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Bill To Lower Minimum Wage For Young Adults Hits Wall
A bill attempting to pay young adults $3.75 an hour less than other Arizonans earning minimum wage has hit a wall.
April 3, 2019
AZ Has Low Wage Gap But Higher Racial Wage Gap
In Arizona, full-time females working year-round on average make 85 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker makes, which amounts to roughly a $7,000 annual difference. This dollar to cent ratio, however, is five cents smaller than the national wage gap of 80 cents to the dollar.
April 3, 2019
Untold Arizona: Colonia Of Rillito A Forgotten Town
Colonias are unincorporated areas in the borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico. Historically, the residents of these colonias are usually of Mexican-American or Mexican nationality, but there’s a colonia just north of Tucson that’s different.
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April 3, 2019
The #MeToo Movement Stirs Mexican Society
The feminist movement known as #MeToo has arrived in Mexico. Accusations of discrimination and harassment, most of them anonymous and in creative industries, have spread by Twitter. And the movement is already having consequences — including layoffs and a suicide.
April 2, 2019
Navajo President Proclaims Renewable Energy Its Top Priority
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation Tuesday that embraces a shift to clean energy development. This comes just days after the tribal council voted to drop its bid for the west's largest coal fired power plant.
April 2, 2019
Alliance Of American Football Shuts Down
The state’s newest professional sports franchise is no more. The Arizona Hotshots, along with the entire Alliance of American Football, announced Tuesday it’s closing up shop.
April 2, 2019
Drought Plan Legislation Introduced
Western members of Congress have introduced legislation authorizing the secretary of interior to enact the Drought Contingency Plan. The DCP is a deal among the seven states of the Colorado River basin.
April 2, 2019
Arizona Town Hall Gathers Criminal Justice Stakeholders In Tempe
Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan told the group of community members, criminal justice stakeholders, and formerly incarcerated people that the impact from legislation at the statehouse this session would probably be small.
April 2, 2019
Tempe Leaders To Discuss Councilmans Behavior
Councilman Kolby Granville was a teacher at a Tempe charter school until he was fired in December 2017. Former students of the school allege Granville served alcohol to them after they graduated and made unwanted sexual advances.
April 2, 2019
REI Goodyear Distribution Center Recognized For Energy Efficiency
The Department of Energy is recognizing outdoor company REI for its efforts to make a facility in Goodyear as efficient as possible. REI built one of its distribution centers in Goodyear three years ago with a goal of being a net zero energy facility.
April 2, 2019
Driving On Your Phone In Tempe? Thatll Be $100
The city of Tempe has banned almost all mobile device use behind the wheel. “Now you can be cited for a primary offense where all the officer has to do is see you driving holding the cell phone,” said Tempe Police Department Sergeant Ronald Elcock.
April 2, 2019
After Meeting With McSally, Some Left Disappointed
On Monday, Sen. Martha McSally met with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), elected officials and border enforcement representatives for a roundtable on the immigrant crisis at the border. For many attending, Sen. McSally’s words, “to be continued,” are not enough.
April 2, 2019
Closing The Border Could Create An Economic Crisis
Each day people cross the U.S.-Mexico border to work and do business in the city of San Luis, Arizona. While President Donald Trump threatens to close the border, the news is already having an impact on that city.
April 2, 2019
Research Suggests Housing Market May Affect Voting
The Phoenix area was one of the hardest-hit regions of the country during the Great Recession and, more specifically, the housing foreclosure crisis. New research led by ASU associate professor Deirdre Pfeiffer indicates that a change in housing situations also affected how some people in Maricopa County voted in 2016.
April 2, 2019
The Price Of Drug Prescriptions: Is True Reform Possible?
In late February, the Senate Finance Committee assembled the nation’s top pharmaceutical company executives and grilled them on why prescription drugs remain so high. AbbVie Pharmaceuticals’ CEO pushed back, arguing that without a high sticker price, progress stops.
April 2, 2019
Bloomberg: Work Gender Equality Improved After #MeToo
Bloomberg released its 2019 Gender-Equality Index on the heels of the global #MeToo Movement and increased awareness of women’s equality — and it showed.
April 2, 2019
Meow Wolf Eyes Phoenix For A New Surreal Art Experience
The Phoenix Metro area is internationally regarded for its selection of unique and interesting hotels and resorts. But it’s unlikely any prior developments have much in common with the hotel concept being brought here by Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe group that offers what can only be described as a surreal, immersive arts experience.
April 2, 2019
New Airplane Design Soon To Roll Through Sky Harbor
Better, stronger, faster— it’s not the Six Million Dollar Man — it’s the official launch of American Airlines’ newest plane— Airbus A321neo NX. While the airline has been doing test flights, the plane will now be fully integrated into American’s fleet.
April 2, 2019
Is Food Scene Finally Getting Recognition?
Is Arizona food is finally getting its due? To find out, The Show reached out to Howard Seftel, the retired longtime restaurant critic for the Arizona Republic — who knows Arizona food probably better than anyone.
April 2, 2019
U.S. Congress Fighting Over Relief For Puerto Rico
There’s a battle in Congress over disaster relief funding. The Republican-backed bill was blocked by Democrats in the Senate on Monday.The sticking point: Puerto Rico.
April 2, 2019

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