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The Takeaway: President Trump
Last night, President Trump delivered his third State of the Union Address, focusing on what his office called, "the Great American Comeback." But the president conspicuously avoided one major topic: impeachment, even as the Senate vote served as the backdrop for his speech.
Feb. 5, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Explanation Accessibility
Many factors play into how we make sense of the world and our place in it. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how the accessibility of certain explanations frames our understanding.
Feb. 5, 2020
Bill Would Divert Women From Abortion Providers
The anti-abortion Center for Arizona Policy is back at the Capitol with the same bill it tried to pass last year, but failed. The agency is having a little more luck as the Senate Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to set aside $1.5 million annually for what is being branded as "a family health pilot program."
Feb. 5, 2020
Lawmakers React To State Of The Union Address, Political Tension
President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address Tuesday night. It began with his refusal to shake House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand and ended with her ripping up a copy of Trump’s speech. Arizona lawmakers are reacting to what they saw. Democrat Tom O’Halleran said he plans to help bridge the divide.
Feb. 5, 2020
Ethics Complaints Filed Against Arizona GOP Rep. David Cook
Two ethics complaints have been filed against Rep. David Cook, who reportedly wrote love letters to an agricultural lobbyists whose interests the Republican lawmaker has supported at the Capitol. The nature of the complaints against Cook is unknown, as is who filed the complaints.
Feb. 5, 2020
Federal Judge Throws Out No More Deaths Convictions
A federal judge in Tucson has thrown out the misdemeanor convictions of four volunteers for the humanitarian group No More Deaths, but the government can appeal the decision. The case grew from a 2017 trip onto the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in western Arizona. The volunteers left food and water for migrants. They were convicted of misdemeanors in 2019, given fines and probation.
Feb. 5, 2020
Man Accused Of Killing Border Patrol Agent Extradited To U.S.
Federal prosecutors say Mexican authorities have handed over the last suspect wanted for the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The Justice Department says more than two years passed since Mexican authorities arrested Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga in connection with the killing. But now he’s been handed over to federal authorities.
Feb. 5, 2020
Rising Violence: Women Demand Action As Femicides Increase
“We’re here at this small altar because we can’t let these day pass without remembering our dead — the ones whose lives were taken by machismo and violence in Mexico,” said Andrea Sánchez, leader the group Feminist Girls Collective in Hermosillo. “We want the world to know that the women and girls of Mexico are being raped, tortured and killed.”
Part I: A Spike In Murders | Part II: Police Plagued By Killings, Corruption
Feb. 5, 2020
Ducey Signs Bill To Speed Up Ballot Counting Process
The first bill signed by Gov. Doug Ducey this year will help speed up Maricopa County’s vote counting process in the upcoming Presidential Preference Election. Senate Bill 1135 was unanimously approved with an emergency clause in both the House and Senate and signed by Ducey on Monday.
Feb. 4, 2020
Mesa To Ban Electric, Water Shutoffs During Extreme Heat
Mayor John Giles and the Mesa City Council instructed city staff to write new ordinances to help ensure low-income residents don’t lose power during Arizona’s hot summer months.
Feb. 4, 2020
AZ Senate Panel Advances Bill To Allow Navajo Students To Use Vouchers Across State Lines
Republicans on the Senate Education Committee advanced a bill to allow some Native American students to spend Arizona taxpayer dollars in New Mexico.
Feb. 4, 2020
5 Things To Know About Arizona’s Democratic Presidential Primary
Aside from its unusual name (Presidential Preference Election, or PPE), here are some important things to know about how our state will vote in the race Iowa so messily kicked off. First, the PPE is March 17, but that’s not the only important date.
Feb. 4, 2020
Nogales Gets Ready For Stepped-Up Tomato Inspections
The import industry expects significant annual inspection costs, as well as additional border delays for perishable tomatoes.
Feb. 4, 2020
WATCH: 2020 State Of The Union Address
President Donald Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, which comes under the shadow of his impeachment trial. Watch his remarks live and follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.
Feb. 4, 2020
The Format Treat Fans To Surprise Reunion Concert
After last night, a lucky few Phoenicians can brag how “they were there” when the local band The Format reunited in the warehouse of Hello Merch in downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 4, 2020
Historian: No Senator Will Stand Up To The President The Way Goldwater Did
In a piece for Politico, writer and historian Garrett Graff considers whether there would be a GOP senator today who would be willing to stand up to the president the way Sen. Barry Goldwater stood up to President Nixon — and if President Trump would respect him or her enough to listen.
Feb. 4, 2020
19th Editor-At-Large: Press Coverage Of Women In Politics Needs To Change
In recent years, we’ve seen more women running for office and leading political movements across the country. Women make up about half of the American electorate, and they’ve outvoted men in every election since 1964, according to the Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics.
Feb. 4, 2020
Chris Herstam: Ducey For President?
Speculation about Gov. Doug Ducey among political observers has been rampant since his first term on the 9th Floor. Would he ever run for Senate or even president? Would he return to the business world? Political observer and Arizona Mirror columnist Chris Herstam has another idea
Feb. 4, 2020
Arizonas Iowa Satellite Caucus One Of First To Report Results
The Democratic caucuses in Iowa may have had problems reporting their results last night, but a satellite caucus in Queen Creek was one of the first in the nation to turn in its numbers. KJZZ’s Jimmy Jenkins was there for it.
Feb. 4, 2020
AZ Lawmakers To Take Up Tax Cut Bill, Measure To Exempt Pacemakers From Sales Tax
State lawmakers will take on a couple of taxing issues in the coming days, literally. Proposals coming before legislative committees would exempt pacemakers from the state sales tax and take up the governor’s proposal to do away with income taxes on the pensions of military veterans.
Feb. 4, 2020

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