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Arizona Ups Oversight Of Groups That House Migrant Children
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill to increase state oversight of federally funded facilities that house migrant children who come to the United States alone, and most of the new law’s provisions take effect immediately.
Apr. 25, 2019
First Phoenix 100-Degree Day Of 2019 Expected Friday
Time to crank up the air conditioning. Meteorologists predict the first 100-degree day will hit the Phoenix area on Friday. James Sawtelle with the National Weather Service said it's following normal warming trends for this time of year.
Apr. 25, 2019
Why Immigrants Who Overstay U.S. Visas Are So Difficult To Track
Much of the rhetoric around immigration — and there is a lot of it these days — focuses on the border. But research shows that most of the people living in the United States illegally did not cross the southern border to get here. The Show spoke more about that with Robert Warren.
Apr. 25, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Tempe High Teacher
It’s been one year since tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms and marched on the Arizona state Capitol wearing red. It was the peak of a growing trend of teachers taking action to demand higher pay, and this week, The Show is hearing some perspectives on that event.
Apr. 25, 2019
AZ Chef Wins Top Prize On Food Network
If you’ve ever watched the Food Network’s fast-paced cooking competition "Chopped," you know the pressure is real. It’s no easy task, but Phoenix chef Nick LaRosa conquered it. LaRosa is the executive chef and part-owner of Blueprint Hospitality Group.
Apr. 25, 2019
Accidental Presidents: A Look At The Unexpected Leaders Of America
There have been eight men who’ve made the move from vice president to president following the death of the U.S. commander-in-chief. The most recent was when Lyndon Johnson assumed the role when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Apr. 25, 2019
History Alliance Wants To Memorialize AZ Suffragette
Frances Willard Munds is a name you might not recognize, but the turn-of-the-century school teacher forever changed the course of Arizona’s history. In the early 1900s, she emerged as the leader of the Arizona suffragette movement.
Apr. 25, 2019
Councilwoman Explains Why She Voted Against
On Wednesday, The Show told you about a decision by the Phoenix City Council not to go forward with a proposal to consider adopting the so-called “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan. This came in the face of sobering statistics here in Arizona, which has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation.
Apr. 25, 2019
Lemonade Will Not Be The Official Arizona State Drink
On a 18-12 vote, the Arizona Senate voted against making lemonade the official drink of the state of Arizona. Some lawmakers voted no because they said there are more important bills to vote on. The Legislature is behind schedule and still needs to pass a budget.
Apr. 25, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Mural Painting
Listen to the sounds of Robin Vining and his daughter, Mina, painting a mural on a wall in their neighborhood. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Apr. 25, 2019
Head Of Arizona GOP Pushes School Sales Tax Hike
The Arizona Republican Party's leader on Wednesday pushed for state lawmakers to back a stalled proposal raising the state sales tax to provide additional funding for schools, a move she acknowledged has triggered anger among members of her own party.
Apr. 25, 2019
The Takeaway: The Debate Over Felon Disenfranchisement
Imagine being an American citizen and not being allowed to vote. That’s the reality for thousands of incarcerated men and women around the country, and the 2020 Democratic candidates have been weighing in.
Apr. 25, 2019
The Takeaway: Saudi Arabia Continues Bloody Crackdown On Dissent
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced this week that it had executed 37 people — some who were minors at the time of their arrests — for charges related to terrorism.
Apr. 25, 2019
120 Incidents Of Criminal Damage To Vehicles In Queen Creek
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating 120 incidents of criminal damage to vehicles in the Queen Creek neighborhoods. They say officers first responded to a call of vandalism on April 19, but they began getting numerous reports of vehicle damage in the area.
Apr. 25, 2019
Arizona Spent $218K Looking Into Complaints Against Stringer
The Arizona House Ethics Committee spent just over $218,000 investigating former Rep. David Stringer, including $16,000 paid to a private investigation firm that tracked down a 1983 police report showing former Rep. David Stringer was accused of paying boys for sex, according to records released Wednesday.
Apr. 25, 2019
Arizona Cardinals Have First Pick In NFL Draft
Barring a last-minute trade, the Arizona Cardinals are expected to choose Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy-winner Kyler Murray, despite the fact that they drafted quarterback Josh Rosen in the first round last year.
Apr. 25, 2019
How Bookmans Evolved Into A
Before most national brands started touting their Earth-friendly ways, there was Bookmans. The used bookstore opened in Tucson more than 40 years ago. Today, it has six stores across the state where you can buy, sell and trade more than books.
The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities
Apr. 25, 2019
Final $600 Million Jaguar Recovery Plan Released
The U.S. government has published the results of an extensive $600 million plan for recovery of the endangered jaguar that lives in the mountains of Mexico and southern Arizona. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service anticipates it will take 50 years to recover the jaguar.
Apr. 24, 2019
Arizona Chases Opportunities At Mexico’s Largest Airspace Fair
One of the largest aerospace fairs on the continent kicked off this Wednesday at the outskirts of Mexico City. And Arizona has one of the biggest pavilions there to promote the state’s industry and to look for new partners.
Apr. 24, 2019
Court Hearing Thursday In Family Separations Case
The sides in an ongoing lawsuit over the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border are due in court Thursday afternoon. An independent federal investigator has said there may be thousands of migrant children who were separated from their parents prior to last year's court-ordered reunifications.
Apr. 24, 2019

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