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Theres extra time to apply for school vouchers
Families who want school vouchers for their students will have an extra 15 days to apply for them. This comes after Secretary of State Katie Hobbs confirmed the effort to block voucher expansion had failed.
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Coalition calls for investigation into busing migrants
An immigrant rights coalition is calling for an investigation into Gov. Doug Ducey for busing undocumented asylum seekers outside of the state.
The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 11
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer says voters must be registered before Oct. 11 to ensure they can take part in the November general election.
Attorney Discusses Dark Money In Local Elections
The issue of dark money is in the news, thanks to legislation from State Sen. Vince Leach, as state attorney general Mark Brnovich must decide whether it’s legal for voters to impose dark money bans in local campaigns. With The Show for a look at the issue of dark money in local elections was Josh Bendor.
March 15, 2019
Some Concerned Student Wage Bill Would Discourage School Enrollment
A bill that would let employers pay some young workers less that the minimum wage hit a snag on Thursday amid questions of whether it will discourage people from going to school. That possibility worries Republican Sen. Tyler Pace.
March 15, 2019
Bill Would Allow Adults To Have Loaded Weapons On School Campuses
A measure that’s moving through the Arizona Legislature is being billed as a way for parents to defend themselves from school shooters while dropping their kids off, but it would also allow students who are at least 18 years old to keep a loaded weapon in their vehicle.
March 15, 2019
Bill Changing Charter School Governance Set For Vote
A bill that supporters say would address some of the concerns with the way charter schools are operated in Arizona is set for a final Senate vote today. the chamber gave its preliminary OK on Wednesday, and if it passes on Thursday, would move on to the state House.
March 14, 2019
Bad Bosses: Professor Writes About Toxic Leadership
From powerful CEOs like Steve Jobs to presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, it seems lots of powerful leaders are accused of being bad bosses.
March 14, 2019
How African-American Officers Deal With Racial Issues
Names like Eric Garner and Michael Brown bring to mind officer-involved shootings that many Americans fear were primarily related to racial components. How differently do officers treat African-American men — even those who are unarmed — than they may treat other members of a community?
March 14, 2019
Journalist Holds Presentation On Smedley Butler
U.S. foreign policy can change dramatically from administration to administration. There were modifications from the early 20th century to the nation’s decision to enter World War II. One person who witnessed — and even took part in a lot of it — is Smedley Butler.
March 14, 2019
AG To Rule If Anti-Dark Money Ordinance Is Illegal
A state senator says Tempe residents acted illegally when they approved a ballot measure requiring public disclosure of campaign donors. Sen. Vince Leach, R-Tucson, asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to rule whether cities can impose their own prohibitions on "dark money'' in local campaigns.
March 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Halts In Arizona Senate
For the third year in a row, a vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the Arizona state Legislature failed. And for the third year in a row, it failed because a move to allow an unscheduled floor vote was blocked, though this year it did play out differently. This year, the procedural move was not ignored.
March 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Still Not Ratified, Arizona Republicans Block Forced Vote
The vote came even after three Arizona Republicans, who are co-sponsors of a Senate resolution to ratify the ERA, refused to side with Democrats, who sought the vote.
March 14, 2019
How Policymakers Think About Food Policy
Lawmakers in California have proposed a soda tax and other measures aimed at discouraging residents from drinking sugary drinks following similar measures in a handful of other cities.
March 13, 2019
The Latest On The Drought Contingency Plan
California is much closer now to finalizing its end of a multi-state drought plan, but not without ruffling a few feathers. KUNC's Luke Runyon reported what Arizona needs to do to come to the table and reach an agreement.
March 13, 2019
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
Kate Gallego is Phoenix's new mayor-elect as of Tuesday night, but poll watchers know there were two other ongoing races — elections for City Council District 5 and District 8 — both of which had no lack of candidates.
March 13, 2019
Phoenix Mayor-Elect Talks Priorities, Challenges
The nearly 18-month campaign to be the next mayor of Phoenix ended Tuesday night, as Kate Gallego defeated Daniel Valenzuela by about 16 points in the runoff election. She joined The Show to talk about her win.
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
March 13, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Urge Agreement On Mexican Tomatoes
Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally signed a letter in early March asking Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to protect Mexican tomato imports. Seven other members of Congress signed on to the letter.
March 13, 2019
Gallego Opens Big Lead In Phoenix Mayoral Race, Valenzuela Concedes
Kate Gallego opened a large lead over Daniel Valenzuela early in the race for Phoenix mayor on Tuesday. With results showing her up by 17 percentage points, Gallego declared victory before supporters at a downtown Phoenix restaurant.
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
March 12, 2019
American Advocacy Group Meets With New Mexican Administration
One of the oldest advocacy organizations in the U.S. is leading one of the first American groups to meet face-to-face with the recently inaugurated Mexican president.
March 12, 2019
The Challenges Phoenix Faces To Reach Zero Waste
Phoenix has a goal to divert 40 percent of its waste from landfills by 2020, and to create zero waste by 2050. But what challenges remain in Phoenix, or any other city, trying to get to zero waste?
March 14, 2019
Activists March To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment
Activists kicked off a 38-mile march on Monday. The goal: to urge Arizona lawmakers to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment — that’s the Constitutional amendment approved by Congress back in 1972 declaring “Equality of rights shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.”
March 12, 2019
Phoenix City Clerk Talks About Early Turnout For Special Election
Phoenix voters are headed to the polls this Tuesday and, when all is said and done, a new mayor will be selected. City Clerk Denise Archibald is overseeing the election and joined The Show to talk about it.
March 12, 2019

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