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A lot of the water we use everyday in the Valley — for everything from agriculture to taking a shower — comes from groundwater basins. But the Eloy and Maricopa-Stanfield groundwater basins in Arizona, which encompass most of the corridor between Phoenix and Tucson, is facing a supply and demand problem.
Sep. 28, 2017
xray
A couple of months ago, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that had looked at the brains of 111 deceased National Football League players. But this week, a study by Boston University was published that researchers hope could lead to massive, rapid progress.
Sep. 28, 2017
Anne Ryman
The University of Arizona has started the process of firing an assistant men’s basketball coach who’s been arrested as part of an FBI investigation. Anne Ryman covers higher education for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com and has reported on this, and she joins us now.
Sep. 28, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
Navajo leaders say the tribe has a potential buyer for its coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona. It’s set to retire in two years unless a new owner can be found by Oct. 1.
Sep. 28, 2017
Great Hearts Academies
One of Arizona’s largest charter school networks has abandoned a controversial land deal with the city of Scottsdale. On Thursday, Great Hearts Academies announced that it has found another location for its new athletic facilities.
Sep. 28, 2017
MD Helicopters
A company located in Mesa was awarded a windfall contract from the Army for almost $1.4 billion this week. MD Helicopters will now need to hire over 100 new workers to build 150 helicopters over the next five years — 30 of those going to the Afghan Air Force.
Sep. 28, 2017
Puerto Rico is still dealing with power outages, more than a week after Hurricane Maria swept through the island. But backup plans are in the works, and Nathan Johnson is helping build them. He’s an assistant professor in the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU and works on microgrids.
Sep. 28, 2017
DACA application
President Trump’s announcement that he will eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, has caused significant worries for recipients and their families. It also gave Congress a tight deadline for deciding how to keep the popular program growing — or even expanding it. Now we’re hearing about a more conservative approach put forward by two Republican Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and James Lankford of Oklahoma. They’re calling it the Succeed Act.
Sep. 28, 2017
The group behind the effort to vote down the state’s expanded school voucher program has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit, which aims to kick the measure off the ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office certified Save Our Schools Arizona collected enough valid signatures to put the new law on hold until voters weigh in next November, but the lawsuit could still derail that effort.
Sep. 28, 2017
A new national poll is out with results reflecting on many of Southwest’s most pressing issues. An overwhelming majority say DACA recipients should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and apply for citizenship.
Sep. 28, 2017
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Jill Watson had a stint as a TA at Georgia Tech, but none of her students seemed to notice that she wasn't human. Could artificial intelligence replace teachers in the classroom?
Sep. 28, 2017
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Behind the scenes, former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn has been working to pave the way for Trump’s tax plan.
Sep. 28, 2017
Tolleson Carvana inspection center
The Tolleson center will employ 100 people initially, with plans to create up to 500 jobs in the next few years.
Sep. 28, 2017
Franciso Heredia
The Mesa City Council has appointed a replacement for Ryan Winkle in the city’s third district.
Sep. 28, 2017
Little girl
Gender stereotypes are still a part of our everyday lives, and those deeply affect girls and boys across the globe. And while they begin at an extremely early age, their deep and extended impact truly reveals itself at puberty.
Sep. 28, 2017
Reporting Hate
Discrimination takes on many forms. It can be blatant and degrading. This is the story of what happens to two sisters from a small town when they go to the big city.
Sep. 28, 2017
ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains
The Arizona Humane Society wants to put protection for mountain lion and other wildcats on next election ballot.
Sep. 28, 2017
The University of Arizona is reviewing allegations in a criminal complaint made against one of its basketball coaches.
Sep. 28, 2017
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A working internet connection is a prerequisite for all most every form of communication, but it has long been unavailable while flying. That is changing.
Sep. 28, 2017
The Maricopa County medical examiner has confirmed there were no signs of foul play in the death of Fake News blogger Paul Horner.
Sep. 28, 2017

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