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State leaders have some areas in which they’d like to boost funding — education is chief among them. The Grand Canyon Institute has a suggestion: hire more tax collectors and auditors to bring in more of the tax money that’s owed.
Mar. 7, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital.
The first trial related to the VA hospital scandal that began in Phoenix has ended with U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Burns awarding $2.5 million to veteran Steven Cooper. We’re joined for a few minutes by Brandon Coleman, a VA whistleblower who worked as an addiction therapist at the Phoenix VA.
Mar. 7, 2017
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Think tanks are sources for deeply-researched policy papers and studies. Some are partisan—on the right or left—and others make it clear they’re trying to be unbiased and simply present information. But who works at think tanks? Who’s compiling that information? And is there diversity?
Mar. 7, 2017
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A bill is moving through the state Legislature that’s aiming to protect immigrants living in Arizona from notario fraud. Notarios in the U.S. are notary publics who are authorized to do things like certify contracts and other documents. But in Spanish, notarios are trusted government-appointed attorneys who handle legal cases.
Mar. 7, 2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Trump administration has announced plans to hire 5,000 additional Customs and Border Protection agents as part of a border security push. Michel Marizco of KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk is covering the story, and he joins me.
Mar. 7, 2017
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Brian Collins tried everything, from patches to gum to going cold turkey. But nothing worked to help him kick his 20-year smoking habit.
Mar. 7, 2017
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The House GOP has released its much anticipated plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law. Here's what you need to know.
Mar. 7, 2017
This week, it was made public that one of Arizona’s more prominent arts philanthropists had died. Gary Herberger passed away at the age of 79. He was an architect who had trained under Frank Lloyd Wright. And his family has famously given to institutions around the Valley and state.
Mar. 7, 2017
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The Arizona House Education Committee voted 10-1 in favor of SB 1384. That bill would give more protection to student journalists by limiting administrators’ ability to censor school papers. Joining us to talk more about the bill is David Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona.
Mar. 7, 2017
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After an increase in diplomatic pressure, Iraq is now excluded from the group of countries included in the latest iteration of President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Mar. 7, 2017
President Trump Monday signed a revised executive order on immigration. To find out if the revised version will have any more legal luck, I’m joined by Gabriel Chin, a professor of law at the University of California-Davis School of Law.
Mar. 7, 2017
Wednesday is International Women’s Day. And in solidarity around the country, many women are also taking part in “A Day Without A Woman.”
Mar. 7, 2017
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One recent study says American sunscreens don’t measure up abroad.
Mar. 7, 2017
Tucson Speedway
Tucson Speedway was just named one of only a handful of tracks nationwide to receive grant money from NASCAR. It’s part of an ongoing renovation to Arizona’s only NASCAR-named home track.
Mar. 7, 2017
Arizona grows about 10 percent of the lemons for the nation’s largest supplier. Harvests also come from California and South America. And the global trade in lemons is getting increasingly political.
Mar. 7, 2017
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The Navajo Nation is arid and vast — nearly 30,000 square miles. Hydrologists struggle to collect much-needed measurements of rainfall there. But now they have help from NASA satellites.
Mar. 7, 2017
"Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-Extinction" by Helen Pilcher
It turns out scientists are closer now than ever before to bringing back extinct animals. In recent weeks, it hit the news that Harvard geneticist George Church is just years away from bringing back the wooly mammoth. So, I got a hold of science writer and author Helen Pilcher to talk more about the science of “de-extinction."
Mar. 7, 2017
Arizona drivers said they consider road safety and road expansion as some of their top priorities when it comes to transportation system investment. That’s according to a recent survey distributed by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Mar. 7, 2017
Mexico City
As Mexico prepares for a presidential election next year, it has become popular for politicians here to stand up for their fellow country-people.
Mar. 7, 2017
A Mesa man has been ordered to pay a $5,500 fine and serve three years on probation for dumping grease and wastewater into local sewer systems.
Mar. 7, 2017

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