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The way Arizona pays for students with special needs is leading to a mismatch in terms of where the money is needed and where it’s going. The Arizona Republic did an analysis of data from the 2015-16 school year, and with me to talk about what they found is legislative reporter Alia Rau.
Oct. 9, 2017
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Some 77 million Americans are personally affected in some way by the opioid epidemic, and at least 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
Oct. 9, 2017
Puerto Rico
Last Tuesday afternoon, President Trump spent four hours in Puerto Rico assessing the damage of Hurricane Maria. Among his comments were praising FEMA and the federal government’s “incredible” and “unbelievable” job. Two hours after the president said that, the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, revised that number — more than doubling it to 34.
Oct. 9, 2017
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Friday brought news of the birth control mandate rollback, but federal officials have been cutting provisions and budgets for the Affordable Care Act for some time. With us for a few minutes to talk about that is James Hodge, ASU director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy.
Oct. 9, 2017
Exploding Dots
Math is not usually something you think about when you log on to social media. But one math educator is trying to change that notion for teachers and students.
Oct. 9, 2017
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Another must win at home for the Diamondbacks who return to Phoenix Monday night trying to stave off the Dodgers in game 3 of their National League Division series.
Oct. 9, 2017
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The state's second largest community college district has joined Maricopa Community College's argument for providing in-state tuition to DACA recipients.
Oct. 9, 2017
Mexico Earthquake
Shootings, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires - all of these catastrophic experiences affect many in the world. In Mexico City, where a massive quake killed hundreds, plenty of people are learning to cope emotionally with tragedies.
Oct. 9, 2017
Latino Cultural Center
Building a new Latino Cultural Center in Phoenix will cost more than what the city has set aside, according to a recently released feasibility study.
Oct. 9, 2017
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The compiled data could eventually be used to help manage and predict groundwater loss in the future.
Oct. 9, 2017
The federal government awarded Gallup, New Mexico $1.5 million for its detox center, which borders the Navajo Nation.
Oct. 9, 2017
Phoenix City Hall
Confusion over a marketing partnership between the city of Phoenix and a private company is leading to changes.
Oct. 9, 2017
Phoenix City Council
Phoenix is looking to outsource daily operations of its most popular low-income housing program. The move will lead to an annual contract worth up to $1 million.
Oct. 9, 2017
Indigenous Peoples Day
On Monday, Oct. 9 many cities across the United States will opt to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day over Columbus Day.
Oct. 9, 2017
health
Stroke is on the rise and hitting people at a younger age than ever before.
Oct. 9, 2017
This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three men, but the detection of gravitational waves was the work of a thousand scientists and students – 10 of them from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
Oct. 9, 2017
Benchmark Electronics estimates it will add about 500 jobs to the Valley in the next five years and break ground on its new headquarters before the end of the year.
Oct. 7, 2017
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Arizona has long been a destination for older Americans with its pristine retirement communities. But aging in America isn’t what it used to be. It’s expensive and sometimes isolating. This series aims to explore the reality of an aging society. The aging issue isn’t going away — so let's talk about it.
Oct. 7, 2017
Saguaro National Park near Tucson wants the public’s help to find out who vandalized a saguaro cactus, which appeared to have been shot multiple times. The incident carries a steep penalty with a fine of up to $5,000, and even jail time.
Oct. 6, 2017
Arizona congressman Paul Gosar is accusing a liberal activist of conspiring with Nazis, hinting George Soros was behind the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that turned violent this summer.
Oct. 6, 2017

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