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DNC Chairman Holds Health Care, Social Security Roundtable
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez was in Phoenix on Monday for a roundtable discussion on Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. Perez spoke about pre-existing conditions, which he says can be a source of anxiety for people concerned about obtaining or maintaining health insurance.
Feb. 18, 2020
Phoenix Mercury Re-Sign Brittney Griner
In exchange for the seventh and 10th selections in this year’s WNBA draft, and a first-round pick in the 2021 draft, the Mercury traded forward DeWanna Bonner to the Connecticut Sun. The team also signed star center Brittney Griner to a multi-year contract extension Friday.
Feb. 18, 2020
Senate Panel OKs City Liability For Gun-Free Zones
An Arizona Senate panel on Thursday advanced a measure that would make government entities that don’t allow guns on their property liable if people are shot on their premises. The proposal from Republican Sen. David Gowan would allow anyone to sue if they or loved ones are injured or killed after being barred from carrying weapons for self-defense on government property.
Feb. 18, 2020
Untold Arizona: Creating Cross-Border Connections Through Art
Three years ago, Bisbee artist Gretchen Baer opened a small art center just steps from the border in the quiet town of Naco, Sonora. Now, every Tuesday the little studio bursts into life with colorful chaos as nearly 100 kids show up to paint, draw, play music and eat an after-school snack. In this installment of our series Untold Arizona we head south of the border to Studio Mariposa.
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Feb. 18, 2020
Education Leaders Launch Second Attempt To Get Invest In Ed On Arizona Ballot
Arizona education leaders launched their latest effort Monday to get more money to teachers and classrooms. They hope voters will approve a tax on the state’s wealthiest residents.
Feb. 17, 2020
House Ethics Committee To Meet On Rep. David Cook
State lawmakers come back to the Arizona Capitol this week with a bevy of issues on their agendas, ranging from rideshare fees to citizen initiatives to university speech.
Feb. 17, 2020
Poet John Kenney Takes On Parenthood
Most parents who’ve had to count to three to try to get their kid to do something have probably wondered: What do I do if I get to three, and I don’t get cooperation?
Feb. 17, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Indias Citizenship Law, Zuckerberg In Brussels
India's government faces a deadline on its new controversial citizenship law, and Mark Zuckerberg is meeting European Union commissioners. Those are among the key international stories in the coming days, and The Show took a look at some of them with BBC’s Rob Mahfuz Sadique.
Feb. 17, 2020
Grover Norquist Talks Criminal Justice Reform, Tariffs, Deficits
The push for criminal justice reform in Arizona has some unexpected allies. Grover Norquist, best known for his stand against taxes, is in the Valley tonight to talk about criminal justice reform.
Feb. 17, 2020
Boas: Is Bloomberg Trying To Buy The Democratic Nomination?
A column in this weekend's Arizona Republic brought up an issue that both Democrats and non-Democrats have been talking about: former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s personal wealth.
Feb. 17, 2020
How Barack Obama Reinvigorated The Presidential Portrait
Since unveiling its presidential portrait of Barack Obama, the National Portrait Gallery has experienced a record number of visitors. Now the portrait is set to tour the nation so more people can see it.
Feb. 17, 2020
Pima County Rejects $1.8M In Federal Immigration Funds
The Pima County Board of Supervisors in Southern Arizona voted last week to reject $1.8 million in federal immigration funding last week under a program called Operation Stonegarden.
Feb. 17, 2020
UA Law Project Lets Non-Lawyers Help Domestic Violence Survivors
A pilot project at the University of Arizona law school will allow survivors of domestic violence to get legal advice from non-lawyers.
Feb. 17, 2020
Why Valleywise Health Is Putting A Courtroom Inside A Hospital
Valleywise Health — the Valley’s public, safety-net hospital system — is opening a new Maricopa County Superior Court room inside its new Maryvale Hospital in West Phoenix to help alleviate backlogs and shorten wait times.
Feb. 17, 2020
Democratic Debate Cements Arizonas Battleground Status
Phoenix will host a Democratic presidential debate on March 15. The announcement speaks to Arizona’s new status as a battleground state and some candidates' high-dollar spending here to woo voters.
Feb. 17, 2020
Monday Hearing Set For Rideshare Bill
A bill that would put a stop to rideshare fees at Arizona’s airports will have its first hearing Monday. This comes after Phoenix planned new fees at Sky Harbor.
Feb. 17, 2020
The Takeaway: Trump Administration Escalates Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities
It will deploy dozens of border patrol agents in cities that have pushed back against its immigration enforcement policies, including Los Angeles and Houston.
Feb. 17, 2020
Phoenix Releases Plans For President Trump’s Visit
Safety and security plans are underway for President Donald Trump’s campaign event in Phoenix on Wednesday. President Trump is scheduled to appear at the Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at 7 p.m.
Feb. 17, 2020
Transgender Athlete Bill Passes State House Committee
In a party-line vote, an Arizona House panel voted to ban transgender girls and women from participating in sports that don't match their biological sex.
Feb. 17, 2020
East Valley Solar Co-Op Reaches Installation Phase
Solar United Neighbors is a national nonprofit that helps buyers “go solar.” The co-op model brings together several individual solar customers at one time to contract with one installer at a discounted price.
Feb. 17, 2020

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