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The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

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PHOTO: The health of some children in Arizona has suffered since the KidsCare program ended a year ago, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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PHOENIX – Thousands of children in Arizona may not be getting the medical attention they need because the state stopped funding its KidsCare program, which provided health insurance for lower income families. A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families conclu

PHOTO: A new survey shows the majority of Hispanic Americans have a sense of optimism about their finances, but also believe racism and crime are getting worse. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor.

PHOENIX – A majority of Hispanic Americans are optimistic about their finances and health care, but concerned about racism and violence, according to a new survey from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Sylvia Monzano, a principal with Latino Decisions, the firm that conducted the survey, says one

PHOTO: Consumer groups in Arizona and other Western states are urging lawmakers to be transparent about the incentives they're offering Tesla, in the competition to house the electric carmaker's proposed multibillion-dollar gigafactory. Photo credit: U-S Department of Energy.

PHOENIX - Consumer groups in Arizona and other Western states competing to house the multibillion-dollar Tesla Gigafactory are urging transparency in a very competitive process. Arizona Public Interest Research Group is among several consumer groups that wrote an open letter calling on state leader

PHOTO: Over 6,000 Arizonans, along with thousands of others across the country, are at risk of losing their health coverage through the Affordable Care Act due to errors and missing information on their applications. Photo credit: The White House.

PHOENIX - Thousands of Arizonans and thousands more across the U.S. are at risk of losing their health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, all due to inaccurate or incomplete document information. The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says it sent out notices to several hu

PHOTO: Hobby Lobby will not have to pay for insurance coverage for certain contraception procedures for its employees following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Monday. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court.

PHOENIX - Family-planning advocates in Arizona are reacting to Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that favors Hobby Lobby in its objection, on religious grounds, to paying for insurance coverage for certain contraceptive procedures for its employees under the Affordable Care Act. The five-to-four

PHOTO: The Arizona Public Interest Research Group says consumers may save money as more and more companies compete for business through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PHOENIX – Increased competition among insurance companies should help keep health insurance rates down for consumers in Arizona and across the nation getting coverage through the Affordable Care Act, according to the Arizona Public Interest Research Group. Diane Brown, executive director at

PHOTO: Opponents of a huge open-pit copper mine proposed for southeast of Tucson say it would impact the area’s fragile water supply, damaging features such as Cienega Creek. Photo credit: Pima County Regional Flood Control District.

PHOENIX - Approval for a vast open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita mountains 30 miles southeast of Tucson is expected soon from the U.S. Forest Service, but the Rosemont Mine faces several more regulatory hurdles before construction could begin. Eva Sargent, Southwest program director with Defen

PHOTO: Rep. Debbie McCune-Davis speaks against HB 2526, which would allow sharply higher interest rates and fees on small consumer loans made to Arizona borrowers. CREDIT: Doug Ramsey.

PHOENIX – Community groups, including AARP Arizona and the Arizona Community Action Association, are urging state senators to reject a bill allowing increased interest rates and fees on small consumer loans. House Bill 2526 would allow loans up to $3,000 to carry an interest rate of 36 percen

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