September 2017

Stuart Warner
More than 40 years ago, the Vietnam War engulfed the national conversation in our countr. Today, it’s playing out again as the country watches Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary on the Vietnam War. And that’s bringing up memories for many Americans who remember that tumultuous time, including Stuart Warner, editor of the Phoenix New Times.
September 29, 2017
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A shortage of immigration court judges and a huge backlog of immigrant-related cases in the U.S. isn’t new. Since Donald Trump became president, the Department of Justice took steps to temporarily reassign judges in the attempt to reduce pressure on the overloaded court system. But a Politico article reports on the results of a FOIA request that reveal a lot more going on.
September 29, 2017
Soda
Students at Brigham Young University can now get caffeinated soda in dining halls. Before now, people were allowed to drink them on campus, but they had to be brought in from somewhere else.
September 29, 2017
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How many times have you Googled something already today? Have you checked in on Facebook? Online platforms like these have become a major part of our daily lives — and have significant influence on society in general. So should they be regulated like public utilities?
September 29, 2017
Last year after the election of Donald Trump, millions of women hit the streets as part of the Women’s March on Washington. This weekend, some will take that spirit one step further, with the March for Black Women.
September 29, 2017
The FCC says the wireless industry is competitive. That’s a change from the past eight years, when FCC members declined to make that determination.
September 29, 2017
Puerto Rico
And as we just heard, President Trump has temporarily lifted the Jones Act, waiving shipping restrictions for the island for 10 days. Some congressional members, including Sen. John McCain, say 10 days is not enough.
September 29, 2017
FEMA
It has been an excruciating wait for food and supplies since Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. island of Puerto Rico more than a week ago. We got a hold of John Rabin this morning. He's the acting regional administrator of FEMA Region II and is in Puerto Rico now.
September 29, 2017
Kyrsten Sinema
One of the worst-kept secrets in national politics was officially revealed late yesterday when Arizona’s 9th District Rep. Kyrsten Sinema announced she was running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Jeff Flake. With us to talk about Sinema’s decision and Flake’s future is Nathan Gonzales, editor and publisher of Inside Elections.
September 29, 2017
This week on the Friday Newscap, we discussed Kyrsten Sinema’s decision to run for U.S. Senate and Arizona’s Teachers Academy, among other stories.
September 29, 2017

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