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Mesa Caregiver Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Dementia Patient
Authorities say a caregiver at Mesa assisted living facility is accused of sexually assaulting an 85-year-old dementia patient. Mesa police arrested 58-year-old Manuel Corral on Sunday after the woman told the Heritage Village staff that he had assaulted her.
Feb. 19, 2020
Activist Group Files Complaint Against AZ GOP Lawmaker
An activist group whose members were cut off from testifying at a Senate hearing on a proposal that would ask voters to enshrine Arizona’s “sanctuary city” ban in the state constitution has filed an ethics complaint against the committee’s chairman.
Feb. 19, 2020
Tribal Gaming Nets AZ $29M So Far In Fiscal Year 2020
The Arizona Department of Gaming has released its latest tribal gaming revenue figures. Caroline Oppleman with the department said the $29 million haul thus far in fiscal 2020 marks a significant increase from last year, raising revenue for important services.
Feb. 19, 2020
Trial Postponed For Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Incapacitated Patient
The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting an incapacitated patient and fathering her child while she was in his care at a Phoenix long-term care center has been pushed back until April 30. A judge on Tuesday granted a continuance but says he won’t postpone the trial again.
Feb. 19, 2020
Untold Arizona: Arizona Earthquakes Reveal A State On Shaky Ground
Arizona’s mountains, cinder cones and lava fields attest to the state’s wild geological youth. But those with an ear to the ground know the state’s seismic days are far from over.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Feb. 19, 2020
Trump Campers Arrive Early To Rally For Prime Seats, Camaraderie
Supporters of President Donald Trump arrived to camp on a Phoenix sidewalk, waiting in line to see the president speak well over a day before his scheduled rally at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
Feb. 18, 2020
AZ House Moves Forward With Ethics Investigation Of Rep. Cook
The Arizona House is moving forward with an ethics investigation into one of its own. Rep. David Cook is accused of having an improper personal relationship with a female lobbyist and offering the Pinal County sheriff a campaign contribution in exchange for getting rid of a property seizure.
Feb. 18, 2020
Vehicle Crossings At Arizona-Mexico Ports Fall For Second Year
The number of personal vehicles crossing into Arizona from Mexico fell last year, marking the second year of declines. One Nogales port authority representative chalked the drop up to staffing shortages and lane closures.
Feb. 18, 2020
AZs Direct Support Professional Workforce Faces Crisis
Direct support professionals provide assistance to people with physical and intellectual disabilities. The national workforce is in crisis with high turnover rates and low wages.
Feb. 18, 2020
In Texas, youth groups hope to turn the state purple in November
Last weekend, young Latinos gathered in Houston, Texas, to hear from presidential candidates. Their message? To win in November and turn Texas purple, candidates need to prioritize voters of color. 
Feb. 18, 2020
Outrage In Mexico After Murder Of 7-Year-Old Girl
Last week, the gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City sparked protests against the rise of femicides. And this week, the outcries against gender-based hate crimes continue after the abduction, rape and death of a 7-year-old girl.
Feb. 18, 2020
Navajo Nation Wants To Provide Power To LA
Navajo President Jonathan Nez will attend a Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposed partnership. The tribe wants to provide the city with 500 megawatts of clean energy.
Feb. 18, 2020
ASU Mini-Satellite To Launch From ISS Wednesday
Arizona State University plans to launch a small, NASA-funded research satellite from the International Space Station on Wednesday. ASU rocketed the CubeSat to the ISS aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket in November.
Feb. 18, 2020
The Story Of The Border Patrols So-Called Douglas Mafia
Twenty years ago, the Border Patrol was a small agency that didn’t get a lot of attention. But since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, the agency has nearly tripled in size and budget. A small group of agents, dubbed “the Douglas mafia,” rode that wave of growth to the top. ProPublica reporter Melissa del Bosque joined The Show to talk about her latest piece.
Feb. 18, 2020
Trump Administration To Waive Contracting Laws For Wall
The Trump administration has said it will waive federal contracting laws to allow more than 170 miles of southern border wall to be built more quickly. The laws include open competition requirements and other fail-safes — and the move will almost certainly draw criticism. Elliot Spagat is following this story for the Associated Press.
Feb. 18, 2020
Flagstaff Celebrates The 90th Anniversary Of Plutos Discovery
Ninety years ago Tuesday, a self-taught astronomer discovered what became known as the ninth planet in the solar system — Pluto. It happened at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Feb. 18, 2020
New Phoenix Police Tools For President Trump’s Campaign Visit
Phoenix police have new tools and a new plan since President Trump’s last visit to the city ended in a controversial cloud of pepper spray.
Feb. 18, 2020
How Social Media Helps People Connect Through Food
We all have a food story that we tell people to explain how crazy our family is, where we come from, how our grandmother made her orange-carrot jello mold set every Christmas. Vanessa Fonseca-Chavez argues social media is making it easier than ever before to share those stories — and connect through food. She talked to The Show about how her own food story led her in this direction.
Feb. 18, 2020
Searching For Grand Canyon National Parks Water Source
An NAU researcher is trying to find the answer to what seems like a pretty basic, yet important question: Where does the water used at Grand Canyon National Park come from?
Feb. 18, 2020
Legal Battle Over Tempe Property Goes Back 130 Years
Tempe resident Steve Sussex has been locked in a battle with the city over a land dispute that stretches back more than 130 years. Due to some archaic state and federal land policies, his family’s ownership of the land has come under question.
Feb. 18, 2020

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