August 2018

Bob Robb (right) with Jim Small.
Discussing the week in news with Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, longtime political reporter Jim Small and Jim Nintzel, executive editor of Tucson Weekly and Tucson Local Media.
August 31, 2018
food editor Chris Malloy and James Lewis at JL Smokehouse
It’s Labor Day weekend, and there’s nothing more synonymous with Labor Day than barbecue. For most people, Phoenix isn't really known as a barbecue town. Well, that might be changing. Chris Malloy, food editor for Phoenix New Times has spent the last year taking a deep dive into the Phoenix barbecue scene.
August 31, 2018
Mary Jo Pitzl
Arizona officials appear to be working to place more children who’ve been removed from their parents with family members than in foster care. Those kinship families, however, get far less money from the state to help with expenses related to those kids.
August 31, 2018
Michael Nowakowski
Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski is facing a recall attempt. The Show spoke with Sean Sweat, chair of the Urban Phoenix Project PAC, and Councilman Nowakowski about the recall effort.
August 31, 2018
teachers and activists gathered outside Arizona’s Supreme Court
The Invest in Education Act would have raised income taxes on the wealthy. But the measure would’ve also removed inflationary protections for lower-income taxpayers.
August 31, 2018
Vice President Joe Biden
Thousands packed into North Phoenix Baptist Church Thursday morning for the state’s final memorial event for Sen. John McCain. Many attendees were state leaders, two dozen were sitting U.S. senators, and about 1,000 were everyday people who’d requested free tickets to say goodbye to an Arizona icon. <br><small><b><a href="http://kjzz.org/content/690865/arizona-sen-john-mccain-dies-81" target="blank">Special Coverage: Remembering The Life Of Sen. McCain</a> →</small></b>
August 31, 2018
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The city of Eloy is facing a $40 million lawsuit. Litigants in the case say they're also targeting Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as the massive private detention center corporation that runs facilities in Arizona known as CoreCivic.
August 30, 2018
Karina Bland
Being a columnist is one of the top ambitions for many people in the newspaper business. It’s the chance to express opinions on any number of topics — to, as some writers have said it, “come in and shoot the wounded.”
August 30, 2018
parked cars
After the Trump administration announced a trade deal with Mexico on Monday, automakers saw their shares go up, largely out of relief that some kind of deal had been reached. But, is the news all good for the American car industry?
August 30, 2018
Josh Buckley Invest In Ed
Voters will not decide in November whether to increase taxes on some Arizonans to fund education. The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon ruled the Invest in Education initiative would not be on the ballot.
August 30, 2018

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