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The Takeaway: CEO Of Company Housing Migrant Children Detainees Steps Down
Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez has resigned after facing scrutiny from his own organization and federal investigators over financial improprieties.
Mar. 13, 2019
The Takeaway: NY AG Begins Investigation Into Trump Organization, Subpoenas Deutsche Bank
New York State Attorney General Leticia James has opened a new investigation into the Trump Organization, issuing subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for documents pertaining to four failed projects, including a 2014 attempted bid to buy the Buffalo Bills.
Mar. 13, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Signal Detection, Part 2
We've covered what signal detection theory is, so how does it come up when we assign labels to behaviors that could be considered "micro aggressions?" Are there significant benefits to these labels? In the second episode of this conversation, we continue our discussion on signal detection.
Mar. 13, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Urge Agreement On Mexican Tomatoes
Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally signed a letter in early March asking Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to protect Mexican tomato imports. Seven other members of Congress signed on to the letter.
Mar. 13, 2019
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Hospitals that accept payment from the state's Medicaid program can't try to also collect more by going after money owed to the patient, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Mar. 13, 2019
Pinal Farmers Ask For $20M To Drill Wells
Pinal County farmers say they need an additional $20 million to help drill new wells to replace the Colorado River water that they’ll be giving up. A Globe lawmaker has helped advanced a measure in hopes of getting that money.
Mar. 13, 2019
BioBlitz Sheds Light On Plant, Animal Life
Over a weekend in early March, more than 1,000 people from the United States and Mexico got together to document plant and animal life in the borderlands.
Mar. 13, 2019
Gallego Opens Big Lead In Phoenix Mayoral Race, Valenzuela Concedes
Kate Gallego opened a large lead over Daniel Valenzuela early in the race for Phoenix mayor on Tuesday. With results showing her up by 17 percentage points, Gallego declared victory before supporters at a downtown Phoenix restaurant.
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
Mar. 12, 2019
NPS: Less Radiation Levels In Building Than Reported
The National Park Service has released a preliminary report about uranium ore samples stored in a museum building at the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 12, 2019
Arizona Youth Employment Bill Polls Poorly
Arizona House Bill 2535 would lower the state’s $11.00 dollars per hour minimum wage to the federal minimum of $7.25 dollars for full-time students under the age of 22 who are working part time.
Mar. 12, 2019
More Than 1 Mil Pounds Of Trash Collected Off Freeways
Trash on Maricopa County freeways has declined by almost 30 percent since 2006. That’s according to No Trash Arizona, a program that cleans roadways and educates people about not littering. But there is still a lot of debris. In 2018, ADOT collected over a million tons of trash from freeways.
Mar. 12, 2019
ICWA Case Heads To Appeals Court
The Indian Child Welfare Act is facing its biggest legal challenge since the law was enacted more than four decades ago. More than 20 states have joined hundreds of tribes, advocacy groups and the federal agency overseeing Indian affairs to urge an appellate judge to uphold the law Wednesday.
Mar. 12, 2019
This Bill Would Ban School Lunch Shaming
“Children can’t ... learn if they don’t eat,” said Angie Rogers, president and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, during an Education Committee hearing earlier this year. “This bill eliminates the risk children don’t eat if they can’t pay.”
Mar. 12, 2019
American Advocacy Group Meets With New Mexican Administration
One of the oldest advocacy organizations in the U.S. is leading one of the first American groups to meet face-to-face with the recently inaugurated Mexican president.
Mar. 12, 2019
Utah Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Shrink Monuments
Utah lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday that would limit the size and scope of the Antiquities Act to protect smaller parcels of land with the buy-in of local communities and states.
Mar. 12, 2019
UA Study Looks To Eyes For Clues On Making Mistakes
Researchers at the University of Arizona are working to better understand why we sometimes make poor decisions and they're looking into our eyes for answers.
Mar. 12, 2019
Lawmakers Address Violence Against Native Women
The Arizona House of Representatives unanimously voted to form a committee addressing violence against Native American women.
Mar. 12, 2019
Concerns Over Cremation Of Bodies Exposed To Radiation
There are a number of protocols in place for how to handle radiation treatment for patients when they’re in the hospital, but what happens to their bodies after they die? New research from the Mayo Clinic raises concerns about how the bodies of people who have been treated with radiation are handled at crematoriums.
Mar. 12, 2019
Are You Ready For
"Bro country" is out and, as The Economist recently referred to it, "woke country" is in. That means some of the top artists in country music are going against many traditional country values, speaking out for LGBTQ rights and even for gun control.
Mar. 12, 2019
Colorado Professor Examines Global Water Woes In New Book
In Arizona, we’ve been focused on a Drought Contingency Plan and how we’re going to have enough water from the Colorado River and other sources to continue a pattern of growth. But concerns about water shortages are definitely not limited to the western U.S.
Mar. 12, 2019

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