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Dark Money Debate Rages On In Arizona
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich must decide whether it’s legal for voters to impose "dark money" bans in local campaigns. But, the effort to combat dirty money continues.
March 26, 2019
ACA Could Be Struck Down After Court Ruling
In a filing Monday night in a New Orleans federal appeals court, the Trump Administration launched a new offensive against the Affordable Care Act. It introduced a more aggressive, broader position that has the Department of Justice moving to strike down the entire ACA.
March 26, 2019
An Autopsy Of Arizonas Charter School Reform And Oversight Bill
On March 14, the Arizona Senate passed a charter school reform and oversight bill sponsored State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee. The bill targeted charter rules, the first attempted since 1994. But Monday, House Speaker Rusty Bowers put the brakes on that effort.
March 26, 2019
Arizona Is The Third Fastest Growing Economy In The U.S.
Arizona’s economy is the third fastest growing in the country, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Ranked first and second are Washington and Utah, respectively.
March 26, 2019
Biography Documents The Legacy Of Sandra Day OConnor
A new biography about Justice O’Connor has just been released that digs into her professional and personal sides. It’s called "First," and the author is former Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas. The Show spoke with Thomas while he was in the Valley.
March 26, 2019
The Takeaway: Will The Mueller Report Shift Public Trust In American Institutions?
Now that the special counsel’s investigation has wrapped up, has it impacted the trust that Americans place in our country’s institutions?
March 26, 2019
SRP Still Debating How To Handle Rates For Solar Customers
If you’re an SRP customer, you may be paying a few dollars less each month starting in May. The rate decrease was approved at a meeting Monday. But the utility’s board of directors were split over what to do about rates for solar customers.
March 26, 2019
Arizonans Support Raising Taxes To Pay For Public Education
Nearly two-thirds of Arizonans say they’d vote to increase their taxes to get more money to public education. That’s among the findings of a new survey commissioned by Stand For Children Arizona, which also finds 88 percent of Arizonans believe public schools need more money.
March 26, 2019
Political Observers React To Ruben Gallegos Election Decision
Many political observers were looking ahead to early April, because that’s when Congressman Ruben Gallego was expected to announce that he was going to enter the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate to run against Mark Kelly.
March 26, 2019
White House To Investigate Sexual Abuse At IHS
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday his administration would form a task force to find out how a pediatrician was allowed to abuse Native American boys for years, while working for the Indian Health Service.
March 26, 2019
Mandatory Dyslexia Screening One Step Closer To Reality
Legislation to zero in on dyslexia early in a student’s career received unanimous approval from the Arizona House Education Committee on Monday.
March 26, 2019
California Grower Recalls Avocados Over Possible Listeria
Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California. The company says they were sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New Hampshire.
March 26, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Doesnt AZ Have A Bottle Deposit Program?
Ten states have beverage container deposit programs, where customers pay 5 to 10 cents per bottle or can and then get the money back for recycling them — but Arizona does not have a program.
March 26, 2019
Condemned Tohono Oodham School Reopens
In December, the Bureau of Indian Affairs staff shutdown the Santa Rosa Ranch School in Sells after finding many problems including asbestos in the floors, broken windows and electrical circuits and smoke detectors that didn't work.
March 26, 2019
Rural Juvenile Detention Center Schools Seek More Money
There’s a statewide push to incarcerate fewer young people and juvenile crime is dropping. Nonetheless, last year more than 1,000 Arizona young people attended at least one day of school in a rural juvenile detention center.
More Arizona Education News
March 26, 2019
Arizona Charter School Reform Stopped In House
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers blocked the advancement of a bill that would begin to reform the state's charter school regulations. Sen. Kate Brophy McGee called her proposal to change the oversight of charter schools a compromise.
March 25, 2019
Patients Of Closed Hospitals Can Get Records
Former patients of Gilbert Hospital and Florence Hospital at Anthem can get copies of their medical records — but not for long. Both locations closed last year after their owner, New Vision Health, LLC, filed for bankruptcy protection.
March 25, 2019
Mexico Is A Dangerous Place For Journalists
In the past 10 years, 28 journalists have been killed in Mexico as retaliation for their work, that’s according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Jan-Albert Hootsen, with the CPJ, says Mexico has the highest rate of crime against journalists in the Western Hemisphere.
March 25, 2019
Women Of The West: Part 3, Ruth Reinhold
March is Women’s History Month, and Arizona boasts of many women who’ve made history both here and on the national stage. It’s easy to name the Sandra Day O'Connors and Rose Moffords — but what about those who are lesser known? One of those women is aviator Ruth Reinhold.
March 25, 2019
Arizona Bill Offering Lower Tuition For DREAMers Is Dead
Earlier this session, GOP Arizona Sen. Heather Carter introduced a bill that would create a new tuition level at Arizona’s public universities, for so-called "DREAMers" and other students who do not qualify for in-state tuition, but have graduated from Arizona high schools. But now, it looks like that bill is dead.
March 25, 2019

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