Dec. 15 is the deadline for China to file restrictions on what imports it will allow of waste materials from the United States. The Asian nation is the world’s largest importer of waste products and over 50 percent of U.S. trash and recyclables are exported to China now.
It’s now official. November was the warmest on record ever in Phoenix — and by a long shot. The National Weather Service reports the average maximum temperature at 82.9 degrees, almost 7.5 above normal. The average minimum was 59 and a half, and that is close to 7 above where we should be for the month.
Foes of universal school vouchers told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret Mahoney on Friday afternoon that she cannot consider a challenge brought by those who want to keep voters from getting the last word on the plan.
The chairman of the Hopi Tribe and Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a compact allowing the Arizona tribe to operate gaming machines. After signing the agreement, the tribe now has the opportunity to operate or lease up to 900 gaming machines, such as slot machines.
In recent years more faith-themed movies have been showing up at the box office. Ben Sampson is a lecturer at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The Show’s Marcus Charleston asked him why we’re seeing more of these movies.
Prescott advertises itself as Arizona’s Christmas City. Every year, the Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting event is a big draw. But recent tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting and New York truck attack are causing even small-town gatherings to amp up security.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf. It sets guidelines for de-listing the wolf from the Endangered Species Act, and where the recovery should happen. The issue has been a controversial one over the years, and we hear from two people who’ve been involved in it.
The Senate is moving ahead with tax reform, as Republicans including John McCain and Jeff Flake have decided to support the GOP plan. What are the tax implications for companies with intellectual property that they’ve moved offshore? Kimberly Clausing, Professor of Economics at Reed College is here to talk about it.
The Spanish-speaking population in the United States is an attractive market for many broadcasters, including Mexican company TV Azteca. And this week, they closed a deal with an American firm in an attempt to grow in the U.S.
It’s time for our Friday Newscap segment. Joining us to talk about efforts to limit dark money in Arizona, John McCain and Jeff Flake on tax reform and more are Chuck Coughlin, President of HighGround Public Affairs Consultants, and Karl Gentles, Partner at Goode Wright Gentles.