The process of drawing political district boundaries is a political, and often controversial, one. The Associated Press just released an analysis, applying a formula used in a court case in Wisconsin, to get a sense of how gerrymandered the country is, and which party benefits from that.
The Navajo Nation Council voted to keep the Navajo Generating Station open until 2019 then work with its owner to shut it down. This legislation buys the tribe a little more time to find a new source of revenue and jobs.
Sen. Jeff Flake will meet in Washington today with a delegation of senators visiting from Mexico, and the central topic on the agenda is expected to be the negotiations for trade in North America that will begin later this year.
What if scientists could better predict when a volcano might erupt? Work being done by researchers at ASU could lead to that — they’re tracking the heating history of magma, the molten rock inside the earth. What they’ve found was published in the journal Science earlier this month.
For centuries the Navajo herded sheep all across the rolling hills and mesas that make up the vast reservation. Over the last three decades, many of those sheep have grazed on abandoned uranium mines that are still toxic today. Researchers are now investigating whether this Navajo staple is killing people. Part two of the series Fry Bread Nation.
It will be a busy week in international news as the Indian Prime Minister visits the White House today, and the military offensive continues in Mosul to retake control of that Iraqi city from I-S rebels.
It was a busy week for the Arizona Coyotes last week. After Andrew Barroway bought out the minority owners in the team earlier in the month, the Coyotes traded away their top goalie, Mike Smith; told their captain, Shane Doan, that he would not be offered a contract and parted ways with their coach, Dave Tippett.
But a new report from the Rural School and Community Trust shows that when it comes to rural schools in Arizona, there are many challenges. I spoke with Don German more about the results of this report. He’s the executive director of the Arizona Rural Schools Association
Our state’s schools have faced a severe teacher shortage for years now. So to fill classrooms, some schools in our state are turning to teachers who do not have full qualifications. Ricardo Cano with The Arizona Republic did an analysis of 162 school districts in the state and found that 22 percent of teachers lacked full qualifications.