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Boas On The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
The killings in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday have renewed conversations about hatred in the U.S. — particularly toward Jewish people — and how the number of related incidents has grown over the past couple of years.
Oct. 29, 2018
Arizona
Gov. Brewer's call to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act led to a contentious special session in which legislative Democrats and a handful of Republicans, agreed to the plan. The Show has a few perspectives on the expansion's five-year anniversary.
Oct. 29, 2018
Political
Congresswoman Debbie Lesko agreed to take down signs that said “fake doctor” with an arrow pointing to the signs for her opponent, Hiral Tipirneni, who is, in fact, a real doctor. And that’s not the only example where opposing messages have popped up next to a candidate or ballot measure’s sign.
Oct. 29, 2018
ESA Students Primarily Moved From Highly Rated Schools
Proposition 305 is on the ballot asking voters to either uphold or get rid of a law that state legislators passed last year to expand the ESA program. But an Arizona Republic analysis has found that most students who use ESAs to go to a private school are leaving wealthier, well-rated school districts.
Oct. 29, 2018
It’s been almost two weeks since rescue crews pulled an Arizona man from the bottom of a 100-foot gold mine shaft. The miner, John Waddell, opened up about his experience during a press conference Sunday.
Oct. 29, 2018
Residents Could Pay $236M In State Taxes
Historically, in tax language, federal tax laws set the tone and state tax laws typically follow. If that’s the case in Arizona, taxpayers could end up paying $236 million to keep the tax code simple.
Oct. 29, 2018
Beyond The Brick And Mortar: Marshall Shore Brings Old Buildings To Life With Ghostly Tales
Call them what you like — ghosts, spirits, haunts, phantoms — October is the time to share their stories. There are the classic scary stories we share over the campfire, and the surreal stories we share about our own encounters. This month we’re talking with people about how they connect to these stories.
Oct. 29, 2018
The Takeaway: Brazil Elects Far-Right Bolsonaro For President
Bolsonaro is a far-right candidate who has championed the country’s military dictatorship and threatened to jail political opponents. His election makes Brazil the latest country to elect a far-right leader, worrying progressives in Latin America and around the world.
Oct. 29, 2018
AZ Police Increase Presence Around Houses Of Worship
Officials in Arizona are on high alert after a shooter killed 11 people and wounded at least four police officers in a shooting Saturday morning at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Oct. 29, 2018
The Pulse: Carbon Sequestration To Fight Global Warming
Do we take radical measures to slow down global warming? Or do we hold on to our way of life, and figure out a way to adapt to what’s coming? On this episode of The Pulse, we hear about climate action proposals — like carbon sequestration — that could help us brace for the future.
Oct. 29, 2018
The Takeaway: It Is Time To Confront White Supremacist Violence
Last week was a disheartening and troubling spree of violence and terror — and raises critical questions about the rise of white supremacist violence in our nation.
Oct. 29, 2018
Early Voting Surges In Arizona
The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office is reporting a surge in early voting. Spokesperson Matt Roberts said the office has received about 200,000 more early ballots this year than at this point in the 2014 election cycle.
Oct. 29, 2018
AZ Border Agent Accused Of Moving Drugs On-Duty
The FBI said an Arizona Border Patrol agent handed hundreds of thousands of dollars over to drug traffickers and picked up cocaine while on the job in a remote part of Southern Arizona. The 32-year-old Vail resident resigned in September, after facing a separate weapons charge.
Oct. 29, 2018
A Controversial Plan To Move Millions Of Workers
Mexico’s incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has a controversial plan to reduce the capital’s big city problems — traffic, pollution, even water shortages — and stimulate the economy in smaller cities by moving federal government offices out of the capital. By one estimate, the move could eventually relocate as many as 2.7 million people.
Oct. 29, 2018
Mount Graham Red Squirrel Population Increases
After the Frye Fire in southern Arizona in 2017, the already endangered Mount Graham red rquirrel population dropped from just over 250 to 35. A year later, the population has almost doubled.
Oct. 29, 2018
Poverty Rates Drop When Some College Students Excluded
New research from the Census Bureau shows when college students live off-campus, they can impact poverty rates.
Oct. 29, 2018
Protest Leads Police To Try New Tools
In hopes of avoiding a repeat of last year’s presidential visit that turned violent, Phoenix police want to buy two long-range acoustic devices.
Oct. 29, 2018
9th Circuit Changes Mind On Grand Canyon Mine Claim
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a new opinion in a decades-long battle involving uranium mining on land outside Grand Canyon National Park. But some say the decision may be too late.
Oct. 27, 2018
Releases Of Migrant Families Expands Along Southwest
Federal authorities have been releasing hundreds of undocumented immigrant families and asylum seekers in Arizona since early October, and the practice is spreading along the Southwest border.
Oct. 26, 2018
Scabies Confirmed At 2 Arizona Prisons
Scabies outbreaks at the Tucson and Douglas prisons infected close to 100 people. Inmates initially received no treatment during the first complaints.
Oct. 26, 2018

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