The Jeff Ward Show

Well, at least you’re not driving in Istanbul. A study by navigation technology company Tom Tom (y’know, the GPS people) ranks cities around the globe in order of traffic congestion severity, and though Austin is used to making lists about gridlock, we can take comfort in the...
The main drag that runs through Walkerton, Ind. (population 2,144) isn't much to look at — a few empty storefronts, an antique shop, and a cafe — but it's now ground zero for a debate that has gripped much of the nation. Memories Pizza, a restaurant owned by the O'Connor family...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious-objection measure that provoked a backlash from businesses and gay-rights groups, saying it was not intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation. The...
The national backlash against Indiana’s recently enacted religious objections law hasn’t dimmed support from Texas legislators who have introduced similar measures to protect religious practice from government interference. Opponents say two proposed amendments to the Texas...
Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie and his staff will not travel to the Final Four in Indianapolis this week. UConn President Susan Herbst announced the decision Tuesday night, reacting to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the subsequent...
(AP/Chris Carlson) The crash in oil prices is hammering the Texas economy. The latest manufacturing outlook index from the Dallas Fed plunged again in March, to -17.4 from -11.2 in February, indicating deteriorating business conditions in the state. Expectations were for the...
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence aggressively defended Indiana's religious freedom law Tuesday but said he wants a bill on his desk by week's end "making it clear the law does not allow businesses the right to deny services to anyone." " This law does not give anyone the right to...
It's official: The Rolling Stones are headed back to the USA. It's been announced that the veteran rockers will kick off their new North American "Zip Code" tour at San Diego's Petco Park on May 24. They're expected to visit 15 cities, wrapping July 15 at Le Festival D'Été de...
In the wake of minimum wage increases at Wal-Mart and Target, a new group of workers has joined the campaign that's being credited for helping prompt such pay hikes. On Tuesday, child care workers will join the Fight for $15, the movement started in 2012 by 200 fast-food workers...