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Some Lawmakers Want To Eliminate Income Tax Brackets
With state revenues running more than $1 billion ahead of expectations and better times forecast, Arizona Republican lawmakers are looking to compress all of the state's income tax brackets down to a single rate of 2.5% by 2024. But not all Republicans are in agreement.
April 14, 2021
Tent Like Facility Planned In Tucson To House Asylum Seekers
More information is emerging about a tent like facility that the U.S. Border Patrol is planning to erect in Tucson to house asylum seekers. Mayor Regina Romero says details have been sparse.
April 14, 2021
WATCH: Biden Remarks On Afghanistan
President Joe Biden is giving an address on plans to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America's involvement in its longest war.
April 14, 2021
Voting Rights Groups Voice Concern Over AZ Election Audit
Four national voting rights groups sent a letter to Arizona Republican Senate President Karen Fann, voicing their concerns about the Maricopa County Election audit.
April 14, 2021
U.S. House Committee Hears Testimony On Save Oak Flat Bill
The U.S. House Committee for Indigenous people held hearings Tuesday on Congressman Raul Grijalva’s bill to permanently protect Oak Flat from a proposed copper mine.
April 14, 2021
Fixing The Election System: Arizona Lawmakers Go To Battle Over Restrictive Voting Bills
Arizona Republican lawmakers have spent the months after the presidential election introducing bills critics say make voting harder and more complicated. They’ve justified these proposals as a way to restore confidence in the state’s election process. Some of those same lawmakers contributed to that erosion in confidence.
When Misinformation Spreads Among AZ GOP Voters, Can A Republican Change Their Minds?
April 14, 2021
30 Mexican Soldiers Arrested In Forced Disappearances
The Mexican Navy said the arrests were tied to incidents in 2014, though a national Mexican outlet says they in fact took place in 2018.
April 13, 2021
Report: Better Handling Of Mexican Pandemic Could Have Saved Lives
The study's lead author says much of the poor handling of the pandemic traces back to the concentration of decision-making power in an agency subordinated to the president.
April 13, 2021
Senate Passes Bill That Bans Prohibiting Tribal Regalia At Graduations
The Arizona Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit public schools from banning Native American students from wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance to their graduation ceremonies.
April 13, 2021
Park Service: Mead Boat Ramps Could Be Hard To Access
As the weather warms in the Southwest, the Bureau of Reclamation is predicting low water levels on reservoirs, which could have impacts on boaters.
April 13, 2021
UA Strongly Urging Students To Get A Vaccine By Friday
The university is encouraging students to get a vaccine by Friday so they can be fully vaccinated by the end of the semester, especially if they are leaving southern Arizona for the summer break.
April 13, 2021
Firefighters Battling G22 Fire Brace For Gusty Winds
Firefighters are bracing for gusty winds Wednesday as they continue containment efforts on the G22 fire burning about ten miles northwest of Cibeque on White Mountain Apache tribal lands.
April 13, 2021
ADHS Pausing On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The state health department is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
April 13, 2021
Lauren Gunderson Merges Dementia, King Lear In Audio Play The Heath
Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S. Her recent play "The Heath" is going to be presented by the Arizona Theatre Company in audio format with imagery. The production stars actor John Larroquette as Gunderson’s grandfather after he has passed away from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease.
April 13, 2021
Pandemic Creating Lag In Autism Diagnoses For Kids
Roughly one in 54 children is affected by autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts say the earlier a child can be diagnosed and start getting services, the better. But for many families, that’s been a challenge during the pandemic.
April 13, 2021
This Teens Concerns About Arizonas New Gun Bill Date Back To The 2011 Tucson Shooting
State senators are considering a bill that would allow anyone 18 years and older to keep a loaded gun inside their vehicle while in a school parking lot. But for 17-year-old Tillie Douglas, this bill becoming law is a scary proposition.
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April 13, 2021
AZ Expected To Receive Less Colorado River Water Starting 2022
As the intense Southwest drought continues, there has been discussion for a number of years about when — not if — Arizona’s allocation of Colorado River water would be reduced. It sounds very much like that will happen in 2022.
April 13, 2021
Photographer Documents Border Wall Problems
Photographer John Kurc first came to Arizona a couple of years ago for an assignment that had little to do with the desert or the border wall. But he has since become fascinated by the structure and the people affected by it. The Show spoke with him about why he began documenting the wall and what he’s seen in terms of flaws or holes in it.
April 13, 2021
Arizona Senate, Private Companies Taking Donations For Election Audit
Just days after outlawing counties from accepting outside grants to run elections, the state Senate is now accepting private donations to complete its audit of the 2020 election. There are no answers so far about whether donors will be publicly disclosed.
April 13, 2021
Bill To Legalize Sports Betting Heads To Arizona Governor
The Arizona Legislature late Monday approved a key part of a plan that will provide new opportunities for gambling at casinos owned by Native American tribes and for the first time allow sports betting both on and off reservations.
April 13, 2021

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