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Tucson Receives $2.6 Million Grant For Electric Buses
The Federal Transit Administration has approved a $2.6 million grant for the city of Tucson. Tucson Electric Power will partner with the city to install the electric charging stations. Arizona is one of 38 states to receive the grant.
July 30, 2019
Federal Grant To Encourage More Local Food In Gilbert Schools
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Gilbert Public Schools a $50,000 grant to help it incorporate more local foods. “We also want to also assess ...the foods on our menus and in our recipes and see where is the food coming form and is there local vendors or local growers, farmers, that we could partner with,” said district nutrition educator Luce Filiatrault.
July 30, 2019
Journey To Find Arizonas Cuisine — Mesquite Pods
What is Arizona cuisine? That’s the question Phoenix New Times food critic Chris Malloy is attempting to answer in his year-long series “Sonoran Arcana,” and he brings The Show along with him on the journey each month. This time, the Show joined Malloy and Cotton & Copper chef Tamara Stanger to forage for mesquite pods.
July 30, 2019
Senate Confirms Appointment Of New Federal Judge For Arizona
The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's appointment of a lawyer who formerly was Gov. Doug Ducey's top staff attorney to be a U.S. District Court judge for Arizona.
July 30, 2019
McSally Defends Pentagon Nominee Against Sexual Assault Allegations
"Sexual assault happens in the military," Sen. Martha McSally said regarding Gen. John Hyten, who has been nominated to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "It just didn't happen in this case."
July 30, 2019
BLM: Wall Across San Pedro River Would Be
The Trump administration is planning to build or replace 63 miles of border fencing mostly on protected federal lands in Pima and Cochise Counties, including a 0.2-mile section that would cross the San Pedro River. The proposed design of that new "bollard-style" wall includes 18-to-30-foot, concrete-filled steel bollards about 6-by-6 inches in diameter
July 30, 2019
Trump Signs Sinema Bill To Protect Vets From Predatory Mortgages
President Donald Trump signed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's bill July 25. The proposal closes a loophole in federal law that allowed some veterans to get caught up in predatory home refinance deals.
July 30, 2019
Tempe Police Launches Positive Ticketing Campaign
The Tempe Police Department is launching a “positive ticketing” campaign for pedestrians and cyclists, and those tickets are actually coupons.
July 30, 2019
Selling Drug Traffickers’ Spoils, Mexico Tries To Do Good With Bad
The Mexican government seized more than 2,000 pieces of jewelry and this weekend put them up for auction in what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hopes will be an effort to show transparency and a commitment to the country’s most resource-strapped communities.
More News From Mexico City
July 30, 2019
U.S. AG Issues Opinion On Families In Asylum Cases
The U.S. attorney general has extraordinary power over the immigration courts, and William Barr has issued an opinion saying most people who fear persecution because of family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum.
July 29, 2019
Some In Pima Jail Dont Get Education Funds Under New AG Opinion
A new opinion from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is leaving dozens of young adults who are locked up in Pima County jail without the funding to help them complete a high school diploma.
July 29, 2019
APS CEO Don Brandt To Appear In Front Of Arizona Corporation Commission
APS CEO Don Brandt has agreed to appear in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission. Justin Olson, a member of the commission, wants more information about the woman who died in her home after APS turned her power off.
July 29, 2019
Section Of SR 88 Still Closed Due To Flood Risk
“That area is from several miles east of Tortilla Flat to just west of Apache Lake Marina turn-off. Due to run-off and debris flows that could be much more intense after a wildfire, there's a possibility of flash flooding from monsoon storms," said Caroline Carpenter, with the Arizona Department of Transportation.
July 29, 2019
Man Cant Walk After Leg Goes Untreated In AZ Prison
As Arizona transitions from one prison health care contractor to another, many inmates say they are being left in the balance to suffer without treatment. One man’s injury and subsequent medical neglect will make it much harder for him to return to society.
Formerly Incarcerated Say Early Release Bill Had Unintended Consequences
July 29, 2019
Monday Is Registration Deadline For Phoenix Ballot Measures
Monday night is the deadline to register to vote in Phoenix’s August election, which could have a major effect on the future of the city. Two ballot measures will go to voters.
July 29, 2019
Report: Parents, Kids Take Their Phone To Bed With Them
More than half of parents say they spend too much time on their mobile device, while nearly half of teens say they spend the right amount of time on their devices. Those are among the findings of a new report from the group Common Sense called "The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens and Sleep in the United States."
July 29, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Trade Talks Continue Between U.S. And China
The U.S. and China will restart talks this week in an effort to end their ongoing trade dispute. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
July 29, 2019
Boas: Is Politainment Responsible For Our Political Divide?
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
July 29, 2019
Superintendent Pushes Against Change To ESA Oversight
Republican Rep. Mark Finchem wants the Attorney General’s office to investigate the handling of the state’s school voucher program under Democratic Superintendent Kathy Hoffman. Some say his real goal is to move the state closer to shifting oversight of the program away from the Department of Education entirely.
July 29, 2019
State Sen. Sylvia Allen Responds To Controversial Comments
A year after former state Rep. David Stringer made racist comments about immigrants and African Americans, state Sen. Sylvia Allen, a Republican from Snowflake, was recorded saying she thought the United States would soon “look like South American countries,” among other things.
July 29, 2019

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