September 2019

vape pen
Goodyear is now the third city in Arizona to have raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21. The unanimously passed ordinance amends the city’s 2002 smoking ban to include vaping materials.
Sept. 24, 2019
Arizona Hand-to-Mouth Lawmaking
In her Phoenix Magazine column, "Raising Phoenix," longtime Valley writer Amy Silverman argues lawmakers are underpaid. And public affairs veteran Kevin DeMenna says the legislature should spend more time in session.
Sept. 23, 2019
Marijuana plant leaf
As more states legalize marijuana — Arizona voters could decide the issue next year — there are questions about how law enforcement officers determine if drivers have too much TCH in their systems.
Sept. 23, 2019
pregnant woman
New legislation established a 13-member advisory committee to investigate and better track and prevent maternal deaths in Arizona — and a $10.5 million federal grant will help further that effort in a big way.
Sept. 23, 2019
Phil Boas
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Sept. 23, 2019
Many world leaders are converging on New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly taking place there. Leading up to the gathering, protesters rallied against climate change around the world.
Sept. 23, 2019
"Vote Here" sign
The Arizona Democratic Party this weekend rejected a proposal to open the party’s presidential preference election to independent voters. The concept had support across the political spectrum, including from Democratic Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.
Sept. 23, 2019
Rain flash flooding Mesa
A flash flood warning was in effect for Maricopa and Gila counties through Monday afternoon, and much of central and southern Arizona was also under a flood watch. The powerful storm dumped more than 2 inches of rain on Apache Junction and Fountain Hills and caused flooding in Mesa.
Sept. 23, 2019
farm land
The U.S. Department of Labor is receiving public input until Tuesday on new rules for the temporary immigrant farm workers program, which the department says will see improvements for businesses but advocates say will reduce pay for workers.
Sept. 23, 2019
Stan Barnes and Julie Erfle
To talk about many things, including the Brush & Nib Arizona Supreme Court case and the eight people who are under consideration to be Maricopa County attorney, Julie Erfle, communications consultant at Erfle Uncuffed, and former state lawmaker Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting, joined The Show.
Sept. 20, 2019

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