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Is Lack Of Diversity Leading to
New research suggests there are many kids who could have grown up to be inventors and innovators, but never had the chance, or the exposure to those scientific fields. That disparity was especially evident among kids from certain backgrounds.
Feb. 6, 2018
 Dow Jones Plunge Has Many Investors Jittery
The national job numbers for January showed the U.S. economy adding 200,000 positions — a positive development that beat expectations by a healthy amount. And the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent. But what do those numbers really tell us?
Feb. 6, 2018
Arizona Snowpack Measures Low, Forecasts Dry Spring
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest reports found the median snowpack amount to be just 22 percent of what it should be.
Feb. 6, 2018
 Professor Discusses Firearms Licensing, Gun Hobbyists
In the United States, there are more firearms and ammunition dealers than McDonald’s — over 14,500 of them.
Feb. 6, 2018
Republicans Receive Large Campaign Donations From APS
Arizona's largest electric utility and its top executives are funneling money into Republican campaigns.
Feb. 6, 2018
FAA Begins Community Meetings On Flight Path Changes
This is viewed as a win for the historic neighborhoods that have fought the flight path changes from 2014 for years.
Feb. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Immigration Restrictions Raise Concerns In The Elder Care Industry
Restrictions on immigration under the Trump administration are creating concerns about the future of the labor pool for nursing homes, home care agencies, and assisted living facilities.
Feb. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Gov Ricardo Rosselló -
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló discusses his plan to focus on charter schools as part of an effort to overhaul the island's public education system.
Feb. 6, 2018
New Bill Would Expand Arizona Nondiscrimination Law, Protect LGBTQ Community
A new bill in the Arizona legislature would expand the state’s nondiscrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Feb. 6, 2018
Utah Investigates FLDS Members For Food Stamp Fraud
The state of Utah is investigating individuals in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints community for food stamp fraud. A federal probe of the community wrapped up last year.
Feb. 6, 2018
Workers To Rally In Phoenix To Support Navajo Generating Station
Workers from the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine in northeast Arizona will be in Phoenix on Tuesday. They’re calling for action to save the NGS power plant, which is slated to close at the end of next year.
Feb. 6, 2018
Flagstaff Faces Affordable Housing Crisis
For every four people trying to move to Flagstaff there is only one home available to purchase.
Feb. 6, 2018
Healthy Apache Trout Return To Northern Arizona Waterways Soon
Arizona state fish returns to the White Mountains this summer.
Feb. 6, 2018
Untold Arizona: Dateland Is Home To More Than Just Date Shakes
If you have ever driven to San Diego in the summer, chances are you have stopped in the unincorporated town of Dateland. At the very least, you have seen billboards for the travel center’s “world-famous date shakes” in the tiny town of Dateland.
Feb. 6, 2018
High Teacher Turnover In Arizona English Language Classrooms
Two states repealed their laws last year, making Arizona the last state practicing the “Structured English Immersion” model.
Feb. 6, 2018
All-Male Committee Hears Bill On Feminine Hygiene Products In Prison
The bill would allocate $80,000 annually to the Arizona Department of Corrections from the state general fund so that all women in state prisons have access to free, unlimited, feminine hygiene products.
Feb. 5, 2018
 Waste Management Phoenix Open Crowds Hit Record Levels
The Waste Management Phoenix Open continues to grow, with crowds reaching record levels again for this year’s event. Organizers say the event’s economic impact continues to grow as well. Over 719,000 people came through the gates, smashing last year’s mark by nearly 65,000.
Feb. 5, 2018
 Navajo Amber Alert System Goes Live
If the Navajo Nation needs to issue an Amber Alert when a child goes missing, it’s able to do that now. Its Amber Alert System is now operating in test mode.
Feb. 5, 2018
 Former Latvian President A Scholar-In-Residence At ASU
The Cold War ended — at least in the traditional sense — with Russia’s move away from the Soviet Union and communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall. But that clearly hasn’t eliminated tension in Eastern Europe and the need for additional security through collaborations like NATO.
Feb. 5, 2018
 More Churches Providing Sanctuary For Undocumented Immigrants
More and more churches around the country are housing undocumented immigrants who are threatened with deportation in sanctuary around the country.
Feb. 5, 2018

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