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Genetic Data Inspires Rethinking Of Corn Domestication
Corn, or maize, took a 9,000-year journey of domestication on its way to our holiday tables. But new research suggests that the path took more twists and turns than once thought.
Dec. 19, 2018
Mexican Border Minimum Wage Set To Double Jan. 1
The minimum wage along Mexico’s northern border is about to rise dramatically. From the current 88 pesos — or $4.40 a day — it will jump to nearly 177 pesos, or roughly $9.
Dec. 19, 2018
Criminal Justice Advocates See Opportunities
Arizona advocates say federal reforms are generating momentum for changes at the state level.A study from the Prison Policy Initiative shows that more than half of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in America are serving time in state prisons.
Dec. 19, 2018
Save Our Schools AZ Sets Sights On 2019
Arizona voters handily defeated Prop 305 last month, blocking a state law that would have expanded Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, sometimes referred to as vouchers.
Dec. 19, 2018
Phoenix Punk Scene Gather To Help One Of Their Own
Wednesday night at Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix, musicians from Phoenix’s punk scene will gather together for one of their own: longtime Phoenix musician and artist Steve Davis — better known as Stevie D.
Dec. 19, 2018
Is Rudolph Racist? Viewing Old Art Through A Modern Lens
During this winter holiday season, maybe you’ve turned on the television or dialed up a subscriber service to catch one of the old classics — like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." But some on social media are saying that Rudolph, in particular, has racist and bigoted elements and is out of step with our current sensibilities.
Dec. 19, 2018
Time Running Out For Drought Contingency Plan
How soon will Arizona go forward and officially adopt a Drought Contingency Plan in accord with the other states that rely on Colorado River water? Are stakeholders and lawmakers fully on board with the need to act quickly? The head of the Bureau of Reclamation has made it clear that a deadline is rapidly approaching.
Dec. 19, 2018
Grand Canyon Education Acquires Health Education Program
Grand Canyon Education is buying Orbis Education Services for $362.5 million. Orbis is a provider of health education programs for a number of universities across the country, including Marquette and Northeastern.
Dec. 19, 2018
New Dinosaur Discovered In Arizona
There’s a new dinosaur on the block, although its name is a bit of a mouthful. Crittendenceratops krzyanowskii doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But what kind of dinosaur is it?
Dec. 19, 2018
Columnist Says Preexisting Conditions Can Be Done — Affordably
A federal judge in Texas this week struck down the entire Affordable Care Act, declaring its mandate requiring everyone buy health insurance unconstitutional. But now that the ACA has been law for six years, both parties agree that parts of the law that are particularly popular should stay around.
Dec. 19, 2018
AI Becoming More Prevalent In Self-Service Health Care
Do you remember when self-checkouts at the grocery store were the new thing? Now no one can remember living without it. That’s how the makers of a new self-guided medical clinic are hoping people adapt to their idea.
Dec. 19, 2018
Will Kyrsten Sinema And Martha McSally Work Together?
Gov. Doug Ducey named Congresswoman Martha McSally on Tuesday to succeed Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that was long held by the late Sen. John McCain. The appointment wasn’t a surprise, but there was some criticism.
Dec. 19, 2018
Incoming AZ Superintendent Weighs In On School Safety
The Federal Commission on School Safety has released its first report. Incoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman talked about how it may impact Arizona students and schools.
Dec. 19, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Leadership And Trust
On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke continue their discussion on leadership with a look at the psychology of leadership and the importance of trust.
Dec. 19, 2018
Operation Santa Connects Phoenix Kids In Need With Santas Helpers
For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been a key ally of Santa Claus, helping not only with deliveries but also fulfilling holiday wishes. Phoenix is among seven cities taking Operation Santa letters into the digital age.
Dec. 19, 2018
University Of Arizona Leading Date Palm Project In Oman
The University of Arizona is leading a new multimillion-dollar project to boost date palm production in the Middle East nation of Oman. The program will have far-reaching implications for food development.
Dec. 19, 2018
Arizona Nonprofit Donates Christmas Gifts In Mexico
An Arizona nonprofit delivered hundreds of toys Tuesday to children in Sonora, Mexico as part of a cross-border collaboration.
Dec. 19, 2018
Gas Line Eruption Causes $2M Headache For ADC
The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) says it discovered a natural-gas pipeline leak at the Winslow prison in November. A leak in 37-year-old gas line at the Winslow prison will cost $1.5 million to repair.
Dec. 19, 2018
For Phoenix Artist, Ancient City Of Teotihuacan Inspires Creativity
In its prime, Teotihuacan was a diverse city with migrants. More than 2,000 years old, it has become an integral part of Mexico’s national identity — and a source of inspiration for one Phoenix artist.
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Dec. 19, 2018
New Policy Addresses Arizonas Universities Commercial Real Estate Deals
“It is important that we have the flexibility to enter in partnerships with private entities and commercial entities,” said John Arnold, the executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents which oversees the colleges.
Dec. 18, 2018

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