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AZ Launches Effort to Count As Many Residents As Possible In Census
The Governor’s Office this week announced the launch of an effort to make sure as many Arizonans as possible are counted during the upcoming 2020 census.
Jan. 10, 2020
Like Groundhog Day — House Minority Leader on Education, Other Priorities for 2020
The 2020 legislative session gets underway on Monday, as Gov. Ducey gives his State of the State address. Today, The Show moved across the Capitol mall, to the state House, and sat down with Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez of Yuma.
Jan. 10, 2020
Team Attempts To Row Grand Canyon For The Record
A group of eight rowers attempted to break the speed record on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. They launched Jan. 9 at midnight from Lees Ferry. The crew didn't quite make their goal. They finished in 37 hours and 55 minutes.
Jan. 10, 2020
Phoenix Priest Accused Of Sexually Abusing 2 Boys
The indictment alleges that 74-year-old John “Jack” Spaulding sexually abused two boys, under the age of 15, between the years of 2003 and 2007. Spaulding was a Catholic Priest at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Phoenix and St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Mesa when the alleged acts took place.
Jan. 10, 2020
Rocky Point Welcomes First Cruise Without Home Port
The first cruise out of Rocky Point sailed off into the sunset Thursday evening. It’s a long-anticipated step forward for the beach town just south of Arizona. But the future of cruising from Rocky Point still hinges on the city’s ability to complete a cruise port. Construction on the partially completed port has been stalled for years.
Jan. 10, 2020
ICE: Former Salvadoran Official Acccused Of Bribery, Murder Has Been Deported
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix says it has deported a Salvadoran man who once served as a backup in the country’s Legislature and played professional soccer.
Jan. 9, 2020
Lime Pulling Out Of Downtown Phoenix
A second electronic scooter company is leaving downtown Phoenix. The news comes just days after Lime requested changes to the city’s pilot program.
Jan. 9, 2020
Former AZ Chief Justice Frank Gordon Jr. Has Died
Former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank Gordon Jr., who presided over the 1988 impeachment trial that resulted in the removal of Gov. Evan Mecham, has died.
Jan. 9, 2020
Ex-NAU Student Pleads Guilty In Campus Shooting Death
A former Northern Arizona University student pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the shooting death of a fellow student on campus, sparing him from a second trial and the potential for a much lengthier prison term.
Jan. 9, 2020
Maricopa County Using New Ballots, Machines
Maricopa County is preparing for the upcoming election year with different ballots and new equipment. Since 1996, Maricopa County has used arrows for its ballots. Voters had to fill in a line to complete the arrow next to the candidate of their choice. But Maricopa County Elections Department spokesperson Erika Flores says this has been confusing for some voters.
Jan. 9, 2020
Trump Administration Wins Appeal, Pushes Border Fence Projects Forward
The Trump administration vowed to continue work on various stretches of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday after a ruling in its favor by an appeals court freed up construction money. In Arizona, the funding will go toward construction of new barricades around Yuma.
Jan. 9, 2020
AZ Senate President: Education, Corrections Top 2020 Priorities
In advance of the new Arizona legislative session, The Show reached out to a pair of legislative leaders about their priorities and those of their caucuses. First up is Senate President Karen Fann of Prescott, who spoke with The Show in her office, just off the Senate floor.
Jan. 9, 2020
Below Average Colorado River Water Supply Expected
This week, we got our first look at likely Colorado River levels for the year, and the outlook could be better. The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center expects water supplies to be below average in 2020 despite a high snowpack.
Jan. 9, 2020
The Controversial Tenure Of Acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley
William Perry Pendley has had a contentious relationship with the Bureau of Land Management, which he has led since 2017, and, last week, Secretary David Bernhardt extended Pendley's tenure. Elaine Zielinski, a board member of the Public Lands Foundation, joined The Show to unpack the arrangement.
Jan. 9, 2020
How A Federal Sex Trafficking Investigation Fell Apart In Lake Havasu
The Havasu News recently published a story uncovering documents that raise some serious questions about the behavior of Homeland Security agents who worked on a two-year-long case into alleged sex trafficking in the region. The Show spoke with Brandon Messick, the reporter who has been covering the story from the beginning.
Jan. 9, 2020
Why The U.S. Military Is Wary Of DNA Testing Services
Members of the military are now being discouraged by the Pentagon from swabbing their cheeks and sending in a sample. Jamie Winterton, director of strategy at ASU’s Global Security Initiative, joined The Show to explain why.
Jan. 9, 2020
Master-Level Beer Judge Explores Phoenixs Beer History
We know that craft beer has really taken off in recent years. But did you know that there are certified, master-level beer judges who are trained to tell definitively if a beer is good or bad? The Show got to sit down for a beer with Dave Clark, one of only two of these master-level beer judges in Arizona.
Jan. 9, 2020
How Violence In Mexico Could Affect Tourism
As the U.S. sees multiple reports of American families attacked in Mexico, will people continue traveling between our two countries?
Jan. 9, 2020
As Wireless Providers Roll Out 5G Technology, How Close Are We To 6G?
As consumers await the new generation of 5G wireless networks, researchers are already looking down the road at what the wireless landscape will look like in the future.
Jan. 9, 2020
Scottsdale Rent Puts Actors With Disabilities In The Spotlight
A theatre company in Scottsdale has decided to bring new voices to the stage by specifically casting actors with cognitive and physical disabilities in its musicals. Essayist Amy Silverman has been involved with the most recent production and has this reflection.
Jan. 9, 2020

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