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UA, Raytheon Call For Investment In Hypersonic Research
The presidents of Raytheon Missile Systems and the University of Arizona are calling for investment in hypersonic research – and the UA wind tunnels.
Feb. 25, 2020
Is Mexico Entering Into A Recession?
The Mexican economy has gone through several significant changes since the current administration led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office more than a year ago — and some experts fear a recession. But not everyone agrees.
Feb. 25, 2020
CDC Warns Of Coronavirus Spreading Within U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to stay prepared for community spread of the coronavirus, named COVID-19, in the United States. With the warning in effect, it’s time to start looking at what to do within local communities. The CDC warned it’s not a matter of if it will come, but when.
Feb. 25, 2020
AZ Senate Rejects Duceys Tax Cut For Veteran Pensions
Arizona state senators on Tuesday rejected the one tax break sought by Gov. Doug Ducey in his State of the State speech. Four Republicans lined up with the 13 Senate Democrats to quash the idea of exempting military pensions from the state's income tax.
Feb. 25, 2020
The top issue for one Arizona first-time voter? Health care.
As the 2020 presidential campaign unfolds, Adela Diaz is keeping her eye on one main issue: health care. The public health major at the University of Arizona will soon be a first-time voter. And this year, Latino voters like Diaz are projected to be the biggest minority voting bloc in the country.
Feb. 25, 2020
The Top Issue For Arizona First-Time Voter? Health Care
As the 2020 presidential campaign unfolds, Adela Diaz is keeping her eye on one main issue: health care. The public health major at the University of Arizona will soon be a first-time voter. And this year, Latino voters like Diaz are projected to be the biggest minority voting bloc in the country.
Feb. 25, 2020
Tempe Chambers Renovated With Accessibility In Mind
Tempe has renovated its City Council Chambers to be more accessible to the public, especially for people with disabilities.
Feb. 25, 2020
Maricopa County Declares Itself Sanctuary For Gun Rights
Maricopa County could become the fourth county in Arizona to declare itself a “sanctuary” for gun rights.
Feb. 25, 2020
On 101st Anniversary Of Grand Canyon Park, Tribes Remind Visitors Of Their Ties
Wednesday is the 101st anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park. To commemorate, a group of Native leaders has launched a project to remind visitors long before it was a national park, the Grand Canyon was a place of great significance to several tribes.
Feb. 25, 2020
Former Assistant Police Chief Weighs In On Citizen Review Proposals
The Phoenix City Council will review proposals to improve police accountability. The Phoenix Police Department came under scrutiny last summer after officers drew their weapons and shouted profanities as a family accused of shoplifting. Afterward, the city held several town halls for residents to express their concerns over policing.
Feb. 25, 2020
Survey: Mayors Worry About Crumbling Infrastructure
For six years, Boston University has been surveying mayors across the country to find out what issues leaders at the local level are paying attention to. This year, researchers surveyed 119 mayors of cities with more than 75,000 people. They found, while politics at the national level remain divided and often vitriolic, mayors largely agree on the challenges facing cities.
Feb. 25, 2020
Trump Launches First Ad Campaign Targeting AZ Voters
President Trump has transformed his recent visit to Phoenix into the setting for his first ad appealing to Arizona voters. According to the Arizona Republic, Trump’s campaign has said it was a six-figure ad buy — a cost that is further evidence of Arizona’s growing importance as a battleground state. But it’s also evidence of Republicans’ ability to focus their spending while Democrats still have a slate of candidates to choose from — and fund.
Feb. 25, 2020
Scottsdale Exploring Options For Airport Flight Path Noise
In 2014, the FAA authorized a planning system that helped modernize how commercial flight paths are developed. The NextGen system was adopted at Sky Harbor and, soon after, downtown residents were put off by the flight noise generated by the new system. They sued the FAA and eventually won. Flight paths have been adjusted and residents in Scottsdale are experiencing a similar level of noise.
Feb. 25, 2020
Pros And Cons Of Bill Aiming To Remove Production Cap On AZ Winemakers
Arizona winemakers want to keep growing — and they say current state law is stopping them from doing it. Now a bipartisan bill aims to remove the current production cap on local winemakers with hopes to spur the industry forward. But some key players on the wholesale and distribution side of the industry are speaking out against the bill.
Feb. 25, 2020
Fashion Designer Jared Yazzie: Made In Arizona
The Show highlights the creative builders, makers and designers that are sharing their talents with Arizonans in the Made in Arizona series. Meet fashion designer Jared Yazzie, who draws on his heritage for his designs.
Feb. 25, 2020
What Is The Economic Potential Behind Infill Zones?
A blighted Peoria landmark is slated for demolition. Smitty’s grocery store has stood vacant since 1997 and has become a safety hazard and is taking space being courted by developers. The Show spoke with Tim Sprague, a principal with Habitat Metro, a Phoenix-based infill development firm about these infill zones and the economic potential behind them.
Feb. 25, 2020
 Author: Vouchers Move Nation Away From Public Schools, Hurt Current System
An intense fight has been going on in Arizona for a number of years, as many on the conservative side of the aisle want to see an expansion of ESAs while a majority of the state’s voters rejected the effort at the polls in November 2018. But some advocates believe that’s just part of the effort to move the nation away from public schools and hurt the current system.
Feb. 25, 2020
Herstam: Ducey Made Mistake Pushing Sanctuary Bill
A controversial measure that was included in Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address and found him speaking out against sanctuary cities was killed in the Legislature last week.
Feb. 25, 2020
Corporation Commission Considers Changing Rules Regarding Where You Get Your Electricity
Right now in Arizona, none of us have a choice in where we get our electricity. In the Phoenix area, it’s either APS or SRP that we send our payments to each month. But now the Arizona Corporation Commission is considering changing that rule.
Feb. 25, 2020
The Pulse: How Science Inspires Horror Movies
Think of some of the iconic movie monsters: Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy, Godzilla. What do they have in common? They certainly make great Halloween costumes, but they also share origins in scientific discoveries and the fears they inspired.
Feb. 25, 2020

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