New Measures Approved That Could Result In Less Vaccinations
Arizona lawmakers approved three measures that could result in fewer children being vaccinated, this, despite objections from doctors and other medical professionals who say the changes could undermine public health. Republican Rep. Nancy Barto is behind the bills.
Feb. 22, 2019
Border Agency Turns to Private Contractor to Install Wire
Since late last year, a key aspect of federal border security has been not only border fences but also the installation of concertina wire on that fencing. It’s a contentious issue, one that Arizona cities are fighting back against. But now there’s quietly been an expansion of the concertina wire project along the border.
Feb. 21, 2019
Federal Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Migrant Aid Volunteers
Activists say federal prosecutors dropped the charges against four members of their group Thursday who were working to find immigrants who were lost in the desert after crossing the border illegally.
Feb. 21, 2019
Congenital Syphilis On The Rise In Maricopa County
More babies are being born with congenital syphilis in Maricopa County, according to new numbers from public health officials.
Feb. 21, 2019
First Study On Marijuana As PTSD Treatment Done
An Arizona researcher has completed the first ever clinical trial of marijuana to treat PTSD.
Feb. 21, 2019
Caregiver Training Bills Pulled, But Governor
Earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order calling for more protections for people with disabilities. Shortly after, an Arizona lawmaker sponsored two bills that would address parts of the order. But, those bills will not be going to the governor’s desk.
Feb. 21, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: Sundressed
Loud, expressive and multi-layered, local indie-punk band, Sundressed, is used to laying it all bare when they take the stage. So when lead singer and songwriter, Trevor Hedges, was asked to perform acoustically, the performance had a new level of rawness.
Feb. 21, 2019
Reporter Talks About Yemen
Yeme's civil war — combined with economic struggles — have pushed the nation into a humanitarian crisis. Journalist Iona Craig has been reporting from Yemen for nearly a decade, and she is in the Valley for a presentation Thursday evening.
Feb. 21, 2019
Most people don’t have jobs where they’re able to challenge the status quo or do things that don’t fit neatly into a corporate package. Often the emotional response can range from throwing up your hands and looking for another place to work or even, finally, follow your dream.
Feb. 21, 2019
Texting-While-Driving Ban Moves Through Legislature
Arizona is one of three states without an explicit ban on texting while driving, although the issue has come up at the Arizona Legislature each of the past several years.
Feb. 21, 2019
Census To Go Online For The First Time In 2020
For the first time ever, the 2020 Census will allow Americans to respond online. The U.S. Census Bureau thinks the change could save some money, but there are also challenges with the move.
Feb. 21, 2019
New Bill Could Restrict Citizen Initiatives And Circulators
Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill forward at the Arizona Capitol that would place new restrictions on citizen initiatives and the people hired to gather signatures to get them on the ballot.
Feb. 21, 2019
Arizona Moves To Regulate Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals
Arizona lawmakers are weighing what kind new regulations they should put on what's becoming the Lyft and Uber of car rentals. The proposal by Sen. David Livingston, R-Peoria, would set standard for things like insurance and safety when individuals choose to rent out the cars they own to others.
Feb. 21, 2019
A Bill To Expedite AZ
An Arizona Senate bill that would have created a statewide database of DNA has been dramatically scaled back and then was amended again, all within 72 hours. Arizona Republic reporter Bree Burkitt was at the hearing where the bill passed, and she joined The Show.
Feb. 21, 2019
The Takeaway: Clarence Thomas Questions Landmark Libel Case, Raising Concerns About Press Freedoms
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas injected new life into an old argument this week. After the Supreme Court refused to hear a defamation case, Thomas wrote a concurrent opinion arguing that the landmark 1964 SCOTUS case, New York Times v Sullivan, was in need of a judicial overhaul.
Feb. 21, 2019
Winter Storm Dumping Heavy Snowfall, Rain Across Arizona
Across northern Arizona, school, transportation and Navajo Nation officials have all told people to stay home, if they can. As much as 2 feet of snow is expected over parts of the north country. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport has closed because there's no visibility.
See Photos From The Valley, Flagstaff
Feb. 21, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Debate Legalizing Edible Marijuana
The Arizona Public Safety House Committee voted 5-2 this week to send the debate over legalizing medical marijuana edibles to the full House chamber.
Feb. 21, 2019
Bill Offering Lower Tuition For DACA Recipients Clears Senate
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to create a special tuition rate for those who graduated from a state high school, but don’t qualify for in-state tuition. The primary beneficiaries could be high school graduates who have deferred-action status, or so-called "DREAMers."
Feb. 21, 2019
Sex Differences And Federal Standards, Drive Culture Shift In Biomedical Research
Biomedical research is undergoing a sea change, driven in part by federal funding requirements that studies consider biological sex as a factor. Part two of this two-part Arizona Science Desk series explores this cultural shift.
Personalized Medicine Propels New Understanding Of Sex Differences
Feb. 21, 2019
Prison Sentencing Reform Stalls At The Arizona House
Sentencing reform legislation stalled in the Arizona House on Wednesday. After refusing to hear a bill that would have reduced non-violent offenders’ time in Arizona prisons by 50 percent, Rep. John Allen scheduled his own bill that would allow earned release credits for up to 25 percent of a sentence.
Feb. 20, 2019