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The Takeaway: Leadership Crisis At The NRA Draws Attention Of New York State Attorney General
At the NRA's annual meeting last week in Indianapolis, a leadership crisis erupted in public view, as the group's longtime leader Wayne LaPierre accused president Oliver North of extortion. Amid back and forth accusations, there are signs that the NRA may be engaged in self-dealing.
Apr. 30, 2019
Lawyer: Tactic Used By ICE Agents Amounts To Extortion
As federal agents searched for Montelongo-Morales, they conducted surveillance on his relatives and arrested his father and two sisters, all of whom were in the country illegally, Attorney Lee Phillips said.
Apr. 30, 2019
Men Accused Unsanctioned MMA Matches In Phoenix
Two men are accused of staging unsanctioned mixed martial arts matches in metro Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Gaming said Monday that Maricopa County prosecutors have filed charges against Roland Sarria and Todd Whitmoyer.
Apr. 30, 2019
60 Years In, AZ-Mexico Commission Celebrates Strong Ties
The Arizona-Mexico Commission is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and leaders on both sides of the border in Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, say ties between the two states are stronger than ever.
Apr. 30, 2019
Study In Mexico Reveals Unusual Patterns In Social Media ‘Trolling’
Social media is a powerful tool for politics, but sometimes its use becomes questionable. A recent study in Mexico reveals an unusual pattern on Twitter, where some attacks work in favor of a top politician: the Mexican president
Apr. 30, 2019
Tensions Between Press, State In Mexico
In Mexico, the president tends to admonish certain journalists — in a way, like the president in the U.S. And just like in the U.S., social media has become a key player in the confrontations between the state and the press.
Apr. 30, 2019
Dueling Bills In Legislature Target Vaping Products
Backers of competing proposals in the Arizona Legislature designed to boost regulation of vaping products are facing off over the issue. On one side is legislation backed by the vaping and tobacco industries that would boost the legal age for buying cigarettes and vapor products to 21.
Apr. 30, 2019
Boas: Former Nogales Mayor Weighs In On Border Issues
The U.S.-Mexico border continues to be a flashpoint for what's being called an immigration "crisis." Is it something that can be solved primarily by Congress and the White House implementing new policies or is multi-nation cooperation required?
Apr. 29, 2019
HUD May End Housing Assistance For Families With Mixed-Immigration Status
Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, doesn’t agree this policy would reduce the country’s affordable housing backlog. In fact, Yentel thinks it would only increase homelessness.
Apr. 29, 2019
Phoenix-Area Jewish Community Shaken After Shooting
Rabbi Robert Kravitz, president of the Greater Phoenix Board of Rabbis, said he’s alarmed by the increase in hate-based incidents in the country, dating back to 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Apr. 29, 2019
Governor Launches Investigation Of Dept. Of Corrections
After reports of broken infrastructure and unsafe conditions at the Lewis Prison in Buckeye as first reported by ABC15, the Governor’s Office says it is conducting an investigation in the the Arizona Department of Corrections. A spokesperson for Gov. Doug Ducey called the issues at Lewis Prison “deeply concerning” and said the Governor’s Office would act immediately.
On The Inside: The Chaos Of Arizona Prison Health Care
Apr. 29, 2019
AZ Seats At Risk If Census Citizenship Question OK
In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the controversial citizenship question should be allowed on the Census. But, research shows Arizona and other red states in support of it could lose representation and millions of dollars.
Apr. 29, 2019
Coconino National Forest Planning Prescribe Burns
The skies in northern Arizona will fill with smoke the first week of May. As part of the healthy forest initiative, George Jozens with the Coconino National Forest said crews will burn five areas to get excess fuel off the ground while the weather cooperates.
Apr. 29, 2019
Proposed New Interstate 11 Generates Support, Opposition
A proposed highway that would start at the border with Mexico and serve as the southern leg of Arizona's Interstate 11 is being called both an economic benefit and an environmental threat.
Apr. 29, 2019
Stabbing Leads Detectives To Stolen Radioactive Material
A stabbing at a Phoenix convenience store shortly after midnight Sunday led Phoenix police to something nuclear in nature at the suspect's home. When officers tracked down 25-year old Jared Atkins at his central Phoenix home, they learned he had several radioactive gauges stored in his car.
Apr. 29, 2019
AZ Reporting No Rampant Measles Activity Amid U.S. Outbreak
As measles outbreaks are occurring in California and other states, the Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting no rampant activity within the state.
Apr. 29, 2019
Bazaar Shines Spotlight On Migrant, Refugee Entrepreneurs
Over 60 area refugee and migrant entrepreneurs showcased their products to the community Saturday at the World Bazaar Phoenix. The event is presented through a partnership between Local First Arizona and the International Rescue Committee.
Apr. 29, 2019
Why The Arizona Legislature Has Not Passed A Budget Yet
The official calendar says the Arizona Legislature should have gone home on April 23. But lawmakers are starting another day of session Monday, with the key hang-up being how to spend the $11.4 billion budgeted for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.
Apr. 29, 2019
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Sees Busiest Month Ever
In March, 4,523,220 people got on and off planes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The overwhelming majority — almost 3.5 million — flew American and Southwest Airlines.
Apr. 29, 2019
Tempe Council Interviews Granville Replacements
The Tempe City Council will interview replacements for the ousted Kolby Granville. Residents of Tempe can comment on the three potential replacements for ousted Councilman Kolby Granville this Thursday at 4 p.m. at City Council chambers.
Apr. 29, 2019

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