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Arizona Construction Jobs On The Rise
The Arizona construction industry has added 900 jobs in the past month and over 15,000 in the past year, according to figures released Thursday by the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Sep. 20, 2018
Why LA Teachers Are Considering A #RedForEd Strike
This spring, thousands of Arizona teachers walked out of the classroom to protest low pay and other concerns, and a similar protest could be on the horizon in California.
Sep. 20, 2018
More Americans Are Eating At Home
There’s something comforting about home cooking. And, even though a lot of restaurants advertise that their cooking is as good as your mother’s, recent data shows that more Americans are staying in than they did a decade ago.
Sep. 20, 2018
AZ Federal Outdoors Program Needs Reauthorization
The Interior Department says Arizona will get $2 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Without congressional action, the program is scheduled to lapse at the end of the month. But last week, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee approved a bill to reauthorize it.
Sep. 20, 2018
Are Tracked Math Classes Helping Or Hurting Students?
In high schools across the country, students are put onto a certain "track" for their math classes — it could be honors, advanced placement, college prep, remedial or any number of other-named tracks. But research is starting to question whether that’s helping or hurting students.
Sep. 20, 2018
Latin American LGBTQ Series Making Its Way To Phoenix
A Valley film series in progress through the end of October aims to bring a group of Spanish language LGBTQ films from Latin America to a wider audience in Phoenix.
Sep. 20, 2018
Sen. Looking To Make Charter School Finances Transparent
A state senator says she’s looking into changes to Arizona’s laws on charter schools in an effort to make them more transparent and subject to the same financial laws as district schools — and Governor Doug Ducey says he’s on board with that effort.
Sep. 20, 2018
Light Rail Expansion Raises Concerns From Community
For months, some south Phoenix residents and business owners have demanded more details about the project and asked for changes, or in some cases, told the City Council they don’t want to see the train come down Central Avenue at all.
Sep. 20, 2018
Phoenix Woman Turns Tragic Hurricane Into Cultural Celebration
Jessica Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico, but came to the United States as a baby with her mother. When the storm hit last year, she said she felt both incredibly connected to her home — and so far away from it, at the same time.
Sep. 20, 2018
How One Man’s Arrest Could Derail Medical Marijuana In Arizona
The arrest of a patient in Arizona is threatening to upend the state’s medical marijuana industry. It’s a case likely headed to the Arizona Supreme Court. The second part in a series about the issues surrounding medical marijuana laws in Arizona looks at how the case began.
Part 1: Concern And Confusion
Sep. 20, 2018
Man Indicted On 42 Counts For Homemade Pipe Bombs
The Arizona attorney general's office said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted Jeffrey Metcalf last week in Maricopa County Superior Court on 42 counts of misconduct involving weapons.
Sep. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: After The Storm — Stories Of Puerto Rican Resilience
One year after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island is still feeling the effects of the devastating storm. As rebuilding efforts continue, we discuss how identity has changed on the island.
Sep. 20, 2018
Podcast Playlist: The Indicator — Weed GDP
When Canada said it would legalize recreational marijuana, some people thought: I am going to have an amazing party. Others worried about what to tell their kids. James Tebrake had a different thought: What happens to a country's economy when a popular drug goes from being illegal to being legal?
Sep. 20, 2018
Prosecutors File To Keep Border Agent
Prosecutors filed court documents this week arguing to keep border patrol agent's manslaughter trial in Tucson.
Sep. 20, 2018
Arizona Receives $20M To Combat Opioid Crisis
States across the country will get over $1 billion dollars to help combat the opioid crisis, and Arizona will received $20 million of those funds.
Sep. 20, 2018
Phoenix PD Partners With BNI To Understand Brain Injury
Phoenix Police Department and Barrow Neurological Institute have partnered to form the nation's first Traumatic Brain Injury training program for incoming officers.
Sep. 20, 2018
AZ Voters Will Not Have Addresses Updated Before Nov.
A judge in a lawsuit that alleges Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan is failing to update voter registration addresses for certain people has rejected a request to send mailers to thousands of voters saying their registration may be out of date.
Sep. 20, 2018
Loan Offers Phoenix Workers
A new loan program that will be offered to Phoenix employees is raising some eyebrows.
Sep. 20, 2018
Border Patrol Agents Find 193 Immigrants In Southern AZ
For the third time in a month, Border Patrol agents have found a large group of immigrants in a remote desert area of southern Arizona.
Sep. 19, 2018
Arizona May Take Licenses From Southwest Key Programs
Arizona wants to take away the licenses held by Southwest Key Programs after the operator of shelters for migrant children missed a deadline connected to increased state oversight.
Sep. 19, 2018

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