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The program would waive penalties and cut interest payments in half if people paid their outstanding balance. It would take place from June 1 to July 31, 2017.
Mar. 8, 2017
When it comes to food favorites in Phoenix, Mexican often comes to mind. But the Valley’s reputation as a pizza place is rising. In February, "Travel + Leisure" readers picked Phoenix as the top spot in the country for pizza. Our variety of choices is a big reason why.
Mar. 8, 2017
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The Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Plant Services Division held a listening meeting Tuesday for stakeholders to comment on outdated rules. It’s the first of three gatherings to help address plant-related rules that don’t work with current practices.
Mar. 8, 2017
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The Arizona Coyotes continue to look for paths out of Glendale. The NHL commissioner sent a letter Tuesday supporting a bill that would allow tax money to be used for a new arena.
Mar. 7, 2017
UA President Robert Robbins
The Arizona Board of Regents announced Robert Clayton Robbins as their top pick to fill the University of Arizona presidency. Robbins is president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center. He is trained as a cardiac surgeon.
Mar. 7, 2017
A former National Park Service employee was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Forty-seven-year-old Sharon Baldwin worked for the Petrified Forest National Park and was responsible for accounting for park entrance fees from visitors.
Mar. 7, 2017
Border Fence
An Appeals Court judge has ordered the United States to free a man it’s held for more than two years in prison after he crossed the border at a port of entry while washing windows.
Mar. 7, 2017
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State leaders have some areas in which they’d like to boost funding — education is chief among them. The Grand Canyon Institute has a suggestion: hire more tax collectors and auditors to bring in more of the tax money that’s owed.
Mar. 7, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital.
The first trial related to the VA hospital scandal that began in Phoenix has ended with U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Burns awarding $2.5 million to veteran Steven Cooper. We’re joined for a few minutes by Brandon Coleman, a VA whistleblower who worked as an addiction therapist at the Phoenix VA.
Mar. 7, 2017
Business people
Think tanks are sources for deeply-researched policy papers and studies. Some are partisan—on the right or left—and others make it clear they’re trying to be unbiased and simply present information. But who works at think tanks? Who’s compiling that information? And is there diversity?
Mar. 7, 2017
Winged Victory
A bill is moving through the state Legislature that’s aiming to protect immigrants living in Arizona from notario fraud. Notarios in the U.S. are notary publics who are authorized to do things like certify contracts and other documents. But in Spanish, notarios are trusted government-appointed attorneys who handle legal cases.
Mar. 7, 2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Trump administration has announced plans to hire 5,000 additional Customs and Border Protection agents as part of a border security push. Michel Marizco of KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk is covering the story, and he joins me.
Mar. 7, 2017
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Brian Collins tried everything, from patches to gum to going cold turkey. But nothing worked to help him kick his 20-year smoking habit.
Mar. 7, 2017
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The House GOP has released its much anticipated plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law. Here's what you need to know.
Mar. 7, 2017
This week, it was made public that one of Arizona’s more prominent arts philanthropists had died. Gary Herberger passed away at the age of 79. He was an architect who had trained under Frank Lloyd Wright. And his family has famously given to institutions around the Valley and state.
Mar. 7, 2017
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The Arizona House Education Committee voted 10-1 in favor of SB 1384. That bill would give more protection to student journalists by limiting administrators’ ability to censor school papers. Joining us to talk more about the bill is David Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona.
Mar. 7, 2017
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After an increase in diplomatic pressure, Iraq is now excluded from the group of countries included in the latest iteration of President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Mar. 7, 2017
President Trump Monday signed a revised executive order on immigration. To find out if the revised version will have any more legal luck, I’m joined by Gabriel Chin, a professor of law at the University of California-Davis School of Law.
Mar. 7, 2017
Wednesday is International Women’s Day. And in solidarity around the country, many women are also taking part in “A Day Without A Woman.”
Mar. 7, 2017
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One recent study says American sunscreens don’t measure up abroad.
Mar. 7, 2017

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