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The Takeaway: Migrant Caravan Denigrated by President Trump Arrives in California
On Sunday, between Tijuana, Mexico, and California, about 400 migrants claimed asylum along the U.S. border. They’re part of the caravan of Central American migrants, mostly from Honduras and El Salvador, whose route has become international news because of the ire they’ve drawn from President Trump.
Apr. 30, 2018
Yuma Farmer Says Tainted Romaine Lettuce Now Off Shelves
When an E. Coli outbreak happens, much of the investigative work falls on the CDC and FDA to figure out what the common element is between sick people scattered across the country. They work backwards to find how and where the foodstuff was handled.
Apr. 30, 2018
Risk Of Catastrophic Arizona Megafire Grows
Considering our long-term drought and an especially dry winter, the risk is growing for a catastrophic mega-fire in the summer. Red flag warnings are already in effect, meaning conditions are ripe for fires in many areas of the state.
Apr. 30, 2018
Potential Buyer Eyes Navajo Generating Station
The Navajo Generating Station could be closed next year, potentially leading to the loss of many jobs on the Navajo Nation. However, late last week, news emerged that there is legitimate interest from at least one buyer — but the odds still seem long that a deal will be reached.
Apr. 30, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: May Day And North Korea
In international news this week, all eyes are on North Korea as we look ahead to talks between that country and the U.S. But, there are a few other important stories happening around the globe this week.
Apr. 30, 2018
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

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