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A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks as soon as the end of 2019, officials said Wednesday.
Aug. 16, 2018
TUSD OKs Suing County Or State Over Desegregation Funding
The Tucson Unified School District authorized its attorneys to sue either Pima County or the state over funding for its desegregation program.
Aug. 16, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Mic Drop — Comfort Zone
Gabe and Tristan are identical twins who are both facing stress — but they couldn't be more different. Sara and Emily learn a lot about friendship after dealing with mean girls in a group chat.
Aug. 16, 2018
The Takeaway: Hundreds of School Closures, Decreased Enrollment And A Brand New Charter School In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican students are heading back to school, just about a month shy of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, a storm that decimated the islands infrastructure, including many schools.
Aug. 16, 2018
Two of the three candidates in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward, have called for debates. The third candidate, Martha McSally, has said she’s not interested this close to election day. Meanwhile, in the GOP gubernatorial primary, Ken Bennett has criticized his opponent, Gov. Doug Ducey, for being unwilling to debate.
Aug. 16, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down on his push for a law to let judges take guns from some people considered "dangerous'' even though it was that provision that killed pretty much his entire school safety plan earlier this year.
Aug. 16, 2018
The Arizona State University football team is scheduled to start it’s 2018 season on Sept. 1, but the east side of the Sun Devil Stadium is still under construction.
Aug. 16, 2018
A lot on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road has sat vacant for the better part of 26 years. It's the former home of the PHX Renews community garden and part of the Phoenix Indian School. What will its future hold?
Q&AZ: Ask A Question About Arizona
Aug. 16, 2018
There should be enough water in the Colorado River to meet the demands of Southwestern states, including Arizona, and Mexico for the next year. That could change by late next year.
Aug. 15, 2018
A study led by University of Arizona may help scientists settle the contested timing of one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the last 4,000 years.
Aug. 15, 2018
According to the Arizona Commerce Authority, more than 1,200 aerospace companies operate in the state. And as the industry grows, it works on ways to expand and make Mexico one of its prime allies.
Aug. 15, 2018
Have you ever thought about spending a lot of time behind the wheel? How about driving 450,000 miles behind the wheel? That’s how much Arizona FedEx driver Mike Ortiz has driven — all without ever being in an accident.
Aug. 15, 2018
Despite the financial problems in Turkey, some analysts worry Italy’s economy could pose the bigger problem for Europe, and beyond. Desmond Lachman is one of those who’s concerned about issues in Italy.
Aug. 15, 2018
Many women who have worked in professional settings know that there can be a double bind in the workplace. You speak up, and you might face backlash from peers and supervisors. Stay on the sidelines, and you may get passed over for opportunities for advancement.
Aug. 15, 2018
The Trump administration has been criticized by the transit advocacy group Transportation for America for failing to distribute the more than $1 billion dollars appropriated by Congress for transit construction projects.
Aug. 15, 2018
An investigation by the Associated Press found several Google services on smartphones store location data even when users have turned their “location history” settings off.
Aug. 15, 2018
After 23 years on death row in Arizona, a Tucson man named Barry Jones just saw his conviction thrown out, which is very rare. Now, the state must decide if it will retry him or release him.
Aug. 15, 2018
The federal government approved Arizona’s "opportunity zones" this spring. Opportunity zones allow developers who invest in low-income areas to get tax breaks. But not everyone thinks “o-zones” will have the desired effect of helping to revitalized economically depressed areas.
Aug. 15, 2018
There’s near universal agreement in Arizona that the state needs to increase funding for K-12 education. But the proposal to increase taxes on the state’s wealthier residents is where the dramatic disagreement starts.
Aug. 15, 2018
After the #RedForEd teacher strike ended, supporters moved on to a ballot measure, called Invest in Ed. Now a mathematical distinction could determine whether Invest in Ed is allowed to even be on November’s ballot.
Aug. 15, 2018

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