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Robert Brutinel To Serve As Next Chief Justice Of AZ Supreme Court
The justices of the Arizona Supreme Court have elected a new chief. Robert Brutinel will take over from current Chief Justice Scott Bales on July 1.
Nov. 19, 2018
Nonmedical Vaccination Exemptions On The Rise In Western States
Eighteen states, including Arizona, allow nonmedical exemptions from school immunization requirements, which has led to falling vaccination rates in twelve of those states. A study by the Baylor College of Medicine shows Arizona in the crosshairs.
Nov. 19, 2018
Ducey Appoints Fred DuVal To Arizona Board Of Regents
Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a former political rival — Fred DuVal — to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Board of Regents.
Nov. 19, 2018
Survey: News Literacy Changes Based On College Education, Attitude
A recent survey analyzed news literacy among about 5,000 people in three communities. College education and attitude toward news were factors in being able to spot fake headlines.
Nov. 19, 2018
Antarctic Melting Slows Atmospheric Warming, Speeds Sea Level Rise
Newly published research led by the University of Arizona shows how the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will affect future climate.
Nov. 19, 2018
NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site
Following five years of research and discussion, NASA announced today that it has winnowed down 64 candidates to one landing site for the Mars 2020 rover, slated to launch in July 2020.
Nov. 19, 2018
ASU Sends Impound Notice To Electric Scooter Companies
Any electric scooters found on ASU property will be impounded, carrying a $100 fee per scooter.
Nov. 19, 2018
Law Group Helps Women Considering Self-Induced Abortions
There are expectations that certain states will continue to implement some kind of restrictions on abortion — including those that are medical or self-induced. It’s in this environment that the Self-Induced Abortion legal team has introduced a helpline for women who are worried about facing legal problems.
Nov. 19, 2018
Boas On Thanksgiving Quirks
For the past several months, we’ve discussed politics and the election season. But since this is a major holiday week, Arizona Republic editorial director Phil Boas wrote a column about some quirky Thanksgiving history.
Nov. 19, 2018
 BBC Look-Ahead: From Brexit To Venezuelan Refugees
Last week was a dramatic one for the U.K. with Brexit negotiations on the line. Menwhile, in Venezuela, there will be a regional meeting to discuss the refugee crisis.
Nov. 19, 2018
Veterans Urge Lawmakers To Protect America
Veterans often advocate on Capitol Hill for VA reform or for the continuation of the GI Bill. Last week, a group of veterans went to Congress to advocate for something else: the wilderness.
Nov. 19, 2018
President Trump Sent Marines To The Border. What Are They Doing There?
The first people from the migrant caravan began arriving at the Southern border last week, and while most of the thousands of migrants are still weeks away, President Trump has said he will meet their arrival with some 15,000 troops.
Nov. 19, 2018
New Book Sheds Light On Long History Of Hopi Runners
The Hopi people have a long history of running, and in his new book, Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert tells the story of some of the Hopi runners who made history in the early 1900’s.
Nov. 19, 2018
Are Scooters Destroying Cities Or Saving Them?
Electric scooters have been popping up across the Valley while cities are still trying to figure out how to regulate dockless bikes. The University of Arizona has banned the scooters on its campus and ASU has the same prohibition in place in Tempe. Scottsdale and the City of Tempe, meanwhile, are allowing them, with some conditions.
Nov. 19, 2018
Arizona State Parks Shaken Up After Director Firing
Arizona State Parks Director Sue Black faced numerous investigations into her management practices during her three-and-half-year appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey. But it was a recent investigation stemming from former department archaeologists’ charges that prompted her firing on Friday.
Nov. 19, 2018
What Were The Deciding Issues In The November Elections?
Whether the “Blue Wave” actually happened on November 6 may be a matter of semantics. But Democrats did do very well in picking up more than 30 U.S. House seats, reclaiming a majority in that body. What were the factors?
Nov. 19, 2018
The Struggle To Save Vaquitas, The World
The vaquita marina, or little sea cow, is the most endangered marine mammal in the world, with fewer than 30 left in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. At this critical moment for the nearly-extinct porpoise, activists, scientists and legal fishermen are trying to do everything they can to protect the small porpoise.
Nov. 19, 2018
The Pulse: The Skinny On Skin — How Runners Protect Their Skin
Skin’s our biggest organ — and does lots of hard work keeping us healthy — but still, it doesn’t get much respect. We hear how runners protect their skin from sweat, weather — and their greatest nemesis: chafing.
Nov. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Amazon Has A Tech Talent Pipeline Planned For Queens, But Is It Enough?
Amazon clearly stands to benefit from coming to New York, but what do New Yorkers get out of the deal? Today, we look at how Amazon could make real, substantive change in Long Island City — and whether what they have planned is enough.
Nov. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: The Camp Fire Creates A Humanitarian Crisis
When a fire takes everything you own, where do you go? That question is on the minds of more than 10,000 families who have lost their homes in the Camp Fire, in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.
Nov. 19, 2018

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