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New Policy Addresses Arizona
“It is important that we have the flexibility to enter in partnerships with private entities and commercial entities,” said John Arnold, the executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents which oversees the colleges.
Dec. 18, 2018
Arizona Cities To Use EPA Funds To Restore Outdated Pipes, Arsenic Issues
This fund program acts like a bank by providing low interest loans to eligible recipients, such as the cities of Safford and Prescott.
Dec. 18, 2018
Causes Of Gray Wolves
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is confirming that a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been found dead this year in New Mexico and Arizona.
Dec. 18, 2018
How Tempe Plans To Keep A Low-Cost Pre-School Program Going
Tempe started offering a free pre-school program to low-income families last year, but to keep the program going the city will next year start charging some families.
Dec. 18, 2018
U.S. To Invest $10.6B To Address Central American Migration
The U.S. government is pledging to $10.6 billion in public and private funds toward economic development in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, in an attempt to address the causes of migration from the region.
Dec. 18, 2018
The Future Of College Looks More Diverse Than Ever
Nearly 20 million students were projected to attend American colleges and universities in this year’s fall semester. That’s about five million more students than in the year 2000, but lower than the peak of about 21 million students in the fall of 2010.
Dec. 18, 2018
Series Shines Light On Charter School Gamble In Arizona
Today, charter schools are a force in our state. And, as The Arizona Republic’s Craig Harris has been reporting all year, the massive industry is creating millionaires and raising questions about self-dealing and regulation.
Dec. 18, 2018
What
The open enrollment period for buying health care policies on the Affordable Care Act marketplace has ended, and there are still adults who do not have health insurance.
Dec. 18, 2018
Report Reveals Increase In Homelessness Since 2017
Despite low unemployment rates, and an economy that's chugging along, more Americans are homeless this year than in 2017. How does a new HUD report reflect what’s happening here on the ground in Arizona?
Dec. 18, 2018
Could The U.S. Be Headed Towards Another Recession?
If you look at retail sales, industrial production and employment, the U.S. economy is doing well.
Dec. 18, 2018
Regulators Used Potentially Inaccurate Tire Safety Data Until 2015
For years, federal traffic safety officials reported that there were around 200 deaths a year in the country from tire-related crashes. Then, in 2015, that number jumped to more than 700.
Dec. 18, 2018
For The 2020 Elections, It May Help To Look Back At History
Even though the 2018 midterms are barely in our rear-view mirrors, there are already polls out looking at the 2020 presidential primary on the Democratic side, and candidates up and down the ballot are starting to line up for the next elections.
Dec. 18, 2018
ASU School On A Quest To Elevate Civil Discussions
The quest for civil discussion — disagreeing without being disagreeable, as the old saying goes — is an ongoing effort. And one that a lot of people believe has been made more difficult because of the current administration and barbs that are tossed around on social media.
Dec. 18, 2018
What Is The Fate Of The State Parks
Sue Black, former Arizona State Parks Director, faced numerous investigations into her management practices during her three and a half year appointment. She has been replaced on an interim basis by Ted Vogt, but the investigations into Black’s tenure are continuing.
Dec. 18, 2018
Martha McSally Appointed To U.S. Senate
On Tuesday morning, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Martha McSally to the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. Jon Kyl. Chuck Coughlin of HighGround joined The Show to talk about this.
Dec. 18, 2018
The Takeaway: A Familiar Story — Abuse Concealed By The Catholic Church
This next story is disturbingly familiar: an investigation into a long history of concealed sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Only this time those who were targeted included women and girls in native communities in Alaska and Indian reservations across the Northwest.
Dec. 18, 2018
Arizona Farmers Eye Drought-Friendly Hemp
A new federal law legalizing the growing of hemp comes not a moment too soon as Arizona farmers are likely to be looking for crops that don't need as much water.
Dec. 18, 2018
The Pulse: Understanding Violence
On this episode of The Pulse, we examine violence — what sparks it, how it spreads, and where it can lead.
Dec. 18, 2018
Trump Administration Moves To Ban Bump Stocks
The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March.
Dec. 18, 2018
Homeless Rates Up In Phoenix, Across U.S.
More Americans are homeless than this time last year, despite a low unemployment rate. The count in the Phoenix area was nearly 6,300, up 12 percent from the previous year.
Dec. 18, 2018

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