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High Court To Decide Timeline For Detaining Immigrants
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide how much time the government gets to detain an immigrant indefinitely after they are released from criminal custody.
Mar. 20, 2018
Arizona DACA Recipients Claim Victory On Driver
The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday to not hear Arizona’s appeal in a long-running effort to keep undocumented immigrants in the DACA program from having driver’s licenses.
Mar. 20, 2018
Corizon Health Keeps Falling Short On Performance, Hiring Benchmarks
According to Arizona Department of Corrections, Corizon owed $200,000 and $210,000 for failing to meet performance measures in November and December 2017. Corizon also paid more than $150,000 for understaffing during those same months.
Mar. 19, 2018
Zinke Addresses Opioid Crisis With Tribal Leaders
U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke is creating a task force to combat the opioid crisis in Indian Country.
Mar. 19, 2018
U.S. Border Agent Stands Trial For Murder Tuesday
A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of killing a Mexican teenager by firing through the border fence into Mexico 16 times will stand trial Tuesday for the murder.
Mar. 19, 2018
Trade Policy Top Of Mind For Perdue
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent Monday morning in Scottsdale, talking about the impact of federal agricultural policy on Arizona and other farming states.
Mar. 19, 2018
Overdose Deaths In Native Communities Skyrocket
Native Americans saw a fivefold increase in overdose deaths, and officials wonder if tribes have the financial resources to address the crisis.
Mar. 19, 2018
Scottsdale Unified School District Could Fire Superintendent
The Scottsdale Unified School District has faced increasing public criticism since the attorney general started investigating the district’s business practices. Tuesday the governing board is scheduled to consider the dismissal of Superintendent Denise Birdwell and Chief Operating Officer Louis Hartwell.
Mar. 19, 2018
The Behavioral Science Behind Smartphone Addiction
New research out of McGill University says smartphones are not making us antisocial — they’re actually proof that we are hypersocial. Samuel Veissiere is an assistant professor in the Culture, Mind, and Brain Program at McGill University and he helped conduct this research.
Mar. 19, 2018
Does Housing Segregation Lead To More Housing Segregation?
Does segregation lead to more segregation? And, how do the choices we all make, both consciously and subconsciously, contribute to that?
Mar. 19, 2018
The Kerner Commission And Race In America — 50 Years Later
The Kerner Commision's report on race in America concluded that inner-city violence was being driven by poverty and institutional racism. Alice George, historian and contributor to Smithsonian.com, has written about the Kerner Commission 50 years after its release. She joins The Show's Steve Goldstein to talk about it.
Mar. 19, 2018
Boas On The Truth About Migrants To The U.S.
President Trump toured prototypes of the border wall last week in San Diego, as he continued to emphasize how it would reduce crime and drug smuggling. And even while he has professed some support for so-called Dreamers, he has also talked about certain immigrants being “burdens on schools.”
Mar. 19, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Russia Faces Deadline For 23 Diplomats To Leave UK
Vladimir Putin was re-elected in Russia this weekend, which was not much of a surprise. His country faces a deadline in the U.K. this week, related to several diplomats there; here for our weekly look at the big international stories in the coming days is the BBC’s Camilla Mills.
Mar. 19, 2018
A Closer Look At Records From Shooter
Records from the sexual misconduct investigation involving former Rep. Don Shooter were released by the Arizona House of Representatives on Friday.
Mar. 19, 2018
Art Students Help ID Migrants Who Die In AZ Desert
A collaborative project between the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson and the New York Academy of Art is working to give names to the nameless.
Mar. 19, 2018
Oklahoma To Use Nitrogen Gas To Execute Death Row Inmates
Oklahoma is moving to a new method of carrying out executions. Officials say they’ll use nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates.
Mar. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: New Report Shows Russian Cyberattacks Targeted U.S. Infrastructure
The Russian government has been orchestrating cyberattacks against infrastructure networks in the U.S. and Europe for years. That’s according to a Department of Homeland Security report released last Thursday.
Mar. 19, 2018
Displaced Navajo Generating Station Workers May Turn To Copper Mining
Unless a buyer can be found, the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona is going to shut down at the end of 2019.
Mar. 19, 2018
Gov. Ducey Expected To Release Arizona Gun Safety Plan
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is expected this week to unveil a proposal dealing with gun safety and school safety.
Mar. 19, 2018
How A Calfornia Dying Lake Factors Into Colorado River’s Future
The biggest lake in California is shrinking.The Salton Sea occupies a hot, desert basin a short drive from the Mexico border and it’s been evaporating for years. It’s sustained by the Colorado River water that passes through these farms as irrigation before flowing into the 350 square mile lake.
Mar. 19, 2018

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