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Court Removes $100K Cap For AZ Car Crash Victims
The State Court of Appeals voided a law first enacted in 2006 limiting the amount victims may collect in restitution at $10,000. Last year, state lawmakers increased that amount to $100,000, but the court unanimously ruled that the cap, no matter how high, is unconstitutional.
Oct. 24, 2019
How Rep. Jennifer Longdon Found Her Voice As A Disability Advocate
Since Democratic Rep. Jennifer Longdon was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives last year, she’s made plenty of news. Along the way, she’s also created more awareness about people with disabilities. But how did she get to where she is today? Well, her journey started more than 14 years ago.
VIDEO: Rep. Jennifer Longdon Shares 4 Tips On How To Be A Good Advocate
Oct. 24, 2019
New Loop 202 Named Congressman Ed Pastor Freeway
The new 22-mile South Mountain part of Loop 202 will be named after a longtime Arizona congressman. The new name will be Congressman Ed Pastor Freeway after the longtime representative who died in 2018.
Oct. 23, 2019
Arizona Health Premiums In Federal Marketplace Drop
Premiums for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace are going down in Arizona, according to new federal government data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Open enrollment starts Nov. 1.
Oct. 23, 2019
Mexico Mayors Trying To Meet With President Repelled With Tear Gas
Dozens of mayors from throughout Mexico tried to push for an audience with the president. Instead, tear gas was used for the first time during this administration to repel them.
Oct. 23, 2019
Mexico’s Immigration Institute Commissioner Accused Of Racism, Xenophobia
The leader of Mexico’s immigration office is under fire after giving statements with racial and xenophobic connotations. He stated that Mexico will deport every single transcontinental migrant and that they should take the last massive deportation as a warning.
Oct. 23, 2019
Why A Frys Grocery Store Is A Big Deal To Downtown Phoenix
After four years of planning and building, a brand new Fry's grocery store is open, and it's being welcomed as a sign of downtown's continued growth and ability to grow while also addressing the area's longstanding status as a food desert.
Oct. 23, 2019
Board Of Supervisors Moves To Suspend Petersen
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to notify Assessor Paul Petersen that it plans to consider suspending him for up to 120 days. The board is required to give Petersen five days' notice. It can't remove him from office and he's refused to resign.
Oct. 23, 2019
Study: Average Arrest Costs Migrants Family $24,000
How much does an immigration arrest cost the family of the person detained? That’s one of the questions researchers aimed to answer in new data released Wednesday.
Oct. 23, 2019
NAU Sees Drop In Enrollments, Adding To National Trend
Enrollment at Northern Arizona University has dropped for the first time in nearly 15 years, and that is a significant development, but it’s not necessarily unique.
Oct. 23, 2019
Hobbs Requests Budget To Fix Mismanagement
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is asking for more money in the next state budget, especially in an election year, that’s not terribly surprising.
Oct. 23, 2019
Former Sniper Works To Curb Rhino Poaching
Though numbers indicate poaching of African rhinos has leveled off, the problem is still dramatic. Figures from “Save the Rhino” show that two and half rhinos are killed every day in South Africa, often by poachers who want to take their horns and sell them.
Oct. 23, 2019
Navajo Commission To Assess School Abuse
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will be holding several public hearings to assess the mistreatment of Native Americans in schools on and off the reservation.
Oct. 23, 2019
Phoenix Suns Begin Season With Hopes Of A Turnaround
On Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns begin the 2019-20 season with a game against the Sacramento Kings. It’ll be the first chance to see whether the organization’s latest reset is successful.
Oct. 23, 2019
Businesses, Leaders Prepare For Light Rail Construction
Now that construction of the Central Avenue light rail extension is underway, The Show wanted to find out how south Phoenix business owners are responding and how the city plans to support them.
Oct. 23, 2019
U.S. Public Transportation Sees Dip In Ridership
Fewer people are riding buses and light rail systems in Phoenix, a trend seen nationwide. From 2010 to 2018, metro Phoenix saw a 12% drop, and only three major cities saw increases.
Oct. 23, 2019
Phoenix Council To Re-Vote On Airport Rideshare Fees
The Phoenix City Council will have to vote again on a proposal to raise fees on rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport due to an administrative error.
Oct. 23, 2019
Douglas HS Implements Clear Backpack Policy
This week, students at Douglas High School returned from fall break sporting a new look: clear backpacks. This new, mandatory policy was implemented after a weapon was brought on campus.
Oct. 23, 2019
Former Rep. Shooter Hires New Legal Help, Claims Wrongful Ousting
Former Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter maintains his claim that he was wrongfully ousted from the House. The former Yuma lawmaker has hired new legal help.
Oct. 23, 2019
Court Removes $100K Cap For AZ Car Crash Victims
The State Court of Appeals voided a law first enacted in 2006 limiting the amount victims may collect in restitution at $10,000. Last year, state lawmakers increased that amount to $100,000, but the court unanimously ruled that the cap, no matter how high, is unconstitutional.
Oct. 23, 2019

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