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BLM Seeks Public Comment On Proposals To Change The Wave Permits
Permits to visit the Wave, the famed natural rock formation known for it's swirling bands of sandstone in a range of white and red hues, can be hard to come by. The Bureau of Land Management currently limits access to the hiking trail to 20 visitors a day.
Sept. 17, 2019
Reactions Mixed After Brush & Nib Ruling
The Arizona Supreme Court is allowing a calligraphy studio to refuse to sell their custom wedding invitations to LGBTQ couples. It's a blow to Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance. The decision was four to three, and the majority said the ruling applied only to this company and only to their wedding invitations. But the decision raises all sorts of questions.
Sept. 17, 2019
Diversity In Decennial Census Could Be A Preview For 2020 Census
Government officials are already getting ready for next year’s decennial census. But, our next guest says data already available could be a good preview of what to expect from the 2020 head count. William Frey is a Demographer at the Brookings Institution, and has been looking at the growing diversity across the country, and in specific states.
Sept. 17, 2019
Strategist: Low Voter Turnout Doesnt Diminish Elections
Voter turnout in Arizona has never reached higher than 80% and that was nearly four decades ago, in 1980, a presidential election year.
Sept. 17, 2019
4FRI Requests Proposals To Prevent Arizona Wildfires
The U.S. Forest Service seeks proposals to remove trees from wide swaths of Arizona’s national forests. This is part of an ongoing effort to help prevent wildfires.
Sept. 17, 2019
Study: Pools Waste Less Water Than Many Thought
When it comes to water and how it's used in Arizona, two of the most criticized locations are golf courses and swimming pools. In a desert area, why would we devote a precious resource to these seemingly less important activities?
Sept. 17, 2019
Online Dating Is The Most Popular Way Couples Meet
In 1998, when Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks starred in the hit romantic comedy "You’ve Got Mail," the idea of meeting someone online was a novelty, but today the tables have turned.
Sept. 17, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey Lobbys Congress To Ratify USMCA
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was in Washington, D.C. Monday, lobbying U.S. congressional members to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the newly revised North American trade agreement already ratified by Mexico's legislature.
Sept. 17, 2019
Migrant Journey: Hospitality Makes Up For Lack Of Housing For Asylum Seekers In Portland, Maine
More than 400 people from Central Africa sought asylum in Portland, Maine, this summer. The small town has no more vacancies but newcomers discovered a wealth of hospitality.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sept. 17, 2019
AAA AZ: Attacks On Saudi Arabia Could Up Gas Prices
Saturday’s attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities increased future prices for crude by 15% Monday. Aldo Vasquez with AAA Arizona said the effect will be seen at the pump.
Sept. 16, 2019
Neighborhoods With Light Rail Voted To Support Light Rail
Phoenix voters soundly defeated Proposition 105, which sought to end the expansion of light rail in Phoenix in the Aug. 27 special election, largely thanks to neighborhoods where light rail already exists.
Sept. 16, 2019
Arrest Warrant Goes Out For Woman In Medical Marijuana Forgery Case
A grand jury indicted a Phoenix woman after being accused of forging signatures in a series of high-profile medical-marijuana zoning cases.
Sept. 16, 2019
Demos To Dining: The Music Behind Phoenix Restaurants
Phoenix musicians are behind some of the most popular bars and restaurants in town. Lauren Cusimano, food editor for Phoenix New Times, first reported on this trend in a piece she dubbed “Demos to Dining.”
Sept. 16, 2019
Advocates Worry About APS Shut-Off Moratorium Ending
In less than a month, thousands of Arizonans who haven't been paying their utility bills are going to have to start up again.
Sept. 16, 2019
Boas: The Achievement Gap Between Rich And Poor Kids
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.
Sept. 16, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Israeli Voters Head Back To The Polls
Israeli voters head back to the polls Tuesday to decide whether or not to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another term.
Sept. 16, 2019
Arrests Dramatically Drop Along U.S.-Mexico Border
The number of people arrested and detained at the U.S.-Mexico border dropped substantially in August.
Sept. 16, 2019
Scooter Pilot Program Launches In Downtown Phoenix
Electric scooters can now be rented in Phoenix. The six-month pilot program launched Monday.
Sept. 16, 2019
Invitation Company Doesnt Have To Serve Same-Sex Couples
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the owners of Brush & Nib Studios have a constitutional right to refuse to produce wedding invitations for same-sex couples despite a Phoenix anti-discrimination ordinance.
Sept. 16, 2019
Jewish Organization Works To Secure Synagogues
As Jewish-Americans around the country prepare to enter their High Holy Days beginning with Rosh Hashanah in less than two weeks, many are looking at security within their synagogues.
Sept. 16, 2019

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