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The Takeaway: Who Does The Federal Reserve Actually Serve?
Last week, President Trump called, once again, for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates and suggested it make additional moves to stimulate the economy.
April 8, 2019
AZ Rep. Grijalva Affirms Urgency Over Minors At Border
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said that more unaccompanied minors are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. He said as many as 300-350 minors a day are crossing and that there aren’t any sustainable solutions to curb the issue.
April 8, 2019
Mesa Technology Company Plans To Triple Workforce
In late 2015, Myndshft launched with two employees. Today, about 30 people work for the technology company with plans to hire 75 to 85 by year’s end. Positions include sales, software engineering and operations.
April 8, 2019
Wildfire Awareness Week Promotes Prevention
This week is Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, and the message officials are trying to spread is prevention now for protection tomorrow.
April 8, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Supports LGBTQ Lawsuit
A 1991 Arizona law that prohibits talking about the LGBTQ community in a positive light when providing HIV and AIDS education in Arizona schools is being challenged in court.
April 8, 2019
AEA Hopes Legislators Focus On School Funding
The president of the Arizona Education Association said it would take a lot for teachers to repeat last year’s strike, but isn’t ruling one out if lawmakers do not commit to better funding for education.
April 8, 2019
Bashas’ Opens 8th Grocery Store On Navajo Nation
Chandler-based Bashas’ recently opened its first new grocery store in a decade. Bashas’ Diné Market store in Sanders, Arizona, becomes the grocer’s 8th location on the Navajo Nation. Diné means “the people” in the Navajo language.
April 8, 2019
Volunteers At The Heart Of South Phoenix Wildlife Center
This week is National Volunteer Week. As a result, employees from local Arizona companies and their families are donating their time to complete projects for nonprofit organizations.
April 8, 2019
ADOT Seeks Public Comment On New I-11 Stretch
A plan for a proposed interstate connecting Nogales to Wickenburg is in its first steps.
April 8, 2019
Untold Arizona: Global Kids Book Collection In Tucson Largest In U.S.
You can find the largest collection of global children’s literature in the country in Tucson. The more than 40,000 books feature stories from around the world. Take a trip to the Worlds of Words.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
April 8, 2019
Navajo Energy Turns Toward Renewables
Three generations of Navajo and Hopi have worked for the the West’s largest coal-fired power plant. Now that the Navajo Generating Station is closing, the tribe is looking for alternatives — both in jobs, and in energy sources.
April 8, 2019
Virulent Newcastle Disease Found In Arizona Chicken Flock
Virulent Newcastle disease has been found in an Arizona chicken flock for the first time since the outbreak began last year in California. It’s been found in Arizona near Flagstaff in a backyard flock of eight chickens.
April 5, 2019
Violence Against Older Men Is On The Rise
More men over the age of 60 appear to be the victims of elder abuse. In a study released Friday, the Centers for Disease Control found that among this particular population, the numbers are climbing.
April 5, 2019
Climate Experts Want Science Embedded In Local Decisions
A group of scientists, climate experts, and government officials from around the country want to make what we know about climate change more integrated with run-of-the-mill choices about infrastructure and zoning.
April 5, 2019
Intel ISEF Science Fair Seeks Volunteers, Judges And Interpreters
This May, 2,000 high school students from 80 countries will compete in Phoenix at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Now, the program's organizers are calling for a village of volunteers to help pull it off.
April 5, 2019
President Trump Visits U.S.-Mexico Border
President Donald Trump visits the U.S. border on Friday, in part to view an ongoing border fence project near the Arizona and California state line.
April 5, 2019
Urban Planners Looking To Standardize Heat Maps
It only recently became spring, but triple-digit temperatures aren’t all that far off here in the Valley. And, as cities and residents start planning for that heat, some of them will turn to heat maps, which track which parts of a city are hotter than others.
April 5, 2019
Maricopa County, Amazon Providing Free Tech For Schools
Getting technology into classrooms has been expensive in recent years. But now, teachers in Maricopa County can go to a big warehouse and take whatever they want off of the shelves to use in their classrooms — for free.
April 5, 2019
Analysis: AZ Teacher Salaries Still Below U.S. Average
All 50 states saw increases in average teacher salaries over the last decade, but when adjusting for inflation, there was only an increase in 14 states. There were decreases in 36 states, including Arizona, which saw a decrease of almost 10 percent.
April 5, 2019
American Mariachi Transports Theater-Goers
You've probably had this happen to you. You hear a song and, instantly, you're transported back to some other time and place you hadn’t thought about in years. That idea is at the heart of a new comedy from the Arizona Theater Company.
April 5, 2019

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