July 2017

Lower Buckeye Jail
Civil forfeiture involves the government seizing a suspect’s assets or property and attempting to keep it, while the suspect tries to prove his or her innocence. It’s an option that prosecutors tend to like, but a number of states, including Arizona, have enacted reforms in recent years.
July 19, 2017
cats
We’re told that most of us who like animals and pets usually fall into one category: we’re either dog lovers or cat lovers. The popularity of felines seems to be on the rise, at least if we go by viral videos on the web.
July 18, 2017
Trump and Clinton
Pollsters generally were hammered by criticism last November after Donald Trump won the presidency, pulling out surprising victories in a few states that seemed to be leaning Hillary Clinton’s way. The American Association for Public Opinion Research put together a committee of polling experts to gauge what pollsters got right and wrong in the 2016 presidential election.
July 18, 2017
health
As we’ve heard this morning, the new plan in the Senate is to try for a straight-up repeal of the Affordable Care Act, after it became clear there were not enough votes for its bill to replace it. Either change, though, would have a significant impact on Native Americans, according to new research from Georgetown University.
July 18, 2017
“City judges being co-opted by political forces is a long-simmering issue, both in Arizona and nationally.” That’s from the introduction to a report released this morning by the Goldwater Institute, which also offers recommendations for reforms to the city court system.
July 18, 2017
Regina Revazova
There are stories on every street corner of the city. One audio producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the people she meets.
July 18, 2017
City of Ghosts
The unofficial number of people killed in Syria’s civil war is generally listed at somewhere between 300,000 and 450,000. And the refugee figure is at least 6.5 million. Bullets and bombs continue to fly. Some nations work to implement a maintainable cease fire, while others try to get Bashar Al-Assad to give up leadership of the country.
July 18, 2017
There are a number of investigations going on right now in Washington, D.C., looking into Russian meddling in last year’s election, and whether or not the Trump campaign was involved in any way. And that’s led to some discussion about what happens to the election results if those investigations find there was collusion or other foul play.
July 18, 2017
Nurse and patient
The physician shortage in Arizona has created a lot of worries. Now we’re learning more about the growing need for new nurses in the state and across the country.
July 18, 2017
Jeff Flake
We’re still more than a year away from the 2018 midterm elections, but there’s increasing talk that the Trump administration is working to line up a primary challenger to U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona.
July 18, 2017

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