Sonora, New Mexico Sign New Agreements
New Mexico and Sonora governors signed new agreements on education and security at a plenary meeting of the New Mexico-Sonora Commission in Santa Fe last week.
Sep. 4, 2018
Sept. Marks 100 Years Since Eugene Debs Court Speech
In September, 1918, Debs defended himself in court where he was on trial for sedition, and delivered an impassioned, two-hour speech standing up for the working class.
Sep. 3, 2018
Survey Says Tariffs Impact Manufacturers Most
About one-fifth of companies are rethinking business spending after recently announced tariff hikes and concerns about retaliation, according to a new survey by the Federal Reserve.
Sep. 3, 2018
Low Unemployment Challenges Census Bureau’s Hiring Effort
The 2020 Census is more than a year away, but the federal agency is already working on ways to hire 500,000 census takers nationwide, including an estimated 10,000 in Arizona.
Sep. 3, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey To Appoint McCain Replacement
Arizona. Gov Doug Ducey is expected to announce a replacement for Sen. John McCain’s Senate seat soon. One NAU politics professor thinks possible contenders may include state Treasurer Eileen Klein and Ducey’s chief of staff, Kirk Adams.
Sep. 3, 2018
High-Tech Indoor Farm Envisioned At Vacant School
At one workshop held last week, Elvin Fant explained his dream to put a high-tech indoor farm in a vacant school building in Globe, east of Phoenix.
Sep. 3, 2018
Survey: 1,500 Teacher Positions Vacant This School Year
Like the trends of the past year, a greater number of positions were filled with teachers who don’t meet state certification requirements.
Sep. 3, 2018
Phoenix To Use Bonds, Sales Tax To Fund New Parking Garage
The Phoenix City Council recently approved a plan that calls for the use of bonds and sales tax revenue to fund a new parking garage at Park Central Mall.
Sep. 3, 2018
Monsoon Stories: A Painting And A Poem
The monsoon has been a muse for many — shifting, changing, sometimes teasing us with just a sprinkle, sometimes impossible to tune out.
Sep. 3, 2018
Studying Extreme Weather
ASU and the University of Buffalo are teaming up to study how extreme weather impacts American cities. To talk more about this research, I’m joined by Nick Rajkovich, an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Buffalo, and Paul Coseo, an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at the Design School at ASU.
Sep. 3, 2018
Detecting Wildfires Is Both High-Tech And Low-Tech
Only about half of Arizona's forest fire lookout towers are used during the fire season, but are crucial to forest safety. On the more high-tech side of the spectrum, there are also people trying to figure out how we can use technology to improve the way we detect wildfires.
Sep. 3, 2018
Why There
Some of the major buildings that make up the downtown Phoenix skyline are all cooled by the biggest version of an air conditioner you've ever heard of, and it's right under the street.
Sep. 3, 2018
New Cochise County Development May Be A Strain On Local Water Supply
What will your neighborhood look like in 100 years? When you live in the desert, this question is less whimsical and more about simple practicalities.
Sep. 3, 2018
Phoenix Looking To Trees — And Buildings — For More Shade To Cool The City
Phoenix’s new Tree and Shade and Urban Heat Island Subcommittee will look at how well the city’s tree and shade master plan is being implemented and whether they can benchmark progress on the plan — to get 25 percent of the city under natural or constructed shade.
Sep. 3, 2018
Q&AZ: Does U.S. Really Use 500M Plastic Straws A Day?
It’s almost impossible to determine exactly how many single-use plastic straws are used every day, and even harder to determine just how many end up in the ocean.
Sep. 3, 2018
The Pulse: Science At Work
It’s Labor Day, which means we’re celebrating the hard-working people who keep the engines of productivity humming. On this episode, we’ll explore how science and technology are changing work and workplaces, and what we are learning about the pitfalls of different work environments.
Sep. 3, 2018
Arizona Storytellers: Elia Simon
Counselor Elia Simon shares a story about trying to fit in during elementary school as part of Arizona Republic's storytelling series.
Sep. 3, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Driving A Zamboni Is A Real ‘Cool’ Job
Listen to the sounds of Matt Grunauer driving a zamboni at the Ice Den in Scottsdale.
Sep. 3, 2018
4 Missing, 13 Injured After Boat Crash On Arizona Border
Four people are missing and more than a dozen are injured following a boat crash on the Colorado River Saturday night.
Sep. 2, 2018
Memorials For McCain Conclude In Annapolis
A series of memorial events for Sen. John McCain, who passed away last Saturday at age 81, concluded Sunday. A private memorial service will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland.
AZ Memorial For McCain Filled With Heartfelt Remembrance, Laughs
Sep. 1, 2018