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Former AZ AG Mulling Senate Run — As A Democrat
Former Arizona attorney general, and McCain’s former congressional chief of staff, Grant Woods, says he’s thinking about running for Senate in 2020 — but not as a Republican.
Sep. 6, 2018
Superintendent Douglas Loses To Riggs In Close Race
Frank Riggs, a former California congressman and Arizona gubernatorial hopeful, eked ahead of opponent Bob Branch by 359 votes. Any margin under 200 votes would have triggered an automatic recount.
Sep. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Kavanaugh Invokes Youngstown Steel, Truman Era Ruling That Defines Executive Authority
Wednesday was day two of Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings, and he used the opportunity to define his judicial philosophy. He invoked the ruling in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v Sawyer, a 1952 decision in which President Harry Truman was found to have exceeded his executive authority.
Sep. 6, 2018
Early Results Boost Hopes For Gene Editing Attempt
Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed.
Sep. 6, 2018
#RedForEd Movement Not Backing Down
#RedForEd supporters are not backing down after the Arizona Supreme Court struck down their initiative doubling taxes for Arizona's wealthiest and establishing a sustainable funding source for education.
Sep. 6, 2018
Surprise
A tough cellphone ban in the city of Surprise starts Thursday, a month after the City Council voted to join other Arizona cities and counties in banning devices while driving.
Sep. 6, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Crazy/Genius — But, Seriously, Where Are The Aliens?
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
Sep. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Google Is A No-Show During Capitol Hill Hearing On Foreign Interference
The leaders of big tech were called to Washington on Wednesday. Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer and Twitter's CEO, testified in front of Congress on what their companies are doing to ward off foreign interference. But there was also a glaring absence from the hearings. Google's leadership chose not to attend.
Sep. 6, 2018
New Housing, Parking Garage Coming To West Phoenix
New housing is coming to an established Phoenix neighborhood — and not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat. Some residents are complaininh about a proposal at the southeast corner of 31st and Glendale avenues.
Sep. 6, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 1: Kinaaldá
The traditional stories that define Navajo culture revere women. But today, rape and domestic violence rates surge. So what happened? That’s what we set out to answer in this series named after Changing Woman, or Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé. We’ll meet the women who prove that despite generations of cultural genocide, the heart of Navajo culture still beats.
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Sep. 6, 2018
County Supervisors Unaware Of Election Troubles
Last week’s primary election results in Maricopa County were certified Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors. The board also approved funding for an audit of the election.
Sep. 5, 2018
Orientation Program Ups Detention Time, Chances To Stay
A national program with Arizona roots that teaches detained immigrants how to represent themselves in court narrowly escaped the chopping block earlier this year. A government review has found that people in the Legal Orientation Program spend more time in detention and had a better chance at being allowed to stay in the U.S.
Sep. 5, 2018
Spill Victims Cheer Mexican Supreme Court Ruling
The Mexican Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a small Sonoran community opposed to a copper mine’s tailings pond.
Sep. 5, 2018
Common Tick Spreads RMSF Across Arizona, Mexico
Since 2003, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has struck eight Arizona counties where it formerly was not found, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep. 5, 2018
Maricopa County To Consider Audit Of Voting Problems
Recorder Adrian Fontes has said he takes responsibility for the mistakes that resulted in 62 Phoenix-area polling places opening late because of issues setting up equipment. He initially blamed a contractor.
Sep. 5, 2018
Most Parents Don
PDK International surveys U.S. adults about a range of issues confronting education and the teaching profession. This year, they found Americans continue to have a lot of trust in teachers, but that support only goes so far.
Sep. 5, 2018
Survey: Teacher Shortage Continues In Arizona
The Invest in Ed effort, as well as the larger #RedforEd movement this year came in response to a broader education funding battle in our state. A new report shows that the teacher shortage in our state’s K-12 schools remains ongoing.
Sep. 5, 2018
Is Democracy Declining? Maybe Not As Much As We Fear
There’s been a fair amount of consternation recently about what some are referring to as a decline in democracy. But Daniel Treisman thinks those concerns are overblown.
Sep. 5, 2018
Nearby Fires Lead To A
Last month, Seattle’s skyline took on a hazy, smoky look as smoke from nearby wildfires blew in. That led a local meteorologist to talk about what might be a new weather phenomenon — "smokestorms."
Sep. 5, 2018
Researchers Looking For Localized Data On Heat Islands
Scientists have been studying the urban heat island effect for a while now, but more recently, they’ve been trying to get more specific, localized data.
Sep. 5, 2018

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