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U.S. Capitol building
Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s invitation-only Experts and Enthusiasts Summit is underway this weekend. Current Republican officeholders like Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham and House Speaker Paul Ryan will attend. And former Vice President Joe Biden will be a rare Democrat who takes part.
Jun. 9, 2017
Friday Newscap
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap. On our NewsCap segment, we talked about Comey, Sen. John McCain, the opioid epidemic in Arizona and more. Our guests were former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and attorney and commentator James Goodnow.
Jun. 9, 2017
The board seized on the change in administration, hoping to call attention to the ongoing tug-of-war over federal land in the west.
Jun. 9, 2017
USS Gabrielle Giffords illustration
The USS Gabrielle Giffords will be commissioned in Galveston, Texas, on Saturday in a ceremony akin to the ship’s birthday.
Jun. 9, 2017
Boundary Fire
A stretch of highway between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is closed because of a wildfire burning north of the city. The Arizona Department of Transportation has not said yet when the popular roadway will reopen.
Jun. 9, 2017
Co-Working Space
A national company is looking to hire hundreds of workers before the end of the year. It’s the latest move by Farmers Insurance to expand its footprint in Phoenix.
Jun. 9, 2017
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Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray discusses former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony, and where Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation may go next.
Jun. 9, 2017
House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is enacting new travel restrictions on members a year after his predecessor was forced to reimburse taxpayers for more than $12,000 in improper expenses.
Jun. 9, 2017
Medical marijuana
The state's top prosecutor wants police to be able to arrest people for having marijuana on college campuses, even if they have a state-issued medical marijuana card.
Jun. 9, 2017
Bare
One season-ending decision has theater critic Robrt Pela wanting much, much more.
Jun. 9, 2017
Railroad-giant Union Pacific said Thursday it will spend $24 million on rail projects in Arizona.
Jun. 9, 2017
DiamondbacksBaseballChaseField
Sports and entertainment venues have become big business. But pro teams only use them for part of the year, which makes booking other events crucial.
Jun. 9, 2017
Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released two reports that found issues with how the Bureau of Indian Education manages its school buildings. The federal school system manages 185 schools on Native American reservations across the country
Jun. 9, 2017
Arizona’s ports of entry have a bad reputation as sluggish thoroughfares ill-equipped to handle the cross border shipping industry. The push is on to change that reputation.
Jun. 8, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Control Tower
Earlier this week, President Trump announced a plan to privatize the nation’s air-traffic control system, separating it from the Federal Aviation Administration. It’s an idea that’s been floated on both sides of the aisle since the 1990s, but it’s never come to fruition.
Jun. 8, 2017
voting sign
A number of states have moved to tighten up their laws on voter identification and what voters need to have when they go to the polls. And last month, the Trump administration announced the creation of the Commission on Election Integrity to investigate allegations of voter fraud. One of the most vocal is former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, the president of Let America Vote.
Jun. 8, 2017
David Wright House
Thursday marked 150 years since legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin. And it also is a key date in moving closer to ending a nasty neighborhood dustup in Phoenix’s Arcadia area.
Jun. 8, 2017
Ramon Batista
Former Tucson Assistant Police Chief Ramon Batista said he was excited to get to work as the new Mesa police chief. He will take over as Mesa police chief in July.
Jun. 8, 2017
health
Republicans have to work quickly if they hope to pass their replacement for the Affordable Care Act by the end summer. The U.S. House has passed its version — the American Health Care Act — last month and now the Senate is expected to push its own version. And a new report shows that could particularly hurt rural Arizona. KJZZ’s Will Stone covers health care and joins me to explain.
Jun. 8, 2017
The housing crisis hit the entire nation very hard, but the effect on Phoenix was one of the deepest and darkest. Thomas Barrack built an unprecedented real estate business by purchasing homes and increasing rents. Barrack is the subject of a new report by Aaron Glantz, a senior reporter at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.
Jun. 8, 2017

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