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Arizona Film Festival Highlights Women In The Industry
Arizona is home to a lot of film festivals, and just this month there are four you can check out. But there’s a relatively young festival opening this weekend that is unique for the Valley. It’s called the Worldwide Women’s Film Festival.
Feb. 7, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Teaching Youth To Speak The Language Of Jazz
Listen to the sounds of Pam Morita teaching high school students how to improvise when they play jazz at The Nash in downtown Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Feb. 7, 2019
Rising Consumer Debt Isnt Bad According To Economist
Americans are carrying more consumer debt than almost ever before. That’s credit card debt, student loans, car loans, etc. According to the Wall Street Journal, it will all top $4 trillion in 2019. That’s bad, right? Not according to Andrew Hunter.
Feb. 7, 2019
Bill To Allow State To Pay For Part Of KidsCare Approved By Committee
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow Arizona’s health care program for low-income children to continue, even if the feds stop paying for all of it. Senate Bill 1134 removes a trigger in the KidsCare program, which freezes it if federal support drops below 100%.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Fate Of Arizona Mail-In Ballots Still In Debate
The state Senate has given it’s preliminary OK to a bill that would make changes to the state’s early voting system, but it’s future still remains unclear. Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Scottsdale Republican, sponsored SB 1046, which says voters that get their ballots in the mail can only return it in the mail.
Feb. 7, 2019
Is It Possible To Care For Dolphins In Arizona?
Dolphinaris Arizona will close starting this weekend, for an unspecified amount of time. The facility is bringing in outside experts to investigate why four dolphins have died there since 2017. Protesters like Danielle Riley say want to see the attraction close permanently.
Feb. 7, 2019
Court Says 2016 Law Limiting Employment Benefits Illegal
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled lawmakers can't block local governments from requiring employers to provide additional benefits. The ruling strikes down a 2016 law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Feb. 7, 2019
Free Speech Or Discrimination? A View From AZ, CO
A central question related to LGBTQ rights may again be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court: Can businesses turn away customers because they object to what they’re asking for — weddings invitations or a cake?
Emotions Run High As Arizona Business Fights Anti-Discrimination Law
Feb. 7, 2019
Coconino Wants To Extend Tourism Season At Grand Canyon
Citing a study commissioned by the county, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors said they will push for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to expand their tourism season.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Trump
At his State of the Union speech, President Trump lashed out against what he called, "ridiculous, partisan investigations," surrounding his administration.
Feb. 7, 2019
Ducey Issues Executive Order To Protect Arizonans With Disabilities
Ariizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order aimed at stopping abuse and neglect of people with disabilities. The governor’s executive order instructs three state agencies involved in health care to come up with protocols to strengthen protections for those with disabilities.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Measure To End Drop Off Of Mail-In Ballot On Election Day Moves Forward
Republican senators voted to block those who get early ballots from simply dropping them off. Senate Bill 1046 would not deny the right to vote to those who don't drop their ballots into mail in time to arrive by Election Day.
Feb. 7, 2019
Phoenix Police Department To Begin Body Camera Rollout
The Phoenix City Council approved a five-year, $5.7 million contract with Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprise to purchase and maintain video for 2,000 cameras on Wednesday.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Border Town Fights Back Against Trump Administration
The Nogales City Council voted Wednesday night to condemn the concertina wire installed on the steel fence that separates the small town from Mexico, becoming one of the first border cities in America to fight the aggressive measure. The vote was unanimous and supported by area citizens who also blasted the coils of concertina wire that now shroud the 18 foot border fence in downtown Nogales.
Feb. 7, 2019
Organization Formed For Possible Recall Of Stringer
A new political organization is preparing to recall Arizona House Rep. David Stringer. The House Ethics Committee is currently investigating the Prescott Republican for statements he made about race and immigration as well as the recent disclosure that he was arrested in 1983 for sex offenses, including child pornography.
Feb. 6, 2019
Valley Metro To Unveil Latest Light Rail Design
As light rail opponents try to put the brakes on expansion in Phoenix, Valley Metro is moving ahead with plans to extend the train line along south Central Avenue.
Feb. 6, 2019
Study: Hispanics Have Highest Nitrate Levels In Water
More than 5.6 million Americans have possibly unsafe levels of nitrates in their drinking water, and Hispanic residents are the most affected.
Feb. 6, 2019
2018 Second Warmest Year Ever Recorded In Arizona
Much of the U.S. was warmer than usual, especially west of the Rocky Mountains.
Feb. 6, 2019
Butterflies And The Biologists Working To Save Them
A group of government and university researchers from the three countries convened in Mexico City to share their work and set priorities for how they can collaborate to help the eastern monarch butterflies thrive.
Feb. 6, 2019
Q&AZ: When Does Phoenix Decide To Replace Bus Stops?
Phoenix voters approved a transportation tax that went into effect in 2016. Part of that tax money is helping refurbish or replace existing bus stop shelters to make them more hospitable.
Feb. 6, 2019

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