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The Takeaway: The Toll Of Gun Violence In January
Every year, there are more than 30,000 gun deaths and over 70,000 gun injuries. Since the Sandy Hook shooting, there have been nearly 2,000 mass shootings in the US. This past January, like most months, has seen scores of shootings including mass shootings in Florida, Louisiana, and Houston.
Jan. 31, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Podcasts That Bridge The Political Divide
On the podcast, Hidden Brain, scientist John Hibbing looks into the psychological differences between a liberal and a conservative.
Jan. 31, 2019
Bill Would  End Local Landlord Regulations
A bill that would move oversight of rental agreements from the local to the state-level is being debated at the Arizona Legislature Thursday.
Jan. 31, 2019
Longtime State-Run Care Facility Will Close After Last Resident Dies
Last week, a man was arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 29-year-old woman at a Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix. But the story of how Arizona cares for its most vulnerable is hardly over.
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Jan. 31, 2019
Bill Allows More Time To Sue Child Sexual Abusers
Arizona lawmakers want to give child sex abuse victims more time to sue their attackers. The Senate bill would provide a seven-year window to bring a civil claim to court.
Jan. 31, 2019
Guadalupe Celebrates New Firetruck Purchased With Aid From Indian Communities
The town of Guadalupe is celebrating a much-needed addition to its public safety fleet. The purchase of a new firetruck was made possible with financial support from the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the Tohono O’odom Nation.
Jan. 31, 2019
Disability Advocacy Group Releases Recommendations Regarding Sex Abuse
News that a woman with severe disabilities was raped and later gave birth to a baby boy stunned the community and disability advocates, but sexual abuse in vulnerable populations is not unusual.
Jan. 30, 2019
Lawmakers Close To Approving DCP With $29M Price Tag
State lawmakers move Arizona's drought contingency plan to the full House floor for a vote.
Jan. 30, 2019
Sky Harbor Airport Sets Passenger Record
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reached a new milestone last year. The airport’s Greg Roybal said 44,943,686 travelers passed through Sky Harbor. That’s 939,846 more than the previous record of 44,003,840 set in 2015.
Jan. 30, 2019
UA’s Law School Seeks More Partnerships In Mexico
A protracted fight over President Trump’s push for a border wall has raised political tensions with Mexico. But some U.S. institutions are still betting on partnerships with their southern neighbor — including one Arizona school that wants to keep training Mexican diplomats.
Jan. 30, 2019
Processing Delays Reach Crisis Levels At Immigration
A coalition of immigration lawyers says processing delays have reached crisis levels at the federal agency that handles applications for things like visas, green cards and citizenship. The agency says longer waits are often due to a large wave of applications.
Jan. 30, 2019
GAO: Interior Department Needs To Help Tribes
A federal watchdog group has found the Interior Department needs to help tribes wade through bureaucratic red tape so they can provide social services and build homes, roads and businesses in a more timely manner.
Jan. 30, 2019
The Takeaway: FDA Is Failing Americans, Says Chair Of Opioids Advisory Committee
Dr. Raeford Brown is Chair of the FDA Advisory Committee on Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products. He’s begun speaking up recently about what he calls a failure by the FDA to protect Americans amidst a crisis that kills some 130 people every day.
Jan. 30, 2019
Yuma Sheriff: Border Wall Has Become A Distraction
Congressional leaders have until Feb. 15 to strike a deal on border security, a task that has been debated — and has failed — in Washington for decades. But all of the focus on a wall has become a distraction, according to Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot.
Jan. 30, 2019
Arizona Company A Leader In Fintech
Even after the Great Recession, legacy banks have continued to dominate. That’s where the concept of fintech comes in — moving the financial services industry in a new direction, one that could combine the best technology with customer wants and needs.
Jan. 30, 2019
Drought Contingency Plan Clears First Legislative Hurdle
Arizona lawmakers took their first votes on Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan on Tuesday. The state is facing a deadline of Thursday to sign off on the plan. Otherwise, the federal government said it will step in and impose water restrictions.
Jan. 30, 2019
Open Borders And Free Movement Defended In New Book
The issue of border security is, once again, front and center. But one idea that both parties seem to agree on is their dislike of the concept of "open borders." That, however, is exactly what a new book argues for.
Jan. 30, 2019
Netflix Invited To Join Motion Picture Association Of America
If you’re aware of the Motion Picture Association of America, it’s probably because you’ve seen the initials at the beginning of movie trailers. At its core, the MPAA’s mission is to be the trade association representing the nation’s major film studios. That's changes as of this month.
Jan. 30, 2019
Pinal Farmers Continue Fight Over Drought Plan
The hard deadline for Arizona to pass legislation approving the Drought Contingency Plan is this Thursday, Jan. 31. While Arizona is close to an agreement, some of the last issues to be ironed out have to do with Pinal County farmers.
Jan. 30, 2019
New Development Planned In West Valley
A new planned development in the West Valley could bring 300,000 residents to an area west of the White Tank Mountains. But what kind of impact on the West Valley could this development have?
Jan. 30, 2019

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