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The End of White Politics: How Dems Can Better Engage People Of Color
In her new book "The End of White Politics: How to Heal the Liberal Divide," Zerlina Maxwell — who worked for former President Barack Obama — writes about what needs to change in politics, especially among Democrats, to truly engage more people of color with respect.
11 hours ago
What Maricopa County Found In Its Audit Of Petersens Office
Auditors combed through Petersen's computer and his office files. They also analyzed his internet search history, emails, phone records and use of county resources.
Oct. 29, 2019
AZ Congressional Delegation Reacts To Trumps Handling Of ISIS Operation
Arizona’s congressional delegation is expressing mixed reactions to President Trump’s announcement of a U.S. military operation that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Oct. 29, 2019
Maricopa County Suspends Assessor Paul Petersen
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to suspend Assessor Paul Petersen, who is accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands brought to the U.S. to give birth for adoptions.
Oct. 28, 2019
Boas: Mormon Church Seeks Compromise In Age Of Trump
The Mormon Church has been significantly involved in politics for generations, and in the age of Donald Trump, some of the church’s leaders have been more outspoken about the need for civil discussion and finding common ground.
Oct. 28, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Countries React To Death Of ISIS Leader
U.S. Special Forces killed the leader of ISIS over the weekend.
Oct. 28, 2019
Wildfires Continue To Burn In Northern, Southern California
Californians are bracing for the worst as wildfires, blackouts and poor air quality affect millions in the state. Lance Orozco of KCLU, who’s covered dozens of fires over the past 30 years, joined The Show from the central coast of California.
Oct. 28, 2019
New Hardware To Combat Voter Registration Cyber Attacks
Arizona has a new system in place to combat cyber-attacks during the next elections. This week the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office unveils its new hardware built for securing voter registration equipment.
Oct. 29, 2019
For Marshallese Women Found In Mesa, Adoption May Mean Danger
Prosecutors have accused Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen of running an illegal adoption ring that spanned a quarter of the globe. In Arizona, lawyers have stepped up to try to help the Marshallese women, who likely didn’t know that the way they came here could be considered illegal.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Suspends Paul Petersen
Oct. 28, 2019
Brnovich Tries Again To Quash ASU-Omni Hotel Deal
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to quash a proposal to create a 330-room Omni hotel and a 30,000-square-foot conference center on land that is owned by Arizona State University.
Oct. 27, 2019
PLEA Blames City Council For Phoenix Police Firings
The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) said it has received hundreds of emails and phone calls criticizing Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams’ ouster of three officers after separate internal investigations by the department.
Oct. 26, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Oct. 25, 2019
To talk about Arizona GOP members of congress crashing impeachment proceedings, Katie Hobbs’ frustration with her predecessor in the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office and more, Paul Bentz of HighGround, and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera joined The Show.
Oct. 25, 2019
Arizona Gov. Ducey Open To Some Local Ordinances That Vary From State Law
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has said he’s open to local governments enacting ordinances that vary from state law, specifically in the areas of public health and safety.
Oct. 25, 2019
Newly Naturalized Citizens Could Help Swing 2020 Election
In fiscal year 2018 alone, more than 750,000 foreign born citizens were naturalized, earning the full legal rights afforded to natural born citizens. As that trend continues, those numbers could spell trouble for President Trump.
Oct. 24, 2019
Mesa Court Works To Break Homeless Out Of Cycle
Low-level crimes can be more than an inconvenience for both the system and the person in trouble. If that person is living on the streets or experiencing extreme poverty, a minor infraction can mean a quick descent into the criminal justice system that is hard to recover from.
Oct. 24, 2019
Extra Funding Unclear For ESA Program
The Arizona Department of Education says it doesn’t have enough money to administer the Empowerment Scholarship Account program — and many lawmakers appear to agree. That, however, doesn’t necessarily mean the agency will get extra cash next year.
Oct. 24, 2019
500,000 Temp Workers Needed For 2020 Census Count
The 2020 Census starts January, launching a massive effort to count the country’s population that determines federal funding levels and states’ seats in Congress. But to do that accurately, census officials will have to employ about half a million temporary workers nationwide. The U.S. Census Bureau officially launched its Phoenix office Tuesday to prepare.
Oct. 24, 2019
AZ Republicans Storm Closed-Door Impeachment Hearing
On Wednesday, dozens of Republican members of Congress stormed the closed-door proceedings of the House impeachment inquiry at the U.S. Capitol. The standoff caused what some witnesses said was a five-hour delay before Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper could bring her testimony behind closed doors.
Oct. 24, 2019
Fired AZ Senate Staffer Is Negotiating Return
By this time next week, Talonya Adams should know whether she’ll go back to work at the Arizona Senate, and under what terms. Adams was a Democratic staffer there until 2015, when she was fired.
Oct. 24, 2019
Court Removes $100K Cap For AZ Car Crash Victims
The State Court of Appeals voided a law first enacted in 2006 limiting the amount victims may collect in restitution at $10,000. Last year, state lawmakers increased that amount to $100,000, but the court unanimously ruled that the cap, no matter how high, is unconstitutional.
Oct. 24, 2019
Board Of Supervisors Moves To Suspend Petersen
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to notify Assessor Paul Petersen that it plans to consider suspending him for up to 120 days. The board is required to give Petersen five days' notice. It can't remove him from office and he's refused to resign.
Oct. 23, 2019