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NPS: Less Radiation Levels In Building Than Reported
The National Park Service has released a preliminary report about uranium ore samples stored in a museum building at the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 12, 2019
Arizona Youth Employment Bill Polls Poorly
Arizona House Bill 2535 would lower the state’s $11.00 dollars per hour minimum wage to the federal minimum of $7.25 dollars for full-time students under the age of 22 who are working part time.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 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.”
Mar. 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.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 12, 2019
UA Study Looks To Eyes For Clues On Making Mistakes
Researchers at the University of Arizona are working to better understand why we sometimes make poor decisions and they're looking into our eyes for answers.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 12, 2019
Are You Ready For
"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.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 12, 2019
The Challenges Phoenix Faces To Reach Zero Waste
Phoenix has a goal to divert 40 percent of its waste from landfills by 2020, and to create zero waste by 2050. But what challenges remain in Phoenix, or any other city, trying to get to zero waste?
Mar. 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.”
Mar. 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.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 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.
Mar. 12, 2019

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