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Former Scottsdale Schools CFO Reindicted On 12 Charges
Laura Smith, the former chief financial officer of Scottsdale Unified School District, concealed that her sister owned a consulting company that did business with the district.
Jan. 28, 2019
Tribes At Border Propose Visa
As lawmakers debate U.S. immigration policy, that may or may not include some form of new wall along the U.S.- Mexico border, many Native American tribes along the border are caught in the middle. Twenty five tribes met last week in Tucson to discuss a solution.
Jan. 28, 2019
Downwinders Restitution Bill Introduced
Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar introduced a bill last week that would expand the Downwinders Compensation Act to include more people who suffered as a result of atomic bomb testing.
Jan. 28, 2019
Documentary On Vaquita’s Plight Competes At Sundance
A documentary film about illegal poaching that’s threatening to wipe out the world’s most endangered marine mammal in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez has made its way to the Sundance Film Festival this year.
Jan. 28, 2019
Bedrock City In Arizona Quietly Closes
Bedrock City, the 30-acre property near Valle, Arizona, had been up for sale for several years. The park closed for good over the weekend, and on Friday, a new owner is set take over the land.
Jan. 28, 2019
St. Marys Preparing For Another Shutdown
During the partial government shutdown that lasted throughout most of January, St. Mary's Food Bank and Alliance provided food to government workers in need — on top of those the agency serves on a daily basis. Now St. Mary's is bracing for another possible shutdown, as the stopgap bill only lasts for three weeks.
Jan. 28, 2019
How Did The Shutdown Affect Immigration Courts?
Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) estimated that, if the shutdown lasted until Feb. 1, the immigration court backlog would’ve grown by another 100,000 cases nationwide. But as we know, it ended just shy of that. The total for Arizona’s backlog in that time? Over 2,000 cases.
Jan. 28, 2019
Boas: Cooperating On The Drought Contingency Plan
Arizona Republic Editorial Director Phil Boas joined The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about the Drought Contingency Plan and the fast approaching federal deadline to finalize it.
Jan. 28, 2019
AZ Republican Party Elects Kelli Ward Chair, Incumbent Ousted
The Arizona Republican Party has elected a new chair. Kelli Ward, Arizona senator and U.S. Senate candidate, ousted incumbent Jonathan Lines in a vote on Saturday.
Jan. 28, 2019
Mesa Mayor Discusses Census Citizenship Controversy
The census was one of the issues addressed at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting last week in Washington, D.C. Mesa Mayor John Giles attended that meeting and was part of a panel on the 2020 Census, and he joined The Show to talk about it.
Jan. 28, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Presidential Election Coming In El Salvador
Later this week, voters in one Central American country will head to the polls in the first round of their presidential election, and Friday marks an important anniversary in Iran. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
Jan. 28, 2019
Book By Hillary Frank Collects Weird Parenting Wins
Parents universally know that there are moments in raising a child when you get desperate. You don’t know what to do and you just start grasping at straws — anything that will work. These are what Hillary Frank calls "weird parenting wins."
Jan. 28, 2019
Does Forecast For Slowing Global Economy Affect AZ?
The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for global growth for 2019, citing higher interest rates and higher trade tensions. The IMF now estimates global growth for this year to be 3.5 percent, down from 3.7 percent last year. So, how might that affect Arizona and the Southwest?
Jan. 28, 2019
Federal Workers Still Waiting For Paychecks
After five weeks of not working or working without pay, federal workers are going back to their usual Monday morning routine. The government is back open, though it’s unclear when those workers will be paid. The White House has only said it will be “in the coming days.”
Jan. 28, 2019
Drought Plan, Sales Tax Increases On Agenda At Arizona Capitol
Arizona has until Thursday to sign off on a Drought Contingency Plan. The deadline was put in place by the federal government, which states that if Arizona doesn’t finish up work on the plan by the end of the month, the feds might implement their own water restrictions.
Jan. 28, 2019
The Takeaway: Growing Protests And Cries Of
In Venezuela, an element of political chaos left an uncertain future, as opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the presidency. Although the U.S. and other countries were quick to sever ties with Maduro's government, there was an international backlash from Venezuela's allies.
Jan. 28, 2019
Havasupai Tribe Pulls Tour Guides Permits To The Falls
Visitors to the picturesque Havasupai Falls will have to go it alone on the eight-mile trail along the Grand Canyon gorge this year.
Jan. 28, 2019
Health Leaders: Vaccination Bills Could Cause Unnecessary Fear
Two bills intended to provide transparency in vaccinations, could overwhelm parents and pediatricians and further reduce child vaccinations.
Jan. 28, 2019
Bill Proposes Installing Waterless Urinals In State Buildings
While water conservation is a hot topic in the legislature, one lawmaker has proposed a way to save on water — one flush at a time. Arizona Rep. Bob Thorpe is proposing in a bill to switch all the urinals in men’s bathrooms in state buildings to waterless, no-flush units.
Jan. 28, 2019
Study: AZ Has Longest Clean Water Permit Wait Times
Receiving a decision on a construction permit under section 404 of the Clean Water Act takes longer in Arizona than in any other state in the southwestern U.S., a new study found.
Jan. 28, 2019

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