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More Troops Border Headed To Border
Officials told the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon had identified three new caravans of migrants traveling north through Latin America to the U.S. border. That includes one caravan of 12,000 people. And that’s driving this latest troop deployment.
Jan. 29, 2019
AZ Ed Leaders Consider Changes To ELL, Kindergarten Data
Bills that could change everything from what information is collected about Arizona kindergartens to how the state teaches English-language learners are working their way through the Arizona Legislature.
Jan. 29, 2019
AZ Legislatures Party Split Closest Its Been In Decades
The 2019 Arizona legislative session includes a member roster in the House that is the closest it’s been in decades. There are 31 Republicans and 29 Democrats, making for some interesting political speculation about which issues will lead to common ground.
Jan. 29, 2019
Professor: Chemicals Not Necessarily To Be Feared In Food, Vaccines
In the Arizona Legislature, Rep. Paul Boyer has stepped in with a bill that would require chemicals in vaccines to be listed. To talk about that, The Show was joined by Michelle Francl. She is a chemistry professor at Bryn Mawr College.children."
Jan. 29, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debate Changing State Tax Laws
Tax reform at the federal level kicks in for the first time this tax season, but Arizona lawmakers are still deciding whether to adjust the state tax law.They need to make a choice — let Arizonans pay higher state taxes and use that extra money, or change state law.
Jan. 29, 2019
The Pulse: Should We Call Little Girls Beautiful?
Many parents don’t want people to call their daughters “beautiful” or “pretty.” They say it makes little girls uncomfortable or self-conscious. That it connects their self-worth to their looks. Or that it emphasizes something they don’t have a lot of control of over the things they do.
Jan. 29, 2019
Expulsion Called For Stringer After Reports Of Sex Offenses
Rep. David Stringer first made headlines for racist comments that were caught on tape last fall and, just a few days ago, the Phoenix New Times uncovered court documents showing that Stringer was charged with multiple sex offenses in Maryland in the 1980s — including child pornography.
Jan. 29, 2019
Valley Coalition Announces Bill To Expand AZ Laws To LGBTQ
On Tuesday, One Community, a Valley Coalition working toward LGBTQ inclusion, announced a bipartisan bill to update the state’s non-discrimination law. Currently, Arizona has no statewide laws that protect gay and transgender individuals from being fired, denied housing or refused service.
Jan. 29, 2019
A Quarter Of Grads Dont Pass The Bar Exam In 2 Years
A yearlong investigation, done by USA Today Network, shows a quarter of graduates for 18 U.S. law schools don’t pass the bar exam within two years.
Jan. 29, 2019
How Smart Devices Use And Sell Your Data
More and more Americans have “smart” devices in their homes — from speakers to thermostats to doorbells to any number of other appliances. And while they provide convenience to users, they’re also collecting data, which marketers are trying to figure out how to use.
Jan. 29, 2019
Local Titan Games Competitor Recounts Life
You’ve probably heard the trope "tough times don’t last, tough people do." It might sound like a cliche, but when it comes to Steven Hoppe, it’s true.
Jan. 29, 2019
The Takeaway: 2 Years Later, So-Called
It’s been two years since President Trump's executive order block entry to people from several Muslim-majority countries drew protests at airports across the country. Many people who have applied for waivers are still unable to bring their loved ones to the United States.
Jan. 29, 2019
The Takeaway: National Labor Relations Board Decision Has Big Implications For Organized Labor
On Friday, the NLRB ruled in a case involving drivers at SuperShuttle, a franchise in Dallas, Fort Worth. The drivers had wanted to unionize, but the board ruled that they didn't count as employees, but independent contractors.
Jan. 29, 2019
Brexit Could Harm Health Of More Than U.K.s Economy
As the United Kingdom’s House of Commons votes on amendments to the prime minister’s plan for withdrawing from the European Union, new research reports on how Brexit might be unhealthy for more than the United Kingdom’s economy.
Jan. 29, 2019
Expectation Arises As Mexican Cannabis Market Opens
After almost two years since Mexico approved the use of medical marijuana, nearly 40 cannabis-based products are ready to be sold. The U.S. will be one of the main exporters. But, what does it mean for Mexico to open the legalization of a cannabis market after being “punished” for decades by its illegal production and trafficking?
Jan. 29, 2019
Honduras Top Country For Migrants Traveling By Land
Almost three-fourths of migrants requesting a humanitarian visa to transit through Mexico were from Honduras.
Jan. 28, 2019
Former Scottsdale Schools CFO Reindicted On 12 Charges
Laura Smith, the former chief financial officer of Scottsdale Unified School District, concealed that her sister owned a consulting company that did business with the district.
Jan. 28, 2019
Tribes At Border Propose Visa
As lawmakers debate U.S. immigration policy, that may or may not include some form of new wall along the U.S.- Mexico border, many Native American tribes along the border are caught in the middle. Twenty five tribes met last week in Tucson to discuss a solution.
Jan. 28, 2019
Downwinders Restitution Bill Introduced
Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar introduced a bill last week that would expand the Downwinders Compensation Act to include more people who suffered as a result of atomic bomb testing.
Jan. 28, 2019
Documentary On Vaquita’s Plight Competes At Sundance
A documentary film about illegal poaching that’s threatening to wipe out the world’s most endangered marine mammal in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez has made its way to the Sundance Film Festival this year.
Jan. 28, 2019

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