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The U.S. Border Patrol is about to begin a hiring surge for thousands of agents and it’s planning to spend millions of dollars to bring them on board.
Jul. 19, 2017
Efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act appear dead, as does an effort to repeal Obamacare. Arizona’s congressional contingent is reacting to the news, and some Republicans are pointing fingers at each other while the state’s Democrats say the law needs to be repaired and not replaced.
Jul. 19, 2017
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez in a trade for a trio of prospects. While the trade is good for the Diamondbacks, it’s not a good thing for the Tigers' marketing staff.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Simply put, wastewater is defined as water that has been used in a home or business or as part of an industrial process. And since “waste” is part of the word, you can only imagine what that means it could include. But for some scientists, the process doesn’t end there.
Jul. 19, 2017
Nuclear plant
Political hacking has been all over the news over the past several months, but perhaps more quietly, hackers have also been targeting companies that operate energy facilities, including nuclear power plants.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Artificial intelligence — despite its sci-fi connections and worrisome connotations — is becoming more common. But earlier this week, tech entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk told the National Governors Association that AI is “the biggest risk we face as a civilization.”
Jul. 19, 2017
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About one in 68 kids has autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC. And there are a number of contributing factors to that. But researchers now say exposure to high levels of ozone, combined with other factors, could put kids at a higher risk of developing autism.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Have you heard of “The Widget Effect?” It’s the idea that people are interchangeable. Don’t like the results one worker is getting you? Replace them with another — and you’ll get the result you want. Sounds about right, doesn’t it? Except it doesn’t seem to work — at least not when it comes to the classroom.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Civil forfeiture involves the government seizing a suspect’s assets or property and attempting to keep it, while the suspect tries to prove his or her innocence. It’s an option that prosecutors tend to like, but a number of states, including Arizona, have enacted reforms in recent years.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Earlier this year, DHS reported that personal exemption rates are up. Arizona Department of Health Services director said there’s a lot of fear and misinformation when it comes to vaccines.
Jul. 19, 2017
Gray wolf
Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the landmark 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.
Jul. 19, 2017
Stacey Lihn
As the Senate mulls its next step on health care, community groups and constituents are keeping the pressure on Arizona’s Senator Jeff Flake.
Jul. 19, 2017
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In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke deconstruct two such terms – significance and theory – and talk about why knowing how they're used in a scientific context can help us better understand the scientific process.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Across the American West, wildfires are occurring more frequently and destroying more land than ever before.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Can Obamacare be Fixed? Answers From An ACA Architect As the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare stalls, one of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act explores the stability of the program. Jul 19, 2017
Jul. 19, 2017
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Federal officials plan to hold public meetings next month on development of a comprehensive plan for the Arizona National Scenic Trail, a route used by hikers, runners, mountain cyclists and horseback riders.
Jul. 19, 2017
David Gowan
The Arizona Attorney General's Office said Tuesday it won't prosecute former state House speaker David Gowan following a fraud investigation into expense reimbursements.
Jul. 19, 2017
Coal-fired power plants
As coal continues to lose out to natural gas and renewables, the industry is banking on research into new technologies to stay afloat. Both North Dakota and Wyoming are working to hone these technologies, working on everything from carbon capture to carbon products.
Jul. 19, 2017
Tom Horne
The former leader of Arizona's public schools defended his yearslong battle to end a popular Mexican-American history program, testifying Tuesday that he was troubled by what he described as radical instructors teaching students to be disruptive but insisting he targeted all ethnic studies programs equally.
Jul. 19, 2017
McClintock Pool in summer 2017
For the first time in six years, Tempe’s McClintock Pool is open again to the public, and the city is finishing up an aquatics-needs assessment that will help determine priorities over the next several years.
Jul. 19, 2017

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