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Attorney General Brnovich Sues E-Cigarette Makers
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday sued Juul and another e-cigarette maker, Eonsmoke, alleging the companies targeted youths with advertising and flavored products. Brnovich wants injunctions to prevent either company from using marketing tactics that target youths or sell flavored vape products.
Jan. 7, 2020
D-Backs Institute New Clear-Bag Policy For 2020 Season
In an effort to speed up the process of safety inspections and following the lead of other pro sports franchises, the Arizona Diamondbacks are instituting a “clear bag policy” at Chase Field for the 2020 season.
Jan. 7, 2020
Man Convicted Of Border Agents Murder To Be Sentenced
A Mexican man convicted in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona will be sentenced today for his role in the crime. Heraclio Osorio Arellanes is one of seven men who in 2010 were working to rob drug smugglers in the desert around Nogales, Arizona.
Jan. 7, 2020
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen Resigns
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has resigned months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the U.S. His resignation on Tuesday came after leaders in the one of the nation's most populous counties suspended him and have pressured him to resign since his arrest nearly three months ago.
Jan. 7, 2020
Transportation, Infrastructure Part of AZ Tech Council Legislation Priorities
In advance of the state's 2020 legislative session, the Arizona Technology Council has outlined its top priorities. Among them is a focus on transportation and infrastructure development.
Jan. 7, 2020
In Rural Cochise County, Residents With Serious Mental Illness Often End Up In Jail
Adrian Perez has been in the Cochise County jail at least 16 times over the last 13 years. He’s been isolated in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, and he’s sought solace in — of all things — court hearings.
Jan. 7, 2020
New App Connects Users To Native Businesses
A new app connects Native-owned businesses with consumers. Users can search by location, item or business name. The app features more than 500 (mostly Navajo) Native-made goods and services — everything from jewelry and tour guides to public relations firms and mechanics.
Jan. 7, 2020
Why U-Hauls Nicotine Policy Is Legal — But Potentially Not Practical
Phoenix-based U-Haul is pledging not to interview or hire people who use nicotine. Alejandro Perez, a labor attorney and partner with the law firm of Jaburg, joined The Show to answer questions about the legalities of a hiring policy.
Jan. 7, 2020
Painter Paige Poppe
You’ve probably seen Paige Poppe's work in local boutiques or at an especially eye-catching booth at your neighborhood farmers’ market. Her vibrant watercolor designs have jumped from the canvas to a variety of mediums — greeting cards, jewelry, the walls of buildings.
Jan. 7, 2020
What Life Is Like For A Child Genius
What happens to child prodigies when they get to college and face the pressures and expectations that affect students in their late teens and 20s? David Henry Feldman, a professor in Tufts University’s Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, joined The Show to talk about life for a child genius.
Jan. 7, 2020
Arizona School Boards Association Executive Director Talks Goals
When Arizona lawmakers convene their 2020 session next week, education is again primed to be a key policy area. And, one of the groups that’s been at the center of those discussions has a new leader as of the new year. Sheila Harrison-Williams has taken over as executive director of the Arizona School Boards Association, replacing Timothy Ogle.
Jan. 7, 2020
Vice Admiral: We Should Be Fairly Nervous About Vulnerabilities Of The Grid
There have been efforts in Arizona and elsewhere to increase the use of renewable energy for several years now. Some experts have also been trying to raise the alarm about vulnerabilities in our energy grid. Vice Admiral Lee Gunn says it’s possible to tackle both problems at once.
Jan. 7, 2020
Science Fiction Writer Explores Artificial Intelligence And Religion
Artificial intelligence has already arrived when it comes to advanced technology, with millions of Americans already worried to some extent that their jobs are in danger. Andrew Hudson, a speculative science fiction writer and graduate researcher at Arizona State University, recently wrote a short story about AI and religion. It’s called "A Priest, A Rabbi and a Robot Walk Into a Bar."
Jan. 7, 2020
Why One Medical Marijuana Company Is Leaving AZ
Los Angeles-based MedMen made a big splash when it entered the Arizona market, and it contributed extensively to efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona. But last month, MedMen announced it was unloading its Arizona holdings and leaving the state altogether.
Jan. 7, 2020
AZ Education Is Falling Short On Its Progress Meter Goals
In 2016, Arizona education advocates set out to meet a set of ambitious educational goals to reach by 2030. The Education Progress Meter set expectations for the state’s students in terms of math and reading proficiency, high school graduation and post-high school educational attainment.
Jan. 7, 2020
The Takeaway: Are the Iranian People United Behind Their Government?
While Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress seem as divided as ever, the media portrayal of Iran shows the country united behind its government. But just how accurate is that viewpoint?
Jan. 7, 2020
Phoenix Police: 2 Officers Return Fire, Fatally Shoot Man
Two Phoenix police officers fatally shot a man who allegedly fired first at one officer, who was struck in the chest but not seriously injured because his vest and radio stopped the bullet, a Police Department spokeswoman said.
Jan. 7, 2020
No Better Pleasure For Phoenix Tailors Than Suits Made From Scratch
The men’s fashion industry is undergoing significant change. Athletic brands and casual wear are driving most of the growth in the nearly $90 billion U.S. market. But one shop in Phoenix is betting on its niche market.
Jan. 7, 2020
Report: More Than 60,000 Missing In Mexico
While Sonora has a relatively small portion of those officially missing, over 10 percent of mass graves found in the country over roughly the last year were in the state.
Jan. 6, 2020
Groups Settle Suit With AZ Over Voter Address Updates
A lawsuit alleging the state of Arizona failed to update voter registration addresses for certain people ended with a settlement Monday.
Jan. 6, 2020

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