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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
Kids Become Collateral Damage In Opioid Crises As Accidental Exposures Rise
Last week, the Glendale Police Department arrested a man on two counts of felony child abuse after a 4-year-old girl he was watching died. A toxicology report later revealed she had fentanyl in her system. It’s one of the most potent forms of opioids we’ve seen emerge since the opioid epidemic began.
Jan. 16, 2020
Dispute Could End Arizona Archaeological Council
The Arizona Archaeological Council is a special panel that keeps construction projects from damaging tribal remains and antiques. But a dispute between ranchers and Native American tribes could make that council nonexistent.
Jan. 16, 2020
The Takeaway: Why Some Newspapers Are Rethinking Presidential Endorsements
As the field of Democratic nominees shrinks, and with the Iowa Caucus weeks away, newspapers around the country are weighing in on who to endorse in the Democratic primary, and whether or not to endorse at all.
Jan. 16, 2020
New Proposals Could Keep Portion Of Sales Taxes On Reservations
Two new legislative proposals could help some Native American tribes keep a portion of the taxes generated from sales on reservations. The Navajo and Hopi tribes have been hit financially by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta mine.
Jan. 16, 2020
WATCH: Senators Sworn In Ahead Of Trial
Congress took additional steps Thursday to prepare for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

The newly appointed House impeachment managers, who will present the case for impeachment, read the articles in the Senate chamber. Senators were also sworn in as jurors

Jan. 16, 2020
Report: Phoenix Had Nations Largest Rent Growth In 2019
A new report that examined data from markets with more than 50,000 rental units found Phoenix had the biggest growth in rent last year.
Jan. 16, 2020
Sheriff Penzone Gives Public Apology For Leaving Meeting On Racial Profiling Early
Leaving a community meeting tied to a long-running racial profiling case landed Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone in hot water with a federal judge last year. Penzone gave a public apology Wednesday night at the first meeting this year to give updates on efforts by the Sheriff’s Office to carry out court orders to end racial profiling of Latinos.
Jan. 16, 2020
Haitians In Tijuana Look Back At A Decade Of Displacement
Ten years ago this past Sunday, Haiti was rocked by an earthquake that left at least 100,000 people dead. Since, thousands of Haitians have come to America's southern border, only to find themselves marooned in Tijuana.
Jan. 16, 2020
AZ Foreclosures Drop But Do Not Account For Evictions
Arizona's foreclosures dropped 11% last year. That puts the state fifth lowest in the nation. The new numbers don't account for Arizonans forced to leave rentals.
Jan. 16, 2020

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