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Members of two committees in the House of Representatives have spent a lot of time debating the new health-care bill, known as the American Health Care Act. Critics of the proposal have been lining up, including Dana Naimark, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance. Others also have concerns, such as Greg Vigdor of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Mar. 9, 2017
wheelchair user
A seemingly well-meaning bill about parking for people with disabilities is dividing the community. I’m joined by Larry Wanger with the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council to talk more about this.
Mar. 9, 2017
Since Proposition 206, the initiative to raise Arizona’s minimum wage, was passed by voters in November, there have been efforts to stop or overturn it. Another fight over a different minimum wage is being waged in Flagstaff. To learn more, we spoke with Corina Vanek, who covers Flagstaff city government for The Arizona Daily Sun.
Mar. 9, 2017
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The Takeaway explored how the bill could hurt senior patients. People covered under the ACA's Medicaid expansion could also lose coverage if states don't have enough money to pick up the tab.
Mar. 9, 2017
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Five podcasts about people who are great at what they do.
Mar. 9, 2017
Another law school will be joining the University of Arizona in accepting the Graduate Record Exam, or GRE for admissions. Harvard Law School is now the second institution to accept the test.
Mar. 9, 2017
Jerome
The Jerome Historical Society is set to rehab the town’s historic Sliding Jail and parking area. The repairs will also address another vexing issue for many visitors.
Mar. 9, 2017
Female "computers" at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Boston-based author Nathalia Holt spent years tracking down and interviewing many of the women who worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, performing the mathematical computations that helped send rockets to the moon, Mars and beyond.
Mar. 9, 2017
Handgun
Arizona lawmakers advanced a measure Wednesday that would alter state laws to encourage business owners to welcome gun carrying customers. The plan would give them special protections if something goes wrong.
Mar. 9, 2017
gold coins
GOP favorite former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul testified before Arizona State Senators on behalf of bill to dump taxes on gold coins.
Mar. 9, 2017
On Tuesday, Senator Jeff Flake introduced a resolution to repeal regulations that govern internet privacy, implemented during the Obama administration. The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Senator to withdraw it.
Mar. 9, 2017
border
The United States is under pressure to hire 15,000 federal agents to uphold the nation’s immigration laws at the border and inside the country. It’s a tough process to get hired to become an agent. And an internal U.S. Customs and Border Protection memo released earlier this week shows that the agency is looking to relax some of those hiring requirements.
Mar. 9, 2017
Arizona SR 89A
A federal project is starting along State Route 89A between Flagstaff and Oak Creek. The road work will add right-turn and passing lanes and wider shoulders along eight miles between the Vista Point Overlook and JW Powell Boulevard, just south of Flagstaff.
Mar. 9, 2017
Katie Hobbs
Secretary of State Michele Reagan will have some competition in her effort to get re-elected next year. Democratic State Sen. Katie Hobbs has announced she’ll run, too.
Mar. 9, 2017
Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines is already one of the two top airlines at Sky Harbor — and now the carrier is planning additional investments at the airport.
Mar. 8, 2017
Back in November, Flagstaff voted for a measure that would eventually raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Now, the City Council has taken the first step toward making that increase more gradual.
Mar. 8, 2017
Buckeye’s City Council selected its next city manager, replacing longtime manager Stephen Cleveland. Roger Klingler officially got the job Tuesday night, though he has served as Buckeye’s interim city manager since last August.
Mar. 8, 2017
Officials say the city isn't to blame for the franchise's economic loss and it’s the state of the team that’s hurting the Coyotes.
Mar. 8, 2017
Cat
If you’re a cat lover, a recent headline that hit the news probably had you feeling pretty smug: “Cat Ownership Not Linked to Mental Health Problems, Study Says.” We speak with Dr. Francesca Solmi, lead researcher on the study, and Fuller Torrey is a researcher at the Stanley Medical Research Institute.
Mar. 8, 2017
UA President Robert Robbins
The Arizona Board of Regents has made its choice for the University of Arizona’s next president. So what does this selection mean for UA's future and higher education in Arizona? We spoke with Anne Ryman, who covers higher education for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
Mar. 8, 2017

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