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A new analysis from The Arizona Republic shows that more than 75 percent of the money pulled out of public schools for the Empowerment Scholarship Account program came from higher-performing districts in more affluent areas. And to tell us more about this, I’m joined now by Rob O’Dell and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, the reporters behind this story.
Novelist Anthony Doerr won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for his World War II-set novel "All the Light We Cannot See." Doerr is in the Valley tonight at Mesa Arts Center for an event put together by Changing Hands Bookstore, as "All the Light We Cannot See" is released in paperback.
The Diamondbacks won their opening game on Sunday at Chase Field, although the team and Maricopa County are still at odds over potential improvements to the ballpark. To find out how other cities are dealing with empty sports facilities, we called Harris County, Texas, home to Houston and the Astrodome.
The signs all over town say “The Road Ends Here,” and tonight, the Road to the Final Four will officially conclude, with either North Carolina or Gonzaga willing the national title. NPR’s Tom Goldman is here covering the Final Four, and he joins me.
The White House had reporters scrambling Friday night when it made 180 staff financial disclosures available on the web. Derek Kravitz is a research editor at ProPublica, one of the newsrooms that came together to tackle the news dump.
Early on the morning of Final Four Saturday, Kenneth Sutton was one of the first people to step on the hardwood court at Harmon Park Community Center. He quickly lofted an arcing shot that became the first basketball to rip through one of the brand new nets.