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Republicans Consider Switching Parties
Grant Woods served as Arizona’s Attorney General from 1991 to 1999 as a Republican. But Woods has recently spoken seriously about switching to the Democratic Party, saying he’s having a difficult time being in the GOP in the age of President Trump, and he isn’t alone in the party switch discussion.
Oct. 3, 2018
Rain From Tropical Storm Rosa Threatens Dam Protecting Village
Down on the border with Mexico, the Tonhono O’Odham Nation’s village of Ali Chuk in the Gu Vo District is facing a bigger problem caused by Tropical Storm Rosa.
Oct. 3, 2018
Scientists Put Forward Candidate For First Known Exomoon
Over the past 30 years, scientists have discovered nearly 4,000 exoplanets orbiting distant stars. Now, researchers have advanced a candidate for what could be the first known exomoon.
Oct. 3, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump
President Trump says he is a self-made man. But by age 8 he was a millionaire. That’s according to a new investigation by The New York Times, based on more than one hundred thousand pages of documents charting the financial history of the Trump family business.
Oct. 3, 2018
Northern Arizona Faces Road Closures After Storm
After the record rainfall Tuesday, there is flooding and rockfall in parts of the state. Oak Creek Canyon on State Route 89A is closed just north of Slide Rock for about four miles because of rockfall.
Oct. 3, 2018
Two Guys on Your Head: The Psychology Of Reinvention
When and why do we take risks? What goes into the process of remaking yourself at any age or stage of life? What is the role of grief when we talk about reinvention? These are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke at a recent Views and Brews at The Cactus Cafe.
Oct. 3, 2018
The Takeaway: Does America Have A Drinking Problem?
Last week America watched as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ducked and dodged questions about his drinking habits when he was a teenager. It forced many of us to consider our own relationship to alcohol.
Oct. 3, 2018
Ducey Doubles Down On Claim Garcia Tried To
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is accusing his Democratic opponent Democrat David Garcia of rigging the election. The governor says Garcia was behind the Invest In Education initiative that was later struck down by the Arizona Supreme Court.
Oct. 3, 2018
Flake: Kavanaugh’s Anger, Partisanship Is Concerning
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake continues to speak about Brett Kavanaugh, following his surprise call for an extended FBI investigation into sexual assault claims against the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Oct. 3, 2018
Lack Of Proposals Slows Addition Of Mental Health Service
Arizona’s health department pushed for a law change last year that it hoped would bring more services to those with mental illness to the campus of the Arizona State Hospital east of downtown Phoenix. A lack of viable proposals has delayed the development of a so-called Center for Psychiatric Excellence.
Oct. 3, 2018
Tempe Evaluating Taxpayer Dollars Spent Toward Amazon
Cities around the country and in Arizona spend taxpayer dollars on purchases from Amazon. Recent reports have raised concerns on how this could negatively affect local businesses.
Oct. 3, 2018
Mexican Car Makers Breathe Sigh Of Relief After New Deal
The Trump administration’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada is designed to encourage car companies to make more of their products in the U.S. After all, in the 20 years since NAFTA, manufacturers have turned to the cheaper labor pool south of the border for more affordable cars and car parts. So is this a clear-cut win for America and a loss for Mexico?
Oct. 3, 2018
Phoenix Kills Medical Marijuana Tax Proposal
A proposal to tax medical marijuana businesses in Phoenix is shot down during a rowdy City Council meeting Tuesday.
Oct. 3, 2018
Hear Arizona Superintendent Candidates Debate
Democrat candidate Kathy Hoffman, a former school pathologist, focused on her “teacher’s first” priorities with many personal stories. Republican Frank Riggs, a former California Congressman, argued that her political inexperience would hinder her ability to get things done.
Highlights From The Debate
Oct. 2, 2018
Flood Relief Planned For Phoenix
Depending on where you live, the recent rains might be welcome or worrisome. Phoenix’s Ahwatukee Foothills has been plagued by flooding following heavy rainfall in past years.
Oct. 2, 2018
U.S. EPA To Eliminate Office Of The Science Advisor
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to shut down its Office of the Science Advisor. The position was created to give what is typically a politician, like the EPA administrator, easy access to scientific advice.
Oct. 2, 2018
Border Agent Facing Trial Denied Venue Change
A federal judge ruled this week that a Border Patrol agent who shot through the border fence and killed a teenager standing in Mexico will face his second felony trial in Tucson.
Oct. 2, 2018
DHS Wasn
A new report by the Department of Homeland Security’s independent watchdog says the agency was not ready to carry out the zero-tolerance policy that led to immigrant families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oct. 2, 2018
Rain Brings Flooding, School Closures To Arizona
At least six elementary, middle and high schools, and all the Maricopa County community colleges, closed early Tuesday because of flooding and street closures.
Oct. 2, 2018
Do Environmental Regulations Also Help Disaster Preparedness?
Flooding from Hurricane Florence sent toxic coal ash into nearby rivers. While it’s not yet clear what the ultimate impact of that will be, Brian Gerber and Melanie Gall argue environmental regulations play a key role in disaster preparedness.
Oct. 2, 2018

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