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Governor Announces Closing Of State Prison In Florence
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced the closure of a state prison in his State of the State address on Monday. The Governor’s Office says the state prison in Florence will shut down by the end of the yea
Jan. 14, 2020
Q&AZ: Why Do APS And SRP Advertise?
When it comes to setting up utilities in a new home, Arizonans don't have much choice because electrical services are determined based on where people live. That led a listener to ask: “Why do APS and SRP need to advertise?”
Jan. 14, 2020
Arizona Gender Pay Gap Narrows
Women in Arizona earn 83.7% of what men earn in the state and that's actually progress for full-time female workers.
Jan. 13, 2020
Online Homebuying Program Comes To Tucson
Tucson can now add its name to a growing list of cities that offer homebuying and selling via a completely online process.
Jan. 13, 2020
AMLO Visits Family Of Massacre Victims, Promises Justice
On Sunday, Mexico’s president visited the Sonoran municipality where nine people were murdered in November in an ambush by suspected drug cartel members. But family members of the victims are asking him to do more to fight violence and insecurity across Mexico.
Jan. 13, 2020
Trial Over Treatment Of Migrants In Border Patrol Custody Begins
The U.S. government went on trial Monday in Tucson after a five-year lawsuit that alleges the Border Patrol mistreats immigrants in its Arizona detention facilities.
Jan. 13, 2020
Lucha Libre Fighter La Parka Dies In Native Hermosillo
The Mexican professional wrestling world is mourning the death of Lucha Libre fighter La Parka, who was injured in October and passed away in his native Hermosillo this weekend. Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta suffered a serious injury in October.
Jan. 13, 2020
As Senate Trial Looms, Arizona Representatives Discuss Impeachment
The U.S. House is likely to pass along articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate this week. Arizona’s congressional delegation is showing no signs of breaking partisan ranks.
Jan. 13, 2020
Insys Manager Gets 33 Months For Opioid-Fraud Role
A former Insys Therapeutics Inc. vice president was sentenced to 33 months in prison for a fraud and bribery plot, the first of seven company executives — including founder John Kapoor — to face punishment for their roles in fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Jan. 13, 2020
Presidential Candidates Take Stage In Iowa And Las Vegas
As six presidential candidates face off in Iowa Tuesday, six will participate in a Native American Presidential Forum in Las Vegas the same day.
Jan. 13, 2020
How ASU Womens Basketball Beat 2 Top-5 Teams In The Same Weekend
The Arizona State women's basketball team took down not one, but two top-ranked teams this past weekend. It’s the first time in NCAA history that an unranked team has defeated two high-ranked teams in a row. The Sun Devils beat No. 2 Oregon Friday night and then came back and beat No. 3 Oregon State on Sunday in Tempe.
Jan. 13, 2020
How Universities Could Start Paying NCAA Student-Athletes
Tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship game comes as the NCAA is under increasing pressure to let athletes benefit from playing college sports.
Jan. 13, 2020
What To Expect From The 2020 Arizona Legislature
Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address on Monday afternoon, outlining his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. But, all 90 state lawmakers also have their own priorities, which don’t always align with those outlined by the governor on the session’s opening day. With The Show for a preview of what to expect at the Capitol this session were Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic and KJZZ’s Ben Giles.
Jan. 13, 2020
U.S. And China To Sign Phase 1 Trade Deal
China’s top trade negotiator is due in Washington today. A ceremony is planned in D.C. for this week, for the U.S. and China to sign their "Phase 1" trade deal. The U.S. is hoping this deal will lead to a new start on trade with China, and the Trump Administration says the deal will create a level playing field for American farmers and manufacturers.
Jan. 13, 2020
Boas: City Puts Marijuana Revenues Toward Reparations
The Arizona Republic's Editorial Director Phil Boas has a new column that addresses an effort by the Evanston, Illinois, City Council to put tax revenues from legalized recreational marijuana sales toward reparations for African American residents.
Jan. 13, 2020
Humanitarian Crisis: Shelters See Spike In Homeless Seniors
Central Arizona Shelter Services, the state’s largest emergency shelter, reports a nearly 40% increase in the number of seniors over the age of 62 in their shelter in the last three years. Today, seniors make up about a third of the people CASS serves, and it’s happening at a time when the shelter is already over-capacity. Each month, hundreds of people — often up to 500 — are turned away from the shelter.
Jan. 13, 2020
How Much Screen Time Is OK For Kids?
How many hours is OK when it comes to screen time for kids? Ed Finn of Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination wrote about that in Slate recently, and The Show talked with him.
Jan. 13, 2020
Former Student Awaits Sentencing In NAU Shooting
A former NAU student will be sentenced a month from now after pleading guilty last week to one count of manslaughter and three counts of aggravated assault. Steven Jones admitted to fatally shooting another student and wounding three others.
Jan. 13, 2020
Is Phoenix A Real Food City?
For years, critics have argued about whether Phoenix — the fifth largest city in the country — is a real food city, a place where big dining concepts thrive and surprise diners. Now, as we head into a new era, the question looms: Has Phoenix finally made it?
Jan. 13, 2020
What Is The Arizona Legislature Going To Do With An Extra $750M?
A sales tax on online purchases is bringing in a considerable amount of revenue, and as the Arizona Legislature prepares to begin its new session, representatives are faced with deciding what to spend it on. The state is projecting a $750 million budget surplus for this fiscal year.
Jan. 13, 2020

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