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ASU Is Forming A For-Profit Online Spinoff
Arizona State University is creating a for-profit spinoff to promote its online programs, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The venture, however, is majority-owned by a company that has run into some controversy as of late.
Mar. 20, 2019
To Finish Drought Plan, Colorado River Managers Ask Congress For Approval
Water leaders from the seven states that make up the Colorado River basin are one step closer to finalizing a drought contingency plan. Representatives from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, California and Arizona met in Phoenix to sign a letter to Congress.
Mar. 20, 2019
Maricopa County To Analyze Child Lead Levels, Public Housing Data
“The Academy of Pediatrics recommends lead blood level testing at the age of one and two, but there’s not always follow up in terms of what might be causing the elevated lead levels,” said Denise Voiles, the Office of Family Health nurse supervisor.
Mar. 20, 2019
Author Helps Us Understand Algorithms
Whether or not we’re aware of it, algorithms play an increasingly prominent role in our lives — from deciding what we watch on Netflix, to what news we see on Facebook, to what we buy on Amazon, to who we date on Tinder.
Mar. 20, 2019
AZ Chefs Nominated For Prestigious Food Awards
The James Beard Awards — often referred to as the Oscars of the food world — were announced last month, and an unprecedented number of Arizona chefs are on the list this year. Could the Arizona’s chefs finally be getting their due?
Mar. 20, 2019
Prosecutor: Arizona Voters Didn
Benjamin Kreutzberg said the plan language of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act permits patients to have "usable marijuana.'' That, he told the justices, means the flowers and leaves of the plant. Anything else, including preparations made by extracting the resin— and the psychoactive THC — remains strictly illegal.
Mar. 20, 2019
21st Century Fox Officially Merges With Disney
The merger between 21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Company is officially complete, as of Wednesday morning. To talk about what this means for audiences and the entertainment industry as a whole, The Show reached out to Gene Del Vecchio.
Mar. 20, 2019
The Drought Contingency Plan Is Finally Complete
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is finished. The seven states that rely on the river have finally agreed on a plan that has been years in the making, involving many tough conversations about how much water each state would give up to preserve the river’s future.
Mar. 20, 2019
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There’s been an increase in manufacturing jobs in the Unites States over the past several years. In fact, 2018 was the best year for job growth in the industry in more than a decade. So what’s behind this upswing?
Mar. 20, 2019
Trump May Cut Military Projects To Fund The Border Wall
On Tuesday, the Pentagon released a list of potential cuts, including $148 million worth of upgrades and construction at four Arizona bases, affecting the Navy, Air Force, Army and Army National Guard.
Mar. 20, 2019
Expert Weighs In As City Council Votes On High-Rise Project
"Height is blight." That is the rallying cry behind a group of homeowners campaign to stop construction of a 12-story $75 million tower in central Phoenix. They say this type of development will fundamentally alter their neighborhood. But proponents of the development on Seventh Street and Thomas Road say it will boost property values and tax revenue for the local school district.
The Arguments For And Against Phoenix County Club High-Rise Project
Mar. 20, 2019
The Takeaway: Los Angeles Star Mike Trout Signs Record $430 Million Contract
Los Angeles Angels star outfielder, Mike Trout, is set to become the highest paid athlete in the history of American sports. The 27-year-old will sign a deal worth $430 million over 12 years, which dwarfs the next richest professional sports contract by $100 million.
Mar. 20, 2019
The Takeaway:
According to a new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting — federal officials did not disclose the existence of at least five facilities housing unaccompanied minors. And Aura Bogado, who helped break the story, says she has reason to believe there are more.
Mar. 20, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Asymmetry — Past & Future
Dating back to when we were kids, two weeks into the future seems a lot longer than two weeks in the past. Even as adults we know two weeks is the same length regardless of when it takes place and yet we still experience this asymmetrical mindset.
Mar. 20, 2019
Rep. Stringer May Be Allowed To Present Documents
Wednesday afternoon, the Arizona House Ethics Committee will seek legal guidance on whether to give embattled State Rep. David Stringer a chance to present documents members originally subpoenaed out of public view.
Mar. 20, 2019
Murphy Board Holds Meeting Amid Leadership Changes
Arizona put Murphy Elementary School District under receivership last year, when the Board of Education learned the schools were having major budget problems.
Mar. 19, 2019
Newly Appointed Mexican Ambassador Visits Phoenix
The recently appointed ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. made her first official trip to Arizona Tuesday. Ambassador Martha Bárcena not only has personal ties with the state, but also expects the economic and social bonds with Mexico to grow.
Mar. 19, 2019
Small Fire Breaks Out At Tempe Diablo Stadium
A small fire broke out Tuesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the spring training home to the Los Angeles Angels. While the field crew was preparing the grounds, a three-wheeler that shapes the pitcher’s mound caught fire.
Mar. 19, 2019
OSIRIS-REx Finds An Asteroid Full Of Surprises
As hoped, scientists found mineral evidence, including magnetite and water-rich clays called phyllosilicates, that water once existed on Bennu's unknown parent asteroid.
Mar. 19, 2019
USDA-NRCS Opens Public Comment On Conservation Practices
“This is an opportunity for agricultural producers, conservation partners and other groups to be able to provide some input on how to basically refine and enhance them, basically improve our practice standards now,” NRCS state public affairs specialist Valentino Reyes said.
Mar. 19, 2019

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