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How Trump Helped Guatemala Shut Down Anti-Corruption Probe
President Donald Trump and former Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales have a lot in common. Both had been TV stars in their home countries before entering politics, and both felt they were being targeted by anti-corruption pioneers — Robert Mueller for Trump and a dogged prosecutor named Iván Velásquez for Morales.
Sept. 23, 2020
Memorial Honors Submariners Lost In Line Of Duty
Phoenix typically isn’t identified with submarines for some pretty obvious reasons. But there is a strong retired military presence in Arizona and an interest among many in military history. The Show spoke with Marcus Hensley, the co-chair of the Arizona Silent Service Memorial effort, who has also served on submarines.
Sept. 23, 2020
Campaigns Need To Talk More To Latino Voters To Win Their Votes
Democrats and Republicans both see Latinos as a key voting bloc in the upcoming elections. The Show spoke with Daniel Garza, president of the Libre Initiative, about how important he thinks Latino voters will be this fall.
Sept. 23, 2020
Maricopa County Election Officials Adjusting For Early Voting, Election Day During Pandemic
Leading up to what is often referred to as “voting month,” The Show spoke with the two people most responsible for making sure the election goes smoothly in Maricopa County — County Recorder Adrian Fontes, who is up for re-election this year, and Director of Election Day and Emergency Voting Scott Jarrett.
Sept. 23, 2020
IRS: Nontaxpayers In 2018, 2019 May Be Eligible For Stimulus Checks
For 9 million Americans who weren’t required to file taxes in 2018 and 2019, you’re in luck. The IRS says those nontaxpayers may be eligible for a stimulus check.
Sept. 23, 2020
Officials At Odds Over Potential Voting Changes For Some Populations
As the November election nears and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are questions about how some vulnerable populations will be able to cast their ballots. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has made moves she says will ensure all who are eligible to vote in November can do so. But some county recorders and Gov. Doug Ducey have expressed concerns about those changes, and the governor has asked Hobbs to suspend the changes immediately.
Sept. 23, 2020
How UAs President Would Like To Expand COVID-19 Testing
University of Arizona continues to be one of the more aggressive institutions when it comes to testing for COVID-19, and that has been a constant message from school President Dr. Robert Robbins. Robbins himself — though asymptomatic — was tested after being near two students who tested positive.
Sept. 23, 2020
Navajo Nation Implements 57-Hour Weekend Curfew
The Navajo Nation is implementing a stricter weekend lockdown as it looks into new clusters of coronavirus cases.
Sept. 23, 2020
AZ Still Has 1 Confederate Monument On State Land
Only one of four confederate monuments on Arizona state property is still standing. Despite calls to remove it, the state has not made any attempt to deal with the controversial monument in a state-run Sierra Vista cemetery.
Sept. 23, 2020
Mesa Public Schools Struggled During First Week Of School Reopening
During their Monday meeting, Mesa Public Schools Governing Board members heard that students and staff are happy to finally be together again. Schools are reporting that students are wearing their masks and following safety protocols, but officials didn’t paint a completely rosy picture.
Sept. 23, 2020
Sewer Overflows Continue In Johnson Utilities Service Area
The Arizona Corporation Commission heard an update from the interim manager of a beleaguered East Valley water provider on Tuesday. The commission heard several plans on how interim manager EPCOR and individual stakeholders hope to increase capacity for Johnson Utilities.
Sept. 23, 2020
WATCH: Senate Committee Hears From Coronavirus Task Force
Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are briefing a Senate panel on the federal response to the pandemic. Witnesses include Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
Sept. 23, 2020
WATCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lies In Repose At Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a private ceremony at the high court, where her body is lying in repose. Watch the ceremony.
Sept. 23, 2020
Pandemic Shopping Made The Cardboard Box A Hot Commodity
Shopping in bulk has taken on new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic. Phrases like “the new normal” reflect not only how we now interact with one another, but how we interact with the world — less personal and more digital. That is especially true with buying, which is increasingly online. All that stuff we use now comes to our homes in cardboard boxes.
Phoenix Residential Recycling Collection Up 20% Since COVID-19 Outbreak
Sept. 23, 2020
How Rural Arizona Has Dealt With COVID-19
Phoenix has found a way to social distance during COVID-19: the great outdoors. But some of Arizona’s rural communities have struggled with the coronavirus. Because rural isolation is not enough to keep the virus away.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 23, 2020
Phoenix Moves Forward On Latino Cultural Center
City leaders unanimously agreed Tuesday that Phoenix should oversee a new Latino Cultural Center for its first five years, in partnership with a nonprofit or collective. After five years, the city plans to turn over operations to the nonprofit or collective.
Sept. 22, 2020
Phoenix Sees Uptick In Mountain Rescues
The Phoenix Fire Department has seen an uptick in mountain rescues during mid-September. Firefighters have already responded to five hikers needing help this week, because September does not always mean cool temperatures in the Valley.
Sept. 22, 2020
Pac-12 Looking At Return To Football, Basketball Seasons
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins said he favors a return to play for Pact-12 sports. The conference will vote Thursday on a proposal to resume play.
Sept. 22, 2020
Phoenix Has 3 Months To Spend Millions Of Federal Dollars
When Phoenix received $293 million in federal coronavirus relief, the City Council allotted $75 million for programs it labeled as community investments. If the city doesn’t spend all the money before the end of the year, it must be returned.
Sept. 22, 2020
Cindy McCain Endorses Joe Biden For President
Democrat Joe Biden said Tuesday that Cindy McCain plans to endorse him for president, a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP's 2008 nominee.
Sept. 22, 2020

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