January 2019

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Arizona voters could have a choice next year over whether to increase sales taxes to support public education. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-3 Thursday to approve a measure that would let voters decide whether to replace a six-tenths of a cent tax with a penny tax. Voters approved the current tax when they voted yes on Prop 301 about two decades ago.
Jan. 23, 2019
A photo of raccoons
Bertie Gregory has always enjoyed taking photos of wildlife. He was selected as one of the United Kingdom’s top wildlife photographers under 20, and has been named a National Geographic Young Explorer.
Jan. 23, 2019
Tonto National Forest
As the government shutdown continues, The Show's taking a closer look at the ways it’s affecting the community. Today, The Show spoke to Judd Sampson. He is the forest geologist for the Tonto National Forest, and has been furloughed for more than a month.
Jan. 23, 2019
Uber app
Working for Uber and doing other forms of freelancing were perhaps the best options for an increasing number of Americans. But information unveiled by the Department of Labor indicates the gig economy had an effect, but not as much as originally estimated.
Jan. 23, 2019
Two TSA officers
One of the most visible group of government workers hit by the partial shutdown are Transportation Security Administration workers, the TSA. And like other federal workers, they cannot legally strike in protest.
Jan. 23, 2019
family holding hands
Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey say they plan to spend $56 million in federal funds this year that was sent to the state to cover child care costs. That’s significant because Arizona got the money last year, and did not allocate it.
Jan. 23, 2019
Jonathan Scruggs
Emotions were running high at the Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday as justices there heard a challenge to a Phoenix law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Jan. 23, 2019
Jose Vallejo
Jose Vallejo worked for Corizon Health in the Arizona Department of Corrections for two years. He alleges the company is violating state regulations, purposefully misleading state auditors, and putting patient lives at risk.
Jan. 23, 2019
Nathan Sutherland
Phoenix police say Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault in the impregnation of an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility.
Jan. 23, 2019
Martha McSally and Art del Cueto
Newly appointed U.S. Sen. Martha McSally purchased 30 pizzas for more than 100 Customs and Border Protection employees in Nogales on Tuesday. It was a gesture to federal workers who are working without pay during the government shutdown. McSally also met with local officials as the shutdown hurts the border economy.<br><small><b><a href="https://fronterasdesk.org/" target="blank">More Stories From The Fronteras Desk</a> →</small></b>
Jan. 23, 2019