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Salt River Project Reservoir Is At Capacity
Salt River Project has been releasing water from its Verde reservoir system, which is at capacity. The Verde system includes Horseshoe Lake and Bartlett Lake and is one of two reservoir systems operated by SRP.
Mar. 15, 2019
Stolen Willem De Kooning Painting On Track For Restoration
A painting that went missing for decades after being stolen from the University of Arizona Art Museum in 1985 is now being restored. “Woman-Ochre” by Willem de Kooning was cut from its frame the day after Thanksgiving in 1985.
Mar. 15, 2019
Report: Arizona Among Highest States For Sales Tax
An analysis of sales tax rates by Tax Foundation finds Arizona among the highest. It ranked Arizona 28th for its state rate. But when the average local rate of 2.77 percent is added to the state rate, the combined sales tax is 8.37 percent, making Arizona the 11th highest.
Mar. 15, 2019
DHS Could Soon Have Formal Authority Of Hacienda
The Arizona Department of Health Services could soon have formal authority over intermediate care facilities, like the one at Hacienda HealthCare. A bill that would codify that is making its way through the Arizona Legislature.
Mar. 15, 2019
Women Of The West: Part 1,
March is Women’s History Month, and Arizona boasts of many women who’ve made history. It’s easy to name the Sandra Day O'Connors and Rose Moffords — but what about those who are lesser known?
Mar. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: Senate Republicans Split From Trump, What Is The Future Of The GOP?
Two things happened on the Hill this week. The most high profile of course came on Thursday when the Republican-controlled Senate voted with Democrats, in a rebuke of President Trump’s national emergency declaration for funding of the border wall.
Mar. 15, 2019
AZ Bombing Range Pulled Into Border Wall Debate
The debate over the border wall has been about everything from funding, to immigration, to the environment. Now a new report from the Washington Post reveals it’s also about a remote military bombing range in the very southeast of our state.
Mar. 15, 2019
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz will resign at the end of March.
Mar. 15, 2019
How Some Republicans Are Addressing Climate Change
President Trump has become the American face for those who disagree that man-made climate change is real, and that it's one of the greatest challenges the planet is up against.
Mar. 15, 2019
Arizona Students Join Global Climate Strike
Arizona students will take part in a global effort to take on climate change. The Arizona Youth Climate Strike on Friday afternoon is one of more than a hundred across the country; the version here will run from 4-6 p.m. at the Arizona Capitol.
Mar. 15, 2019
KJZZ
To talk about the new mayor of Phoenix, the Equal Rights Amendment and more, Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and communications consultant Julie Erfle joined The Show for the Friday NewsCap.
Mar. 15, 2019
Attorney Discusses Dark Money In Local Elections
The issue of dark money is in the news, thanks to legislation from State Sen. Vince Leach, as state attorney general Mark Brnovich must decide whether it’s legal for voters to impose dark money bans in local campaigns. With The Show for a look at the issue of dark money in local elections was Josh Bendor.
Mar. 15, 2019
Charter School Reform Bill Passes In AZ Senate
The Arizona Senate passed a charter school reform and oversight bill on Thursday that opponents say lost most of its bite along the way. Though the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, fiercely argued otherwise.
Mar. 15, 2019
Feds To Ease Land Restrictions Across U.S. West
The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other industries that were meant to protect an imperiled bird species that ranges across the American West, federal officials said Thursday.
Mar. 15, 2019
Some Concerned Student Wage Bill Would Discourage School Enrollment
A bill that would let employers pay some young workers less that the minimum wage hit a snag on Thursday amid questions of whether it will discourage people from going to school. That possibility worries Republican Sen. Tyler Pace.
Mar. 15, 2019
Bill Would Allow Adults To Have Loaded Weapons On School Campuses
A measure that’s moving through the Arizona Legislature is being billed as a way for parents to defend themselves from school shooters while dropping their kids off, but it would also allow students who are at least 18 years old to keep a loaded weapon in their vehicle.
Mar. 15, 2019
Swift Settles Driver Class Action Claims For $100 Million
In a joint filing in Arizona federal court on Tuesday, Phoenix-based Knight-Swift Holdings agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle with drivers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and paid less than the minimum wage.
Mar. 15, 2019
Arizona Senate Backs Charter Oversight Legislation
Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted Thursday to impose new rules in charter schools over the objections of Democrats who said the legislation doesn't do enough to end problems.
Mar. 15, 2019
A Year Later: What Have Phoenix Police Assistants Done?
When the Phoenix City Council approved more than $1 million for new police assistants, the goal was to free up sworn officers to focus on higher-priority calls. Now that the assistants have been on the job a little more than a year, we have information on what they’ve accomplished.
Mar. 15, 2019
Will Mexico
Mexico's new president is expected to approve a constitutional amendment to create a new National Guard, which will be tasked with curbing the country’s climbing number of homicides, which last year was the highest on record: 33,000.
Mar. 14, 2019

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