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During this winter holiday season, maybe you’ve turned on the television or dialed up a subscriber service to catch one of the old classics — like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." But some on social media are saying that Rudolph, in particular, has racist and bigoted elements and is out of step with our current sensibilities.
Dec. 19, 2018
Time Running Out For Drought Contingency Plan
How soon will Arizona go forward and officially adopt a Drought Contingency Plan in accord with the other states that rely on Colorado River water? Are stakeholders and lawmakers fully on board with the need to act quickly? The head of the Bureau of Reclamation has made it clear that a deadline is rapidly approaching.
Dec. 19, 2018
Grand Canyon Education Acquires Health Education Program
Grand Canyon Education is buying Orbis Education Services for $362.5 million. Orbis is a provider of health education programs for a number of universities across the country, including Marquette and Northeastern.
Dec. 19, 2018
New Dinosaur Discovered In Arizona
There’s a new dinosaur on the block, although its name is a bit of a mouthful. Crittendenceratops krzyanowskii doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But what kind of dinosaur is it?
Dec. 19, 2018
Columnist Says Preexisting Conditions Can Be Done — Affordably
A federal judge in Texas this week struck down the entire Affordable Care Act, declaring its mandate requiring everyone buy health insurance unconstitutional. But now that the ACA has been law for six years, both parties agree that parts of the law that are particularly popular should stay around.
Dec. 19, 2018
AI Becoming More Prevalent In Self-Service Health Care
Do you remember when self-checkouts at the grocery store were the new thing? Now no one can remember living without it. That’s how the makers of a new self-guided medical clinic are hoping people adapt to their idea.
Dec. 19, 2018
Will Kyrsten Sinema And Martha McSally Work Together?
Gov. Doug Ducey named Congresswoman Martha McSally on Tuesday to succeed Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that was long held by the late Sen. John McCain. The appointment wasn’t a surprise, but there was some criticism.
Dec. 19, 2018
Incoming AZ Superintendent Weighs In On School Safety
The Federal Commission on School Safety has released its first report. Incoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman talked about how it may impact Arizona students and schools.
Dec. 19, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Leadership And Trust
On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke continue their discussion on leadership with a look at the psychology of leadership and the importance of trust.
Dec. 19, 2018
Operation Santa Connects Phoenix Kids In Need With
For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been a key ally of Santa Claus, helping not only with deliveries but also fulfilling holiday wishes. Phoenix is among seven cities taking Operation Santa letters into the digital age.
Dec. 19, 2018
University Of Arizona Leading Date Palm Project In Oman
The University of Arizona is leading a new multimillion-dollar project to boost date palm production in the Middle East nation of Oman. The program will have far-reaching implications for food development.
Dec. 19, 2018
Arizona Nonprofit Donates Christmas Gifts In Mexico
An Arizona nonprofit delivered hundreds of toys Tuesday to children in Sonora, Mexico as part of a cross-border collaboration.
Dec. 19, 2018
Gas Line Eruption Causes $2M Headache For ADC
The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) says it discovered a natural-gas pipeline leak at the Winslow prison in November. A leak in 37-year-old gas line at the Winslow prison will cost $1.5 million to repair.
Dec. 19, 2018
For Phoenix Artist, Ancient City Of Teotihuacan Inspires Creativity
In its prime, Teotihuacan was a diverse city with migrants. More than 2,000 years old, it has become an integral part of Mexico’s national identity — and a source of inspiration for one Phoenix artist.
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Dec. 19, 2018
New Policy Addresses Arizona
“It is important that we have the flexibility to enter in partnerships with private entities and commercial entities,” said John Arnold, the executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents which oversees the colleges.
Dec. 18, 2018
Arizona Cities To Use EPA Funds To Restore Outdated Pipes, Arsenic Issues
This fund program acts like a bank by providing low interest loans to eligible recipients, such as the cities of Safford and Prescott.
Dec. 18, 2018
Causes Of Gray Wolves
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is confirming that a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been found dead this year in New Mexico and Arizona.
Dec. 18, 2018
How Tempe Plans To Keep A Low-Cost Preschool Program Going
Tempe started offering a free pre-school program to low-income families last year, but to keep the program going the city will next year start charging some families. The program, called Tempe Pre, will continue to be free to families currently enrolled.
Dec. 18, 2018
U.S. To Invest $10.6B To Address Central American Migration
The U.S. government is pledging to $10.6 billion in public and private funds toward economic development in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, in an attempt to address the causes of migration from the region.
Dec. 18, 2018
The Future Of College Looks More Diverse Than Ever
Nearly 20 million students were projected to attend American colleges and universities in this year’s fall semester. That’s about five million more students than in the year 2000, but lower than the peak of about 21 million students in the fall of 2010.
Dec. 18, 2018

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