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Southwestern States Among Nation
Newly released KIDS COUNT data show that about two-thirds of American students don't read proficiently by the fourth grade.
Jan. 29, 2014
Voter Registrations Up, But Mostly Without Party Affiliation
The number of people registered to vote in Arizona is on the rise.
Jan. 29, 2014
Sinema Looks Ahead To House Immigration Reform Prospects
A Democratic perspective on the State of the Union from Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
Jan. 29, 2014
Lawmakers Debate Spending Millions Of State Tax Dollars To Fund 2015 Super Bowl
State lawmakers are ready to debate whether taxpayers across Arizona should help Glendale pay the costs of hosting next year’s Super Bowl.
Jan. 29, 2014
Committee Approves Spending $100,000 On Legal Costs Of Lawmakers Supporting SB 1070
A bill to allow $100,000 in state spending to pay the legal costs of lawmakers who support SB 1070 has been approved in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Jan. 29, 2014
Glendale Has A Chance At Hosting NCAAs Final Four
Glendale is in the running to host the Final Four round of the NCAA basketball tournament between 2017 and 2020.
Jan. 29, 2014
Payment In Lieu Of Taxes Funds On The Way
Arizona counties are breathing a sigh of relief. The federal government had not decided if the federal land funds they give counties every year would be allocated this time around, but just recently the agencies got word that it is coming.
Jan. 29, 2014
Senate Panel Approves Immediate Funding For Child Welfare Workers
A panel of state lawmakers Tuesday approved a plan to fund new child welfare workers.
Jan. 28, 2014
Hopeful For State Of The Union Address
The president is expected to talk about many issues on Tuesday night in the State of the Union address, but some are listening for President Obama to address specific concerns from last year.
Jan. 28, 2014
Sen. John McCain Responds To Censure
U.S. Sen. John McCain said he is thinking of running for the Senate again. McCain credits his party’s censure against him as his motivation.
Jan. 28, 2014
Allegiant To End Route At Gateway Airport
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is losing a route as of next month.
Jan. 28, 2014
Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony
Six vacant federal judge posts in Arizona are now one step closer to being filled. The Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. heard testimony on Tuesday on six nominees to the federal district court bench in Arizona.
Jan. 28, 2014
SCOTUS Gives Green Light To Texas Water Suit Against New Mexico
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Texas can move forward on a water lawsuit against New Mexico. The state of Texas alleges New Mexico is not delivering its share of Rio Grande water under a 1938 compact.
Jan. 28, 2014
State Sen. John McComish Wont Seek Another Term
Arizona’s Senate Majority Leader has announced he won’t run for re-election this fall. John McComish faced a Tea Party challenge in the Republican primary.
Jan. 28, 2014
Measure Would Allow Religion As A Justification For Actions
A bill that would allow you to invoke your religion as a defense in court has cleared a state Senate Committee and is headed to the floor.
Jan. 28, 2014
Small Plane Crashes On Ranch Near Wikieup
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board are investigating the crash of a small plane, which was attempting to take off from a private airstrip on a ranch near Wikieup.
Jan. 28, 2014
7 In 10 Arizona Fourth Graders Read Below Grade Level
A new study finds more than seven in 10 Arizona fourth graders are reading below grade level, and the reading gap between higher and lower-income students is growing wider.
Jan. 28, 2014
Lawmakers Push To Remove Ban On Growing Hemp
The problem is the Arizona criminal code makes it a crime for anyone without a doctor’s recommendation to grow or possess marijuana, and hemp is a form of the same plant.
Jan. 28, 2014
Sam Pickering On How To Teach And Not Dead Poets Society
"I looked in the mirror the other day and I said, 'My God, what happened to that handsome young man? Who is this grizzled b-a-s-t-a-r-d staring at me?'" Interview by John Dankosky, 2012.
Jan. 28, 2014
Funding Next Years Super Bowl
This year’s Super Bowl in New Jersey is less than a week away. The city of Glendale will host next year’s Super Bowl.
Jan. 28, 2014

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