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Jim Sharpe

AZ Political Podcast: Luis Acosta discusses Biden immigration order and more

On this week's AZ Political Podcast, Luis Acosta discusses the Biden immigration order from this week and other recent executive orders.
3 days ago
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is seeking to revoke the probation of 20-year-old Jacob Penni...
Danny Shapiro

MCAO seeks to revoke probation for East Valley youth violence suspect arrested on alcohol charges

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said Thursday her office has filed a petition to revoke probation for an East Valley youth violence suspect who was arrested on an alcohol charge the same day of his sentencing.
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Video: Impact, reaction of President Biden’s executive order from Dreamer, DACA recipient

Many people view President Biden’s new executive order protecting the border and improving immigration as a political tactic. Jim Sharpe sits down with Dreamer, DACA recipient and lobbyist Luis Acosta-Herrera and takes a closer look at the greater impact of the president’s executive order. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Photo: Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
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Video: Maricopa County Attorney on elder abuse, update on ‘Gilbert Goon’ suspect arrest after sentence

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell joins Arizona’s Morning News to talk about efforts to stop elder abuse. She also says her office will petition to revoke probation after a suspected member of the Gilbert Goons, Jacob Pennington, was arrested on alcohol charges shortly after being sentenced in two separate assault cases. Video: Jeremy Schnell and […]
3 days ago
Center helps people with autism find jobs with business experience...
Serena O'Sullivan

New business center in Phoenix helps students, adults with autism learn job skills

Diana Diaz-Harrison with Arizona Autism Charter Schools said the business programs at a new center will help people with autism find jobs.
4 days ago
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Jim Sharpe

Is Biden using migrants as political pawns — in a game of checkers?

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonders if Biden is using migrants as political pawns -- in a game of checkers -- following recent executive action.
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Video: Sharper Point: President Biden’s executive order was politically motivated

Jim Sharpe reacts to the new executive order put in place by President Joe Biden, which Biden believes will make the border much more securer and improve the immigration process. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Ed Cole/KTAR News
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Video: Sharper Point: President Biden’s executive order was politically motivated

Many people viewed President Biden’s new executive order protecting the border and improving immigration as a political tactic since he’s a few months away from a heated rematch against former President Donald Trump this November. Jim Sharpe tackles the topic in his latest Sharper Point commentary. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Ed Cole/KTAR News Photo Credit: […]
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Video: Sharper Point: Should it be mandatory for parents to get a parenting license?

In the wake of a local woman leaving her four-year-old daughter in her car, in the blazing heat, Jim Sharpe would love to see something done about parents who subject their children to such horrific situations. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Ed Cole/KTAR News
5 days ago
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Video: Sharper Point: There’s good and bad selfishness in the world

In this episode of Sharper Point, Jim Sharpe shows the varying levels of humanity based off two incidents involving people being trapped in cars in the Arizona heat. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Ed Cole/KTAR News Photo Credit: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
5 days ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix police still trying to solve fatal hit-and-runs involving bicyclists from 2016

Two bicyclists were killed in hit-and-run incidents on busy Phoenix streets in 2016. Police are still trying to solve the cases.
5 days ago
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Video: Child-related drownings and near-drownings in Arizona by the numbers #news #poolsafety

Drownings in the Valley are on the rise, but other accidents can happen around the pool,. Jim Sharpe breaks down child-related pool drownings and near-drownings by the numbers in Monday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
6 days ago
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Video: Two seconds too long: Child-related drownings and near-drownings continue climbing ahead of summer

Drownings in the Valley are on the rise, but other accidents can happen around the pool. And while two seconds is too long to take your eyes off your children around the pool, Jim Sharpe takes a closer look at other legalities that come with owning a pool in Monday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy […]
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Video: How will the DOJ report impact Phoenix police officers?

Get a closer look at the DOJ’s report on the Phoenix Police Department and what possible response could be coming from both the city and the department in Friday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Photo: City of Phoenix
9 days ago
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Jim Sharpe

AZ Political Podcast: Terry Goddard on Hobbs investigation, policing in Phoenix

Terry Goddard, this week's guest on AZ Political Podcast, discusses the Hobbs "pay for play" investigation, policing in Phoenix and more.
10 days ago
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Video: AZ Political Podcast: Terry Goddard on Hobbs investigation, policing in Phoenix

Former Attorney General and former Phoenix mayor Terry Goddard joined Jim Sharpe on this week’s AZ Political Podcast to dive in on the Governor Katie Hobbs investigation and the ongoing look at policing in Phoenix. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
10 days ago
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Video: Why reform is needed on Arizona highways- by the numbers #commentary

Jim Sharpe breaks down the numbers to explains why the Arizona State Troopers Association is fighting for reform on state highways in Thursday’s Sharper Point commentary.
10 days ago
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Video: How lack of state troopers will lead to more deaths on Arizona roads

As the Arizona State Troopers continues to struggle to increase their forces and more shipping trucks continue to hit the highways, Jim Sharpe takes a closer look at the struggles troopers face on patrol daily in Thursday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
10 days ago
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Video: ‘Notable increase’ in grocery costs continue to impact Americans

A new study shows 80% of Americans have felt the impact of a “notable increase” in grocery costs in recent years. Jim Sharpe talks about rising costs of food alongside home maintenance in Tuesday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
12 days ago
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Video: Insight on dangerous wrong-way drivers in Arizona #news

Jim Sharpe takes a closer look at weekend incidents in Phoenix involving drunk drivers and wrong-way drivers in Monday’s Sharper Point commentary.
13 days ago
New Arizona water infrastructure projects kicked off on Monday...
Serena O'Sullivan

$19M in federally funded water infrastructure projects set to begin in Arizona

Congressman Greg Stanton, a military leader and several Arizona mayors will sign new Arizona water infrastructure projects on Monday.
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Video: Arizona continues to see increase in DUIs and wrong-way drivers

Jim Sharpe takes a closer look at weekend incidents in Phoenix involving drunk drivers and wrong-way drivers in Monday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
13 days ago
On June 4, Rachel Hansen was shot while sleeping in her residence in Gilbert, according to authorit...
Nick Borgia

Detectives searching for suspect who shot sleeping 19-year-old woman in Gilbert

On June 4, a 19-year-old woman was shot while sleeping in her residence in Gilbert, according to authorities.
14 days ago
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Video: Investigation Launched into Arizona Governor Hobbs’ Possible Pay-to-Play Scheme with Group Homes

Investigation Launched into Arizona Governor Hobbs’ Possible Pay-to-Play Scheme with Group Homes.
16 days ago
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Video: What kind of legal trouble is Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs in?

What kind of legal trouble is Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs in? Jim Sharpe explores during his Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
16 days ago
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Jim Sharpe

AZ Political Podcast: Immigration lawyer Sal Macias discusses Biden’s executive action at border

Sal Macias discusses President Joe Biden’s executive action regarding asylum claims changes things at the border on this week's AZ Political Podcast.
17 days ago
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Video: AZ Political Podcast: Criminal lawyer Sal Macias talks about the challenges at the southern border

On this episode of the AZ Political Podcast, criminal lawyer Sal Macias joined Jim Sharpe to discuss the newly minted executive order from President Biden in regards to the southern border. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Ed Cole/KTAR News Photo Credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images
17 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona sheriffs concerned about unfunded mandates in Secure the Border Act

Some Arizona sheriffs are expressing concern about unfunded mandates in the Secure the Border Act, but a top Republican lawmaker says they shouldn't be worried.
18 days ago
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Video: How federal, state border legislation could impact the immigration system in Arizona

After President Joe Biden’s executive order on the border was announced Tuesday, followed by the Arizona House passing the Secure the Border Act, Jim Sharpe takes a look at how the new federal and state border legislation could change how Arizona’s immigration system works in Wednesday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR […]
18 days ago
Executive order on immigration from Biden: Juan Ciscomani's take...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona congressman says Biden’s executive order on border could do more harm than good

Arizona District 6 Rep. Juan Ciscomani dismissed President Joe Biden's executive order on immigration as problematic lip service.
18 days ago