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Charter Schools In Financial Need; Association Disagrees
A new report has some dire warnings for the state’s charter schools: it says 10 percent of them are in “significant financial distress,” with closure “a near certainty due to excessive debt and poor underlying financials.”
Jan. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: The Game Of Political Hardball
Since the midterm elections, we’ve seen a number of examples of hardball tactics. In Wisconsin, Republicans stripped power from the newly elected Governor Democrat Tony Evers. Republicans in Michigan tried a similar maneuver, but the bills were vetoed by the outgoing governor, also a Republican.
Jan. 11, 2019
Former Sen. Flake May Join TV Networks
It appears former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake may soon be working for the TV networks. Since announcing he would not run again for office in October 2018, several reports have emerged of Flake meeting with television and cable news executives.
Jan. 11, 2019
House Speaker Advises Taxpayers To Wait On Filing
The Arizona Department of Revenue is preparing new individual tax forms with instructions that are based on the possibility that lawmakers will agree to changes demanded by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Jan. 11, 2019
AZ Federal Workers Brace For No Paychecks As Shutdown Continues
Under normal circumstances, Friday would be payday for many federal employees. But those who have been furloughed due to the partial government shutdown won’t be getting a check yet. And for Arizonans — both in rural and in urban areas — that won’t be easy to manage.
Partial Government Shutdown Harming Navajo Nation
Jan. 11, 2019
Final Phoenix Suns Arena Meeting Draws Small Crowd
The fifth and final public meeting about Phoenix’s proposed $230 million plan to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena attracted a small crowd Thursday night.
Jan. 10, 2019
Sea Shepherd Ship Attacked By Suspected Poachers
An activist ship that patrol’s Mexico’s Sea of Cortez to protect an endangered porpoise was attacked by alleged poachers Wednesday as tensions escalate just south of the border.
Jan. 10, 2019
Andersen Windows Breaks Ground In Goodyear
The window maker Andersen will break ground on a new manufacturing plant Friday. It’s about 546,000 square feet. Andersen’s new plant will employ over 400 permanent workers.
Jan. 10, 2019
Arizona Attorney General Sues ASU Over Real Estate Deals
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the state’s public universities over what he claims are illegal real estate deals. Land owned by the colleges is exempt from property taxes. The lawsuit specifically targets ASU which has struck several lucrative land deals including one with the Omni Hotel.
Jan. 10, 2019
Interpretation Of Police Incidents Can Depend On Footage
Video documentation of police activities is becoming the new norm. But do observers draw the same conclusions from body cams as they do from dash cams?
Jan. 10, 2019
Suit Filed Against MCCCD Over Elimination Of Football
A group of Maricopa Community College students has filed a lawsuit in federal court in response the elimination of the Junior College Football program.
Jan. 10, 2019
Food Bank Offers Meals For Federal Workers
An Arizona charity is offering its services to federal workers impacted by the government shutdown. The food bank says it will offer a special Mobile Pantry Distribution for TSA agents at the TSA offices in Phoenix at Gateway Tower for workers to take home.
Jan. 10, 2019
Trump Travels To Southern Border To Promote Wall
With the partial government shutdown in its 20th day, President Donald Trump is scheduled to travel to the Southern border Thursday to continue to make his case to the American people for more than $5 billion in funding for a wall.
Jan. 10, 2019
Fellowships Offer Aspiring Doctors Path Into Addiction Medicine
Arizona’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet like much of the country, there are not enough doctors in the state who are trained to treat addiction. That is beginning to change, though.
Jan. 10, 2019
Healing Crystals: Where Do They Come From?
Every year in Tucson, hundreds of dealers from countries around the world gather for the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. It’s been held there since 1955, and it’s grown a lot. This year, The Arizona Daily Star estimates 50,000 people are expected to attend.
Jan. 10, 2019
Mining
The University of Arizona is hosting a summit called “Securing Arizona’s Future as the Silicon Valley of Mining,” which will include industry representatives, government officials and academics.
Jan. 10, 2019
PAFCO Wants Human Services Funding Prioritized
State lawmakers will start their 2019 session on Monday, and in advance of that, The Show has been asking a handful of advocacy groups about their top priorities for the new year.
Jan. 10, 2019
AZ
The final numbers are in. All 15 counties have filed final voter information, and we can now see just who voted in Arizona in 2018.
Jan. 10, 2019
The Takeaway: State-Led Efforts Attempt To Broaden Health Care Coverage
Over the course of the past week, two governors and a mayor put forward proposals to shore up the Affordable Care Act and reduce the number of uninsured in their state.
Jan. 10, 2019
A Dystopian Vision Of AZ
Imagine Arizona’s dystopian future. In it, you can wander through gardens of mutant cacti, visit Trash Mountain National Park and gaze at a beautiful plastic sunset.
Jan. 10, 2019

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