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Boas Discusses Ideas For Arizona Education Funding
The Show checked in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment that focuses on big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Apr. 30, 2018
Economist Weighs In On Ducey
With the newly proposed Invest In Education Act, supporters want to avoid a sales tax hike as a vehicle for funding schools. The other plan, Gov. Ducey’s 20x2020 plan, takes a different approach, though funding sources for that remain unclear.
Apr. 30, 2018
Arizona Group Seeking Signatures For Invest In Education Act
Multiple ballot measures have been introduced as possible ways to address the K-12 funding shortage in Arizona. One of them has become an official effort, and the group behind the Invest in Education Act will need to get more than 150,000 valid signatures in the next couple of months to get it on the November ballot.
Apr. 30, 2018
Realtors
Fifty years ago this month, in 1968, the Fair Housing Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. At the height of the civil rights movement, the law provided broad protections for minorities who were looking for a place to live.
Apr. 30, 2018
Investigation Reveals Problems With DCS Registry
The Arizona Department of Child Safety keeps a list of names of people who should not be around children called the Central Registry and is supposed to catalog individuals with proven reports of child abuse.
Apr. 30, 2018
Can AZ Teachers, Lawmakers Learn From OK
Just a few weeks ago, Oklahoma teachers spent nine days rallying at the state capitol for more school funding. But teachers there called off their walkout without getting the Oklahoma Legislature to meet all of their demands.
Apr. 30, 2018
Goldwater Institute VP Explains Threat Against Teachers
As the #RedForEd strike continues to affect thousands of Arizona students, some are calling the entire act of walking out illegal.
Apr. 30, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Say Budget Deal Is Ready To Hatch
There’s been a lot of criticism surrounding Governor Ducey’s new budget deal, with some asking where the money would come from for a proposed teacher pay increase. Arizona’s House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said the precise language of the deal should be released early this week.
Apr. 30, 2018
Arizona Educators Back At Capitol For Day 3 Of #RedForEd Walkout
Many of the more than 1,000 Arizona schools closed last week remain shuttered Monday. The #RedForEd protests involving demand for better pay, school funding and raises for support staff are continuing at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.
More Arizona Education News
Apr. 30, 2018
Tinder Fire Near Payson Spreads From 500 To 8,000 Acres
The Tinder Fire north of Payson is now burning 8,623 acres and shows no signs of slowing down.
Apr. 30, 2018
South Phoenix Teachers Build Community Support
Teachers say the undercurrent of frustration has been years in the making, not just the few weeks it took to organize a teacher walkout.
Apr. 30, 2018
Why Arizona Democrats, Republicans Agree (Mostly) On This Welfare Bill
It’s not often you hear bipartisan support at the state Capitol to increase spending on social welfare. But it’s happening.
Apr. 30, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence To Tout Tax Cuts In Tempe
Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at an event open to the public at the Marriott Tempe at the Buttes resort Tuesday afternoon.
Apr. 30, 2018
Lower Temperatures, Rain Chance In Store This Week
There’s some good news weather-wise for Valley residents this week. Mark O’Malley is with the National Weather Service in Phoenix. He said we’ll see some slightly lower temperatures before the summer-like heat comes back.
Apr. 29, 2018
Evacuations Ordered Over Tinder Fire
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has ordered evacuations for several communities near the Tinder Fire. The Tinder Fire is human-caused and burning nine miles east of Clints Well in Coconino County.
Apr. 29, 2018
House Speaker Mesnard On Ducey
After two days of teacher walkouts over education funding in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican decision makers say a budget deal is in hand.
Apr. 29, 2018
March Marks The Busiest Month In History Of Sky Harbor International Airport
This March marked the busiest month in the history of Sky Harbor International Airport. Passenger numbers were 2.3 percent higher than the previous March.
Apr. 29, 2018
ACLU of Arizona Hosts Legal Clinic For Those Illegally Detained By MCSO
A group of volunteer attorneys gathered at the Center For Neighborhood Leadership Saturday morning. They were helping people who had been illegally detained and racially profiled by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office a few years ago.
Apr. 29, 2018
Goldwater Institute Threatens To Sue Districts That Don
With a statewide teacher walkout forcing districts to close schools, several opponents of the work stoppage have responded by threatening lawsuits. The Goldwater Institute is joining the list of those discussing legal action.
Apr. 28, 2018
 Mexico’s Supreme Court To Hear Sonora Acid Spill Cases
The Mexican Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases against mining company Grupo Mexico over an acid spill about 25 miles south of the Arizona border that contaminated two rivers and left thousands of people without drinking water in 2014.
Apr. 28, 2018

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