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Driving On Your Phone In Tempe? That
The city of Tempe has banned almost all mobile device use behind the wheel. “Now you can be cited for a primary offense where all the officer has to do is see you driving holding the cell phone,” said Tempe Police Department Sergeant Ronald Elcock.
Apr. 2, 2019
Research Suggests Housing Market May Affect Voting
The Phoenix area was one of the hardest-hit regions of the country during the Great Recession and, more specifically, the housing foreclosure crisis. New research led by ASU associate professor Deirdre Pfeiffer indicates that a change in housing situations also affected how some people in Maricopa County voted in 2016.
Apr. 2, 2019
Closing The Border Could Create An Economic Crisis
Each day people cross the U.S.-Mexico border to work and do business in the city of San Luis, Arizona. While President Donald Trump threatens to close the border, the news is already having an impact on that city.
Apr. 2, 2019
New Airplane Design Soon To Roll Through Sky Harbor
Better, stronger, faster— it’s not the Six Million Dollar Man — it’s the official launch of American Airlines’ newest plane— Airbus A321neo NX. While the airline has been doing test flights, the plane will now be fully integrated into American’s fleet.
Apr. 2, 2019
After Meeting With McSally, Some Left Disappointed
On Monday, Sen. Martha McSally met with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), elected officials and border enforcement representatives for a roundtable on the immigrant crisis at the border. For many attending, Sen. McSally’s words, “to be continued,” are not enough.
Apr. 2, 2019
Is Food Scene Finally Getting Recognition?
Is Arizona food is finally getting its due? To find out, The Show reached out to Howard Seftel, the retired longtime restaurant critic for the Arizona Republic — who knows Arizona food probably better than anyone.
Apr. 2, 2019
U.S. Congress Fighting Over Relief For Puerto Rico
There’s a battle in Congress over disaster relief funding. The Republican-backed bill was blocked by Democrats in the Senate on Monday.The sticking point: Puerto Rico.
Apr. 2, 2019
Bloomberg: Work Gender Equality Improved After #MeToo
Bloomberg released its 2019 Gender-Equality Index on the heels of the global #MeToo Movement and increased awareness of women’s equality — and it showed.
Apr. 2, 2019
Untold Arizona: Ajo Artists Colony Brings Century-Old School To Life
In an old mining town west of Tucson, an arts community is helping rebuild the local economy. The historic Curley School has been transformed into affordable housing — and artists are flocking to the Arizona desert to live there.
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Apr. 2, 2019
Meow Wolf Eyes Phoenix For A New Surreal Art Experience
The Phoenix Metro area is internationally regarded for its selection of unique and interesting hotels and resorts. But it’s unlikely any prior developments have much in common with the hotel concept being brought here by Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe group that offers what can only be described as a surreal, immersive arts experience.
Apr. 2, 2019
The Price Of Drug Prescriptions: Is True Reform Possible?
In late February, the Senate Finance Committee assembled the nation’s top pharmaceutical company executives and grilled them on why prescription drugs remain so high. AbbVie Pharmaceuticals’ CEO pushed back, arguing that without a high sticker price, progress stops.
Apr. 2, 2019
The Takeaway: Facebook Promises To Combat Divisiveness And Improve Privacy — Again
Facebook will operate with new rules, wrote Mark Zuckerberg, the company's founder and chief executive in an op-ed published in the Washington Post last weekend. He called for increased oversight to help reign in harmful content and fake news, as well as improve privacy.
Apr. 2, 2019
Woman Rescued After Falling Down Abandoned Mine Shaft
A runner who got lost and fell down a mine shaft during a Sunday night run in the Spur Cross Conservation Area near Cave Creek was rescued Monday. There are more than 100,000 abandoned mines in Arizona, according to the Arizona Mining Inspector’s office.
Apr. 2, 2019
The Takeaway: The Trump Administration Is About To Get Served
When the Democrats won control of the House, they vowed to use their new majority powers to hold Trump accountable. This week, House Committees are preparing to authorize subpoenas that would seek access to the Mueller report, as well as information about the handling of classified information.
Apr. 2, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: The Wild, Wild West
Sometimes you need a sheriff in town, our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Apr. 2, 2019
Ducey Supports Trump Plan To Add Citizenship Question To 2020 Census
Gov. Doug Ducey is siding with the Trump administration in its bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census despite concerns by some that it will cause an undercount that could cost the state millions and possibly a congressional seat.
Apr. 2, 2019
Phoenix To Vote On $15 Minimum Wage For City Workers
Some Phoenix city employees could soon get bigger paychecks. The city is considering a minimum hiring wage for its full-time workers. The council is expected to vote on the proposal Wednesday. If approved, it would establish a minimum hiring rate of $15 per hour for all full-time city employees.
Apr. 2, 2019
Ducey Urges Public To Stay Vigilant During Wildfire Season
Despite having one of the wettest winters on record, Gov. Doug Ducey says the threat of wildfires in Arizona is still high. “More precipitation brings more fueled vegetation," Ducey said in a news conference Monday, "which increases fire danger.”
Apr. 1, 2019
Census Hopes To Hire Over 3,000 In The Phoenix Area
The Census is a year away, and various governments around the Phoenix area are kicking off a campaign to make sure people get counted. They argue if there is an accurate count, communities in Arizona will get their fair share of federal dollars and Congressional representation.
Apr. 1, 2019
McSally Says Cross-Border Trade, Travel Should Continue
President Donald Trump threatened to close the border this week over immigration, but Arizona Sen. Martha McSally said Monday morning trade and travel should continue.
Apr. 1, 2019

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