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The Takeaway: Misdemeanor Charges — Why One Lawyer Says They
Loitering. Trespassing. Petty theft. Commit one of these low-level crimes, and you might be charged with a misdemeanor. A minor offense. Alexandra Natapoff, professor of law, says about 13 million misdemeanor cases are filed every year compared with just 3 or 4 million felony cases.
Jan. 9, 2019
The Takeaway: As Shutdown Drags On, Can Americans Afford To Go Without A Paycheck?
Today marks day 19 of the partial federal shutdown. There isn't good data on the number of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the truth is, many Americans have lived that way at some point in their lives.
Jan. 9, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Becca Smouse
When Becca Smouse was 5 years old, her mom, Ann, had a heart transplant.
Jan. 9, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Labels
Labels are an essential part of distinguishing between one another but they can also pigeonhole one's sense of identity. How can we adjust our approach to labeling mental illnesses, particularly in children, in a communally constructive way?
Jan. 9, 2019
Amid Fight Over Wall Money, AZ Border Towns Hurting
President Donald Trump and his Democratic rivals remain at a stalemate over funding for a border wall. Tuesday night, they made their case in dueling addresses to the nation. Meanwhile, the government shutdown stretches toward a third week and, this Friday, government workers will miss their first paycheck.
Jan. 9, 2019
Sonora Had 40 Percent Of 2018 Mexican Zika Cases
Sonora had its heaviest year of confirmed Zika virus infections in 2018.
Jan. 8, 2019
Mexican Drivers Still Paying More For Gas
Mexico’s new president has promised to lower gas prices in cities bordering the United States as part of a plan to boost the economy in the border region. But so far prices are still higher south of the border.
Jan. 8, 2019
Mosquito Viruses May Be Prevented With Birth Control
Reports of the Zika virus, a disease spread by mosquitoes, have more than doubled in November 2018 in Sonora, Mexico, neighboring the Arizona border, but researchers at the University of Arizona just had a breakthrough that could potentially prevent the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases — using birth control.
Jan. 8, 2019
Arizona Cardinals Hire Ex-Texas Tech Coach Kliff Kingsbury
The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury as their head coach, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL.
Jan. 8, 2019
Tiny Satellites Land Startup Company In Big Trouble
The Federal Communications Commission has fined a California satellite start-up $900,000 for illegally launching, operating and communicating with tiny space satellites. The incident shows how shrinking satellites could mean growing headaches for regulators.
Jan. 8, 2019
Settlement Funded School Buses Roll Out To Arizona Districts
The first round of awards was recently announced—142 new school buses will be rolling out to 55 Arizona school districts. The Kingman Unified School District will receive 10, the second highest award after the Washington Elementary School District which is getting 11 buses.
Jan. 8, 2019
Shutdown Could Have Big Impact On Food Programs
About 100,000 Native Americans depend on food from the federal government. While the Department of Agriculture program has funding through the end of January, some worry about what’s to come.
Jan. 8, 2019
WATCH: President Trump
President Donald Trump is addressing the nation about border security Tuesday night. The livestream is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Arizona time.
Jan. 8, 2019
Veterans Choice Program May Not Better For Veterans
More veterans are seeing private doctors, as a result of the Veterans Choice program. Since 2014, nearly 2 million veterans have used the program. But new reporting from ProPublica and PolitiFact show the situation for those patients is not necessarily better with private care than with the VA.
Jan. 8, 2019
Pac-12 Turns To Public Relations Firm For Help
The Pac-12 Conference — which counts Arizona State and the University of Arizona among its member schools — has not been especially competitive lately in the two major revenue-generating sports: football and men’s basketball.
Jan. 8, 2019
How Will New Arizona Abortion Law Affect Public Health Officials?
A controversial new state law took effect on Jan. 1. Now, every woman seeking an abortion will be asked for a specific reason why — and doctors will be required to report what they say.
Jan. 8, 2019
Report Shows High Teacher Vacancies In Arizona Schools
For four years, the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association — or ASPAA — has produced a survey attempting to quantify the ongoing teacher shortage in our state. This year, like the last, the numbers show gaping vacancies within the 211 participating school districts and charter schools throughout Arizona.
Jan. 8, 2019
Elected Officials Take  Office In Official Inauguration Ceremony
Arizona’s top statewide elected officials took their oaths of office Monday, as part of inauguration ceremonies.
Jan. 8, 2019
Gov. Ducey Addresses Water In Inaugural Speech
One of the items Gov. Ducey addressed during his inaugural speech Monday was water and how Arizonans need to come together to help ensure the state’s future.
Jan. 8, 2019
AZ Chamber Of Commerce Pushing Drought Plan
Arizona lawmakers will be back at the Capitol on Monday to start their 2019 session, and in advance of that, The Show wanted to get a sense of what some of the big issues might be this year.
Jan. 8, 2019

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