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Honduran Transgender Asylum Winner Builds New Life In Arizona
A Central American transgender woman won asylum last year and has settled in Arizona. When her lawyer met her in a New Mexico detention center, he says the trauma that led her to flee Honduras was still fresh.
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Jan. 17, 2019
Judge Rules In Favor Of Former Scottsdale Administrator
While Laura Smith was the chief financial officer at the Scottsdale district, she signed off on paperwork related to a consulting firm she had a stake in with her sister. She was later indicted and plead not guilty to fraud and conflict of interest charges.
Jan. 16, 2019
Recorder: $25M Needed For Ballot Tabulation System
The Maricopa County Recorder said his elections department needs significant dollars for a new tabulation system.
Jan. 16, 2019
Despite National Efforts, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed
Some countries have programs designed to curb the over-prescription of antibiotics and ease the antibiotic resistance crisis. Yet studies continue to show troubling rates of inappropriate antibiotic treatment.
Jan. 16, 2019
AZ House Speaker Waiting For Drought Plan From Governor
One of the major issues addressed by Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address was a drought contingency plan. With a Jan. 31 deadline looming, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers says he won’t be pressured into approving a plan he has yet to see.
Jan. 16, 2019
#RedForEd Continues Push For Public Education Funding, Invites Parents To Join
Educators around the state wore red Wednesday to show their support for public education today. As lawmakers consider new policies and the state’s budget, educators want to make sure they aren’t left out of the conversation.
Jan. 16, 2019
Children
And, as the legislative session gets underway, The Show has been speaking with a number of advocacy groups to find out what they’d like to see get done in 2019, including Children’s Action Alliance.
Jan. 16, 2019
Maricopa Community College Board Has A New President
The Maricopa Community College District governing board has a new president, despite the former president having six months left on his term.
Jan. 16, 2019
Arizona Senator Proposes Eliminating Controversial SB1070
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address included a laundry list of items — including some that continue to grab most of the headlines, like water and K-12 funding.
Jan. 16, 2019
USDA Proposes Stricter Requirements For SNAP Program
The USDA is proposing that they require stricter compliance with rules: that some SNAP recipients must be working, in school or in a training program in order to receive their benefits. There was a similar provision in the recently-approved Farm Bill, but it did not make it into the final version.
Jan. 16, 2019
USDA Issues SNAP Benefits Early In Light Of The Shutdown
As the federal government shutdown continues into its 26th day, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is moving to make sure families still get some benefits they depend upon.
Jan. 16, 2019
Are Massive Federal Deficits The New Normal?
The U.S. economy is still showing a lot of positive signs — with growth continuing to excel and unemployment remaining low. But huge tax cuts and significant spending have contributed to a federal deficit approaching $1 trillion.
Jan. 16, 2019
Arizona Corporation Commission Gets New Leadership
There is new leadership at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Burns, a former Arizona senate president, is in the midst of his second term on the commission, which regulates water and power companies. He’s also been the most vocal critic of APS.
Jan. 16, 2019
Can Museums Affect Change In Society?
The power of museums — and how relevant they are — isn’t exactly up for debate. But some have wondered how active those community spaces and their leaders need to be when it comes to addressing the issues of our time.
Jan. 16, 2019
Pima Sheriff Welcomes National Guard Support On Border
Sheriff Mark Napier of Pima County was initially reticent when President Donald Trump announced he would send National Guard troops to our border with Mexico, but said he welcomed the support.
Jan. 16, 2019
Legislative Leaders Push Back On Drought Plan Deadline
House Speaker Rusty Bowers warned Tuesday he won't be pressured by Gov. Doug Ducey into approving a drought contingency plan by a Jan. 31 deadline that he and other lawmakers have yet to see.
Jan. 16, 2019
Arizona AG Supports ICWA In Texas Case
Arizona joined 18 other states in supporting the Indian Child Welfare Act in a Texas legal battle over the adoption of a Native American child.
Jan. 16, 2019
Two Guys on Your Head: Acquaintances In The Wild
We're used to seeing certain people in one context, but why do we get so thrown off when we see them elsewhere? How do cultural differences in collectivism and individualism shape the way we may perceive people in a variety of settings?
Jan. 16, 2019
The Takeaway: Calculating The Costs Of The Longest Government Shutdown In History
The government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history, with no end in sight. And although it might seem counter-intuitive, shutdowns wind up costing the economy more money than it would to simply keep everything running.
Jan. 16, 2019
Some AZ Lawmakers Want To Preserve Legislative Immunity
In his State of the State address on Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he wants to get rid of legislative immunity, a measure that protects lawmakers from arrest in certain circumstances. But some Arizona lawmakers think it should stay in place.
Jan. 16, 2019

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