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How Policymakers Think About Food Policy
Lawmakers in California have proposed a soda tax and other measures aimed at discouraging residents from drinking sugary drinks following similar measures in a handful of other cities.
Mar. 13, 2019
Scottsdale is hosting an exhibit of violins that bore witness to one of the darkest periods of the 20th century. The restored instruments that make up "Violins of Hope" were played during, and survived, the Holocaust. There are currently more than 20 violins on display at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
Mar. 13, 2019
The Latest On The Drought Contingency Plan
California is much closer now to finalizing its end of a multi-state drought plan, but not without ruffling a few feathers. KUNC's Luke Runyon reported what Arizona needs to do to come to the table and reach an agreement.
Mar. 13, 2019
The Arizona Department of Corrections is celebrating 50 years as a state agency by hosting a "Family Day" on Wednesday at the state prison in Douglas.
Mar. 13, 2019
Community College Students Less Likely To Be Accepted To Top Schools
Numbers indicate that it is more difficult for community college students to be admitted into so-called “highly competitive” four-year universities than it is for high school graduates.
Mar. 13, 2019
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
Kate Gallego is Phoenix's new mayor-elect as of Tuesday night, but poll watchers know there were two other ongoing races — elections for City Council District 5 and District 8 — both of which had no lack of candidates.
Mar. 13, 2019
College Entrance Scandal Fallout Continues
It was announced recently that 50 people were charged with bribery and other crimes in an effort to get children from wealthy families into the country’s most prestigious universities.
Mar. 13, 2019
Phoenix Mayor-Elect Talks Priorities, Challenges
The nearly 18-month campaign to be the next mayor of Phoenix ended Tuesday night, as Kate Gallego defeated Daniel Valenzuela by about 16 points in the runoff election. She joined The Show to talk about her win.
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
Mar. 13, 2019
The Takeaway: NY AG Begins Investigation Into Trump Organization, Subpoenas Deutsche Bank
New York State Attorney General Leticia James has opened a new investigation into the Trump Organization, issuing subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for documents pertaining to four failed projects, including a 2014 attempted bid to buy the Buffalo Bills.
Mar. 13, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Signal Detection, Part 2
We've covered what signal detection theory is, so how does it come up when we assign labels to behaviors that could be considered "micro aggressions?" Are there significant benefits to these labels? In the second episode of this conversation, we continue our discussion on signal detection.
Mar. 13, 2019
The Takeaway: CEO Of Company Housing Migrant Children Detainees Steps Down
Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez has resigned after facing scrutiny from his own organization and federal investigators over financial improprieties.
Mar. 13, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Urge Agreement On Mexican Tomatoes
Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally signed a letter in early March asking Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to protect Mexican tomato imports. Seven other members of Congress signed on to the letter.
Mar. 13, 2019
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Hospitals that accept payment from the state's Medicaid program can't try to also collect more by going after money owed to the patient, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Mar. 13, 2019
Pinal Farmers Ask For $20M To Drill Wells
Pinal County farmers say they need an additional $20 million to help drill new wells to replace the Colorado River water that they’ll be giving up. A Globe lawmaker has helped advanced a measure in hopes of getting that money.
Mar. 13, 2019
BioBlitz Sheds Light On Plant, Animal Life
Over a weekend in early March, more than 1,000 people from the United States and Mexico got together to document plant and animal life in the borderlands.
Mar. 13, 2019
Gallego Opens Big Lead In Phoenix Mayoral Race, Valenzuela Concedes
Kate Gallego opened a large lead over Daniel Valenzuela early in the race for Phoenix mayor on Tuesday. With results showing her up by 17 percentage points, Gallego declared victory before supporters at a downtown Phoenix restaurant.
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
Mar. 12, 2019
NPS: Less Radiation Levels In Building Than Reported
The National Park Service has released a preliminary report about uranium ore samples stored in a museum building at the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 12, 2019
Arizona Youth Employment Bill Polls Poorly
Arizona House Bill 2535 would lower the state’s $11.00 dollars per hour minimum wage to the federal minimum of $7.25 dollars for full-time students under the age of 22 who are working part time.
Mar. 12, 2019
More Than 1 Mil Pounds Of Trash Collected Off Freeways
Trash on Maricopa County freeways has declined by almost 30 percent since 2006. That’s according to No Trash Arizona, a program that cleans roadways and educates people about not littering. But there is still a lot of debris. In 2018, ADOT collected over a million tons of trash from freeways.
Mar. 12, 2019
ICWA Case Heads To Appeals Court
The Indian Child Welfare Act is facing its biggest legal challenge since the law was enacted more than four decades ago. More than 20 states have joined hundreds of tribes, advocacy groups and the federal agency overseeing Indian affairs to urge an appellate judge to uphold the law Wednesday.
Mar. 12, 2019

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