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What has — or hasnt — been achieved in gun reform since Giffords shooting
As the world struggles to address another mass shooting at an elementary school, some Arizonans have been working nonstop for years to reform gun laws in a state and country generally resistant to such efforts.
Tensions high at AZ Senate during school shooting debate
Tensions were high on the Arizona Senate floor Wednesday as lawmakers debated the root causes of this week’s shooting at an elementary school in Texas.
Senate committee will investigate Rogers online comments
The Arizona Senate's ethics committee voted Wednesday to formally investigate a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for the recent massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
Arizona House passes bill to monitor ballot drop-boxes
On a nearly party-line vote, Arizona Republicans in the House passed House Bill 2238, a bill that would put restrictions on ballot drop-boxes. Two Democrats did not vote.
March 4, 2022
Residents take another step toward reclaiming neighborhood park
Community gardens will soon be planted at a Phoenix park. It’s part of a bigger plan to improve quality of life for residents along 27th Avenue. People who live close to Homestead Park near 27th and Glendale avenues have been working to reclaim an area that’s become home to prostitution and drug activity.
March 7, 2022
NewsCap: Wendy Rogers acts like a South Park character
This week saw the state Senate censure Sen. Wendy Rogers over promoting violence on social media. At the same time, Republican lawmakers continued efforts to curb early voting.
March 4, 2022
Bill would ban filming police within 8 feet. This attorney says it wont work
Arizona lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ban people from recording a law enforcement activity from within 8 feet.
March 4, 2022
AZ Senate panel approves bills allowing guns in more places
One bill would allow loaded guns to remain in vehicles on school campuses, and another would allow those with concealed carry permits into some government buildings. Both have already passed the House of Representatives.
March 4, 2022
From flags to fountains, how AZ is showing support for Ukraine
Ukrainian flags are selling fast in the Phoenix area, as hundreds show support for the country. Darlen Uzdan from All the King’s Flags in Phoenix says she is nearly sold out.
March 4, 2022
University of Arizona parks Russian robots due to war on Ukraine
The UA Student Unions announced Thursday that the campus food delivery robots, built by the Russian conglomerate Yandex, will no longer be used “due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.”
March 3, 2022
Phoenix extends e-scooter program, legalizes e-bikes on city streets
Phoenix leaders recently voted to allow electric bikes on all city streets and agreed to extend a downtown pilot program for electric scooters. Razor and Spin will continue to rent e-scooters downtown for another year.
March 7, 2022
Phoenix hiring more civilians to help understaffed police
Phoenix is looking to hire more than 30 people to help the understaffed police department.
March 3, 2022
Arizona sets aside $100M for summer camps
Parents who think their kids need a bit of an academic boost can begin signing up this coming week to send them to summer camp. Arizona is setting aside $100 million of COVID-19 relief funds to get kids caught up after classroom time was lost due to the pandemic.
March 3, 2022
Why Arizonas homeland security chief supports Remain in Mexico
One of the biggest border issues is the Migrant Protection Protocols — commonly known as “Remain in Mexico.” On March 2, Arizona Department of Homeland Security Director Tim Roemer testified on behalf of the program.
March 3, 2022
Adam Schiff is pressing on despite death threats
California Congressman Adam Schiff's profile has risen nationally after the impeachment of former President Donald Trump and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. And now he's released a new book detailing those experiences and more.
March 3, 2022
How Arizona archivists document state government
Congress is trying to obtain documents that could shed light on whether former President Donald Trump mishandled federal records. To learn the importance of archives, The Show spoke with Carlos Lopez, deputy state archivist at the Arizona State Archives.
March 3, 2022
Bill limiting governor emergency powers makes its way through House
On a party-line vote, Republican members of an Arizona House committee moved along a bill that would limit the time frames governors could issue for emergency declarations.
March 3, 2022
House panel OKs bill requiring petitioners to read full description
An Arizona House of Representatives panel approved a bill that would require petition circulators to read out the full 300-word description of what they are trying to get people to sign.
March 3, 2022
South Phoenix light rail plan focuses on displacement, culture, health
While residents along the new South Phoenix corridor want to see economic development, they also don’t want to see a repeat of downtown, where gentrification has priced out many people.
March 3, 2022
Ducey dodges questions about his prior commitment to now-censured Rogers
Gov. Doug Ducey dodged questions Wednesday about his prior commitment on the 2020 campaign trail to the now-censured Sen. Wendy Rogers. When pressed, Ducey accused a reporter of “twisting my words.”
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March 2, 2022
AZ senators secure funds for post-fire flood damage
Wildfire damage to Arizona’s rural areas can last for years. But the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed last year could help some of those communities rebound.
March 2, 2022
AZ Senate committee OKs bill to allow parents to review library book purchases
The bill would allow parents 60 days to also raise concerns to the governing board about the purchases.
March 2, 2022
Legal paraprofessional program helping fill AZ legal deserts
According to a 2020 American Bar Association report, Arizona ranks last per capita in the number of legal resources available to residents. But in November 2021, the Arizona Supreme Court approved the first 10 applicants for a new category of legal practitioners, known as legal paraprofessionals.
March 2, 2022