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Why is hard to say no? Why don't we take into account the opportunity cost when we're considering our options? While saying yes is very important, we might be too prone toward saying yes to things when we should be saying no.
May. 31, 2017
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On Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe must "take its fate into its own hands," implying that continent can no longer rely on the U.S. and the U.K. as allies.
May. 31, 2017
metorite found in Arizona
About a year ago, a big ball of light shot across the early morning sky and was seen over many areas of the Southwest. And the meteorite that fell that morning has been determined to be really, really rare.
May. 31, 2017
Researchers have completed the first full genome map of the Mojave desert tortoise. The data and could aid conservation of the threatened species, fill in blanks in the reptile’s evolutionary history and, perhaps, offer clues to improving human health and longevity.
May. 31, 2017
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The head of the Arizona Corporation Commission argues for tighter regulation ahead and commissioner appointments ahead.
May. 31, 2017
Congress Elementary
Imagine trying to run an entire school using internet speeds that max out at three megabits per second. At that bandwidth, doing simple tasks can be frustratingly slow for teachers. For many rural schools in Arizona, this is a daily reality.
May. 31, 2017
Wallow Fire
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will restrict campfires, smoking and fireworks in three more counties starting Thursday.
May. 31, 2017
Tucson Unified School District
Tucson Unified School District plans to continue Arizona’s largest free meal program during the summer break.
May. 31, 2017
Mesa’s light rail extension from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road will cost about $21.4 million more than was originally budgeted. Mesa City Council will decide whether to approve an additional expenditure at its regular meeting Monday.
May. 31, 2017
Utility company Salt River Project knows the demand for power in Chandler’s Price Road Corridor is growing. What it still has to determine is how to meet it. SRP is considering several routes for new power lines including Ellis Road and Price Road.
May. 31, 2017
In order to attract more than 1,100 new jobs to downtown Phoenix, the city is crafting a big parking deal. To convince Quicken Loans to move downtown, Phoenix has to offer an equal number of city-owned parking spaces.
May. 30, 2017
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President Trump has pitched a $1 trillion infrastructure plan — the money would pay to repair roads, bridges, tunnels and airports, among other things. Within that proposal is funding for something called the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. It’s a program run out of the EPA, which provides low-cost supplemental loans for specific projects.
May. 30, 2017
Arizona voters approved Proposition 206 last November, and the higher minimum wage it contained has already taken effect. But the provision promising paid sick leave for workers kicks in on July 1. The state Industrial Commission is working to issue guidelines for how that’ll work.
May. 30, 2017
Financial jobs office
And now to a story about another major effect our education system has on our state: business. The BBC recently reported that financial jobs on Wall Street aren’t expanding the way they used to. Instead, companies in states like Texas and, yes, Arizona are seeing the rise in financial jobs.
May. 30, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
Last week, Gov. Ducey signed a $1 billion university-bonding package. Here with us to talk about that is John Arnold, vice president for business management and financial affairs at the Arizona Board of Regents, and Jeff Gadd, the interim chief financial officer at the Roosevelt Elementary School District in Phoenix.
May. 30, 2017
St. Mary's Food Bank volunteers
A recent study from Johns Hopkins University highlighted just how many important nutrients necessary for a healthy diet end up in the landfill every single year. And that thought led us to think about how that might affect St. Mary’s Food Bank, which gathers and distributes food throughout Arizona.
May. 30, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are 8 million stories in the naked city."
May. 30, 2017
graduation
Debate about charter schools versus public schools continues in our state, but what does the data actually show about how successful these schools are? The Arizona Department of Education recently released the four-year graduation data from 2015.
May. 30, 2017
Medical marijuana
Tempe City Council voted 4-2 last week to lift the limit of two medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
May. 30, 2017
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At the college level, relationships between coaches and student-athletes are supposed to be off-limits. There are countless exceptions, and those will sometimes result in disturbing outcomes. The situation between former University of Arizona assistant track and field coach Craig Carter and athlete Baillie Gibson fits into that category.
May. 30, 2017

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