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Mexican Asylum Seekers Might Be Forced To Apply In Guatemala
Mexicans seeking asylum in the U.S. might be forced to apply thousands of miles away from the border between both countries, in Guatemala. The Mexican government is not pleased.
Jan. 8, 2020
WATCH: Trump Addresses Irans Attacks On Bases
President Donald Trump is speaking to the nation following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that "All is well!" and that an assessment of the casualties was underway.
Jan. 8, 2020
Why Is Downtown Phoenix Scooter Ridership Lower Than Other Cities?
After four months of a pilot program, an electronic scooter company says ridership is lower in downtown Phoenix compared to other cities. Ryan Mores, Phoenix operations manager for Lime, told the transportation subcommittee Tuesday that the city’s geofencing technology requirement is a significant obstacle.
Jan. 8, 2020
NBA Plays To Score And Win In Mexico
Mexico has become an attractive market for American sports leagues. That includes the NBA, which wants to expand its presence and build strong alliances — and the Phoenix Suns are part of that effort.
Jan. 8, 2020
AZ Senate President: Education, Transportation And Prison Reform Priorities
The Arizona Legislature will kick off a new session on Monday. Senate President Karen Fann says education, transportation and prison reform will be priorities in the budget.
Jan. 7, 2020
Iran Strikes Back At U.S. With Missile Attack At Air Base
Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of surface-to-surface missiles at an Iraqi air base housing U.S. troops and warning the United States and its allies in the region not to retaliate.
Jan. 7, 2020
Unclaimed Lottery Winnings Mean Prizes Doubled
They say that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. In the case of one unclaimed lottery ticket, that’ll be the case for future Arizona Lottery winners.
Jan. 7, 2020
County Attorneys Office Changes Structure Of Diversion Programs
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is making changes to its felony diversion program. The County Attorney’s Office says it is combining two current diversion programs to “offer a more robust treatment option” to address criminal behavior.
Jan. 7, 2020
Attorney General Brnovich Sues E-Cigarette Makers
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday sued Juul and another e-cigarette maker, Eonsmoke, alleging the companies targeted youths with advertising and flavored products. Brnovich wants injunctions to prevent either company from using marketing tactics that target youths or sell flavored vape products.
Jan. 7, 2020
D-Backs Institute New Clear-Bag Policy For 2020 Season
In an effort to speed up the process of safety inspections and following the lead of other pro sports franchises, the Arizona Diamondbacks are instituting a “clear bag policy” at Chase Field for the 2020 season.
Jan. 7, 2020
Man Convicted Of Border Agents Murder To Be Sentenced
A Mexican man convicted in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona will be sentenced today for his role in the crime. Heraclio Osorio Arellanes is one of seven men who in 2010 were working to rob drug smugglers in the desert around Nogales, Arizona.
Jan. 7, 2020
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen Resigns
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has resigned months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the U.S. His resignation on Tuesday came after leaders in the one of the nation's most populous counties suspended him and have pressured him to resign since his arrest nearly three months ago.
Jan. 7, 2020
Transportation, Infrastructure Part of AZ Tech Council Legislation Priorities
In advance of the state's 2020 legislative session, the Arizona Technology Council has outlined its top priorities. Among them is a focus on transportation and infrastructure development.
Jan. 7, 2020
In Rural Cochise County, Residents With Serious Mental Illness Often End Up In Jail
Adrian Perez has been in the Cochise County jail at least 16 times over the last 13 years. He’s been isolated in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, and he’s sought solace in — of all things — court hearings.
Jan. 7, 2020
New App Connects Users To Native Businesses
A new app connects Native-owned businesses with consumers. Users can search by location, item or business name. The app features more than 500 (mostly Navajo) Native-made goods and services — everything from jewelry and tour guides to public relations firms and mechanics.
Jan. 7, 2020
Why U-Hauls Nicotine Policy Is Legal — But Potentially Not Practical
Phoenix-based U-Haul is pledging not to interview or hire people who use nicotine. Alejandro Perez, a labor attorney and partner with the law firm of Jaburg, joined The Show to answer questions about the legalities of a hiring policy.
Jan. 7, 2020
Painter Paige Poppe
You’ve probably seen Paige Poppe's work in local boutiques or at an especially eye-catching booth at your neighborhood farmers’ market. Her vibrant watercolor designs have jumped from the canvas to a variety of mediums — greeting cards, jewelry, the walls of buildings.
Jan. 7, 2020
What Life Is Like For A Child Genius
What happens to child prodigies when they get to college and face the pressures and expectations that affect students in their late teens and 20s? David Henry Feldman, a professor in Tufts University’s Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, joined The Show to talk about life for a child genius.
Jan. 7, 2020
Arizona School Boards Association Executive Director Talks Goals
When Arizona lawmakers convene their 2020 session next week, education is again primed to be a key policy area. And, one of the groups that’s been at the center of those discussions has a new leader as of the new year. Sheila Harrison-Williams has taken over as executive director of the Arizona School Boards Association, replacing Timothy Ogle.
Jan. 7, 2020
Vice Admiral: We Should Be Fairly Nervous About Vulnerabilities Of The Grid
There have been efforts in Arizona and elsewhere to increase the use of renewable energy for several years now. Some experts have also been trying to raise the alarm about vulnerabilities in our energy grid. Vice Admiral Lee Gunn says it’s possible to tackle both problems at once.
Jan. 7, 2020

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