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Untold Arizona: Why This Tempe Club Can Hold Its Own In Curling
It’s a cross between shuffleboard and bowling — on ice. And, ever since the U.S. won Olympic gold in 2018, the sport of curling has been gaining in popularity. But long before that, curling has thrived from a devoted following right here in the desert at a curling club in Tempe that recently hosted its own championship tournament.
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Feb. 13, 2020
Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams Pushes Panhandling, Jaywalking Changes
Phoenix leaders could make it easier for police to ticket jaywalkers and certain panhandlers. A councilwoman wants to change city codes so police are no longer required to give first-time warnings to panhandlers on medians.
Feb. 12, 2020
Cookie Sales Still Primary Financial Provider For Girl Scouts
Girl Scout cookie season is underway in Arizona, and for many, that means greetings by scouts and cookie boxes at the front of the grocery store. But for troop members, cookie sales mean generating enough money to pay for programs the same way they have for over 100 years.
Feb. 12, 2020
Tempe, Chandler Mail Ballots Sent To Homes
Mail ballots were sent Wednesday to over 200,000 Tempe and Chandler residents who are participating in the March 10 all-mail election. Tempe’s Mayoral and City Council candidates will be on the ballot. Chandler’s special election ballot asks voters to decide on dates for city elections. Registered Democrats also can vote in the Presidential Preference Election.
Feb. 12, 2020
Lesko Proposes Using TSA PreCheck In Pace OF Travel ID
If travelers do not have a Real ID yet, a new bill co-sponsored by an Arizona congresswoman could solve that. The Trusted Traveler Real ID Relief Act of 2020 allows travelers without the Real ID to use their TSA PreCheck credentials.
Feb. 12, 2020
How Republicans are courting the Latino vote
Over the years, the percentage of Latinos who have voted for the Republican party has stayed pretty consistent — even as US President Donald Trump has made immigrants and Latinos a scapegoat for many of the nation's problems.
Feb. 12, 2020
House GOP Leaders Hire Attorneys To Investigate Cook
House GOP leaders hired a private law firm to investigate ethics complaints against one of their fellow lawmakers. Attorneys with Ballard Spahr will conduct an investigation of Rep. David Cook (R-Globe). Cook is the subject of two ethics complaints stemming from his alleged affair with an agricultural lobbyist.
Feb. 12, 2020
Dancer And Choreographer Liliana Gomez
Liliana Gomez has made a name for herself in the Valley’s art scene by blending the lines between dance and public art. She’s collaborated with visual artists and museums, schools and universities. And she’s paved the way for other choreographers of color in our community by bringing the BlakTinx Dance Festival to Phoenix.
Feb. 12, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Should Aging Doctors Face Cognitive Testing?
Researchers at Yale University recently released the results of a three-year study in which they tested doctors older than 70 working there to see if they were experiencing memory loss. To find out what they found and what it might mean for the medical industry, The Show turned to Dr. Joe Sirven, KJZZ’s medical commentator and a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic.
Feb. 12, 2020
Bill In AZ House Could Give People With Disabilities, Seniors More Independence
Some disability advocates are hoping state lawmakers will support a bill that could provide an alternative to legal guardianship. It’s called supportive decision making, and it would allow certain individuals to maintain their independence — with some support.
Feb. 12, 2020
The Way FICO Credit Scores Are Calculated Is Changing
The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is moving to make changes in how our credit scores are calculated — and those are expected to take effect by the end of this year. Average scores could end up going down, which would reverse a trend that’s lasted nearly a decade. Jim Triggs joined The Show to talk about what are being called FICO 10 and FICO 10 T.
Feb. 12, 2020
US presidential candidates sought the Latino vote long before 2020
In his 1960 bid for the White House, John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign wooed Latinos, who were largely ignored by other candidates. He was early in recognizing Latino voters as a growing force in American politics.
Feb. 12, 2020
Every 30 seconds, a young Latino in the US turns 18. Their votes count more than ever.
The 2020 presidential election could be the first time Latinos are the largest minority group in the electorate. Young Latinos could swing the outcome — if they come out to vote.
Feb. 12, 2020
Reporter Explains Implications Of Sanctuary City Lawsuits
The U.S. Department of Justice cited public safety as the reason behind lawsuits targeting so-called sanctuary city policies in California, New Jersey and a county in Washington state. But some see the actions as election-year politics, while others see it as a continued crackdown on unauthorized immigrants. Michelle Hackman joined The Show to talk about the implications of the lawsuits.
Feb. 12, 2020
Agency To Continue Tackling Hoarding Disorder Among Seniors
Hoarding affects about 6% of the population, and it’s a disorder that often starts when a person is young. But many people who suffer from hoarding disorder often don’t seek out treatment until later in life.
Feb. 12, 2020
Phoenix Mercury Trade Bonner, More Moves Likely
The Phoenix Mercury have made a major trade, and may not be done making moves before the WNBA season starts this spring. Yesterday, the Mercury traded DeWanna Bonner to the Connecticut Sun for three first-round draft picks.
Feb. 12, 2020
Could Religious Freedom Be Used in More Legal Cases?
A federal judge earlier this month reversed the convictions of four members of the humanitarian group No More Deaths. The judge decided the volunteers were acting in accordance with their "sincere religious beliefs."
Feb. 12, 2020
Scandals Raise Questions About Relationships Between Lawmakers And Lobbyists
State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R-Scottsdale) allegedly harassed a female lobbyist, and Rep. David Cook (R-Globe) faces multiple ethics complaints stemming from his alleged affair with a lobbyist. Both cases raise questions about the boundaries between lawmakers and lobbyists.
Feb. 12, 2020
First Ever State Of Special Education Address
Every year, the superintendent delivers a State of Education address before the House and Senate education committees. This year, Kathy Hoffman broke the mold, and she plans to make it an annual tradition.
Feb. 12, 2020
Former U.S. Attorney Applauds Prosecutors In Roger Stone Case
A former Arizona U.S. attorney commends the federal prosecutors who withdrew from the Roger Stone case. One prosecutor outright quit after the Justice Department recommended a much lighter sentence.
Feb. 12, 2020

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