We’re more than five months past November’s election results—some of which surprised a lot of observers. The surprise was related to the fact that most pollsters were preparing us for a very different outcome.
We start this hour with concerns over President Trump’s proposal to expand and reinforce a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition to opposition for humanitarian reasons, some are worried about the potential environmental impact on flora and fauna.
Arizona Superintendent Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas may have some competition in state elections next year. Tempe City Council member David Schapira is expected to announce his decision about entering the race Tuesday afternoon.
Arkansas' Supreme Court halted two executions hours before they were scheduled to take place Monday, but will move forward with others. The case centers on a controversial death penalty protocol that has also drawn criticism in Arizona.
“Kindergarten is the new 1st grade.” Or at least that’s what many of the state’s early childhood educators say when referring to the rigorous list of skills kids are expected to have mastered by the time they enter first grade. As state public education funding remains tight in Arizona, helping kids learn these skills is an increasing challenge for teachers.
For the first time since 2008, ASU is honoring two journalists with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill will receive the 2017 award given by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Rescue workers are still searching for two hikers who went missing late Saturday. Chief Ranger Matt Van Dzura says an alert was sent out Saturday evening, and the park service called in the Arizona Department of Public Safety to investigate.