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Board Of Police, Fire Pension Plan Puts Chief On Leave
The trustees of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System announced Tuesday that it had placed fund administrator Jared Smout on leave. The board said in a statement that it acted in response to preliminary findings of an outside investigation it sought into a February complaint by an employee alleging unfair workplace treatment.
Apr. 17, 2019
Police Seized, Returned Guns To Man Arrested In 4 Deaths
Police seized and returned three guns in November from a Phoenix man who was arrested last week on suspicion of killing his wife, two of their young daughters and another man, a department spokesman said Tuesday.
Apr. 17, 2019
More Women Growing Old Poor In Phoenix, Mirroring National Trend
More and more women are growing old poor. That’s according to a report by the national advocacy group Justice in Aging. In Phoenix, the reasons why this is happening mirror what’s going on nationally.
Special Report: Homeless In Plain Sight
Apr. 17, 2019
Yuma Declares Emergency Over Migrant Family Releases
A flood of migrants dropped off in Yuma by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has caused city’s top elected official to declare a local emergency. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls suggested an agency within the same federal department should pay for the “disaster.”
Apr. 17, 2019
ICE Deports Military Widower, Lets Him Back Into Arizona
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it deported the husband of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan while there was a ruling that he could not be removed from the country.
Apr. 16, 2019
AZ House GOP Tables Equal Rights Amendment Motion
The Arizona House of Representatives Tuesday failed to take a vote on the Equal Rights Amendment after a Democratic lawmaker’s motion was tabled.
Apr. 16, 2019
Trump Signs Drought Plan Into Law
President Donald Trump has signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. Trump announced the action Tuesday on Twitter.
Apr. 16, 2019
Bill Would Loosen Hiring Restrictions For Workers With Criminal Records
Criminal records have long disqualified Arizona residents from obtaining an occupational license or working for the state of Arizona. House Bill 2660, which is passing through the Legislature, would loosen those restrictions.
Apr. 16, 2019
Embry-Riddle Professor, Army Vet Dies In Helicopter Crash
A helicopter crash Tuesday morning on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation has claimed the life of a decorated pilot. Rucie Moore, a professor and helicopter program chair at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, was killed in the crash.
Apr. 16, 2019
Washington Post Numbers Show Where Migrants Go After Release
As the number of migrants crossing into the U.S. continues to challenge authorities to the extent that the word "crisis" is being commonly used. The Washington Post has unveiled numbers that provide a better perspective on where the migrants are from and where in this country they're going.
Apr. 16, 2019
Tempe French Immersion School Reflects On Notre Dame Fire
Fire ravaged France’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday. Teachers at the French American Academy of Arizona talked about it over lunch that day and Tuesday morning, gave students at the French immersion charter school a chance to reflect.
Apr. 16, 2019
First Peoria Circulator Bus Service Launching On April 22
Peoria will get its first circulator bus service on April 22, 2019. After free neighborhood circulators in cities like Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, the next city to get on that bus is Peoria.
Apr. 16, 2019
Maryvale Charter School Partners With ASU For College Prep
The collaboration centers around an ASU employee working with the families monthly at Maryvale Preparatory Academy, run by Great Hearts charter schools.
Apr. 16, 2019
Arizona Elections Manual Bill Heads To Gov. Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey is likely to sign a bill that forces the Arizona Secretary of State to regularly update Arizona’s election manual. House Bill 2238 says the secretary of state must update the manual every election cycle.
Apr. 16, 2019
Changes May Be Coming To U.S. Train Travel
Dramatic changes may be coming to the way train travel works in the United States. There has been discussion about increasing ridership in more populated areas while potentially de-emphasizing long-distance travel.
Apr. 16, 2019
Why Americans Care How Citizens Get Government Money
There is a robust debate in the United States about the role government should play in people’s lives, and one of the policy areas where that debate plays out most loudly is around public benefits like welfare, food stamps and child-care subsidies.
Apr. 16, 2019
Group Tries To Get Students Involved With AZ Water Issues
Arizona’s water future has been a frequent topic of discussion in 2019, both at the state Capitol — where lawmakers debated and ultimately approved a Drought Contingency Plan — and elsewhere. Monday night, the group Defend Our Future hosted a water discussion at Arizona State University.
Apr. 16, 2019
White Nationalist Group Looking To Expand AZ Presence
Previously, The Show talked about how white nationalist groups have been attaching themselves to classic writings and teachings from Greece and ancient Rome. Now it appears one of those groups — called Identity Evropa — is looking to expand its presence in Arizona.
Apr. 16, 2019
How Do Our Brains Grasp The Concept Of Metaphors?
This next conversation may include concepts that are difficult to grasp, and for some listeners, may be rough. Not literally, though — just metaphorically. New research is looking into how our brains understand and interpret metaphors.
Apr. 16, 2019
Timeshare Industry Deflates AZ Consumer Protection Bill
A bill aimed at helping Arizonans walk away from predatory lifelong timeshare contracts may have lost its teeth.
Apr. 16, 2019

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