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Hearing Friday On Tentative Transportation Construction Plan
State transportation officials have endorsed a five-year-construction plan they say would invest more than $1 billion in freeway preservation projects. Friday is the public’s first of three chances to give feedback on the draft.
April 14, 2021
Bennett: I Hope Voters Know Whos Paying For Senate Audit Of Maricopa County Ballots
More than five months after Joe Biden won the election in Arizona and Maricopa County, the state Senate is preparing to launch its so-called forensic audit of the election.
April 14, 2021
Bob Wells Of Nomadland Discusses Lifestyle, Connection To AZ
The Academy Awards will air later this month, and among this year's Best Picture nominees is a film that prominently features Arizona.
April 14, 2021
Maricopa County Working On Regional Approach To Homelessness
In a few months, the Phoenix metro area should have a comprehensive regional plan to address homelessness.
April 14, 2021
Explore Phoenixs Ancient Canals And Farmland With This App
For many generations before Phoenix became Arizona's capital, it was a very diverse place full of canals and fascinating topography. A Deeper Map app allows users to find out more about where they may be currently standing in metro Phoenix — including what ancient canals and farmland looked like.
April 14, 2021
Harvard Professor Links Religion, Rise Of Capitalism In New Book
How often do people’s spiritual beliefs affect how they think about money? Quite a bit, according to Harvard University professor Benjamin Friedman in his latest book "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism." The Show spoke talked with him about whether that connection leads us to any link between ideas like free will and free markets.
April 14, 2021
Expert Thinks It’s A Bad Idea To Pause Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said April 13 that the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine has a rare but serious side effect of creating blood clots. Arizona and other states quickly pulled the vaccine off the shelf. But some like Naomi Lopez argue that approach is wrong, since the risks of complications are so low, and the risk of COVID-19 is so much higher.
April 14, 2021
Some Lawmakers Want To Eliminate Income Tax Brackets
With state revenues running more than $1 billion ahead of expectations and better times forecast, Arizona Republican lawmakers are looking to compress all of the state's income tax brackets down to a single rate of 2.5% by 2024. But not all Republicans are in agreement.
April 14, 2021
Tent Like Facility Planned In Tucson To House Asylum Seekers
More information is emerging about a tent like facility that the U.S. Border Patrol is planning to erect in Tucson to house asylum seekers. Mayor Regina Romero says details have been sparse.
April 14, 2021
WATCH: President Biden Remarks On Withdrawing U.S. Troops From Afghanistan
President Joe Biden is giving an address on plans to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America's involvement in its longest war.
April 14, 2021
Voting Rights Groups Voice Concern Over AZ Election Audit
Four national voting rights groups sent a letter to Arizona Republican Senate President Karen Fann, voicing their concerns about the Maricopa County Election audit.
April 14, 2021
U.S. House Committee Hears Testimony On Save Oak Flat Bill
The U.S. House Committee for Indigenous people held hearings Tuesday on Congressman Raul Grijalva’s bill to permanently protect Oak Flat from a proposed copper mine.
April 14, 2021
Fixing The Election System: Arizona Lawmakers Go To Battle Over Restrictive Voting Bills
Arizona Republican lawmakers have spent the months after the presidential election introducing bills critics say make voting harder and more complicated. They’ve justified these proposals as a way to restore confidence in the state’s election process. Some of those same lawmakers contributed to that erosion in confidence.
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April 14, 2021
30 Mexican Soldiers Arrested In Forced Disappearances
The Mexican Navy said the arrests were tied to incidents in 2014, though a national Mexican outlet says they in fact took place in 2018.
April 13, 2021
Report: Better Handling Of Mexican Pandemic Could Have Saved Lives
The study's lead author says much of the poor handling of the pandemic traces back to the concentration of decision-making power in an agency subordinated to the president.
April 13, 2021
Senate Passes Bill That Bans Prohibiting Tribal Regalia At Graduations
The Arizona Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit public schools from banning Native American students from wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance to their graduation ceremonies.
April 13, 2021
Park Service: Mead Boat Ramps Could Be Hard To Access
As the weather warms in the Southwest, the Bureau of Reclamation is predicting low water levels on reservoirs, which could have impacts on boaters.
April 13, 2021
UA Strongly Urging Students To Get A Vaccine By Friday
The university is encouraging students to get a vaccine by Friday so they can be fully vaccinated by the end of the semester, especially if they are leaving southern Arizona for the summer break.
April 13, 2021
Firefighters Battling G22 Fire Brace For Gusty Winds
Firefighters are bracing for gusty winds Wednesday as they continue containment efforts on the G22 fire burning about ten miles northwest of Cibeque on White Mountain Apache tribal lands.
April 13, 2021
ADHS Pausing On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The state health department is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
April 13, 2021

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