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Friday Newscap
We start this hour with our Friday NewsCap, and some voices from this week’s news. With me now are former legislative leader Art Hamilton, and political editor for KTVK-TV Channel 3 Dennis Welch.
Jul. 14, 2017
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Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury is arguably the greatest player in the history of the WNBA. She has won an MVP award, 3 WNBA championships and 4 Olympic gold medals. And this season, she became the league’s all-time leading scorer.
Jul. 14, 2017
Grand canyon river trail
It took 15 years before an investigation, and subsequent report, released details of sexual harassment, misconduct and intimidation toward female federal employees in the Grand Canyon’s River District, leading to its abolishment. Sixteen months later, however, the unit might be back.
Jul. 14, 2017
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake
Arizona’s two U.S. senators are among the least popular in the country, according to a new survey. Every quarter, Morning Consult asks residents of all 50 states what they think of their senators.
Jul. 14, 2017
Raul Grijalva
There’s been a lot of discussion — and a fair bit of hand-wringing — since the election, about the future of the Democratic Party, and the divisions that last year’s presidential primary exposed.
Jul. 14, 2017
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Arguments over the future of how citizen initiatives get on the Arizona ballot were the focus of two days of hearings in a Phoenix court room this week.
Jul. 14, 2017
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The National Governors’ Association conference continues today in Providence, Rhode Island. Attendees are talking about policy issues ranging from trade to technology to cyber challenges.
Jul. 14, 2017
Jeff Flake
Arizona senator Jeff Flake says he supports a controversial addition to the Senate health care bill championed by Senator Ted Cruz, but some experts say that change, known as the Consumer Freedom Option, could backfire.
Jul. 14, 2017
There are more than 2.7 million LGBT seniors in the U.S., and as they age, health care providers and social service groups must learn how to be sensitive to and informed about their needs. On Thursday, Harmony Hospice in Tucson hosted its first training to address the needs of LGBT elders.
Jul. 14, 2017
prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
Private health care provider Corizon has changed the way they treat patients in Arizona State Prisons and inmates are testifying it’s made conditions worse.
Jul. 14, 2017
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In another attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate unveiled its latest revision to the GOP healthcare bill on Thursday. The new version is intended to appeal to moderates.
Jul. 14, 2017
Caregiver and patient
There are millions of caregivers providing unpaid care to another adult. That adult could be a spouse or it could be a parent. For many adult children, parenting a parent can be difficult, and even strain the parent-child relationship. But there are ways to make it easier.
Jul. 14, 2017
Arizona State Prison Complex - Florence
Attorneys for prisoners in Arizona State Prisons say their clients are being subjected to inhumane conditions.
Jul. 13, 2017
Avnet
Global technology distributor Avnet announced Thursday it will use artificial intelligence to connect customers with the company.
Jul. 13, 2017
The former CEO of a Phoenix-based auctioneering company has been sentenced to seven years in jail and ordered to pay more than $50 million in restitution.
Jul. 13, 2017
Grandma Pat Phelps
Intergenerational programs are springing up across the country, bringing younger and older generations together. In Arizona, there are a handful of these programs, including one unique program in Surprise.
Jul. 13, 2017
Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon National Park has come up with a new plan for how to handle river operations. This comes 16 months after a federal investigation exposed a long pattern of sexual harassment.
Jul. 13, 2017
Lake Powell
Investigators are out on Lake Powell this morning researching what caused a deadly houseboat explosion last night.
Jul. 13, 2017
Jennifer Mellor
Warnings that the Senate’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act could upend Arizona’s Medicaid program are emanating from even more conservative corners of the state.
Jul. 13, 2017
The MIT study shows that if nothing changes by 2050, less rainfall will deplete the water supply, putting more water stress on farmers and lowering cotton yields up to 10 percent.
Jul. 13, 2017

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