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Central American Migrant Caravans Continue Attempts To Reach U.S.
Migrant caravans have been regularly traveling from Central America with the hopes of reaching the United States. The last one tried to reach American soil this week, but Guatemala and Mexico have kept tight operations on their borders to stop them — with the blessing of the U.S.
3 hours ago
After Meeting With McSally, Some Left Disappointed
On Monday, Sen. Martha McSally met with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), elected officials and border enforcement representatives for a roundtable on the immigrant crisis at the border. For many attending, Sen. McSally’s words, “to be continued,” are not enough.
April 2, 2019
U.S. Congress Fighting Over Relief For Puerto Rico
There’s a battle in Congress over disaster relief funding. The Republican-backed bill was blocked by Democrats in the Senate on Monday.The sticking point: Puerto Rico.
April 2, 2019
Bloomberg: Work Gender Equality Improved After #MeToo
Bloomberg released its 2019 Gender-Equality Index on the heels of the global #MeToo Movement and increased awareness of women’s equality — and it showed.
April 2, 2019
The Price Of Drug Prescriptions: Is True Reform Possible?
In late February, the Senate Finance Committee assembled the nation’s top pharmaceutical company executives and grilled them on why prescription drugs remain so high. AbbVie Pharmaceuticals’ CEO pushed back, arguing that without a high sticker price, progress stops.
April 2, 2019
Ducey Supports Trump Plan To Add Citizenship Question To 2020 Census
Gov. Doug Ducey is siding with the Trump administration in its bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census despite concerns by some that it will cause an undercount that could cost the state millions and possibly a congressional seat.
April 2, 2019
What Would Be The Effects Of A Border Shutdown?
Last Friday, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico didn't immediately stop illegal immigration. If the president were to close the southern border, it would likely have major implications for Arizona, as well as the rest of the country.
April 1, 2019
Charter Schools CEO On Reform Efforts, Lack Of Action At Capitol
Charter schools in Arizona have been under the microscope in recent years — as investigations have revealed insider deals, high closure rates and owners making millions.
April 1, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: U.S., China Trade Talks To Continue
The next round of trade talks between the U.S. and China is expected this week. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
April 1, 2019
Phoenix Mayor Urges Residents To Be Counted In Census
Arizona officials are starting the one year countdown to the 2020 Census, and they want to use that year to tell residents why it’s important that they’re counted.
April 1, 2019
APS Spent Millions On Arizona Corporate Commission Elections
Late Friday, APS disclosed their previous spending to influence Corporation Commission elections — something Arizona Commissioner Bob Burns had been fighting to obtain for years.
April 1, 2019
Selection Process For Stringers Replacement Underway
The Arizona House Ethics Committee released documents in its investigation into former Rep. David Stringer, the Prescott Republican who resigned on Wednesday. Stringer’s resignation has left the Legislature one member down, which could have an impact on the work lawmakers do this week.
April 1, 2019
AZ House Debates 2 Distracted Driving Bills
The Arizona House of Representatives is set to debate two bills aimed at improving the safety of Arizona roads. One would ban handling a cellphone behind the wheel of a moving car. Another would criminalize any activity that distracts a driver from the road.
April 1, 2019
APS Paid Over $10M In 2014 Campaign Contributions
Arizona’s largest electric utility revealed that it spent over $10 million to help get two candidates elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2014.
April 1, 2019
Hiral Tipirneni To Run In 6th Congressional District
Hiral Tipirneni, a former emergency room physician who twice ran unsuccessfully in 2018 as the Democratic nominee for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, is trying once again for a spot on Capitol Hill in 2020.
March 31, 2019
How #RedForEd Has Shifted Education
A little less than a year ago, tens of thousands of educators and their supporters marched to the state capitol to call for the legislature and Gov. Ducey to raise salaries and overall spending for K-12 education in Arizona.
March 29, 2019
AZ Senate Reconsidering Lifelong Sex Offender Rules
State lawmakers are reconsidering the requirement that certain people should be on the sex offender registry for their entire life. House Bill 2613 would only apply in situations where the offender was younger than 22 at the time, the victim was at least 15 and the sexual contact was consensual.
March 29, 2019
Blocking Medicaid Work Requirements May Not Affect AZ
A federal judge, for the second time in nine months, has blocked the Trump administration’s plan to force some Medicaid recipients to work in order to maintain benefits. The ruling blocks Kentucky from implementing work requirements and Arkansas from continuing its work requirement program.
March 28, 2019
What The New Trade Deal Could Mean For Arizona
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement remains on hold, waiting for congressional approval. But the North American Research Partnership and the Cross Border Group have produced a report on how the USMCA would affect Arizona.
March 28, 2019
Arizona Legislature Moving On After Stringer Resignation
Rep. David Stringer has resigned. It was a surprise twist yesterday; a culmination of ongoing events since early last year, beginning with Stringer’s racial comments caught on tape by students at ASU. Those triggered an ethics complaint from Rep. Reginald Bolding.
March 28, 2019
How The U.S. Compares To  World In Paid Family Leave
The fact is, the United States is one of only eight countries in the world that doesn’t have paid family leave available to parents, according to Amy Raub. She researches maternity leave policies across the world, in countries rich and poor, and can compare and contrast the differences, some of which might surprise you.
March 27, 2019

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