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Election Day Drop Off Ban Advances
A state Senate committee has approved a pair of election-related bills on a party-line vote.
Jan. 25, 2019
The Takeaway: The Art Of The Political Apology
Day by day the democratic field grows, with more and more presidential hopefuls throwing their hats into the ring. But there’s something else noticeably different this time around, the candidates are apologizing for past policy positions.
Jan. 25, 2019
Official: Asylum Seekers To Wait In Mexico Starting Friday
The Trump administration on Friday will start forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts, an official said, launching what could become one of the more significant changes to the immigration system in years.
Jan. 25, 2019
Stringer Apologizes For Race, Immigration Comments
A Prescott Republican lawmaker whose comments about race and immigration caused a stir last year publicly apologized Thursday on the House floor.
Jan. 24, 2019
Estimated 1,400 Now Eligible For AZ Licenses
Hundreds of thousands of “DREAMers” have been given what’s called deferred action, meaning the United States has decided not to immediately try to deport them.
Jan. 24, 2019
ASU Seeks To Expand Presence In D.C.
Arizona State University is seeking to expand its presence in the nation’s capital. ASU is asking the Arizona Board of Regents for permission to rent more space in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 24, 2019
Senate Committee Votes To Regulate Vapes
Hoping to curb teen use, state lawmakers are moving to put new restrictions on where and how vaping devices can be sold. Without dissent, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services voted Wednesday to classify both the devices and the liquids that they burn as tobacco products. That would make them subject to all the same restrictions in Arizona law as cigarettes.
Jan. 24, 2019
CAP Supports Draft Legislation For DCP
The board of the Central Arizona Project on Thursday voted to support the draft legislation for the Drought Contingency Plan.
Jan. 24, 2019
After No Bites On Bikes, Phoenix Tries Electric Scooters
Six months after approving a pilot program for dockless bikes, Phoenix has seen zero interest from companies wanting to participate.
Jan. 24, 2019
Could Abusive Caregivers Facility Hop?
Individuals with intellectual and development disabilities are seven times likely to be victims of sexual assault according to an NPR report and the Department of Justice… but what happens to those caregivers who commit abuse?
Jan. 24, 2019
Mexico Sees Maduro As Venezuela’s Leader, U.S. Differs
Mexico is recognizing Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela’s president while an opposition leader is receiving support from the U.S. and a dozen Latin American countries.
Jan. 24, 2019
4 Bills On Distracted Driving Filed At Legislature
A new bill that proposes banning texting while driving was proposed Wednesday, the fourth distracted driving-related bill filed at the Arizona Legislature in 10 days.
Jan. 24, 2019
ASU Grad Leading Connected Aircraft Technology For Honeywell
Have you ever boarded a plane only to sit there on the runway for hours while the crew is performing some unknown maintenance? Well, rest assured there is someone in the aerospace world who is working to stop that from happening — and she’s right here in the Valley.
Jan. 24, 2019
Are Vocational Programs Failing Students With Special Needs?
As state lawmakers and the governor debate funding and policies for education in the upcoming year, a local journalist has uncovered a disturbing trend in some vocational programs for students with disabilities in Arizona schools.
Jan. 24, 2019
Battered Woman Syndrome: Viewing Survivors Differently
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for a Tucson woman who has been convicted three times for illegally buying a gun for her violent ex-boyfriend. The court said she should have been allowed the chance to present evidence from a domestic violence expert on battered woman syndrome in her defense.
Jan. 24, 2019
Remembering Arizona Attorney John Bouma
John Bouma has died. He was well known for, among other things, defending the state in one of the lawsuits filed after the passage of Senate Bill 1070, the immigration enforcement law.
Jan. 24, 2019
Sexual Assaults Within UA Football Program Uncovered
Caitlin Schmidt, an investigative reporter with the Arizona Daily Star, has uncovered records containing allegations about University of Arizona football players from the Tucson Police Department and the University of Arizona police from years 2012 through 2017.
Jan. 24, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Podcasts About Identity — How Who We Are Shapes Our World
We've got a story of self-discovery that begins with a blonde wig, a pastor who created her own city of refuge and a journalist who helped revolutionize the newsroom. Featuring: It's Not a Race, Politically Re-active, The Mortified Podcast, Bitchface, Remade in America with Bassem Youssef, RUDE podcasts, The Stoop.
Jan. 24, 2019
The Takeaway: Denver Teachers Go On Strike
Just after the resolution of the Los Angeles teachers strikes, another strike was declared in another major US city. Denver teachers have voted to strike for better pay and bonuses. This is the first vote of its kind in the city in 25 years.
Jan. 24, 2019
The Takeaway: Growing Protests And Cries Of
This week, the United States shared a message with the people of Venezuela: "Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power. He's never won the Presidency in a free and fair election and he's maintained his grip on power by imprisoning anyone who dares to oppose him."
Jan. 24, 2019

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