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AZs Direct Support Professional Workforce Faces Crisis
Direct support professionals provide assistance to people with physical and intellectual disabilities. The national workforce is in crisis with high turnover rates and low wages.
Feb. 18, 2020
In Texas, youth groups hope to turn the state purple in November
Last weekend, young Latinos gathered in Houston, Texas, to hear from presidential candidates. Their message? To win in November and turn Texas purple, candidates need to prioritize voters of color. 
Feb. 18, 2020
Outrage In Mexico After Murder Of 7-Year-Old Girl
Last week, the gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City sparked protests against the rise of femicides. And this week, the outcries against gender-based hate crimes continue after the abduction, rape and death of a 7-year-old girl.
Feb. 18, 2020
Navajo Nation Wants To Provide Power To LA
Navajo President Jonathan Nez will attend a Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposed partnership. The tribe wants to provide the city with 500 megawatts of clean energy.
Feb. 18, 2020
ASU Mini-Satellite To Launch From ISS Wednesday
Arizona State University plans to launch a small, NASA-funded research satellite from the International Space Station on Wednesday. ASU rocketed the CubeSat to the ISS aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket in November.
Feb. 18, 2020
The Story Of The Border Patrols So-Called Douglas Mafia
Twenty years ago, the Border Patrol was a small agency that didn’t get a lot of attention. But since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, the agency has nearly tripled in size and budget. A small group of agents, dubbed “the Douglas mafia,” rode that wave of growth to the top. ProPublica reporter Melissa del Bosque joined The Show to talk about her latest piece.
Feb. 18, 2020
Trump Administration To Waive Contracting Laws For Wall
The Trump administration has said it will waive federal contracting laws to allow more than 170 miles of southern border wall to be built more quickly. The laws include open competition requirements and other fail-safes — and the move will almost certainly draw criticism. Elliot Spagat is following this story for the Associated Press.
Feb. 18, 2020
Flagstaff Celebrates The 90th Anniversary Of Plutos Discovery
Ninety years ago Tuesday, a self-taught astronomer discovered what became known as the ninth planet in the solar system — Pluto. It happened at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Feb. 18, 2020
New Phoenix Police Tools For President Trump’s Campaign Visit
Phoenix police have new tools and a new plan since President Trump’s last visit to the city ended in a controversial cloud of pepper spray.
Feb. 18, 2020
How Social Media Helps People Connect Through Food
We all have a food story that we tell people to explain how crazy our family is, where we come from, how our grandmother made her orange-carrot jello mold set every Christmas. Vanessa Fonseca-Chavez argues social media is making it easier than ever before to share those stories — and connect through food. She talked to The Show about how her own food story led her in this direction.
Feb. 18, 2020
Searching For Grand Canyon National Parks Water Source
An NAU researcher is trying to find the answer to what seems like a pretty basic, yet important question: Where does the water used at Grand Canyon National Park come from?
Feb. 18, 2020
Legal Battle Over Tempe Property Goes Back 130 Years
Tempe resident Steve Sussex has been locked in a battle with the city over a land dispute that stretches back more than 130 years. Due to some archaic state and federal land policies, his family’s ownership of the land has come under question.
Feb. 18, 2020
What The Trump Visit Says About Politics In AZ
President Trump will be back in town on Wednesday to hold a rally for his reelection campaign. While both sides of the aisle agree that Arizona is a true battleground state in this year’s election, Trump can count on support from Arizona's Republican leaders that he didn't have in 2016.
New Phoenix Police Tools For Trump’s Visit
Feb. 18, 2020
California Legislature Poised To Apologize Japanese Internment
Later this week, the California Legislature is expected to issue a formal apology to Japanese-Americans who were sent to internment camps during World War II. Arizona was the home of two of those camps, which combined housed an estimated 20,000 people.
Feb. 18, 2020
Herstam: Dems Should Chill Out On Presidential Nominee
Political observer Chris Herstam has a message for his fellow Democrats: chill out. He points to a new model for forecasting elections, which suggests any of the Democratic candidates can beat Trump.
Feb. 18, 2020
The Takeaway: The Flu Is A Far Greater Threat In The U.S. Than Coronavirus
As the world continues to panic about the coronavirus, there's a more familiar foe that should actually be worrying Americans: the flu. Influenza season this year has been longer than usual, with U.S. cases already surpassing 22 million.
Feb. 18, 2020
Tuesday Night Is Voter Registration Deadline For PPE
People must register by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday to vote in the upcoming Presidential Preference Election. One way to register is to go to servicearizona.com. You can also visit your county recorder’s office. And you’ll have to register as a Democrat because only that party is holding a presidential primary this year in Arizona.
Feb. 18, 2020
The Pulse: A Codependent’s Guide To Codependency
When people are in unhealthy or unbalanced relationships, we often use a term to describe them: codependent.
Feb. 18, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: Feb. 16-22
This week in 1930, Arizona hanged a woman for the first time for murder when Eva Dugan died on the scaffold at State Prison for killing A.J. Mathis, Tucson rancher. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Feb. 18, 2020
Mexico Reports Decrease In U.S. Asylum Seekers At The Border
Thousands of asylum seekers are forced to wait on the Mexican side of the border under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program. Mexican authorities say they will keep helping that population, as the numbers continue to decrease.
Feb. 18, 2020

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