July 2018

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Campaign finance reports show the parent company of the state’s biggest utility has already set aside almost $11 million to spend on elections this year. Most of that is being allocated to defeat a ballot measure that’d require more than half the state’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2030.
July 18, 2018
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The trial of Gary Pierce ended Tuesday in a mistrial after jurors deadlocked on charges that he accepted $31,000 in bribes from a water company owner in exchange for favorable regulatory decisions. Katie Campbell of the Arizona Capitol Times talked to the foreperson about the outcome.
July 18, 2018
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Soccer teams and enterprises have found in the American market an attractive field to expand their brands and profits. Among the growing hot spots is Phoenix, which will host a friendly match between Mexico and the U.K. on July 19. But how will this game benefit the teams, the organizers and the city?
July 18, 2018
phoenix zoo baby masai giraffe
You might have heard that there’s a new addition to the Phoenix Zoo. A leggy, baby Masai giraffe was born on June 26. The zoo has launched a naming contest to help them pick out a name for their new female giraffe.
July 17, 2018
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A city’s food says a lot about it’s culture and growth. For Phoenix New Times food editor Chris Malloy, it’s helped him learn about his adopted city. He and New Times’ food critic Patricia Escarcega have put together the latest edition of their series, “Essentials.”
July 17, 2018
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Chris Reed, deputy editorial and opinion editor at the the San Diego Union-Tribune, argued that our art today — our pop culture media — has shaped entire professions, not just impressionable individuals — and not always for the better.
July 17, 2018
Emmett Till
In 1955, 14-year-old African-American Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi. He’d been accused of doing something to offend a white woman. More than five decades later, that woman recanted the story.
July 17, 2018
solar panels at ASU
A new report shows Arizona is generating a lot more renewable energy than it did a decade ago. In fact, the state could power 658,000 homes today using renewables. In addition to that, California is the only state growing in solar generation at a faster rate than Arizona.
July 17, 2018
Roger C. Rocha Jr.
LULAC President Roger C. Rocha Jr. created a firestorm early this year when he issued a letter in support of President Trump’s “Four Pillars of Immigration” — including billions of dollars for a border wall and increased border security — in an attempt to get a deal for DACA recipients.
July 17, 2018
But even though Latino voters are growing by leaps and bounds in demographics, this hasn’t translated to powerful returns at the polls, not yet anyway. For a snapshot of Latino voting numbers now, The Show was joined by Mindy Romero.
July 17, 2018

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