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The state Board of Education released preliminary letter grades for Arizona schools earlier this month, and a number of schools have decided to appeal what they were given — ranging from those that received a relatively high grade of B or much lower than that. Matt Ladner, Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Koch Institute, recently wrote an essay called Arizona’s New School Grades Lack Face Validity. And he is with me.
Oct. 19, 2017
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More than 40 people have died in the fires that have extended a path of destruction through Northern California. It’s part of a trend involving wildfires becoming more catastrophic year after year. To learn more, I’m joined by Scott Stephens. He is a professor of Fire Science at UC-Berkeley.
Oct. 19, 2017
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As it searches for a location for its second headquarters, cities are scrambling to woo Amazon. But one place already knows the impact Amazon can have — Seattle — and it’s not all good.
Oct. 19, 2017
JD Mesnard
After decades of unrecognized inflation, Arizonans will see a tax break when filing next April. The new law passed earlier this year will allow taxpayers a $50 increase in personal exemptions. But, it’s not as much as you might think.
Oct. 19, 2017
APS
The parent company of Arizona's largest electric utility is boosting the annual dividend it pays to its shareholders.
Oct. 19, 2017
Lost Lake Festival
Music fans in Phoenix have a big weekend in store. Starting on Friday, tens of thousands of people will flock to the Lost Lake Festival, which promises three days of national music acts, local food and art. It's the first time Phoenix has hosted a festival of this scale. So what to expect?
Oct. 19, 2017
Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of information gathering for police investigations. One Valley company is bringing A.I. equipment to police.
Oct. 19, 2017
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A financial agreement between Phoenix and Arizona State University sparked concern from one downtown resident during Wednesday’s council meeting.
Oct. 19, 2017
Phoenix CIty Council
The price tag to help Arizona State University break ground on a health center in north Phoenix has increased by millions.
Oct. 19, 2017
María “Toñita” Antonieta Fernández
According to data, Mexico City has about 70,000 inhabitants suffering dementia, but the number could increase to 3.7 million by 2050.
Oct. 19, 2017
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The program targets a critical time in a child’s development. “This is when the brain just is soaking up all of this information and language and the longer we wait, the more difficult it is to intervene with a child,” Laine said. “The child doesn’t pick up as quickly certain skills.”
Oct. 19, 2017
Senator John McCain
Arizona’s two U.S. senators appear to be on board with a bipartisan effort on health-care reform. John McCain says he is pleased the Senate has returned to normal order with two-party negotiations between Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Lamar Alexander.
Oct. 18, 2017
Abrazo Health
The company says community demand for its Maryvale facility has fallen significantly enough in the last few years to shut it down. About 300 Abrazo employees will be affected and some will be re-assigned to other facilities.
Oct. 18, 2017
Mark Krikorian
Arizona’s immigrant population — both legal and illegal — grew by about 10 percent between 2010 and 2016, according to a new analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies.
Oct. 18, 2017
The City Council of El Mirage has voted to fire City Manager Spencer Isom by a vote of 4 to 2.
Oct. 18, 2017
An annual survey estimated that the endangered species dropped from 252 squirrels to about 35 over the past year.
Oct. 18, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns tip off their 50th season Wednesday night with a home game against the Portland Trailblazers. Following a lengthy run as one of the most successful organizations in the NBA, the past seven seasons haven’t been kind to the team — which is in the midst of a postseason drought. We talked about it with Scott Bordow, who covers the team for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
Oct. 18, 2017
Young children
Like that old song says, the children are our future. But a new report suggests the country’s future economy depends on taking care of today’s kids and helping them become productive members of society.
Oct. 18, 2017
Leah Sherman
In 2014, Dr. Leah Sherman got a call while she was at work that changed her life. The results of her biopsy were back, and she had breast cancer. She has worked with cancer patients since 2009. Today, she’s been cancer free for 3 years.
Oct. 18, 2017
Terry Virts
Most of us will never actually be in space — let alone spend seven months on the International Space Station. And our only opportunity to experience the visual components is through photographs. NASA Astronaut Terry Virts has not only done two stints on the space station. He’s also an accomplished photographer.
Oct. 18, 2017

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