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SMoCA Puts Art By Women On Display All Year
A recent study shows 87% of major museum collections across the country feature male artists. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is responding with a yearlong collection show that features all women artists. It’s called "Unapologetic: All Women, All Year," and it opens Feb. 15.
Jan. 17, 2020
Why Colleges Struggle To Meet Demand For Mental Health Services
Colleges and universities across the country are dealing with a lack of counselors and barriers to students getting access to mental health services they can use. An investigation by the Daily Wildcat found long wait times for students to get appointments at the University of Arizona.
Jan. 17, 2020
U.S.-China Trade Deal An Important Baby Step
The United States has signed a 'Phase 1' trade deal with China. There are other steps to be taken after tariffs and threats of additional tariffs have been fought over for more than a year, but many are optimistic that some sort of deal has been reached.
Jan. 17, 2020
Insys Wins Court Approval Of Bankruptcy Plan
After months of court proceedings, Valley-based Insys Therapeutics has won court approval of a bankruptcy plan that pays less than a dime for each dollar it owes for damages related to the opioid crisis.
Jan. 16, 2020
Communities Affected By Mining Spill Win Case In Mexicos Supreme Court
On Wednesday, the Second Chamber of Mexico's Supreme Court unanimously granted legal protection to communities affected by a 2014 mining spill in the Sonora River. Residents of the communities affected by the spill hope that the ruling will provide relief they’ve been seeking for more than five years.
Jan. 16, 2020
Hacienda HealthCare Provider Settles With Medicaid
An embattled Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare has announced it will keep its Medicaid contract under certain conditions after reaching a settlement with a federal agency.
Jan. 16, 2020
AG: Sky Harbor Rideshare Fees Likely Violate Constitution
Arizona’s attorney general says Phoenix likely violated the state constitution when it added new rideshare fees at Sky Harbor Airport. Uber and Lyft previously said they would cease airport operations in January.
Jan. 16, 2020
Navajo President: China Trade Deal Would Benefit Tribes
The Navajo president said the trade agreement that the Trump administration and China signed Wednesday would open doors for tribes.
Jan. 16, 2020
Lawmakers Push New Bill To Support Firefighters Cancer Claims
State Sens. Heather Carter and Paul Boyer announced their new legislation on Thursday at the state Capitol, where Carter shaved Boyer's head in a show of support for firefighters who have had workers' compensation claims denied.
Jan. 16, 2020
Mills End: Tiny Desert Concert
The Phoenix music scene is ever-changing. Bands come and go, but only a few manage to stay together for a decade. And that’s exactly what Valley band Mill’s End has managed to do. With deep roots in Tempe, Mill’s End is still rocking stages across metro Phoenix.
Jan. 16, 2020
Sheriffs Blindsided By Duceys Plan To Move Inmates To County Jails
Arizona sheriffs say they were surprised by Gov. Ducey’s announcement to close a state prison and transfer the inmates to county jails and private prisons. Ducey said the closure would save taxpayers $247 million, but new homes for the nearly 4,000 inmates living at Florence have not yet been identified.
Jan. 16, 2020
New Publication The Informant Focuses Hate Groups, Extremism
Over the course of the three years of the Trump administration, there’s been consistent concern about whether so-called hate groups have felt encouraged — or, at least, not publicly denounced strongly enough — by the president. Former Arizona journalist Nick Martin has observed this closely, and it’s what inspired him to start a new publication called the Informant.
Jan. 16, 2020
Group Forms To Increase Latino Representation On Education Boards
There’s a newly-formed group in Arizona that’s trying to get more Latinos in leadership positions on education boards here. It’s called Arizona Latino Leaders in Education, or ALL in for Education.
Jan. 16, 2020
Amid Impeachment Din, Senate Approves USMCA By Wide Margin
As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is getting underway, the U.S. Senate approved the revised NAFTA deal on Thursday by a wide margin. The final tally was 89-10, with both of Arizona's senators voting for the measure.
Jan. 16, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance Pushes  AZ To Invest More In Childcare
As the legislature prepares to spend the next few months — or more — at the Capitol, we’re looking at some of the top priorities of different advocacy groups, starting with the Children’s Action Alliance. The Show sat down with President and CEO Siman Qaasim.
Jan. 16, 2020
Tax Group Pushing For Right Sized Business Property Tax In 2020
Many advocacy groups will be competing for Arizona lawmakers’ time and a slice of the state budget this year. Arizona Tax Research Association is included in that list. The Show sat down with the Sean McCarthy, senior research analyst there.
Jan. 16, 2020
Kelly Substantially Out-Raising McSally In Senate Race
The 2019 campaign contribution numbers for Arizona U.S. Senate candidates Mark Kelly and Martha McSally are showing a substantial disparity in financial support for the two. Democrat Kelly raised $20.2 million last year to Republican incumbent McSally’s $12 million.
Jan. 16, 2020
Russo & Steele CEO Talks Car Auctions, Collectors And Excitement
The Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Scottsdale this year. The event kicks off today.
Jan. 16, 2020
Reports: Burritos Making Border Patrol Detainees Sick
A greater than normal percentage of migrant detainees are reporting abdominal pain and gastrointestinal issues at the Casa Alitas shelter in Tucson. And the common thread for those being held in Border Patrol custody is a particular kind of burrito that is provided to the detainees.
Jan. 16, 2020
Why The Petrified Forest Preserves Route 66 Trash
As the old phrase goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. If that’s really true, then the Petrified Forest has a lot of treasure from 50 years or more ago. The National Park Service is preserving a lot of what Route 66 drivers and passengers threw out the windows in the mid-20th century and is trying to put it into historical perspective.
Jan. 16, 2020

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