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Forest Service To Get New Helicopter Base For Firefighting
The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract to a Scottsdale company to design and build a new helicopter base in northern Gila County to support firefighting activities.
Nov. 18, 2020
Raytheon Engineer Gets Prison For Exporting Missile Tech
A former Raytheon engineer in Tucson has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for exporting sensitive military-related technology to China.
Nov. 18, 2020
The Complex Coexistence Of Modern Times And Traditional Navajo Ways
The Navajo people have relied on medicine men for spiritual, psychological and physical wellness for centuries. But as Anthony Wallace reports, these ancient healers have been threatened by the pandemic. Now, they’re fighting for survival.
Nov. 18, 2020
Yavapai-Apache Nation To Receive Transit Funds
The Yavapai-Apache Nation will receive $445,000 under a Federal Transit Administration program.
Nov. 17, 2020
Caborca Violence Claims Life Of 4-Year-Old, At Least 4 Others
Violence in the municipality has spiraled out of control in 2020, which murder investigations through September nearly equaling the previous three years combined.
Nov. 17, 2020
As Cases Rise, AMLO Criticizes ‘Obligatory’ Measures
The statement came in response to a question about several states that have taken aggressive action to slow virus spread, including fines and jail time for not wearing masks.
Nov. 17, 2020
Scottsdale Selects Interim Chief Of Police
The city of Scottsdale has selected a new interim police chief. The current police chief, Alan Rodbell, announced his retirement in October, saying he would step down on Dec. 1.
Nov. 17, 2020
Report: Coal Reclamation Could Create Jobs
A recent study shows as many as 600 jobs could be created reclaiming recently shutdown coal mines on the Navajo and Hopi nations.
Nov. 17, 2020
White Mountain Apache Tribe Fears 2nd COVID-19 Wave
The White Mountain Apache Tribe fears a second wave of COVID-19 cases. Nearly 2,800 people have tested positive. More than 20% of the small eastern Arizona tribe have contracted the virus. Most have recovered but 42 people have died. 
Nov. 17, 2020
Masks, Jobs And Climate Top Mayor Kate Gallego’s Vision
A day after Arizona’s schools superintendent called for a statewide mask mandate, Phoenix’s mayor is doing the same. During her State of the City address, Kate Gallego called on Gov. Doug Ducey to issue a mask mandate and keep it in place until there is wide distribution of a vaccine, more effective treatments or both.
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Nov. 17, 2020
Educators To Ducey: Take Statewide Actions Against Virus
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman and the state’s largest teachers’ union have released statements on actions they would like the state to take against COVID-19. This comes as the state continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Nov. 17, 2020
Inmates Say They Were Forced To Serve Expired Meat
Incarcerated people who work in the kitchens at the Eyman, Lewis and Yuma state prisons claim they were forced to serve expired meat to their fellow inmates, resulting in foodborne illnesses. Several inmates report being diagnosed with H. pylori infections, which they attribute to the food and unsanitary conditions in the kitchens.
Nov. 17, 2020
Discussion: Mobilizing Latino voters — perspectives from Texas and Arizona
How are grassroots organizations mobilizing Latinos to go to the polls? What was the impact of Latino voters in the 2020 election in Texas and Arizona?
Nov. 17, 2020
Arizona Attorney General Files Charges Against Prop. 208 Signature-Gathering Firm
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed charges against a leading signature-gathering firm that circulated petitions for the Invest in Education Act. Petition Partners allegedly paid some circulators a bonus based on the number of signatures they gathered.
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Nov. 17, 2020
Arizona Chamber Of Commerce Bullish On Biden
Under President Donald Trump, NAFTA was replaced by the USMCA. Trump criticized NAFTA as a bad deal for the U.S., and while many of his opinions have drawn criticism from the left, the USMCA brought a rare moment of agreement. Now, the new trade deal will carry on under a Biden administration, leaving some to wonder about the future of the USMCA.
Nov. 17, 2020
Senator-Elect Kelly Aims To Bring Innovation To Congress
U.S. Senator-elect Mark Kelly helped make Arizona history when he defeated incumbent Sen. Martha McSally this month. Now Kelly has the chance to put the theme of his campaign to work, as he’s expected to be sworn in at least a month ahead of his fellow senators. The Show spoke with Senator-elect Kelly about his plans.
Nov. 17, 2020
2020 Delivers Setbacks For Some Long-Planned Western Water Projects
Proposals to divert water in New Mexico, Nevada and Utah have run up against significant legal, financial and political roadblocks this year. But while environmental groups have cheered the setbacks, it’s still unclear whether these projects have truly hit dead ends or are simply waiting in the wings.
Nov. 17, 2020
Navajos Have Trouble Accessing Hardship Assistance
Some Navajo are having trouble applying for the tribe’s hardship assistance program. Last month the Navajo president approved a plan to provide $49 million in CARES Act funds for emergency financial assistance during the pandemic. An enrolled member can receive up to $1,500.
Nov. 17, 2020
Study: 4 Unreported COVID-19 Cases For Every 1 Reported In Maricopa County
Earlier in the fall, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health partnered with ASU and the Mayo Clinic to test 260 people across the county for antibodies that cause COVID-19. They found that for every case reported to the county, as many as four cases were not.
Nov. 17, 2020
DACA Recipients Hopeful Biden Administration Will Keep Its Promise
During his campaign and on the debate stage, now President-elect Joe Biden promised to take action for "DREAMers" and DACA recipients who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children right out of the gate. What would it mean if Biden kept his promise? To find out, The Show spoke with Ruben Reyes of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, who works with DACA recipients.
Nov. 17, 2020

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