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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Drinking from water fountains in older school buildings may not be that refreshing for your health. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is in the early stages of a program to test some 7,000 school buildings throughout the state for lead in the drinking water.
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on a cattle brand dispute. At issue is whether the Arizona Department of Agriculture broke state law when it allowed a California company to register cattle it was moving to the state with the “Bar 7” brand that was already in use in Arizona by an Eloy rancher.