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 Study Suggests Echo Chambers Arent Always A Bad Thing
Even without knowing exactly what the context is, the phrase "echo chamber" has rather negative connotations. For most, it connotes a group of people who agree with each other about a subject and have gathered together to reinforce those beliefs, rather than challenge them.
May 23, 2019
Gilbert Police Train To Communicate With Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Communities
Gilbert police are going through a new type of training to reach out to a previously underserved community in the Valley. All staff, both sworn and non-sworn, are all going through training provided by the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
May 23, 2019
AZ Corp Comm Allows APS Rate Hike — But Wont Dismiss Complaints
Utility regulators decided that the Arizona Public Service Company will not need to reverse its controversial $95 million rate hike that affected 1 million customers in 2017. However, they also will not dismiss a complaint about the rate hike brought forward by Phoenix resident Stacey Champion.
May 23, 2019
Townsend On Concerns Over Bill Banning Political Speech In Classroom
Over the last several months, some Arizona Republican legislators have tried — and failed — to push forward controversial bills that would curtail political or religious talk in the classroom.
May 23, 2019
 John Shannon: Coyotes Getting New Owners, Suns Up For Sale
Sportsnet in Canada reporter John Shannon says new majority owners are taking control of the Arizona Coyotes, and Robert Sarver has quietly listed the Phoenix Suns for sale. The deals, Shannon says, could put the teams closer to sharing an arena again.
May 23, 2019
Phoenix Budget: More Money For Police, Fire, Parks, Libraries
Phoenix is close to approving a final budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1. The total general fund budget is $1.4 billion. That includes a $55 million surplus beyond what’s needed to cover city services.
May 23, 2019
The Takeaway: Lack Of Inclusionary Affordable Housing
A recent story in the Connecticut Mirror, a member of ProPublica’s local reporting network, by reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, shows that 83 percent of municipalities in Connecticut are open to legal challenges for not having enough affordable housing. And the affordable housing that is created is relegated to the most impoverished parts of the state.
May 23, 2019
Budget Tax Cuts Move Forward In Arizona Legislature
The $11.8 billion dollar state budget cleared its first hurdles Wednesday as the package of spending and tax cuts was approved by a pair of legislative panels.
May 23, 2019
Ducey Signs Law Moving AZ Primary Earlier
Arizona voters are now closer to the next election. Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation setting the primary for state and local elections to the first Tuesday in August instead of the last Tuesday of the month.
May 23, 2019
Lawmakers Near Deal On Sex Abuse Bill, Clearing Budget Hurdle
If legislative leadership accepts changes to a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for victims who were sexually abused as children, it would remove Sen. Paul Boyer’s threat to hold up a budget vote.
May 23, 2019
Hudbay Looking To Sell 30% Stake In Rosemont Mine
According to a report made Tuesday, Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals is looking to sell a portion of its ownership in the Rosemont Mine. The proposed open pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson would be the third largest copper mine in the United States.
May 23, 2019
Unofficial Results: City Hall Outsiders Guardado, Garcia Win Phoenix Council Seats
The unofficial election results in Phoenix show Betty Guardado and Carlos Garcia winning City Council seats. The clerk’s office says about 60 ballots need to be counted.
May 22, 2019
In Study, Driverless Cars Improve Traffic Safety Through Cooperation
Phoenix has established itself as a test bed for driverless cars but not without incident. Now, a study from the University of Cambridge in England suggests a way to improve speed and safety of autonomous vehicles
May 22, 2019
Dairy Association To Pay $40 Mil To Settle Claims Of False Pricing
An association of dairy cooperatives will pay $40 million to settle claims by farmers that false pricing data depressed milk prices.
May 22, 2019
Arizona Education Department Fixes Navajo Scholarship Confusion
Six families on the Navajo Nation recently received alarming bills from the Arizona Department of Education. But state lawmakers have come together to find a solution.
May 22, 2019
House Committee Debates Latest Version Of The DREAM Act
The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee aimed to push forward Wednesday with the latest version of the so-called DREAM Act, after the White House recently unveiled an immigration proposal that does not address young people brought here illegally as children.
May 22, 2019
Mesa Mom: Getting Help For Postpartum Saved My Life
Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbirth. Alex Lyons, a mother of two and hospice nurse in Mesa, says reaching out to a perinatal mental health therapist "saved my life."
May 22, 2019
Ken Cuccinelli Expected To Be Trumps Point Man On Immigration
Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who is popular with conservative evangelicals, is expected to take a senior role with the Department of Homeland Security.
May 22, 2019
Navajo May Acquire Copy Of 1868 Treaty
The Navajo Nation may be the first tribe in the country to obtain a copy of its original treaty with the federal government. The donation awaits approval from the Navajo Council.
May 22, 2019
Health Care Leader Sees Wins, Losses In Proposed Arizona Budget
Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, joined The Show to talk about how the budget handles health care concerns.
May 22, 2019

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