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This week on the Friday Newscap, we discussed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s views on health care reform — including Graham-Cassidy —and the impact of Congressman Raul Grijalva getting arrested in a DACA-related protest, among other stories.
Sep. 22, 2017
The Takeaway: Beyond Trump: The Issues You May Have Missed At U.N. General Assembly
President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly garnered the most attention, but there were a number of important issues on the agenda at this year's assembly.
Sep. 22, 2017
Great Hearts Policy On Trans Students Angers Some Alumni
Great Hearts Academies — one of Arizona’s prestigious charter school networks — has fended off criticism in recent months for its transgender policy, which LGBTQ advocates calls discriminatory. Now some alumni who are upset with the policy are trying to get the school’s attention.
Sep. 22, 2017
U.S., Canada Officials Afflicted With Mysterious
At least 21 diplomats from the U.S. and more from Canada have been afflicted with what U.S. government officials have deemed “health attacks.” To find out more, I went to a former senior adviser at the National Security Council Mark Feierstein. He's now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Sep. 22, 2017
DOJ: No Precedent For Joe Arpaio Pardon, But Conviction Should Be Dismissed
The federal government is doubling down on its motion to throw out former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction.
Sep. 22, 2017
Arizona, Phoenix Offices In Mexico Offer Help After Earthquake
After the devastating earthquake in Mexico, the trade offices of Arizona and Phoenix in Mexico City are trying to help the affected communities.
Sep. 22, 2017
New Estimate: $1B Needed In Arizona To Meet National Median For Teacher Pay
A new estimate suggests it would take about $1 billion to bring Arizona’s public school teacher salaries up to the national median of roughly $56,000 a year. That's if the state decided to meet that goal within a year.
Sep. 22, 2017
MIM Exhibit Celebrates Latin Music Legend Celia Cruz
Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum is debuting a new exhibit this year and it comes all the way from Cuba. In fact, much of the Latin music created in the Caribbean made its way to the Southwest through Mexico on a musical journey now on display.
Sep. 22, 2017
UA Researchers Find Blue Light Improves Memory
Blue light is what shines on a bright, sunny day. It also beams from TVs and tablets. And it keeps you awake, which can be a bad thing at night. But it can be a great thing in the morning.
Sep. 22, 2017
Arizona City Helping Mexican Neighbor With Sewage Spill
Part of Arizona’s congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. federal government step in to intervene on a cross border sewage spill that’s been leaching from Mexico into southeastern Arizona. In the meantime, the city of Bisbee is stepping in to help Naco, Sonora, a tiny border town with little infrastructure handle the raw sewage.
Sep. 21, 2017
Laborers Call For Heads Of ICA, ADOSH To Step Down
An Arizona trade union is calling for new leadership at the state agency charged with protecting worker safety. Members of the Carpenters Union of Arizona are asking for the resignation of the head of the state Industrial Commission.
Sep. 21, 2017
Flagstaff Calls On Congress To Extend DACA
Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution Sept. 19 calling on Congress to support an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program within the next six months.
Sep. 21, 2017
Colorado Sheriff Candidate
A former candidate for Pinal County sheriff running for police chief in Colorado has just learned his stellar resume is tarnished by his association with Arizona’s SB 1070 law.
Sep. 21, 2017
 How Can Consumers Protect Themselves From Hackers?
With so much of our lives lived online and our personal information readily available to hackers, how can consumers protect themselves?
Sep. 21, 2017
 Advocacy Group Aims To Give People A Better Idea Of Life After Prison
There is a 60 percent recidivism rate in our state’s prisons. But, according to Sue Ellen Allen, founder and CEO of Reinventing Reentry, that is mostly to do with the many, often insurmountable challenges that former inmates face when they try to re-enter society.
Sep. 21, 2017
Sounds Of The City: Getting Shelter Animals Adoption-Ready In A Mobile Clinic
Listen to the sounds of Thomas Schaefer spaying and neutering shelter animals in a Midwestern University mobile clinic in Phoenix.
Sep. 21, 2017
 Writer Finds Teens Today Really Different From Previous Generations
We often think about teens as in a hurry to grow up, get out of their parents house and get out of high school. But the newest generation of teens doesn’t fit that mold. Jean Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and she looked at U.S. adolescents from 1976 until 2016 and how often they reported engaging in “adult” activities like drinking and dating.
Sep. 21, 2017
 Collaboration Explores What Border Wall Construction Would Have To Deal With
The 2,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border include a variety of extremely different types of terrain. Some of the areas are populous, while others don’t have humans for miles.
Sep. 21, 2017
 Arizona Commerce Authority Unveils 5-Year Plan
The Arizona Commerce Authority has unveiled its new five-year plan. The ACA’s Board of Directors approved it last week. It calls for creating 80,000 new high-wage jobs over the next five years, as well as outlining other goals.
Sep. 21, 2017
Reporter Discusses New White House Director For Black Colleges Initiative
The relationship between the Trump administration and the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities has been a tense one since he first took office. This week, seven months later, the Trump administration named an executive director for the White House Initiative on HBCUs. We speak to Adam Harris, who covered this meeting for the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Sep. 21, 2017

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