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Arizona Lawmakers Debating Online Sales Taxes
In South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially allowed states to require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes. Arizona is among a handful of states that has not adjusted its tax laws to reflect the last summer's ruling. A new bill could change that.
March 18, 2019
Charter School Reform Bill Moves To Arizona House
Last week, the state Senate gave its OK to a bill that its sponsor calls the most significant reform to the governance of charter schools since they were established. Critics, however, see it differently, and argue the measure is essentially toothless. The bill is now moving to the Arizona House.
March 18, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: New Zealand Leaders Look To Change Countrys Gun Laws
New Zealand, and the rest of the world, continue to mourn the 50 people killed on Friday in two mosques. The country’s prime minister said New Zealand’s gun laws will be changed. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
March 18, 2019
Boas: The Legacy Of Karl Eller
Arizona businessman and philanthropist Karl Eller was known for leading several companies — including Eller Media, Gannett and Circle K — and for leaving millions to the University of Arizona business school. Arizona Republic Editorial Director Phil Boas joined The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about Eller's Legacy.
March 18, 2019
Phoenix City Leaders Could Undergo Equity Training
A Phoenix councilwoman is trying to raise private money to conduct special training for city leadership. Laura Pastor wants to see managers in departments like transit, parks, neighborhood services, and others to participate in racial equity training. It would focus on recognizing the government’s role in racial inequities and find ways to improve or change systems.
March 18, 2019
VA Report Finds Care At Phoenix Nursing Home Improves
Conditions are improving at a Phoenix VA nursing home, that’s one finding from a recent release of reports from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “I’m very proud of our staff that we were able to get back to a five star,” said Brian Bradshaw, chief nurse for geriatrics at Phoenix VA.
March 18, 2019
West Phoenix Among Nation’s Top Home Flipping Rates
In zip code 85031, more than 20 percent of homes bought last year were quickly resold for a profit. The flipping rate for the area between 43rd and 59th avenues and Thomas and Camelback roads was more than twice the rate for the entire metro area.
March 18, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Do Cicadas Buzz?
Arizona has more insect diversity than any other state — including four dozen different species of cicadas. Best known for their loud buzzing in the summer, each species of cicada has their own unique call.
March 18, 2019
AZ-Based Marijuana Company Seeking Massive Expansion
An Arizona company that grows, processes and sells marijuana in several states is buying another company to create what’s expected to be one of the largest operations nationwide.
March 18, 2019
Phoenix Could Sell $11 Million Downtown Parking Garage
A city-owned garage in downtown Phoenix appraised at $11,450,00 could soon go on the market. The city of Phoenix said several companies have expressed interest in developing the Regency Parking Garage.
March 18, 2019
President Trump Continues Criticism Of Late Sen. McCain
President Donald Trump continues to criticize the late Sen. John McCain. The latest insults are over reports that McCain shared a dossier with information linking Trump to Russia.
March 18, 2019
Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Woman In Embryo Case
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a now-divorced woman can implant fertilized embryos despite objections of her ex-husband. Ruby Torres and her former husband, John Terrill, signed a contract with a fertilization clinic saying that embryos could be used with the “express, written consent” of both parties in case of divorce.
March 17, 2019
ASU Mens Basketball Returning To NCAA Tournament
For the first time since 1981, Arizona State University's men's basketball team is making consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. However, the Sun Devils will need to play an extra game in the Big Dance.
March 17, 2019
New Dock At Scorpion Bay Marina At Lake Pleasant
A new dock and boathouses will be coming to Scorpion Bay Marina in Lake Pleasant. However, the dock will not be open to the public.
March 15, 2019
DHS Could Soon Have Formal Authority Of Hacienda
The Arizona Department of Health Services could soon have formal authority over intermediate care facilities, like the one at Hacienda HealthCare. A bill that would codify that is making its way through the Arizona Legislature.
March 15, 2019
Report: Arizona Among Highest States For Sales Tax
An analysis of sales tax rates by Tax Foundation finds Arizona among the highest. It ranked Arizona 28th for its state rate. But when the average local rate of 2.77 percent is added to the state rate, the combined sales tax is 8.37 percent, making Arizona the 11th highest.
March 15, 2019
Stolen Willem De Kooning Painting On Track For Restoration
A painting that went missing for decades after being stolen from the University of Arizona Art Museum in 1985 is now being restored. “Woman-Ochre” by Willem de Kooning was cut from its frame the day after Thanksgiving in 1985.
March 15, 2019
Salt River Project Reservoir Is At Capacity
Salt River Project has been releasing water from its Verde reservoir system, which is at capacity. The Verde system includes Horseshoe Lake and Bartlett Lake and is one of two reservoir systems operated by SRP.
March 15, 2019
Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex Now Casino Arizona Field
The stacks of red bleachers and green football pitch are just north of the Loop 202 Freeway on Salt-River Pima Maricopa Indian Community land. Team governor Berke Bakay announced the naming rights deal Friday.
March 15, 2019
Arizona Ranks Third Worst For Affordable Housing
Affordable housing is at a critical shortage nationwide. In five western states, including Arizona, the situation is even more dire. No major metro area or state has an adequate supply of rentals, with Arizona third worst in the nation.
March 15, 2019

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