December 2018

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For years, federal traffic safety officials reported that there were around 200 deaths a year in the country from tire-related crashes. Then, in 2015, that number jumped to more than 700.
Dec. 18, 2018
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Even though the 2018 midterms are barely in our rear-view mirrors, there are already polls out looking at the 2020 presidential primary on the Democratic side, and candidates up and down the ballot are starting to line up for the next elections.
Dec. 18, 2018
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The quest for civil discussion — disagreeing without being disagreeable, as the old saying goes — is an ongoing effort. And one that a lot of people believe has been made more difficult because of the current administration and barbs that are tossed around on social media.
Dec. 18, 2018
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Sue Black, former Arizona State Parks Director, faced numerous investigations into her management practices during her three and a half year appointment. She has been replaced on an interim basis by Ted Vogt, but the investigations into Black’s tenure are continuing.
Dec. 18, 2018
Martha McSally answering questions following Senate appointment.
On Tuesday morning, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Martha McSally to the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. Jon Kyl. Chuck Coughlin of HighGround joined The Show to talk about this.
Dec. 18, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
The debate over the future of the Suns in Phoenix came to a head last week as the NBA franchise and the city revealed their plans to upgrade Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. While the team’s owner insists the Suns aren’t going anywhere, some remain skeptical.
Dec. 17, 2018
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New research from the Great Good Science Center at UC Berkeley proves that you can actually train your brain in gratitude. It sounds crazy, but that’s what Christina Karns, a research associate in psychology at the University of Oregon, found in her latest research.
Dec. 17, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May says she’s continuing to try to convince members of Parliament to support her deal on Brexit. She called off a vote on the plan that had been scheduled for last week, with the understanding it was likely to be rejected.
Dec. 17, 2018
water faucet
Last week, the Phoenix City Council voted down a proposed water rate increase. Phoenix’s Water Services Director Kathryn Sorensen joined The Show to talk about why an increase is needed.
Dec. 17, 2018
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The Constitution says that you have to be competent to be tried in a court of law. And, in a new investigation for the Arizona Republic, reporter Michael Kiefer takes a closer look at a program here in Maricopa County that aims to “restore” people to competency.
Dec. 17, 2018

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