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Phoenix Delays Uber, Lyft Fee Hike At Sky Harbor
Phoenix officials agreed to delay implementing higher fees for rideshare companies at Sky Harbor Airport now that the Arizona Supreme Court is considering whether or not the fee hike is constitutional. The fees, approved by the Phoenix City Council in December, were scheduled to take effect on Feb. 1.
Jan. 22, 2020
Goldwater Clashes With Advocates Over Indian Child Welfare Act
In 2014, the Goldwater Institute waded into a longtime debate over the validity of the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA. The act mandates child welfare agencies prioritize placing children taken from dangerous domestic situations with families that share their Native American heritage. The Goldwater Institute argues the act puts the traditions of the tribe above the safety of the children.
Jan. 22, 2020
AZ Health Director: State Monitoring For Coronavirus
Public health officials throughout the nation are on alert for the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. It has killed nine people in China. Another 470 cases have been confirmed, including one in the state of Washington involving a man who had traveled to China. Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, joined The Show to talk about what public health officials in Arizona are doing.
Jan. 22, 2020
How APS CEO Plans To Go Carbon-Free By 2050
Newly appointed APS CEO Jeff Guldner is committing to delivering 100% clean, carbon-free energy to customers by 2050. To get there, he has laid out a plan to include more renewable energy in the company’s portfolio and to end all coal-fired generation by 2031.
Jan. 22, 2020
Why Phoenixs Air Quality Actually Improved In 2019
It’s no secret that Maricopa County has one of the worst air pollution problems in the country. But the ADEQ reports air quality was much improved last year thanks in large part to the weather. No major monsoon dust storms were reported last summer, and rain keep our air cleaner in the winter and spring months.
Jan. 22, 2020
Were Not Trying To Go To Battle: Phoenix New Times Plans To Unionize
Writers at another Phoenix-based newspaper plan to form a union. Phoenix New Times has announced a union drive. New Times staff writer Elizabeth Whitman, who is also a member of the organizing committee, joined The Show to talk about why she and her colleagues decided forming a union is the way to go.
Jan. 22, 2020
National Geographic Photographer Tracks Down Black Panther
Photographer and cinematographer Shannon Wild spent 18 months in southern India to produce a documentary about the black panther. It was the only one in a 250-square-mile range of forest.
Jan. 22, 2020
The Takeaway: Mexican Officials Attempt to Stop Migrant Caravan, Indicative of U.S. Pressure on Mexico
As more than 4,000 Central American migrants and asylum seekers attempted to cross into Mexico on their northbound journey to the United States, they were met by force from Mexican security forces. The Mexican National Guard deployed teargas, attempting to prevent the group from entering Mexico.
Jan. 22, 2020
What A $1 Billion Budget Surplus Means For Arizona
The legislative agency that tracks state revenues and spending came out with a very optimistic forecast. Arizona is on track to have a budget surplus of $1 billion come July.
Jan. 22, 2020
Groups, Democratic Lawmakers Host Reframing Justice Day
Democratic state representatives introduced a slate of criminal justice reform legislation at the Capitol on Tuesday. Despite Republicans still controlling the chamber, Rep. Kirsten Engel is one of several House democrats proposing ambitious criminal justice reform legislation. One of the advocates for criminal justice reform, Matthew Charles, is one of the first people released from prison due to the First Step Act.
Jan. 22, 2020
Banner Healths Paired Kidney Exchange Program Changing Lives
In Arizona, more than 1,800 people were waiting for a kidney transplant last year. It’s a wait that can be many years long. And, even for people who think they’ve found a living donor, they often find they’re not a match. So Banner Health is doing something to help everyone involved.
Jan. 22, 2020
Southern Ocean Has Climate Change Clues For Arizona
New research from the Southern Ocean has some important news about climate change for Arizona. Scientists say their ability to do more work in that area will likely mean better climate change models for other parts of the globe, including the Sonoran Desert. Joellen Russell, an oceanographer and climate scientist at the University of Arizona, is one of the researchers working on this.
Jan. 22, 2020
Ex-ASU Coach Todd Graham Hired By University Of Hawaii
Hawaii hired former Arizona State University coach Todd Graham on Tuesday to lead the Rainbow Warriors. Graham replaces Nick Rolovich, who left Hawaii after four seasons to become Washington State head coach.
Jan. 22, 2020
Scientists Explain How Stress Can Turn Hair Gray
From Marie Antoinette to late Arizona Sen. John McCain, history and folklore teem with tales of trauma turning hair gray. Now, Harvard scientists have discovered how stress can suddenly sap hair of its color.
Jan. 22, 2020
Groups Suing Over Law Dictating How Candidates Appear On Ballot
Democrats are challenging the way candidates are listed on the Arizona ballot. Under state law, 2020 Republicans will be listed ahead of Democrats in 11 of the state’s 15 counties.
Jan. 22, 2020
Larry Fitzgerald Buys Minority Stake In Phoenix Suns
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Phoenix Suns, joining an ownership group that also includes the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.
Jan. 22, 2020
New Arizona Bill Targets Viral Wannabes Who Tamper With Food
You might have seen a viral video last year that showed a Texas shopper licking a carton of ice cream and putting it back on a store shelf. Now an Arizona lawmaker wants to make that illegal. Republican Rep. T.J. Shope of Coolidge says his bill would protect consumers.
Jan. 22, 2020
Lawmakers Advance Bill To Fund Tonto Creek Bridge
Rather than wait for the federal government to cough up the funds, some Arizona lawmakers voted Tuesday to spend state dollars on a bridge over Tonto Creek.
Jan. 22, 2020
House Panel Approves Faster Vote Counting Process
The House Elections Committee voted unanimously to support a bill that will allow Maricopa County officials to resolve ballot issues digitally. Ballots often need correcting when minor errors, like a smudge, make it impossible for machines to count the vote. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Townsend (R-Mesa), the bill clarifies those corrections can be made digitally.
Jan. 22, 2020
MCCCD Governing Board Names Interim Chancellor
The Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board has named Dr. Steven Gonzales as the interim chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Gonzales is currently president of GateWay Community College and will assume the role of interim chancellor on Jan. 25, 2020.
Jan. 21, 2020

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