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First Ever State Of Special Education Address
Every year, the superintendent delivers a State of Education address before the House and Senate education committees. This year, Kathy Hoffman broke the mold, and she plans to make it an annual tradition.
Feb. 12, 2020
Former U.S. Attorney Applauds Prosecutors In Roger Stone Case
A former Arizona U.S. attorney commends the federal prosecutors who withdrew from the Roger Stone case. One prosecutor outright quit after the Justice Department recommended a much lighter sentence.
Feb. 12, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: The What The Hell Effect
There is an observation in psychology that looks at how people behave when they have not lived up to the expectations they set for themselves; the “What The Hell Effect.” In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about, not only what it is, but why it is.
Feb. 12, 2020
The Takeaway: What Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders won Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire with 25.8% of the vote. While last night was a strong showing for Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden once again underperformed
Feb. 12, 2020
Arias Prosecutor Placed On Paid Leave, Accused Of Misconduct
Longtime Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez has been placed on paid administrative leave. He is best-known for prosecuting convicted murderer Jodi Arias.
Feb. 12, 2020
After Raising Water Rates, Phoenix Raises Trash, Recycling Fees
After raising water rates last year, the Phoenix City Council approved higher solid waste fees. Starting in April, residential customers will pay $3.75 more each month. Then, in January 2021, their bill will go up another $3.25.
Feb. 12, 2020
Taylor Morrison Acquisition May Bring New Development To Valley
A Scottsdale-based homebuilder, considered one of the nation’s largest, is getting bigger after buying a competitor. Taylor Morrison has just purchased California company William Lyon Homes. The combined company will have a portfolio of approximately 80,000 lots to develop and about 430 neighborhoods in seven states including Arizona.
Feb. 12, 2020
Untold Arizona: Arizona University Mascots A Century In The Making
The University of Arizona kept live bobcats as mascots through the 1950s. The pope once made ASU cover up all the Sun Devil images and references at Sun Devil Stadium. And NAU's Lumberjack mascot took his name from a song the students couldn't get enough of.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Feb. 12, 2020
New Senior Psychiatric Hospital Plans To Open In Gilbert
A new behavioral hospital is planned for Gilbert to treat senior patients with psychiatric disorders. The facility would target a growing need for geriatric healthcare in Arizona when it opens later this year.
Feb. 11, 2020
Man Gets 6 Years In Shooting Death Of NAU Student
An Arizona man who fatally shot and killed a fellow student on a normally placid college campus after he was punched in the face and heckled has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Feb. 11, 2020
Asphalt Deterioration Found On South Mountain Freeway
Asphalt deterioration has been discovered in certain areas along the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. While an exact cause for the deterioration is yet to be determined, ADOT suggests it is because the layer of rubberized asphalt was applied too thin or that the ground was too cold for the asphalt to properly cure.
Feb. 11, 2020
Ballot Harvesting Ban Remains While Brnovich Appeals
Arizona's ban on "ballot harvesting'' will remain in place, at least for the March 17 presidential preference primary. In a brief order Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the plea by Attorney General Mark Brnovich for the justices not to enforce their ruling last month which found the ban unconstitutional.
Feb. 11, 2020
Army Corps Of Engineers Awards Flagstaff Flood Project $52M
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the city of Flagstaff $52 million to complete the long-planned Rio de Flag Flood Control Project.
Feb. 11, 2020
Searching Commission Head Hopes To Bring Peace To Families Of Missing
Last fall, the Sonoran Congress approved the creation of a commission to oversee searching for the state’s many missing people. Dr. Jose Luis Gonzalez Olivarria, its new head, is a longtime forensic investigator with the state Attorney’s Office and has years of experience identifying human remains.
Feb. 11, 2020
U.S. Attorney For AZ Holds News Conference On Sanctuary Issues
The nation’s top prosecutor announced plans Monday to crack down on sanctuary policies. On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona called a rare news conference to follow up, even though the state doesn’t have any sanctuary cities.
Feb. 11, 2020
Advocate: ICE Should Release All The Transgender People
For the past few years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has faced heavy criticism from some for its policies and treatment of migrants. Some progressive politicians and activists have even called for abolishing the agency. And concerns have heightened because of how transgender detainees are being treated.
Feb. 11, 2020
What More Second Chance Funding Means For AZ Inmates
Gov. Doug Ducey wants about $8 million in this year’s budget to expand or facilitate substance addiction services, particularly for people who end up behind bars. And during his State of the State address, he emphasized the need to expand Second Chance programs in prison.
Feb. 11, 2020
Why Regulators Cant Shut Down This Phoenix Marijuana Grow Facility
The 2018 case of a Phoenix marijuana grow facility is just one example of the struggles Arizona has encountered while trying to regulate medical marijuana under the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act of 2010.
Feb. 11, 2020
How Autofill Technology Is Changing The Way We Communicate
Is autofill fundamentally changing the way we communicate with one another? The Show sat down with Ed Finn. He’s the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University.
Feb. 11, 2020
Will Arizona Democrats Get A Voice In State Budget Talks?
Democratic state lawmakers have released their budget proposal — "the people’s budget," as House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez is calling it. Democrats are hopeful they’ll still get a seat at the table to settle the final budget, but is that realistic?
Feb. 11, 2020

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