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Gallego Opens Big Lead In Phoenix Mayoral Race, Valenzuela Concedes
Kate Gallego opened a large lead over Daniel Valenzuela early in the race for Phoenix mayor on Tuesday. With results showing her up by 17 percentage points, Gallego declared victory before supporters at a downtown Phoenix restaurant.
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
March 12, 2019
More Than 1 Mil Pounds Of Trash Collected Off Freeways
Trash on Maricopa County freeways has declined by almost 30 percent since 2006. That’s according to No Trash Arizona, a program that cleans roadways and educates people about not littering. But there is still a lot of debris. In 2018, ADOT collected over a million tons of trash from freeways.
March 12, 2019
American Advocacy Group Meets With New Mexican Administration
One of the oldest advocacy organizations in the U.S. is leading one of the first American groups to meet face-to-face with the recently inaugurated Mexican president.
March 12, 2019
ICWA Case Heads To Appeals Court
The Indian Child Welfare Act is facing its biggest legal challenge since the law was enacted more than four decades ago. More than 20 states have joined hundreds of tribes, advocacy groups and the federal agency overseeing Indian affairs to urge an appellate judge to uphold the law Wednesday.
March 12, 2019
Utah Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Shrink Monuments
Utah lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday that would limit the size and scope of the Antiquities Act to protect smaller parcels of land with the buy-in of local communities and states.
March 12, 2019
This Bill Would Ban School Lunch Shaming
“Children can’t ... learn if they don’t eat,” said Angie Rogers, president and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, during an Education Committee hearing earlier this year. “This bill eliminates the risk children don’t eat if they can’t pay.”
March 12, 2019
Activists March To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment
Activists kicked off a 38-mile march on Monday. The goal: to urge Arizona lawmakers to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment — that’s the Constitutional amendment approved by Congress back in 1972 declaring “Equality of rights shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.”
March 12, 2019
Lawmakers Address Violence Against Native Women
The Arizona House of Representatives unanimously voted to form a committee addressing violence against Native American women.
March 12, 2019
Lawmakers Move To Reduce $32 Vehicle Registration Fee
If you’ve paid to renew your vehicle’s registration in Arizona recently, you may have noticed a $32 fee attached to it. Lawmakers approved a new fee last year, to use for funding the state highway department. But at the time, they expected the fee to be $18.
March 12, 2019
Concerns Over Cremation Of Bodies Exposed To Radiation
There are a number of protocols in place for how to handle radiation treatment for patients when they’re in the hospital, but what happens to their bodies after they die? New research from the Mayo Clinic raises concerns about how the bodies of people who have been treated with radiation are handled at crematoriums.
March 12, 2019
Colorado Professor Examines Global Water Woes In New Book
In Arizona, we’ve been focused on a Drought Contingency Plan and how we’re going to have enough water from the Colorado River and other sources to continue a pattern of growth. But concerns about water shortages are definitely not limited to the western U.S.
March 12, 2019
Phoenix City Clerk Talks About Early Turnout For Special Election
Phoenix voters are headed to the polls this Tuesday and, when all is said and done, a new mayor will be selected. City Clerk Denise Archibald is overseeing the election and joined The Show to talk about it.
March 12, 2019
UA Basketball Regular Season Ends With Emotional Words From Coach
The regular season for the University of Arizona men’s basketball team ended with another disappointing loss — this time to rival ASU — in Tucson on Saturday. Considering the program’s on-court struggles and an off-court FBI investigation, the past year or so could be fairly characterized as terrible.
March 12, 2019
Exhibit Explores What It Would Be Like To Live On Mars
The sci-fi genre is full of tales of humans exploring Mars, often because they’re drawn to learning something that could, possibly, change the scope of the universe. But there are many real scientists today working on ways to get us to Mars and readily adjust once we get there.
March 12, 2019
Are You Ready For Woke Country Music?
"Bro country" is out and, as The Economist recently referred to it, "woke country" is in. That means some of the top artists in country music are going against many traditional country values, speaking out for LGBTQ rights and even for gun control.
March 12, 2019
The Takeaway: Companies Might Have To
Companies across the United States may be required to report salary data broken down by race, gender, and ethnicity to the government as soon as this spring.
March 12, 2019
Arizona Has Fewer Undocumented Immigrants Than A Decade Ago
All key metro areas in Arizona have fewer undocumented immigrants than a decade ago, according to the Pew Research Center.
March 12, 2019
Arizona Regents File Motion To Dismiss AGs Lawsuit
The Arizona Board of Regents is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Attorney General targeting state colleges’ real estate dealings. In recent years, Arizona State University has made several lucrative deals with private developers. University-owned land is exempt from taxes.
March 12, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Reverse Course On Vehicle Fee Increase
Arizona lawmakers approved a vehicle registration fee last year to fund highway construction. They estimated it would be $18 a year but in order to fund all the expected programs it actually became $32.
March 12, 2019
With AZs Help, Sonoran Officials Install Dozens Of Game Cameras
By the end of this month, two ranches in Sonora — Arizona’s Mexican neighbor to the south — will have game camera systems installed in a binational project with Arizona. That will help wildlife officials in both states monitor binational species.
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March 12, 2019

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