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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich
In Arkansas this week, the state attorney general filed a brief in support of a state university that is battling a Title IX lawsuit in federal court filed by a former student who reported a rape. Arizona’s attorney general joined the filing.
Feb. 7, 2017
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos to become the next U.S. Secretary of Education. U.S. Sen. John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona both voted in favor of her appointment.
Feb. 7, 2017
PeopleForBikes
The proverbial path to smoother transportation in the Tucson area just got a bit of a boost. The city was awarded a $200,000 grant from the PeopleForBikes nonprofit and its Big Jump Project.
Feb. 7, 2017
downtown mesa
Mesa is trying to position itself to become a hub for medical device companies. To find out why, and what those efforts entail, I met with Bill Jabjiniak, Mesa’s Economic Development director.
Feb. 7, 2017
DJ adjusting music
The electronic drum machine has helped support some great music over the years, but it’s not often perceived to be part of a pure, organic creation of tunes.
Feb. 7, 2017
Trees
In his new film, "Rooted in Peace," documentarian Greg Reitman has an idea that he can save the world — by planting trees. Reitman is hosting a special showing of the film tonight at Harkins Valley Art Theater in Tempe.
Feb. 7, 2017
ASU Campus
More than half of the incoming students in public colleges and universities across the country are not prepared to take college-level classes.
Feb. 7, 2017
International efforts are ongoing to limit human trafficking and punish offenders. Awareness has been raised, but activists consider it to be an uphill battle. We spoke with Cindy McCain about priorities going forward, including increasing penalties for human traffickers.
Feb. 7, 2017
Computer lab
Technology can do lots of amazing things. But it also has the potential to lead to some really bad things. Marc Goodman is a global strategist, founder of the Future Crimes Institute, and author of "Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World."
Feb. 7, 2017
University of Arizona students
A conference in Tucson later this month will bring together scientists and diplomats to work on global policies on the environment and sustainable development in the Americas.
Feb. 7, 2017
Downtown Prescott
The hotline is meant to help enforce new laws tightening regulations on vacation rentals and sober living homes.
Feb. 7, 2017
Harvey the dog
Animal massage therapists won the right to practice in the state of Arizona without a veterinarian license, Tuesday.
Feb. 7, 2017
billboard at night
A Senate panel agreed Monday to allow electronic billboards in northwest Arizona after its chief proponent agreed to extensive limits.
Feb. 7, 2017
Arizona State Senate building
Arizona State Senate President Steve Yarbrough is proposing a measure asking voters to approve expanding state senate seats from two to four years.
Feb. 7, 2017
kids in class at Shumway Elementary
The state has invested $38 million into a new database, AzEDS, to make keeping track of those students easier and more accurate. That progress is at risk of coming to a grinding halt.
Feb. 7, 2017
TGen logo
A rare genetic mutation that causes developmental delays in children has been identified by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix.
Feb. 7, 2017
Red Tie
The saying goes “clothes maketh the man” and high on that list is a power tie, often in red. But, one researcher says not so fast.
Feb. 7, 2017
Tohono O'odham
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to build a wall along the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border. He remains resolute, despite the obstacles that stand in his way. One is the Tohono O’odham, the American Indian tribe that straddles the two countries. Tribal leaders say a wall would desecrate land they believe to be sacred.
Feb. 7, 2017
Computer lab
State education officials will submit a roughly $21 million budget request to a Arizona House and Senate committees this week, and about 84 percent of the money would go toward information technology.
Feb. 7, 2017
Maybe you’ve undergone a pre-employment background check. You give a company permission to check your criminal record, traffic violations and maybe your credit history. You pass and get the job. Now, the founder of a Scottsdale-based company hopes its post-employment background checks will become the norm.
Feb. 7, 2017

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