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5 Things To Know About Arizona’s Democratic Presidential Primary
Aside from its unusual name (Presidential Preference Election, or PPE), here are some important things to know about how our state will vote in the race Iowa so messily kicked off. First, the PPE is March 17, but that’s not the only important date.
Feb. 4, 2020
Nogales Gets Ready For Stepped-Up Tomato Inspections
The import industry expects significant annual inspection costs, as well as additional border delays for perishable tomatoes.
Feb. 4, 2020
WATCH: 2020 State Of The Union Address
President Donald Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, which comes under the shadow of his impeachment trial. Watch his remarks live and follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.
Feb. 4, 2020
The Format Treat Fans To Surprise Reunion Concert
After last night, a lucky few Phoenicians can brag how “they were there” when the local band The Format reunited in the warehouse of Hello Merch in downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 4, 2020
Historian: No Senator Will Stand Up To The President The Way Goldwater Did
In a piece for Politico, writer and historian Garrett Graff considers whether there would be a GOP senator today who would be willing to stand up to the president the way Sen. Barry Goldwater stood up to President Nixon — and if President Trump would respect him or her enough to listen.
Feb. 4, 2020
19th Editor-At-Large: Press Coverage Of Women In Politics Needs To Change
In recent years, we’ve seen more women running for office and leading political movements across the country. Women make up about half of the American electorate, and they’ve outvoted men in every election since 1964, according to the Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics.
Feb. 4, 2020
Chris Herstam: Ducey For President?
Speculation about Gov. Doug Ducey among political observers has been rampant since his first term on the 9th Floor. Would he ever run for Senate or even president? Would he return to the business world? Political observer and Arizona Mirror columnist Chris Herstam has another idea
Feb. 4, 2020
Arizonas Iowa Satellite Caucus One Of First To Report Results
The Democratic caucuses in Iowa may have had problems reporting their results last night, but a satellite caucus in Queen Creek was one of the first in the nation to turn in its numbers. KJZZ’s Jimmy Jenkins was there for it.
Feb. 4, 2020
AZ Lawmakers To Take Up Tax Cut Bill, Measure To Exempt Pacemakers From Sales Tax
State lawmakers will take on a couple of taxing issues in the coming days, literally. Proposals coming before legislative committees would exempt pacemakers from the state sales tax and take up the governor’s proposal to do away with income taxes on the pensions of military veterans.
Feb. 4, 2020
Chief Justice Brutinel Aims To Bring More Data, Tech To Judiciary
When Robert Brutinel became chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court last summer, he brought to the court a series of goals, outlined in a five-year strategic plan, called "Justice for the Future." Chief Justice Robert Brutinel visited The Show to talk about some of these goals, and he addressed the broader question about how Arizona’s courts are doing.
Feb. 4, 2020
Navajo Nation Homes Getting Addresses Thanks To Google Project
In Arizona, the rural-urban divide manifests itself in multiple ways — including when it comes to voting. An effort known as the Rural Utah Project has teamed up with Google to improve the situation in our Four Corners’ neighbors, and it’s planning to bring the service to Arizona later this year. Melissa Sevigny, science and technology reporter for KNAU in Flagstaff, has reported on it.
Feb. 4, 2020
Boas: ASU Experiment Aims To Redesign The Public School
Carole Basile, dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, wrote a column in the Arizona Republic addressing how to potentially improve outcomes for both teachers and students. Phil Boas, the Arizona Republic's editorial page director, joined The Show to talk about it.
Feb. 4, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Irish Elections Could Mean New Leader
Voters head to the polls later this week in Ireland, and the election could see a change in leadership in that country. It’s one of the key international stories in the coming days. BBC’s Audrey Tinline joined The Show to talk about what to expect this week.
Feb. 4, 2020
The Pulse: Does Pretty Hurt? A Look At The Health Risks Of Hair Dyes
Because personal-care and beauty products are not heavily regulated in the United States, some researchers and advocates fear that hair dyes can be harmful, especially for people like hair colorists, who are exposed all the time.
Feb. 4, 2020
Glendales Sahuaro Ranch Park Reconstructed After 2017 Fires
Two years after fires destroyed and damaged four buildings at Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale, the reconstructed barnyard area will be dedicated this week. The buildings will be dedicated on Saturday.
Feb. 4, 2020
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels Wont Run For A Second Term
The mayor of Gilbert since 2016 has announced she won’t run for re-election. Jenn Daniels didn’t immediately give a reason Monday for not seeking a second term.
Feb. 4, 2020
The Takeaway: CTE — The State Of The Science
Another NFL season is over, but chronic traumatic encephalopathy, often associated with repeated head injuries from football, remains in the news.
Feb. 4, 2020
Bill Could Arm Law Enforcement With Noise Pollution Meters
A bill moving through the Arizona House on Monday could put noise meters in the hands of Valley law enforcement in much the same way as speed guns. House Bill 2389 is sponsored by Mesa Republican Rep. Kelly Townsend.
Feb. 4, 2020
Man In Arizona Accused Of Leading 2006 Attacks In Iraq
An Iraqi man living in metro Phoenix is accused of leading an al-Qaida group that authorities say killed two police officers 14 years ago on the streets of Fallujah in attacks carried out by masked men. Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri was arrested last week in Arizona as part of an extradition request made by the Iraqi government, which charged the 42-year-old with murder in the 2006 shooting deaths.
Feb. 4, 2020
Rising Violence: Sonoran Police Plagued By Killings, Corruption
“The truth is, we stop being normal people when we become police,” Officer Cristina Garcia said. “And for our family, that’s accompanied daily by anxiety: ‘Am I going to see my mom again?’ And for my granddaughters, ‘My nanita, will I see her again?’”
Part I: A Spike In Murders
Feb. 4, 2020

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