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Trump Administration Wins Appeal, Pushes Border Fence Projects Forward
The Trump administration vowed to continue work on various stretches of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday after a ruling in its favor by an appeals court freed up construction money. In Arizona, the funding will go toward construction of new barricades around Yuma.
Jan. 9, 2020
AZ Senate President: Education, Corrections Top 2020 Priorities
In advance of the new Arizona legislative session, The Show reached out to a pair of legislative leaders about their priorities and those of their caucuses. First up is Senate President Karen Fann of Prescott, who spoke with The Show in her office, just off the Senate floor.
Jan. 9, 2020
Below Average Colorado River Water Supply Expected
This week, we got our first look at likely Colorado River levels for the year, and the outlook could be better. The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center expects water supplies to be below average in 2020 despite a high snowpack.
Jan. 9, 2020
The Controversial Tenure Of Acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley
William Perry Pendley has had a contentious relationship with the Bureau of Land Management, which he has led since 2017, and, last week, Secretary David Bernhardt extended Pendley's tenure. Elaine Zielinski, a board member of the Public Lands Foundation, joined The Show to unpack the arrangement.
Jan. 9, 2020
How A Federal Sex Trafficking Investigation Fell Apart In Lake Havasu
The Havasu News recently published a story uncovering documents that raise some serious questions about the behavior of Homeland Security agents who worked on a two-year-long case into alleged sex trafficking in the region. The Show spoke with Brandon Messick, the reporter who has been covering the story from the beginning.
Jan. 9, 2020
Why The U.S. Military Is Wary Of DNA Testing Services
Members of the military are now being discouraged by the Pentagon from swabbing their cheeks and sending in a sample. Jamie Winterton, director of strategy at ASU’s Global Security Initiative, joined The Show to explain why.
Jan. 9, 2020
Master-Level Beer Judge Explores Phoenixs Beer History
We know that craft beer has really taken off in recent years. But did you know that there are certified, master-level beer judges who are trained to tell definitively if a beer is good or bad? The Show got to sit down for a beer with Dave Clark, one of only two of these master-level beer judges in Arizona.
Jan. 9, 2020
How Violence In Mexico Could Affect Tourism
As the U.S. sees multiple reports of American families attacked in Mexico, will people continue traveling between our two countries?
Jan. 9, 2020
As Wireless Providers Roll Out 5G Technology, How Close Are We To 6G?
As consumers await the new generation of 5G wireless networks, researchers are already looking down the road at what the wireless landscape will look like in the future.
Jan. 9, 2020
Scottsdale Rent Puts Actors With Disabilities In The Spotlight
A theatre company in Scottsdale has decided to bring new voices to the stage by specifically casting actors with cognitive and physical disabilities in its musicals. Essayist Amy Silverman has been involved with the most recent production and has this reflection.
Jan. 9, 2020
Page Turner: The Night Fire
The Page Turner series asks Valley bookstores for their recommendations. This pick is the latest in a long-running series of mysteries from author Michael Connelly featuring detective Harry Bosch. Barbara Peters, owner and CEO of the Poisoned Pen Bookstore, spoke with The Show about the book, "The Night Fire" and what separates Connelly's books from others in the "cop stories" genre.
Jan. 9, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Organ Stop Pizza
Listen to new organist Brett Valliant playing the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa.
Jan. 9, 2020
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Sets New Record For Passenger Growth
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport set a new record for commercial passenger travel in 2019 with 1,774,763 passengers.
Jan. 9, 2020
The Takeaway: What
As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, a familiar debate is resurfacing on cable news. A Fox News co-host suggested that any reporting skeptical of the Trump administration — and its recent actions — was "unpatriotic."
Jan. 9, 2020
Phoenix Passes Short-Term Rental Ordinance
Owners of short-term rentals will soon face new rules. On Tuesday, the city council approved a new ordinance that will take effect in 30 days.
Jan. 9, 2020
Glendale White Claw Brewery Is Arizonas Latest Investment From Canada
On Wednesday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey touted $250 million of new investment to the state from beverage company White Claw, whose new facility in Glendale is expected to employ 200 people. This marks the latest investment from a Canadian company.
Jan. 9, 2020
Man In 2010 Killing Of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry Gets Life In Prison
Sobs of relief racked the Tucson federal courtroom where Judge David Bury imposed his sentence. Men in the camouflaged uniform of Brian Terry’s tactical Border Patrol unit have silently attended every trial, conviction and sentencing since his murder outside of Nogales, Arizona, nine years ago. They filled the courtroom as this sixth defendant was sentenced.
Jan. 9, 2020
Ducey Seeks Federal Money For Bridge Over Tonto Creek
Gov. Ducey is asking the federal government for money to build a bridge where four people drowned in two separate incidents late last year. The feds have denied earlier requests to build a bridge over Tonto Creek.
Jan. 8, 2020
Board Of Supervisors Accept Paul Petersens Resignation
A day after Paul Petersen resigned the job of Maricopa County Assessor, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to accept his resignation today. The board’s vote means it will not issue an opinion about the decision to initially uphold Petersen’s suspension.
Jan. 8, 2020
Goldwater Institute Sues Department Of Education
Earlier this week, The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Education. The suit pertains to the 50 page handbook of policies and procedures used by the department to help participating parents utilize their school vouchers.
Jan. 8, 2020

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