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LIVE: Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.
Meet Rachel Mitchell, The Attorney Questioning Kavanaugh Accuser
Sept. 27, 2018
ACLU, Parent Sue Great Hearts Academies
Great Hearts Academies — one of Arizona’s largest public charter schools — is being sued for allegedly violating state oversight laws.
Sept. 26, 2018
Spending Package Extends VAWA
The U.S. House passed a spending package Wednesday to avoid a government shutdown Oct. 1. That bill, if signed by President Trump, would also extend legislation that funds programs to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence for six more months.
Sept. 26, 2018
Arizona Uber Drivers Affected By Data Breach Will Get $100
Uber has agreed to pay a nationwide settlement of $148 million to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers. Arizona’s share will be $2.7 million.
Sept. 26, 2018
Satellite Monitoring Could Protect Endangered Dolphin
The Mexican government is using a satellite monitoring system that tracks small fishing boats to help protect an endangered dolphin in the Sea of Cortez. The Upper Gulf of California is home to the vaquita marina, or “little sea cow.”
Ban On Mexican Seafood Aims To Protect Endangered Vaquita Porpoise
Sept. 26, 2018
Eloy Pulls Plug On Part Of ICE Contract
The city of Eloy has ended part of a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement that allowed the federal agency to run an immigrant detention center in Texas, and the city manager says ICE asked Eloy to pull the plug on the deal.
Sept. 26, 2018
Proposed Fuel Efficiency Standards Causing Concerns For Public Health
A fight over fuel efficiency is looming. The Trump administration has been holding public hearings this week on its plan to undo Obama-era regulations.
Sept. 26, 2018
Lt. Frank Luke Jr. Honored In Arizona On 100th Anniversary
In 1918, a man named Frank Luke Jr. was setting records as a fighter pilot in World War I. On Wednesday, the base is commemorating Lt. Luke’s final flight with a flyover and a flag presentation to his family.
Sept. 26, 2018
CBP Not Protecting Information Gleaned From Drones
Customs and Border Protection’s drone program was audited recently and found to be lax in protecting the information that the planes gather while patrolling the country’s borders.
Sept. 26, 2018
Sinaloan Grenade Smuggler Sentenced
A Mexican man was sentenced Tuesday for trying to smuggle weapons from Arizona into Mexico.
Sept. 26, 2018
WATCH: President Trumps Press Conference
The press conference comes a day before Brett Kavanaugh faces questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee after two women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Sept. 26, 2018
Blackwater School In Gila River Gets $30.1M Infusion
On Tuesday, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced the Gila River Indian community under the O’odham Tribe will get a $30.1 million award for its Blackwater Community School in Coolidge.
Sept. 26, 2018
Expert: Alcohol Leads To More Deaths Than Opioids
Nationally, there were 42,000 deaths from opioid overdoses in 2016. But, as bad as those numbers are, David Jernigan points out alcohol is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths every year.
Sept. 26, 2018
Yelp Reviews Reveal Disparities In How Rich, Poor Parents Approach Child Care
When you use Yelp, it’s usually to check out reviews of a restaurant you’ve never been to, or maybe to find out a good hair salon. But a new study from ASU shows that millions of parents are using the platform to review child care facilities.
Sept. 26, 2018
How Higher Interest Rates Impact Arizona’s Small Businesses
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday — for the third time this year. What are the effects of that on Arizona’s small businesses?
Sept. 26, 2018
Are National Parks Bearing Brunt Of Climate Change?
Scientists found over the past century, national parks saw their average temperatures rise two times higher than the rate of increase for the rest of the country. Rainfall also decreased more in national parks than elsewhere in the United States.
Sept. 26, 2018
Will Clean Energy Initiative Create Jobs — Or Cost Them?
A new study released by backers of the campaign to raise Arizona’s renewable energy standards to 50 percent by 2030 found that if the initiative passes, Arizona’s solar industry could add 16,000 new jobs by 2030. Many disagree with that assessment — and The Show heard from both sides.
Sept. 26, 2018
Former County Attorney On Rachel Mitchell: I Would Have Advised Her Not To Do This
Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona sex crimes prosecutor, has been tapped to lead the questioning of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley joined The Show to talk about the assignment.
Sept. 26, 2018
Reporters Investigate PetSmart Grooming Deaths
A report by New Jersey’s NJ.com discovered that 47 dogs in 14 states had died soon after being groomed at PetSmart — and 32 of those had occurred since 2015. Sophie Nieto-Munoz is one of those NJ.com reporters, and she joined The Show to talk about it.
Sept. 26, 2018
Researchers Use Gallium As Trojan Horse Against Bacteria
Each year, 2 million people in the U.S. develop an antibiotic-resistant infection, and 23,000 die from one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, the current crisis is inspiring some researchers to revisit old ideas.
Sept. 26, 2018

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