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Sinema says shes negotiating in good faith with Biden
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said it should come as “no surprise” that she hasn’t been transparent with the public about where she stands on President Biden’s economic agenda.
People Dont Want Police Jobs. This Researcher Is Finding Out Why
The media spotlight on Black Lives Matter protests and police brutality changed the narrative around what it means to be a police officer in America. And according to Adam Fine's research, it’s shifted the way young people, in particular, see law enforcement.
Sept. 28, 2021
Why Most Phone Companies Still Arent Ready To Stop Spam Calls
Robocalls should be on the decline, and Sept. 28 marks a deadline in that effort: It’s the day by which many U.S. phone companies need to take steps to crack down on robocalls.
Sept. 28, 2021
Foes Of Arizona Tax Cuts, Voting Law Changes Ready Petition Filings
Massive income tax cuts passed by the Arizona Legislature earlier this year and a series of election law changes could be put on hold until voters weigh in next year if opponents turn in enough signatures by a midnight Tuesday deadline.
Sept. 28, 2021
Poll: More In AZ Not In Favor Of Limiting Abortion Rights
OH Predictive Insights sent a poll out to Arizonans about the recent abortion bill passed in Texas. Many voters were not in favor of the bill being passed in Arizona.
Sept. 27, 2021
Ban On School Mask Mandates Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules
A judge ruled that a ban on public school mask mandates, as well as a variety of other laws shoehorned into the Arizona budget by Republican lawmakers, is unconstitutional.
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Sept. 27, 2021
WATCH: Senate Hearing On Afghanistan Withdrawal
The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding an oversight hearing on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on Tuesday. Witnesses include Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Sept. 28, 2021
What Election Audit Means For Future County Elections
The findings from a partisan, monthslong review of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County were presented at the Arizona Senate on Sept. 24. To catch us up on all that, The Show spoke with KJZZ’s Ben Giles, who covers politics. The Show also spoke with Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer.
Sept. 27, 2021
Attorneys: Adel Hasnt Respected Defendants In Treatment
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is back at work after announcing that she was in treatment for alcohol use and anxiety in California for a few weeks earlier this month. Throughout the process, she has asked the public for patience and understanding. But some defense attorneys who face her office in court see hypocrisy in that request.
Sept. 27, 2021
About 200,000 Arizona Drivers To Receive $32 Public Safety Refund Check
Hundreds of thousands of drivers will be getting refund checks from the Arizona Department of Transportation. The move is in response to a controversial public safety fee that was included as part of vehicle registration renewal costs, and later rescinded.
Sept. 26, 2021
The Friday NewsCap Sept. 24, 2021
Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and former congressional candidate Christine Jones joined The Show to talk about the draft report of the so-called Arizona audit, the resignation of a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and more.
Sept. 24, 2021
Biden Unveils Plans To Keep Workers Cool In Extreme Heat
The Biden administration this week announced plans to implement new safety standards, aimed at protecting workers from extreme heat.
Sept. 24, 2021
Arizona Audit Confirms Bidens Win, But Casts Doubts
A widely criticized, GOP-led review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County concluded that Joe Biden received more votes for president than Donald Trump.
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Sept. 23, 2021
Voucher Interest High Among Anti-Mask Parents
If you’re a parent in Arizona and your child’s school requires students to wear masks, Gov. Doug Ducey is offering $7,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help you send your child elsewhere. Critics call it another example of Republicans trying to undermine public education.
More Arizona Education News
Sept. 24, 2021
$3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could Mean More Than $115B For AZ
Legislation that would add $3.5 trillion in spending over 10 years through budget reconciliation has run into delays. But a new report by ASU’s Seidman Institute shows that, if that $3.5 trillion is implemented, Arizona’s economy would be helped significantly.
Sept. 23, 2021
Lawmaker Who Lost Ranch Leads New Wildfire Committee
Lawmakers have started a bipartisan ad hoc committee focused on wildfire management. It will be chaired by Rep. David Cook of Globe, who estimates he lost three-quarters of his ranch in the Telegraph Fire.
Sept. 23, 2021
Mesa Mayor Optimistic About Federal Initiative To Combat Homelessness
The Biden administration’s has launched the House America initiative, which is focused on having local areas direct federal funds toward affordable housing and helping people experiencing homelessness. Mesa is one of the cities that has moved enthusiastically in support of the concept.
Sept. 23, 2021
Cyber Ninjas CEO Attempted To Restrict Coverage On Election Audit
Before the so-called Maricopa County election audit began, Republican state Senate President Karen Fann assured voters that the process would be absolutely transparent. But since April, data about how this audit is being conducted — and by whom — has been largely unavailable.
Sept. 23, 2021
Ban Or Restriction? Future Of AZ Abortion Law Rides On Judges Distinction
The question of whether Arizona gets to enforce a new restriction on the right to abortion could turn on whether a federal judge considers it a ban or a restriction.
Sept. 23, 2021
Phoenix To Offer $100 Gift Cards To Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Phoenix will test a new incentive to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates. On Tuesday, the City Council approved a pilot program to fund up to a thousand gift cards worth $100 each.
Sept. 22, 2021
Sky Harbor Workers Could Get On-Site Child Care Soon
Some workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport could soon get help covering child care costs. The city will offer vouchers and consider opening a child care center on airport property.
Sept. 22, 2021

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