Fund Education Advances In Legislature
Arizona voters could have a choice next year over whether to increase sales taxes to support public education.
Jan. 23, 2019
Wildlife Photographer In Valley To Talk About His Work
Bertie Gregory has always enjoyed taking photos of wildlife. He was selected as one of the UK’s top wildlife photographers under 20, and has been named a National Geographic Young Explorer.
Jan. 23, 2019
Geologist Discusses Surviving The Government Shutdown
As the government shutdown continues, The Show's taking a closer look at the ways it’s affecting the community. Today, The Show spoke to Judd Sampson. He is the forest geologist for the Tonto National Forest, and has been furloughed for more than a month.
Jan. 23, 2019
Working for Uber and doing other forms of freelancing were perhaps the best options for an increasing number of Americans. But information unveiled by the Department of Labor indicates the gig economy had an effect, but not as much as originally estimated.
Jan. 23, 2019
Could TSA Go On Strike?
One of the most visible group of government workers hit by the partial shutdown are Transportation Security Administration workers, the TSA. And like other federal workers, they cannot legally strike in protest.
Jan. 23, 2019
AZ Considering Unspent Federal Child Care Money
Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey say they plan to spend $56 million in federal funds this year that was sent to the state to cover child care costs. That’s significant because Arizona got the money last year, and did not allocate it.
Jan. 23, 2019
Emotions High As Business Fights Anti-Discrimination Law
Emotions were running high at the Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday as justices there heard a challenge to a Phoenix law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Jan. 23, 2019
Whistleblower: Corizon Officials Directed Me To Cheat Monitors
Jose Vallejo worked for Corizon Health in the Arizona Department of Corrections for two years from December 2016 to December 2018. He alleges the company is violating state regulations, purposefully misleading state auditors, and putting patient lives at risk.
Corizon Health Loses Arizona Prison Health Care Contract
Jan. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: Greenland Ice Sheet Reaches
Greenland’s ice is melting roughly four times faster than it was over a decade ago, according to a new study published this week. And scientists say that the accelerated melting is likely to speed up sea level rise on a global scale.
Jan. 23, 2019
Mother Of Baby Found In Amazon Bathroom Released
The woman who left a newborn baby in a south Phoenix Amazon distribution center bathroom last week has been released without bail.
Jan. 23, 2019
Larry Fitzgerald Returning To Arizona Cardinals For 16th Season
Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning to the Arizona Cardinals for a 16th NFL season. The Cardinals announced Wednesday that they signed the 35-year-old Fitzgerald to a one-year contract.
Jan. 23, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Revenge Fantasy
In the heat of the moment, revenge can be an appealing idea to consider but often it has devastating results with fleeting satisfaction. Revenge permeates popular media and we dislike when a wrongdoer goes unpunished, so why don't we actually decide to carry out justice ourselves?
Jan. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: The Shutdown
Across the country, the lack of federal funding has affected government employees, Native communities, Americans relying on food stamps and more. And the next victims of the month-long crisis could be Americans suffering from opioid addiction.
Jan. 23, 2019
Water Rights Battle Over Gila River Could Kill Drought Plan
A battle is brewing over valuable water rights that could blow up Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan. Legislative House Speaker Rusty Bowers has proposed overturning a state law requiring farmers upstream from the Gila River to use their water share every five years or lose it.
Jan. 23, 2019
Witness In Shooting Of Teen Now Unsure On Details
A man who disputed suburban Tempe police's assertion that a teenage boy they shot and killed had stolen an airsoft gun from his truck now says he is unsure, prompting authorities to reiterate Tuesday plans to re-interview witnesses and victims.
Jan. 23, 2019
Attorneys For Former NAU Student Ask To Withdraw From Case
The request comes after a state Supreme Court committee admonished Ryan Stevens and Bruce Griffen for once representing one of the shooting victims and now representing the defendant, Steven Jones. The committee said it found probable cause to believe the attorneys violated rules of professional conduct, including delaying a murder trial.
Jan. 23, 2019
Nurse Arrested In Case Of Incapacitated  Woman Who Gave Birth At Hacienda HealthCare Facility
Phoenix police say Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault in the impregnation of an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility.
Jan. 23, 2019
McSally Meets With Border Workers, Officials In Nogales
Newly appointed U.S. Sen. Martha McSally purchased 30 pizzas for more than 100 Customs and Border Protection employees in Nogales on Tuesday. It was a gesture to federal workers who are working without pay during the government shutdown. McSally also met with local officials as the shutdown hurts the border economy.
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Jan. 23, 2019
 New MCCCD Board Leadership Stresses Transparency
Unpopular decisions regarding faculty bargaining tools, the district’s football program and several lawsuits have put a spotlight on the colleges and the board.
Jan. 22, 2019
Activist Urges People To Renew DACA Status
With signs pointing toward the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program surviving at least one more year, local activists are telling “Dreamers” to renew their status if it expires in the next six months.
Jan. 22, 2019

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