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Biden more active on southern border issues than Trump, research finds
Former President Donald Trump's list of priorities when he took office had immigration and border enforcement at or near the top. But the actual number of executive actions or orders related to immigration by Trump pales in comparison to what President Joe Biden did in his first year in office.
Parliamentarians latest ruling is a new setback on immigration reform
This week, the parliamentarian for the U.S. Senate shot down yet another immigration reform measure Congressional Democrats hoped to pass through the budget reconciliation process.
Dec. 18, 2021
Biden administration drops out of talks with separated migrant families
Lawyers representing some of those who have been reunited have been in talks for months with the administration.
Dec. 19, 2021
Joe Pizzillo selected to replace Georgia Lord as mayor
Joe Pizzillo, a longtime Goodyear City Council member, was selected at a special meeting Friday to be the new mayor of Goodyear. He replaces Georgia Lord, who died Sunday at the age of 83.
Dec. 17, 2021
26 social equity marijuana licenses get 1,500 applications
More than 1,500 applications have been submitted for 26 licenses in the Arizona Department of Health Service’s marijuana social equity ownership campaign.
Dec. 17, 2021
Katie Hobbs releases diversity plan, discusses backlash
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is releasing her diversity, equity and inclusion plan. Hobbs’s move comes after the case of an Arizona Senate staffer, who said she was the victim of gender and race discrimination.
Dec. 17, 2021
NewsCap: Dems down in current AZ redistricting maps
Former congressional candidate Christine Jones and Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 joined The Show to talk about redistricting in Arizona, the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases and more.
Dec. 17, 2021
Business leaders urge Sinema, Kelly to reject Bidens plan
Business leaders with the state and local chambers of commerce are urging Arizona’s senators – particularly Kyrsten Sinema – to reject President Biden’s nearly $2 trillion social and climate spending plan.
Dec. 16, 2021
Companies in AZ working on hypersonic missile defense systems
A pair of companies with a strong Arizona presence will be working to develop missiles that can intercept a new type of weapon.
Dec. 16, 2021
Thomas Galvin talks about new role as Maricopa County supervisor
Maricopa County has a new supervisor: Thomas Galvin was unanimously appointed to the county’s Board of Supervisors last week. He replaces Steve Chucri, who resigned after leaked audio showed him talking about his colleagues behind their backs and promoting election conspiracy theories.
Dec. 16, 2021
Brnovich makes last-ditch plea for Arizona abortion ban
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making an emergency ditch plea to a U.S. Supreme Court justice to let Arizona immediately start enforcing its law making felons out of doctors who perform abortions in cases of fetal genetic defects.
Dec. 16, 2021
Lower basin states sign deal to put water back in Lake Mead
Water agencies from Arizona, Nevada, California and the federal government agreed to a multimillion dollar plan to keep more water in Lake Mead. The deal was signed at the Colorado River Water Users Association conference in Las Vegas.
Dec. 16, 2021
County supervisors appoint new representative for LD27
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Marcelino Quiñonez as the new representative for Legislative District 27.
Dec. 15, 2021
What to expect from Arizonas 2022 legislative session
The start of a new legislative session at Arizona’s Capitol is less than a month away. And while each session always packs its own surprises, there are some bills we can count on dominating debates in the halls of the House and Senate.
Dec. 15, 2021
Disarray, drugs plague Guard troops at the border
A story in Military Times by reporter Davis Winkie revealed some disturbing truths about a group of Guard personnel who were sent to the southern border. Many were frustrated by a lack of direction and limited access to needed equipment, while others were accused of crimes — including drug use and sexual assault.
Dec. 15, 2021
Court rejects bid to end Migrant Protection Protocols
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court ruled to uphold a lower court decision mandating the use of the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, which forces asylum seekers to await U.S. immigration court hearings in Mexico.
Dec. 14, 2021
Faith leaders urge Kelly, Sinema to make child tax credits permanent
Arizona faith leaders are urging U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema to expand child tax credits as part of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.
Dec. 15, 2021
U.S. Capitol will honor OConnor, Ginsburg with statues
A bill honoring U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed Dec. 13, and now statues of the women will be placed in the U.S. Capitol to join other women who helped shape America.
Dec. 14, 2021
Why activism in sports remains contentious
The intersection of sports, politics and culture isn’t a new phenomenon. The Show spoke with former New York Times sports columnist William C. Rhoden to learn what has and hasn't changed about the crossover.
Dec. 14, 2021
Redistricting commission could split Tucsons congressional districts
The proposal would give Republicans an edge in one of the districts and move Democrats to a district where they already have an electoral advantage.
Dec. 14, 2021
Schweikert warns of lasting impact of inflation
The consumer price index has climbed by nearly 7% this year through November, the fastest pace in nearly four decades. Arizona Republican Congressman David Schweikert said he thinks inflation could moderate in the coming months.
Dec. 13, 2021