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Arizona Lawmakers Consider Doubling Tax On Gas
Several Republican legislators have ignored their party's mantra and are rolling ahead with a proposal to double Arizona's gas tax. The House Transportation Committee unanimously voted Wednesday for a measure that would raise the gas tax from 18 cents to 24 cents per gallon on July 1, and climb to 36 cents per gallon by 2023.
Feb. 20, 2020
Uber Piloting Phone Number For Older Adults In Arizona
Uber is piloting a new toll-free number that will let people who don’t have a smartphone book a ride. The goal is to make the ride-sharing app more user-friendly, specifically among older adults who might not have a smart phone.
Feb. 20, 2020
Kurt Warner, Luis Gonzalez Team Up To Raise Money For Treasure House
Former Arizona Diamondbacks star Luis Gonzalez will be honored with a tribute Saturday in Scottsdale during Kurt and Brenda Warner’s Third Annual Celebrity Game Night. The event raises money for Treasure House — a West Valley residence that caters to young adults who are unable to care for themselves.
Feb. 20, 2020
Peoria Tests Out Free Driverless Shuttle
Peoria is trying out an electric, autonomous shuttle to transport people around a shopping and dining district off the Loop 101 and south of Bell Road. The shuttle will run on a fixed path through a portion of the sprawling P83 Entertainment District, with stops at Harkins Theatres, Huntington University and the Hampton Inn.
Feb. 20, 2020
7 Arizona Locations On Pier 1 Imports Store Closing List
Several Phoenix area stores are on a closing list for the home furnishings retailer. The list is from A&G Realty Partners, the company helping Pier 1 with lease modifications and closures. It includes four locations in Phoenix.
Feb. 20, 2020
Why GOP Lawmakers Are Pushing To Ban Sanctuary Cities In AZ
That energy that drove SB 1070 a decade ago is rising again as the Legislature now considers a bill that would amend the state Constitution to include a ban on sanctuary cities.
Feb. 20, 2020
Coyotes Could Face Big Fines Following Fitness Test Investigation
The National Hockey League is looking into allegations that the Arizona Coyotes went too far in their information-gathering on draft-eligible players — including possibly giving them physical tests, which wasn’t allowed.
Feb. 20, 2020
PHX Startup Week Aims To Make Phoenix A Hub For Businesses
Organizers of PHX Startup Week, which runs through Saturday, say it’s a time for entrepreneurs from across the Phoenix area to come together to help build the region into a hub for startup businesses. To get a sense of how that’s going, The Show spoke with Kate Rogers-Sieker, co-lead of PHX Startup Week and vice president of people at the firm LeadMD.
Feb. 20, 2020
The Impact Of The Controlled Substance Act 50 Years Later
The Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is starting a three-day conference Thursday looking at the first 50 years of the Controlled Substance Act and what the next 50 could look like. The Show was joined by Valena Beety, Arizona State University law professor, who talked about the impact of the Controlled Substance Act.
Feb. 20, 2020
The Untold Story Of Americas Non-Voters
A new study from the Knight Foundation looks at the untold story of non-voters, those who don’t vote and are generally disenfranchised from the political process. Who are they? What do they think about the 2020 race? And, perhaps most importantly, why don’t they vote?
Feb. 20, 2020
Electoral College System Has Caused Frustration For Centuries
The 2016 presidential election was frustrating for Democrats and progressives on many levels, but one that is a recurring theme has to do with the Electoral College. Professor Edward Foley of Ohio State University has written about how the Electoral College was created and what modifications today would actually make sense in his new book, "Presidential Elections and Majority Rule."
Feb. 20, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Fishing At Red Mountain Park In Mesa
Listen to Linda Sisneros fishing with her daughter at Red Mountain Park, along with Liz Archuleta of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting and the Outdoors. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Feb. 20, 2020
Report: Efforts To Register Latino Voters Are Paying Off
The electoral power of Hispanic Americans is growing. A new report from UnidosUS and New American Economy, a pro-immigration think tank, suggests that investments to register those voters pay off.
Feb. 20, 2020
Dems Focus On Southwest Issues In Las Vegas Debate
As the six leading Democratic presidential candidates met in Las Vegas Wednesday night, most of the narratives revolved around issues germane to Las Vegas, Nevada and the desert Southwest — climate change, immigration and wages.
Feb. 20, 2020
How America Can Keep Recyclable Plastic Out Of Landfills
A new report found a lot of what we think we’re recycling shouldn’t be labeled as "recyclable" at all. While products labeled with a number 1 or 2 recycling label are usually accepted at plants, lots of others with different numbered labels are not.
Feb. 20, 2020
Second Chance Act Aims To Make Prison Sentences More Fair
The Second Chance Act ballot measure would allow inmates to earn reduced sentences by staying out of trouble while in prison. It would give judges more discretion in sentencing and would prevent prosecutors from using an ethically questionable tactic to get longer prison sentences.
Feb. 20, 2020
Untold Arizona: The Legend Of La Llorona
Many people in the Southwest claim they have seen La Llorona or the weeping woman. People have spotted her along the Rio de Flag in Flagstaff all the way down to the San Pedro River near Tucson.
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Feb. 20, 2020
ANALYSIS: Nevada Democratic Debate
Democratic presidential candidates are debating once again, this time in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Follow NPR's live analysis on Wednesday night.
Feb. 19, 2020
LA Takes Steps Toward Navajo Clean Energy Partnership
The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion Wednesday to take the next steps toward a clean-energy partnership with the Navajo Nation.
Feb. 19, 2020
Poll Places Mark Kelly Over Martha McSally In Senate Race
President Trump’s visit to Phoenix on Wednesday is aimed at not only energizing his base but generating support for Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally. However, a new HighGround Public Affairs survey of 400 Arizona residents places Democratic candidate Mark Kelly ahead of Republican candidate Martha McSally by 6.7 percentage points.
Feb. 19, 2020

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