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early ballot for Maricopa County
Republican lawmakers proposed a second measure to increase barriers for citizens trying to place an initiative on the ballot.
Feb. 21, 2017
Some bus riders in Phoenix will soon get a price break. Starting July 1, riders who buy all-day passes when they board the bus will pay the same amount as riders who pre-purchase passes at kiosks or retail outlets.
Feb. 21, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
Arizona parents and teachers went to the Capitol Monday to request a public hearing on the upcoming state budget.
Feb. 21, 2017
The Mexican government almost doubled its imports of major weapons in the last five years, and a majority of those weapons came from the United States.
Feb. 21, 2017
Cotton Farm
As development in Arizona’s cities and suburbs increases, the number of farms in Arizona is keeping pace. The U. S. Department of Agriculture counted more farms last year than the year before.
Feb. 21, 2017
Autonomous vehicles
Driverless cars will be key to driving the success of a new economic plan for the Valley. Autonomous vehicles are among four industries that the Greater Phoenix Economic Council thinks will establish the region as a leader in the Internet of Things and sensor technology applications.
Feb. 21, 2017
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Prescott’s boom in sober living homes for recovering addicts has prompted regulations, including limits on how close the group homes can be to each other. Federal investigations on whether those ordinances are constitutional have been closed.
Feb. 21, 2017
Mexican soldiers work in the mountains of Sinaloa
The U.S. Congressional Research Service says intelligence cooperation between Mexico and the United States has become closer in the last decade on issues important to both countries such as illegal immigration, border security, drugs and human trafficking. But that critical intelligence relationship may be under examination in Mexico.
Feb. 21, 2017
Another education bill is on the move to help Arizona veterans and their families. The House bill expands in-state tuition status to family members of veterans killed in the line of duty since 9/11.
Feb. 20, 2017
Donald Trump
As President Trump prepares to issue another executive order on immigration, Arizona’s congressional delegation is offering differing views of how he has handled the edict thus far.
Feb. 20, 2017
Maricopa County Attorney's Office
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is changing the way it works with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The policy change came after a consultation with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Feb. 20, 2017
Scottsdale-based Delta International Oil and Gas announced last week it is ending its Latin American operation. The company operates entirely in Argentina, and has focused on finding and acquiring potential oil wells for future production.
Feb. 20, 2017
About 100 educators and education advocates gathered for a rally on the Capitol lawn Monday to demand more funding for Arizona’s public education system. The group also wants leaders in the House and Senate to schedule public hearings on the budget before it gets final approval.
Feb. 20, 2017
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Phoenix-based mining giant Freeport McMoRan announced today that it has failed to reach an export agreement with Indonesia that would allow the company to resume exporting copper ore for production.
Feb. 20, 2017
Let's travel now to a small town, a fictitious town but one that may sound familiar — La Esquinita, U.S.A. Ruben Gonzalez, an actor and writer, writes and stars in the one-man show "La Esquinita, U.S.A."
Feb. 20, 2017
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Earlier this year, researchers from the University of Cambridge published findings on skeletal remains found in Kenya. Bioarchaeologist and ASU Professor Christopher Stojanowski questioned whether warfare was indeed involved and, along with colleagues, submitted a response to Nature.
Feb. 20, 2017
Once a week, we check in with the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones for a preview of international news.
Feb. 20, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive
A county judge in Washington Struck down a challenge to the constitutionality of the state's Charter school law. Education Scholar Jamie Utt provides some background and speculates on the timing of the release.
Feb. 20, 2017
Executive power has expanded and contracted over time. But what does the Constitution actually say about the power of the presidency?
Feb. 20, 2017
Greg McKay
The Department of Child Safety says there has been a significant turnaround in dealing with backlogged cases over the past 18 months. Now the agency is moving toward a new policy that would have caseworkers seek a court order before removing a child from a home. We spoke with DCS Director Greg McKay about the proposed change.
Feb. 20, 2017

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