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Questions Swirl Around Paul Ryan
House Speaker Paul Ryan joined other high profile Republican congressional members when he announced last week that he wouldn’t be running for reelection. Ryan’s reasoning included the desire to spend more time with his family, but speculation about political calculations has also been rampant.
Apr. 16, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: New Cuban President To Be Named This Week
There will be a couple of significant firsts this week, on opposite sides of the globe. For a weekly check of the biggest stories on the international stage, The Show was joined by the BBC’s Camilla Mills.
Apr. 16, 2018
CDC Continues Investigation Into E. Coli Outbreak In Lettuce
The CDC is investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that has spread to 11 states. The likely cause is romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, a major supplier of winter produce in the country.
Apr. 16, 2018
County Recorder Looks To Improve Voting Efficiency With Tech
As campaigning continues for the 2018 elections, we’re wondering whether the election votes are going to be counted accurately and efficiently, which has been a significant issue in the state in previous cycles.
Apr. 16, 2018
Some Valley Builders Lament Lack Of High-Skilled Tradespeople
The Phoenix-area housing market is humming along, and state officials expect Arizona to add more than 10,000 construction jobs over the next two years. But all that activity, in part, may be exacerbating a lack of high-skilled tradespeople.
Apr. 16, 2018
Complete Streets Board Member Says Project Process Stalled
A Complete Streets Advisory Board member of the board says while they have held up their end of the bargain, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department has refused to work with them, resulting in years of impasse.
Apr. 16, 2018
Boas Discusses Upcoming Teachers Strike Vote
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey introduced a plan that would raise teacher pay in Arizona by 20 percent over the next three years. The #RedForEd movement had been calling for 20 percent in one year, and teachers will be taking a few days this week to consider whether they should go on strike in response.
Apr. 16, 2018
Organizer Believes Teachers Will Vote to Authorize Strike
Arizona teachers will vote this week on whether to authorize a strike. They’ve been demanding a 20 percent pay increase, as well as other increases to education funding.
Apr. 16, 2018
On The Ledge: Arizona Lawmakers Delay Taking Up School Safety Plan
Lawmakers are back at the Capitol today and they’ve got a few high-profile issues to deal with, the governor’s school safety and teacher pay proposals among them.
Apr. 16, 2018
The Takeaway: U.S. and Allies Strike Syria, But What
Over the weekend, a U.S.-led coalition, involving the assistance of Britain and France, executed airstrikes against three Syrian targets believed to be related to the country's chemical weapons program. The strikes were intended as a warning against further use of chemical agents by the Assad regime.
Apr. 16, 2018
The Takeway: What Can The Oklahoma Teachers
In 1990, Oklahoma teachers poured out in massive demonstrations for better pay and more school funding. After four days on the picket line, teachers won a major concession from the state legislature, a $6,000 raise funded by an increase in state taxes.
Apr. 16, 2018
Trump Issues Memo Reviewing Clean Air Standards At National Parks
The EPA's Regional Haze Rule, established in 1999, calls for state and federal agencies to improve visibility in 156 national parks and wilderness areas, including the Grand Canyon. The president is asking the EPA to review that rule.
Apr. 16, 2018
Study: Homeless Health Care Program Saves Public Money
A federally funded study shows a Phoenix-area nonprofit that cares for the homeless could save the state millions of dollars each year. Circle the City treats people who aren’t sick enough to stay in a hospital, but have nowhere else to heal.
Special Report: Homeless In Plain Sight
Apr. 16, 2018
High Demand For High-End Office Space In Tempe
Demand for high-end office space in Tempe is so strong, a developer recently broke ground on a nine-story building without having a single tenant lined up.
Apr. 16, 2018
Report: Arizona Adding Bioscience Jobs, But Not Venture Capital Funding
Arizona’s bioscience sector is outpacing the country when it comes to adding jobs, but falling behind on venture-capital funding.
Apr. 16, 2018
Scottsdale-Based Nonprofit To Invest $1.4M In Sonora
The economic exchange between Arizona and Mexico is not exclusive to businesses and government. A Scottsdale-based nonprofit will invest $1.4 million in Sonora to incentivize local economies and do something that has a longer lasting impact.
Apr. 16, 2018
Arizona Political Analyst Reacts To News Of Barbara Bush
Former First Lady Barbara Bush was reported to be in failing health on Sunday. The 92-year-old has decided not to seek further care, facing a life threatening illness.
Apr. 15, 2018
Critics Of Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s aide, Dan Scarpinato, said there is real money to bolster paychecks based on Arizona’s healthy economy and more than $250 million in new revenue.
Apr. 15, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
A republican senator sponsoring Governor Doug Ducey’s school safety bill has pulled it for revisions. This is just the latest sign that the wide-ranging proposal faces major issues in the Legislature.
Apr. 15, 2018
Gun Rights Advocates Gather, Joining Rallies Across U.S.
Second amendment rallies were organized in all 50 states Saturday, April 14. Arizona conservatives gathered at Paradise Valley Park with signs, flags and banners to stand up for the protection of gun rights.
Apr. 14, 2018

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