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Bill would allow any historical American flag in HOA communities
The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow those in HOA communities to fly any historic version of the American flag, including the Betsy Ross flag at the time of the Revolution.
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Potential Federal Reserve Nominations Worry Economists
President Trump hasn’t been shy about criticizing the Federal Reserve Board — or Fed — which is the panel that sets interest rates, among other things, that are intended to keep the nation’s monetary system stable. Now the president is making a lot of financial experts and economists uncomfortable by possibly nominating Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to the Fed.
April 16, 2019
AZ Corporation Commission May Lose Some Authority
The Arizona Corporation Commission could lose some of its investigative authority under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. The House gave the bill preliminary approval on Monday and would scale back the utility regulators’ ability to get documents from private companies.
April 16, 2019
Arizona Conservatives Rally For Patriotism Over Socialism In Gilbert
A congressman and the chair of the Arizona Republican Party were among the speakers at a rally Monday evening dubbed “Patriotism Over Socialism.” Anti-Defamation League of Arizona said the rally would likely draw extremists.
April 16, 2019
Tempe Opens Applications For City Council Vacancy
Tempe leaders are accepting applications to fill a vacancy on City Council. The opening was created Friday when Councilman Kolby Granville was voted out of office by his peers over allegations of misconduct.
April 15, 2019
Kelly: I Want To Represent Arizonans, Not Corporations
In the race to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally, former astronaut Mark Kelly has collected $4 million via 58,000 contributors. Kelly has vowed not to accept money from corporate PACs and, on Monday, he received an early endorsement from End Citizens United.
April 15, 2019
Big Issues Holding Up Progress On New Arizona Budget
As Arizona lawmakers reconvened at the Capitol on Monday, they appeared to be in the same place as they’ve been on, arguably, the biggest issue of any session: the state budget. For a look at that and other issues coming to the state Capitol, Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times joined The Show.
April 15, 2019
AMLO: Trump Promises Investment In Mexican ‘Mayan Train’
"I met with the secretary of commerce from the United States, and he told me that President Donald Trump sent me a message promising they will invest on the train," Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a rally.
April 15, 2019
Texting-While-Driving Bill Sitting Idle At House Speakers Request
Another legislative session is nearly finished and attempts to pass a no texting while driving law may be driving off a cliff. It has bi-partisan support, including Gov. Doug Ducey's promise to sign it. However, the bill is stalled under House Speaker Rusty Bowers.
April 15, 2019
U.S. Senate Candidate Hopefuls Challenge McSally Appointment
A long standing provision to the U.S. Constitution could place Arizona Sen. Martha McSally’s appointment in jeopardy. An attorney for Libertarian Barry Hess and other politicians has asked a federal judge to order a statewide election — and soon — to let voters choose who should sit in the state’s second U.S. Senate seat.
April 15, 2019
Rep.  Gallego Joins Swalwells Presidential Campaign
After announcing he would not run for the 2020 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat, Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego is getting involved in the race for the White House. Gallego is serving as national campaign chair for fellow Rep. Eric Swalwell’s presidential run.
April 15, 2019
Boas: The University Of Arizona And Border Patrol Protests
Recently in Tucson, on the University of Arizona campus, some students protested the presence of U.S. Border Patrol speakers. That protest led to campus police recommending charges, and another subsequent, larger protest.
April 15, 2019
Immigration On Mexico Border Is Spiking
Migration numbers at the U.S.-Mexico border are spiking and, to many observers, living up to the word "crisis." Compared to 2014, when then-President Barack Obama declared a humanitarian crisis, there are twice as many migrants who’ve come across so far in 2019. That includes families, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors.
April 15, 2019
New Arizona Parks Director Talks Rebuilding
Arizona State Parks and Trails has a new leader. Executive DirectorBob Broscheid was confirmed by the state Senate last month. His predecessor, Sue Black, had been the subject of a number of controversies.
April 15, 2019
Mexico And U.S. Business Lobbies Sign Agreement
Two of the main economic organizations in Mexico and the United States signed an agreement on Friday, during the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue in Mérida, Mexico. The agreement will serve as a prelude to the renewed free trade agreement for North America, known as USMCA.
April 15, 2019
Tempe Removes Councilman Granville From Office
“I believe the women,” said Councilwoman Lauren Kuby. “Councilmember Granville has lost the trust of this body and the trust of the community.”
April 13, 2019
Sports Writer Takes On President Trumps Golf Record
For years, President Trump has been called out by critics for being inconsistent when it comes to telling the truth. The president claims to have at least 18 club championships, which would be incredible — except it isn’t true.
April 12, 2019
Mexican Authorities Attempting To Slow Flow Of Migrants
As President Donald Trump has been putting pressure Mexico to slow down the flow of migrants reaching the border, Mexican authorities are containing hundreds of people in the southern part of that country. Senior Field Correspondent Jorge Valencia was reporting from Mexico's border with Central America.
April 12, 2019
Vice President, Ducey Challenge Congress On Border
Vice President Mike Pence met with Gov. Doug Ducey and federal immigration officials along Arizona’s border with Mexico on Thursday. Flanked by a group of olive-uniformed Border Patrol agents and with the border fence topped in concertina wire as the backdrop, Pence called on Congress to harden immigration rules against asylum seekers.
April 12, 2019
Arizona Bill To Allow Loaded Guns In Cars On School Premises Defeated
In Arizona, adults are allowed to leave unloaded guns inside of cars on school grounds. An effort to change that law was defeated on Thursday in the Arizona Legislature.
April 12, 2019
White Nationalists Embrace Classics Of Greece, Rome
The public presence of so-called white nationalists has increased dramatically over the past few years. Things that may have been written or espoused in the dark corners of the web are now being seen in much more open spaces — including college and university campuses.
April 11, 2019