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Settlement Reached In Case Of  Farm Accused Of Mistreating Workers
A West Valley farm accused of forcing guest workers to live in deadly conditions has settled a lawsuit brought last year by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Apr. 30, 2018
U.S. Clamps Down On Mexican Journalist
The legal team for a Mexican reporter and his son detained after fleeing to the U.S., trying to seek asylum, says the U.S. government is now trying to stifle further information from being released to the public.
Apr. 30, 2018
St. Mary
As school closures continue this week, organizations are stepping up to provide meals to students who aren’t in class. St. Mary’s Food Bank has joined the list of those offering food.
Apr. 30, 2018
Tinder Fire Burns Several Homes, Forces Many To Evacuate
A wildfire forced 10 northern Arizona communities to evacuate Sunday night. An unknown number of structures have burned, many of them homes.
Apr. 30, 2018
Arizona Has Fifth Highest Rate Of Fatal Hit-And-Runs
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has been exploring the prevalence of hit-and-run crashes in the U.S. Per capita, Arizona has the fifth highest rate of fatal hit-and-run crashes across the country.
Apr. 30, 2018
How Arizona Towns Prepare For Wildfire Season
As cities, towns and counties get ready for wildfire season, the Sonoran Institute is working to help them plan for this year — and beyond.
Apr. 30, 2018
On The Ledge: What Exactly Is In Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has announced that he and his fellow lawmakers have reached a deal on raising teacher pay to requested levels. But a phrase we’ve heard a lot recently comes to mind: the devil is in the details.
Apr. 30, 2018
The Takeaway: Migrant Caravan Denigrated by President Trump Arrives in California
On Sunday, between Tijuana, Mexico, and California, about 400 migrants claimed asylum along the U.S. border. They’re part of the caravan of Central American migrants, mostly from Honduras and El Salvador, whose route has become international news because of the ire they’ve drawn from President Trump.
Apr. 30, 2018
Yuma Farmer Says Tainted Romaine Lettuce Now Off Shelves
When an E. Coli outbreak happens, much of the investigative work falls on the CDC and FDA to figure out what the common element is between sick people scattered across the country. They work backwards to find how and where the foodstuff was handled.
Apr. 30, 2018
Risk Of Catastrophic Arizona Megafire Grows
Considering our long-term drought and an especially dry winter, the risk is growing for a catastrophic mega-fire in the summer. Red flag warnings are already in effect, meaning conditions are ripe for fires in many areas of the state.
Apr. 30, 2018
Potential Buyer Eyes Navajo Generating Station
The Navajo Generating Station could be closed next year, potentially leading to the loss of many jobs on the Navajo Nation. However, late last week, news emerged that there is legitimate interest from at least one buyer — but the odds still seem long that a deal will be reached.
Apr. 30, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: May Day And North Korea
In international news this week, all eyes are on North Korea as we look ahead to talks between that country and the U.S. But, there are a few other important stories happening around the globe this week.
Apr. 30, 2018
Boas Discusses Ideas For Arizona Education Funding
The Show checked in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment that focuses on big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Apr. 30, 2018
Economist Weighs In On Ducey
With the newly proposed Invest In Education Act, supporters want to avoid a sales tax hike as a vehicle for funding schools. The other plan, Gov. Ducey’s 20x2020 plan, takes a different approach, though funding sources for that remain unclear.
Apr. 30, 2018
Arizona Group Seeking Signatures For Invest In Education Act
Multiple ballot measures have been introduced as possible ways to address the K-12 funding shortage in Arizona. One of them has become an official effort, and the group behind the Invest in Education Act will need to get more than 150,000 valid signatures in the next couple of months to get it on the November ballot.
Apr. 30, 2018
Realtors
Fifty years ago this month, in 1968, the Fair Housing Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. At the height of the civil rights movement, the law provided broad protections for minorities who were looking for a place to live.
Apr. 30, 2018
Investigation Reveals Problems With DCS Registry
The Arizona Department of Child Safety keeps a list of names of people who should not be around children called the Central Registry and is supposed to catalog individuals with proven reports of child abuse.
Apr. 30, 2018
Can AZ Teachers, Lawmakers Learn From OK
Just a few weeks ago, Oklahoma teachers spent nine days rallying at the state capitol for more school funding. But teachers there called off their walkout without getting the Oklahoma Legislature to meet all of their demands.
Apr. 30, 2018
Goldwater Institute VP Explains Threat Against Teachers
As the #RedForEd strike continues to affect thousands of Arizona students, some are calling the entire act of walking out illegal.
Apr. 30, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Say Budget Deal Is Ready To Hatch
There’s been a lot of criticism surrounding Governor Ducey’s new budget deal, with some asking where the money would come from for a proposed teacher pay increase. Arizona’s House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said the precise language of the deal should be released early this week.
Apr. 30, 2018

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