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Valley Metro CEO Advocates For Public Transit In D.C.
The American Public Transportation Association’s legislative conference wraps up today in Washington, D.C. Arizona's Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith attended the conference and joined The Show from D.C. to talk about it.
Mar. 19, 2019
The Takeaway: Some Progress On Native American Voting Rights
In the run-up to last year’s midterm elections, there were a number of reports of voter suppression. Native Americans face certain challenges — including making use of non-traditional addresses — when it comes to registering to vote.
Mar. 19, 2019
The Takeaway: As FBI Headquarters Crumbles In D.C., President Trump
The crumbling J. Edgar Hoover building, the FBI's current headquarters, was scheduled to be replaced by a new complex. But when Donald Trump won the presidency, the move, which had been planned as far back as 2014, was abruptly cancelled.
Mar. 19, 2019
The Pulse: Can EMTs, Paramedics Catch A Break?
If you’ve ever had to call an ambulance or ridden in one, it was probably one of the scariest moments of your life. But to the ambulance workers who sped to the scene, it was one of many calls during another busy day on the road.
Mar. 19, 2019
AZ Bill Would Restrict Payments For Registering Voters
The Arizona House voted Monday to make it a crime for people who conduct voter registration drives to be paid based on the number of voters they sign up.
Mar. 19, 2019
Study Finds Universities Added $11 Billion To Arizona
The Arizona Board of Regents has released a study analyzing the impact all three state universities have on their local economies.
Mar. 19, 2019
Bills Would Make Evictions Easier For Landlords
Arizona's Republican lawmakers plan to shut the door on cities and towns wanting to protect home renters from landlord evictions.
Mar. 19, 2019
Coalition Wants Shelter For Newly Released Migrants
Faith groups and nonprofits who help migrant families after they’re released from detention want government funding and a shelter to help with an increasing number of drop-offs.
Mar. 18, 2019
Another Reporter Murdered In Sonora, Mexico
In front of the Government Palace in the Sonoran capital of Hermosillo Monday morning, reporters dressed in white were demanding justice for the fatal Friday night shooting of Santiago Barroso, as well as action to ensure free expression in the state.
Mar. 18, 2019
YouTube Star Replacing Carson Daly On
When Carson Daly steps down from his NBC show, "Last Call," the network will replace him with a unique voice in late night. That voice is Lilly Singh, a YouTube star with more than 14 million subscribers.
Mar. 18, 2019
Dead Porpoise Found As Report Says Only 10 Left
Activists found what they believe to be the body of a critically endangered porpoise in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez last week. It's the first vaquita marina that has been found dead so far this year.
The Vaquita's Last Stand: The Struggle To Save The World's Rarest Marine Mammal
Mar. 18, 2019
High Snowpack Could Temporarily Stave Off Colorado River Water Shortage
High snowpack in the southern Rocky Mountains this winter will likely stave off a shortage declaration in the Colorado River watershed in 2020, relieving pressure on water managers attempting to navigate future scarcity.
Mar. 18, 2019
How Colleges Have Revamped Their Title IX Programs
The issue of sexual assault on college campuses has become ubiquitous with certain schools and certain athletic departments. Arizona Daily Star investigative reporter Caitlin Schmidt takes a broader look at how schools like Baylor have revamped their Title IX programs in response.
Mar. 18, 2019
College Admissions Scandal Raises Basic Questions About Fairness
The investigation unveiled last week around actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin put the spotlight on how wealthy, powerful people work to get their children into what are considered top-tier universities. To help answer some of those questions, Eric Hoover, senior writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, joined The Show.
Mar. 18, 2019
Congressional Members In For A Party Line Fight Over Emergency Declaration
Democrats and Republicans are in for a fight over President Donald Trump's veto on his emergency declaration. Arizona Reps. Greg Stanton, a Democrat, and Paul Gosar, a Republican, fall along party lines.
Mar. 18, 2019
Circle K Says Some Arizona Stores Are Out Of Gas
Some Circle K convenience stores in Arizona are out of gas. The company says unforeseen circumstances are leading to the shortage, but the company does not say what or what locations are impacted.
Mar. 18, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debating Online Sales Taxes
In South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially allowed states to require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes. Arizona is among a handful of states that has not adjusted its tax laws to reflect the last summer's ruling. A new bill could change that.
Mar. 18, 2019
Experts: Slipping Vaccination Rates Put Everyone At Risk
Currently, vaccination rates in pockets of metro Phoenix fall below 85 percent, including in the Anthem and Fountain Hills communities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Mar. 18, 2019
Phoenix City Leaders Could Undergo Equity Training
A Phoenix councilwoman is trying to raise private money to conduct special training for city leadership. Laura Pastor wants to see managers in departments like transit, parks, neighborhood services, and others to participate in racial equity training. It would focus on recognizing the government’s role in racial inequities and find ways to improve or change systems.
Mar. 18, 2019
VA Report Finds Care At Phoenix Nursing Home Improves
Conditions are improving at a Phoenix VA nursing home, that’s one finding from a recent release of reports from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “I’m very proud of our staff that we were able to get back to a five star,” said Brian Bradshaw, chief nurse for geriatrics at Phoenix VA.
Mar. 18, 2019

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