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Legislative Committee Reviews Arizona
A joint legislative committee is reviewing Arizona’s last remaining juvenile prison. Adobe Mountain School in Phoenix can hold 430 youths, but currently only 172 are housed there.
Oct. 12, 2017
1st Hearing Held on Resolution To Transfer Federal Lands To Renewable Projects
An initial hearing was held this week on a U.S. House bill that could potentially transfer ownership of eight thousand acres of federal land in La Paz County for private development of renewable energy projects. The proposal has not yet gone to committee and already, one group is questioning the way it is being processed.
Oct. 12, 2017
Arizona Girl Scouts React To Boy Scouts Announcement
After the Boy Scouts of America announced plans to allow girls into the organization, the Girl Scouts responded by saying it will continue business as usual.
Oct. 12, 2017
MCCCD Gives Football Teams 2 Years
The football teams at Maricopa Community Colleges will be allowed to play for at least another two years. Officials with the district were considering eliminating the sport from their athletics department. Officials decided this week to give football team leaders two years to improve their student success metrics.
Oct. 12, 2017
 Arizona Pilots Association Concerned About Bill To Privatize Air Traffic Control
Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is moving forward to try to implement dramatic changes in aviation.
Oct. 12, 2017
How Land Use Is Affecting Northern California Wildfires
At least 23 people have died and 3,500 structures have burned in the wildfires sweeping across Northern California; an estimated 170,000 acres have burned so far and authorities have ordered evacuations in a number of towns.
Oct. 12, 2017
Sounds Of The City: This Movie Theater … Is A Park
Listen to the sounds of Marisa Valandra enjoying movie night at a Mesa park, as part of the city’s Ride-In Movies in the Park program.
Oct. 12, 2017
 What Water Challenges Are Communities Like New River Facing?
Some communities in the Valley are in areas that aren’t strictly defined by city boundaries. And that affects how residents of places like New River, Anthem and Rio Verde get their water. A recent piece in The Arizona Republic reported that, as New River has grown, its aquifer has shrunk significantly during the Valley’s recent extremely dry seasons.
Oct. 12, 2017
 Research Shows Racial Discrimination Still At Play In Job Hiring
When you send in a job application, if you meet the qualifications, you’d expect to at least get an interview. But new research shows, even at the point of hire, racial discrimination is still often at play.
Oct. 12, 2017
 Las Vegas Convention And Visitors Authority Releases New Ad
A week after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, signs on the Las Vegas strip went dark in remembrance of the victims and those injured.
Oct. 12, 2017
ASU Professor Discusses Criticism Over Slavery Computer Game
Teaching difficult subjects, like slavery, is a tough but important assignment for teachers. And making sure it’s done thoughtfully and sensitively is a crucial part of that.
Oct. 12, 2017
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton On DACA, Stadiums, Phoenix
Two members of the Phoenix City Council have so far expressed an interest in running for mayor, once the current Mayor Greg Stanton resigns to run for Congress.
Oct. 12, 2017
 International Trade Expert Weighs In On NAFTA Negotiations
President Trump has been in meetings to discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Joining us to look at how the NAFTA talks are going and where the U.S. stands is Brian Peck. He's an expert in international trade and director of the Transnational Law and Business Center at USC.
Oct. 12, 2017
Podcast Playlist: Elvis
Historians examine how Elvis' famous pompadour haircut became an expression of sexuality by fans across the world, and why Americans freaked out when he had to cut it.
Oct. 12, 2017
The Takeaway: Firefighters In California Bear Emotional Toll Of Wildfires
Dozens of wildfires are burning in California, and entire neighborhoods have been reduced to piles of ash. Some 8,000 firefighters are fighting the blazes on the ground and from the air.
Oct. 12, 2017
Bisbee City Employees Back To Work One Day After Fire
Bisbee's City Hall sets up temporary operations at a nearby vacant school after fire gutted the historic building Wednesday morning.
Oct. 12, 2017
Perry: Blowing Up Energy Markets?
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has proposed subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants.
Oct. 12, 2017
Resurrecting
Almost 50 years ago, Mexico City celebrated its Olympic games. A group of citizens decided to recover an important part of its cultural legacy: a forgotten sculpture trail from prominent world artists, like Alexander Calder.
Oct. 12, 2017
Meeting Phoenix Police Union Request Could Cost $300 Million
If Phoenix wants to hire enough police officers to satisfy the union, it faces some tough choices – either cut budgets for other city departments or raise taxes. Those options were laid out during Wednesday’s Public Safety Subcommittee meeting.
Oct. 12, 2017
 Nissan Dealership Settles With EEOC In Discrimination Case
A Nissan dealership in New Mexico has finalized its lawsuit settlement with the federal agency that accused the dealership of discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office in Phoenix released the details Wednesday.
Oct. 12, 2017

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