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Number Of Uninsured Children In Arizona On The Rise
The number of uninsured children in Arizona is on the rise. A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Family found that the state now has the third highest rate of uninsured kids in the country.
Oct. 30, 2019
Phoenix To Install Water Pipeline Near 24th St. And Lincoln
Phoenix is in the early stages of a water pipe installation project near state Route 51. The project, which is scheduled to start in 2021, will ensure water access to some north Phoenix communities.
Oct. 30, 2019
Data Provider To Close Tucson Office, Lay Off 245 Employees
A New Jersey-based data company has announced plans to close one of its Arizona offices, leaving 245 employees without a job.
Oct. 30, 2019
Tucson Company, UA Working On Giant Magellan Telescope
Work from the University of Arizona will be reflected in the mirrors of the Giant Magellan Telescope — mirrors that are described as the world’s largest.
Oct. 30, 2019
Arizona Kids Testing Better In Past 10 Years, But More Needs To Be Done
The latest results from the test known as the "nation’s report card" show Arizona fourth-graders made improvements in math between 2017 and 2019, but are still below the national average. Meanwhile, eighth-graders did worse in reading over those years.
Oct. 30, 2019
Researcher: Money Alone Wont Fix AZ Special Education Gap
Arizona has an education funding problem, but it might not be exactly what just came to your mind.
Oct. 30, 2019
What The Future Looks Like For Coal-Reliant Communities
With the closure of the Navajo Generating Station, many questions remain for those who relied on the station to generate jobs and energy. Coal is dying across the country as cleaner energy options become a reality, and communities are left looking for alternatives.
Oct. 30, 2019
Is It Better To Buy Green Or Buy Less?
A new study from the University of Arizona asked whether it’s better to buy green or just buy less when thinking about both the environment and our own happiness.
Oct. 30, 2019
NCAA Moves Forward With Endorsement Rules For Student-Athletes
College athletes may soon be able to sign shoe deals and be paid for the use of their likeness.
Oct. 30, 2019
Consumerism As Self-Care: Is That Healthy?
When you spend money on something that isn’t a necessity, how does it make you feel? Is there a burst of positive energy or a sense that you’ve lifted yourself out of the doldrums — even for just a few minutes?
Oct. 30, 2019
Haunted Phoenix: The Phoenix Theatre Company
Phoenix has a deep, interesting history. And, that includes some more spooky stories. Ghosts, mostly nice, still roam the halls of some of our most well-known locations. And, leading up to Halloween, The Show visited three of them for the series "Haunted Phoenix." Today, The Phoenix Theatre Company.
Oct. 30, 2019
AZ Takes Back Duty Of Paying For Juvenile Corrections
During the Great Recession, state revenues fell dramatically, and as lawmakers were cutting the state budget, they passed off some costs to Arizona’s 15 counties. But this year, lawmakers took back the responsibility of paying for that agency from all but the state’s two biggest counties: Maricopa and Pima.
Oct. 30, 2019
Downtown Mesa Sees A Hyperlocal Development Boom
In downtown Mesa, you won't see the kind of tall buildings there you might see in downtown Phoenix. Instead, the growth in this part of the Valley has been slower and more intentional.
Oct. 30, 2019
The Takeaway: Understanding the Key Witnesses in the Impeachment Investigation
Another handful of witnesses will appear before House committees this week as part of the impeachment inquiry. Testifying in the inquiry can mean taking on big risks and incurring high costs.
Oct. 30, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Talk About Happiness?
Many people chase after goals that seem to them important and promising — getting into the right college, getting the dream job, moving to a big house. But what do you really need to be happy? To have a sense of fulfillment and joy? And why is it important?
Oct. 30, 2019
Hudbay Minerals Will Appeal Ban On Copper Mine Project
Executives from Hudbay Minerals have been forming an appeal to a federal district court ruling in July. It stopped the Canadian mining company from building the $1.9 billion open-pit Rosemont Copper Mine in Arizona.
Oct. 30, 2019
Office Manager Accused Of Embezzling More Than $300K
An Arizona grand jury indicted a Prescott office manager for a medical center on more than 60 felony charges related to fraud. The jury ruled to indict Terri Rolston of Surprise on the multiple felony charges for reportedly embezzling more than $300,000.
Oct. 30, 2019
Ballot Measure Proposes Sweeping Election Law Changes
A sweeping ballot measure unveiled Wednesday would legalize automatic and same-day voter registration in Arizona, while also restricting the dollar amounts individuals and political committees can contribute to candidates.
Oct. 30, 2019
Indigenous Initiative Seeks To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate
In Arizona, Native American women are dying of pregnancy-related causes at a rate four times higher than those of white women. And most of those deaths could have been prevented. That’s according to a recent study by the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now there’s a Navajo midwife doing something about it.
Committee On Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Gets Public Input
Oct. 30, 2019
In Mexico, Murders Of Journalists Go Unpunished
Mexico continues to be one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to prosecuting the murder of journalists, according to a list released Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Oct. 29, 2019

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