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Researchers Look At Sex Assaults, Gender Roles, Consent At Universities
Leaving home for the first time and living on a college campus inevitably leads to multiple options and choices that young people haven’t had to make before. That has resulted in many of those campuses seeing sexual assaults and questions about the definition of consent. Those are some of the issues Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan of Columbia University researched.
Feb. 26, 2020
Flake Among Former Senators Willing To Fight Back Against Trump
In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, 70 former U.S. senators call for members of the body to become more bipartisan and be willing to fight back against some of Trump’s moves. One of those former senators is Jeff Flake of Arizona.
Feb. 26, 2020
Boas: Republic Eliminating Political Candidate Endorsements
Every election cycle for more than a century, the Arizona Republic has published columns illustrating the virtues and shortcomings of thousands of political candidates. In a column published online at azcentral.com, Executive Editor Greg Burton and Editorial Page Editor Phil Boas say the Republic is eliminating candidate endorsements.
Feb. 26, 2020
Public Health Director Urges AZ Officials To Take Necessary Precautions Against Coronavirus
It’s only a matter of time until more Americans come down with coronavirus. A top official with the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention told reporters Tuesday that it’s “not a question of if this will happen,” but "when this will happen.” The Show's next guest was the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services during the last major pandemic Arizona faced. Will Humble is now executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
Feb. 26, 2020
Phoenix Priest Accused Of Sexually Abusing 2 Boys Dies At 74
John “Jack” Spaulding, Catholic priest in Phoenix accused of sexual misconduct with two boys, died on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Diocese of Phoenix released on Wednesday. Spaulding was indicted last month by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office on charges of misconduct with two boys under 15.
Feb. 26, 2020
The Takeaway: Emergence Of Sanders As Front-Runner Highlights Potential Fractures
With the South Carolina primary just days away, seven of the remaining Democratic presidential hopefuls took the debate stage last night in Charleston, South Carolina. And while at the previous debate, the most pointed criticism was directed at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, this time around, front-runner Bernie Sanders came under attack.
Feb. 26, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Futurism
It turns out our relationship to the present has more to do with how we imagine the future than we might think. In this episode, Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of futurism.
Feb. 26, 2020
Courts Ruling On Cross-Border Shooting May Impact AZ Suit
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. Tuesday's outcome also is certain to doom a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager killed in Nogales, Mexico, from gunshots fired across the border by a U.S. agent who was standing in Arizona. That case has been on hold.
Feb. 26, 2020
Phoenix OKs Community Review Board For Police Oversight
Activists backing a more robust plan for public oversight of police celebrated a major win at the Phoenix City Council after the groups helped persuade Mayor Kate Gallego to give up on her own citizen-review proposal.
Feb. 26, 2020
KJZZ Profiles An Arizona Original: Legendary Phoenix Basketball Coach Argie Rhymes
Argie Rhymes is about as Phoenix as anyone can be. But even he can’t believe how much the place has changed in his 73 years here. Rhymes is a product of Phoenix Union High School, first as a star player in the 1960s, then as basketball coach. After more than four decades and four state championships, Rhymes has now called it a career.
Feb. 26, 2020
UA, Raytheon Call For Investment In Hypersonic Research
The presidents of Raytheon Missile Systems and the University of Arizona are calling for investment in hypersonic research – and the UA wind tunnels.
Feb. 25, 2020
Is Mexico Entering Into A Recession?
The Mexican economy has gone through several significant changes since the current administration led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office more than a year ago — and some experts fear a recession. But not everyone agrees.
Feb. 25, 2020
CDC Warns Of Coronavirus Spreading Within U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to stay prepared for community spread of the coronavirus, named COVID-19, in the United States. With the warning in effect, it’s time to start looking at what to do within local communities. The CDC warned it’s not a matter of if it will come, but when.
Feb. 25, 2020
AZ Senate Rejects Duceys Tax Cut For Veteran Pensions
Arizona state senators on Tuesday rejected the one tax break sought by Gov. Doug Ducey in his State of the State speech. Four Republicans lined up with the 13 Senate Democrats to quash the idea of exempting military pensions from the state's income tax.
Feb. 25, 2020
The top issue for one Arizona first-time voter? Health care.
As the 2020 presidential campaign unfolds, Adela Diaz is keeping her eye on one main issue: health care. The public health major at the University of Arizona will soon be a first-time voter. And this year, Latino voters like Diaz are projected to be the biggest minority voting bloc in the country.
Feb. 25, 2020
The Top Issue For One Arizona First-Time Voter? Health Care
As the 2020 presidential campaign unfolds, Adela Diaz is keeping her eye on one main issue: health care. The public health major at the University of Arizona will soon be a first-time voter. And this year, Latino voters like Diaz are projected to be the biggest minority voting bloc in the country.
Feb. 25, 2020
Tempe Chambers Renovated With Accessibility In Mind
Tempe has renovated its City Council Chambers to be more accessible to the public, especially for people with disabilities.
Feb. 25, 2020
Maricopa County Plans Vote On 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Resolution
Maricopa County could become the fourth county in Arizona to declare itself a “sanctuary” for gun rights.
Feb. 25, 2020
On 101st Anniversary Of Grand Canyon Park, Tribes Remind Visitors Of Their Ties
Wednesday is the 101st anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park. To commemorate, a group of Native leaders has launched a project to remind visitors long before it was a national park, the Grand Canyon was a place of great significance to several tribes.
Feb. 25, 2020
Former Assistant Police Chief Weighs In On Citizen Review Proposals
The Phoenix City Council will review proposals to improve police accountability. The Phoenix Police Department came under scrutiny last summer after officers drew their weapons and shouted profanities as a family accused of shoplifting. Afterward, the city held several town halls for residents to express their concerns over policing.
Feb. 25, 2020

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