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Federal Tax Conformity Debated By Arizona Leadership
Arizona taxpayers might be paying a little more attention to the state legislature than normal. That’s because of the ongoing debate over tax conformity — whether or not the state will conform its income tax code to the federal one.
Feb. 6, 2019
Gov. Ducey Calls For Investigation Into Hacienda HealthCare
The concern over patient care at Hacienda HealthCare reached a new level on Tuesday when Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to Attorney General Mark Brnovich calling for an investigation.
Feb. 6, 2019
AZ Appeals Court Strikes Down Law On Employee Benefits
The Arizona Court of Appeals says GOP lawmakers cannot stop local governments from requiring private employers give their workers more benefits than state law mandates.
Feb. 6, 2019
The Takeaway: The Biggest Threats To America Today, According To You
The President laid out the major threats to our nation in his State of the Union, as he sees them. But there’s room for debate about what’s threatening us most right now. We asked listeners about it, and the top threats?: Climate change, healthcare and dysfunctional government.
Feb. 6, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Reverse Psychology
What we refer to as "reverse psychology" is more or less a strategy of deception based on expected defiance, and any short term gratification is often met with long term problems. So why has reverse psychology become such a trope in parenting or dealing with contrarians?
Feb. 6, 2019
The Origin Of ‘Anti-Gay’ School Curriculum
Arizona Sen. Martin Quezada has sponsored a bill that would eliminate that state’s so-called K-12 education “no promo-homo” for the last four years. But will Arizona repeal the law?
Feb. 6, 2019
Phoenix To Spend Millions On Special Elections
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council will vote to hold a special election focused on light rail funding this August. It’s just one election this year expected to cost taxpayers about a million dollars.
Feb. 6, 2019
Phoenix Making Plans To Redevelop Downtown Senior Housing
Phoenix could force some senior citizens to leave their homes to make room for more apartments downtown, but the early plan is to invite them back after construction.
Feb. 6, 2019
Dolphinaris Arizona Temporarily Closing
After the death of a fourth dolphin, a Phoenix-area aquatic facility announced Tuesday that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts.
Feb. 6, 2019
Partnership To Create Jobs For People With Developmental Disabilities
A new partnership called Phoenix Precision Project expects to create hundreds of jobs over the next few years for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, in collaboration with The Precisionists, Inc., is a Delaware-based company.
Feb. 5, 2019
Nogales to Vote On Concertina Wire Border Project
As the military continues uncoiling new strands of sharp concertina wire on the border border fence in Nogales, Arizona, local city officials are pushing back.
Feb. 5, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare Misses Deadline
The state of Arizona ordered a long-term care facility where an incapacitated woman was sexually assaulted to have a third party oversee operations. But, the two companies couldn’t reach an expected agreement.
Feb. 5, 2019
Tempe Tracing Opioid Use Through Wastewater
The study looks at trace amounts of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and codeine found in Tempe’s wastewater.
Feb. 5, 2019
Maricopa Toxicology Lab Closing, Outsourcing To PA
The Maricopa Medical Examiner's Office is closing its toxicology lab next month and, according to The Arizona Republic, outsourcing incoming work to privately-operated Pennsylvania lab NMS Laboratories.
Feb. 5, 2019
Republicans Warn Against National Emergency Declaration
President Trump has repeatedly talked about declaring an emergency at the country’s southern border, which would allow him to allocate money to build a wall there, without needing Congress’ approval. Several Senate Republicans have said they would not support that move.
Feb. 5, 2019
50 Arizona Racehorses Put Down Last Season
It’s a thrilling moment for both jockey and fans when a racehorse makes it across the finish line, but some startling new numbers show racehorse injuries have been on the rise at Arizona tracks.
Feb. 5, 2019
Racial, Economic Inequality Are Key Issues For 2020
Racial and economic inequality are issues that have been raised frequently by political candidates — more often than not on the progressive side of the aisle.
Feb. 5, 2019
Is There A Way To Bridge The Political, Civil Divide?
Dramatic political disagreements have continued in 2019, with Democratic control of the U.S. House leading to more head-to-head battles. The most intense led to the month-long partial government shutdown as President Trump vowed not to approve any measure that didn’t include $5 billion for a new border wall.
Feb. 5, 2019
Sinemas Clothing Choices Become Draw Of Reporting
Kyrsten Sinema became Arizona’s first female U.S. Senator when she was sworn in last month. But she didn’t just make headlines for her historic achievement, there was also a lot of talk about what she wore.
Feb. 5, 2019
Colorectal Cancer Found In Younger And Younger Adults
For decades, incidents of colorectal cancer were mostly found in people over the age of 55, and obesity was often a factor. The latest statistics from the American Cancer Society, though, show that rates for adults under 55 have steadily been rising over the past 20 years or so.
Feb. 5, 2019

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