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The Takeaway: Even With A Billion Dollars To Fight LA
Homelessness is a national emergency that hits the state of California especially hard. Yet despite a bond measure that gives over a billion dollars to help the nearly 50,000 homeless residents, city officials are finding that they can't spend the money quickly or effectively enough to make an adequate dent in the crisis.
Feb. 20, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: 24-Hour News Cycle
We live in an era with push notifications and all-day news coverage, but is keeping up to date with the latest development really that important?
Feb. 20, 2019
Peoria Officer Indicted On Fraud, Theft Charges
A Peoria police sergeant, who also spent nearly a decade overseeing the Arizona Tactical Officers Association is facing fraud and theft charges.
Feb. 20, 2019
Personalized Medicine Propels New Understanding Of Sex Differences
Humans are more alike than different, but small biological distinctions can exert huge health influences. Part one of this two-part series explores the growing importance of biological sex in biomedical research.
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Feb. 20, 2019
AZ House Speaker Puts Water Bill On
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Tuesday said he would not advance his repeal of Arizona’s water forfeiture law. The bill has led the Gila River Indian Community to threaten to pull out of the Colorado River drought plan.
Feb. 19, 2019
This Website Archives Mid-Century Modern Homes
One of the most well-known architectural styles in Phoenix is mid-century modern. It's those 1950s and '60s-style houses with clean lines and breeze-block walls. Marlen Grove, Paradise Gardens and Marion Estates are a few neighborhoods in Phoenix where you’ll find examples of that mid-century modern style.
Feb. 19, 2019
Religious Exemption Vaccination Bill Fails
Opponents of the bill expressed concerns the exemption would decrease the number of people getting vaccinated and increase the spread of disease. “When religious beliefs harm other people directly than I think we have to think about whether we extend those exemptions,” said pediatrician Brigham Willis during the committee.
Feb. 19, 2019
Reporter Killed, Another Wounded In Hermosillo Shooting
One reporter is dead and another is gravely wounded after a weekend shooting in Hermosillo, the capital of the Northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Feb. 19, 2019
Veteran Suicide Bill Introduced In Legislature
In Arizona, veterans are nearly four times as likely as other residents to die by suicide, according to an ASU study in 2016. The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill to establish an annual report of veteran suicides in the state.
Feb. 19, 2019
Mexicans Develop System To Monitor Legislators
Mexico will allow congress re-elections for the first time in nearly a century. With that in mind, two Mexican entrepreneurs developed a tool to monitor legislators; an instrument that they hope will empower democracy in Mexico and in other parts of the world.
Feb. 19, 2019
Q&AZ: Have Geese Always Migrated To Arizona?
Much like human snowbirds, geese flock to Arizona in the winter for warmth. But, also like some snowbirds, some have set up a permanent home here.
Feb. 19, 2019
Bill Aims To Address Lunch Fee Stigma In Schools
A bill making its way through the Legislature aims to fix how Arizona schools can address unpaid fees in the lunchroom.
Feb. 19, 2019
Bill Would Allow Some Lottery Winners To Be Anonymous
The next big winner of the Arizona Lottery could be "none of your business.'' On a party-line vote Tuesday the Arizona House Commerce Committee approved a measure to allow anyone with at least $100,000 in lottery winnings to demand that their names be kept confidential.
Feb. 19, 2019
Arizona Considering Cracking Down On Onerous Timeshare Contracts
Timeshare owners under unfair contracts are hoping Arizona lawmakers can find a way to legally protect them going forward. On Monday, the House Committee on Regulatory Affairs listened as timeshare owners shared their cautionary stories.
Feb. 19, 2019
Solar Jobs Slow But Outlook Still Sunny
There has been a decline in solar jobs in Arizona. From 2017 to 2018, they dropped ten percent. But Arizona isn’t the only state seeing a decrease in solar jobs.
Feb. 19, 2019
Lawmakers May Send Sales Tax For Education To Voters
A compromise appears to be emerging at the state Capitol regarding a plan to increase state sales taxes to get more money to public education.
Feb. 19, 2019
Phoenix Country Club Becomes A Building Battleground
A corner of the Phoenix Country Club has become an unexpected battleground for a development project.
Feb. 19, 2019
Book Explores Surveillance In Schools
Since the 1990s when Columbine High School in Colorado became the site of America's first major school shooting, the issue of school violence and school safety, by extension, has dominated politics. According to journalist Annette Fuentes, this kind of technology and oversight doesn't always make schools safer — or even make students feel safer.
Feb. 19, 2019
Investigation Reveals Contracts With EVIT, Lawmakers
An investigation into the financials of the East Valley Institute of Technology, or EVIT, has turned up some questionable contracts involving current and former Arizona lawmakers.
Feb. 19, 2019
Southwest Airlines Declares Emergency Amid Labor Dispute
Southwest Airlines recently told its mechanics the company is experiencing an “operational emergency” because the average number of planes out of service has more than doubled. The airline threatened them with termination if they don’t show up for work to fix the problem.
Feb. 19, 2019

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