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Bills to stop cities from taxing food and rentals move to the Senate
While some argue the bills would provide breathing room for consumers, others say they won't make much of a difference.
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
AZ Lawmakers Reverse Course On Vehicle Fee Increase
Arizona lawmakers approved a vehicle registration fee last year to fund highway construction. They estimated it would be $18 a year but in order to fund all the expected programs it actually became $32.
March 12, 2019
Arizona House Education Committee Passes Financial Literacy Bill
The Arizona House Education committee has passed a bill that would require a personal financial literacy component for students taking economics classes in high school.
March 11, 2019
Pew: Most Say Race Should Not Be Factor In College Admissions
Most Americans do not think colleges and universities should consider an applicant’s race when determining whether or not they accept that applicant into the school. These results arrive against the backdrop of a legal case in Boston over the role race plays in admissions policies at Harvard.
March 11, 2019
Public Lands Bill Spells Development For La Paz County
Last month, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate and Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives agreed on one thing — a massive public lands bill.
March 11, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Brexit Approaches
The Brexit clock is ticking — the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union later this month. And, this week, the UK Parliament will take a key step in determining how that actually happens.
March 11, 2019
Boas On Arizona Vaccine Bills
A trio of bills in the Arizona legislature could — if passed and then signed by the governor — make it easier for residents to opt out of vaccinations for their kids.
March 11, 2019

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