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Experts Worry About Gap Between Low, Higher Performing Readers
According to the most recent NAEP scores, both fourth and eighth grade reading scores are essentially flat from 2015. Some educators and observers also worry about the gap between low and high performing readers on the test, which is considered the nation’s report card.
May. 9, 2018
Flake Welcomes Release Of 3 Americans Held In North Korea
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is welcoming the release of three Americans who had been held in North Korea.
May. 9, 2018
Falling Mexican Peso Reflects Impact Of NAFTA Talks
Mexico’s peso dropped to its lowest value of the year this week, reflecting investors’ anxiety over ongoing negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement.
May. 9, 2018
County OKs Chase Field Deal, Ending Legal Fight With D-backs
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in favor of the deal, which ends a lawsuit by the baseball team alleging the county owed them $187 million in stadium repairs. The new deal means no more public money will be provided toward the 20-year old ballpark.
May. 9, 2018
Mexico Prepares Electoral Packages For Expat Voters
Mexican expats registered to vote will start getting their ballots this week via mail — and the vast majority of them will be delivered in the United States.
May. 9, 2018
Keeping A Unique Water Tradition Alive In S.  Colorado’s Acequias
A warm spring has already melted much of the limited snowpack that sits high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in southern Colorado. Water is already flowing through the ditches near the rural village of San Pablo.
May. 9, 2018
Save Our Schools Arizona To Help Anti-
The grassroots organization Save Our Schools Arizona is going to help in the effort to block dark money in future political campaigns.
May. 9, 2018
Museums Question Confederate Monuments
“We don’t want to be in the cold storage business,” said North Carolina Museum of History Chief Curator Benjamin Filene. “We want to surface issues, be a place where you don’t hide things places where communities come together and discuss and wrestle with contemporary questions.”
May. 9, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Attention Spans
"People just don't have the attention spans they used to," is a popular refrain. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, we ask Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke if there's any truth to it.
May. 9, 2018
The Takeaway: Gina Haspel Faces Tough Confirmation To Head C.I.A.
President Trump’s pick to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel faces a challenging confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Haspel has worked at the C.I.A. for 33 years, almost all of those years entirely undercover.
May. 9, 2018
Writer Examines The Future Of Female Political Candidates
Hillary Clinton was expected to be the first female president in the history of the United States. Polls certainly made many of us think so, and the GOP's unconventional nomination of Donald Trump seemed to put those expectations over the top.
May. 9, 2018
Westmarc CEO: West Valley Trying To Update Its Perception
Westmarc, the Western Maricopa Coalition, held its Economic Development Summit yesterday, focusing on building a quality community, among other things.
May. 9, 2018
Proposed Budget Adds Homeless Clean-Up, Pedestrian Safety Position
City Manager Ed Zuercher is calling for a pilot project to clean-up homeless encampments. The idea comes about six months after the city launched “Phoenix C.A.R.E.S.," an outreach program that offers professional services to people experiencing homelessness.
May. 9, 2018
More Water and Electrical Lines Coming To Navajo
The Navajo President approved on Monday $100 million in water, electrical lines, and road projects. About 40 percent of the tribe still lack running water and electricity.
May. 8, 2018
Wall Would Affect Endangered Species
Recently released federal documents show President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would have adverse impacts on endangered species and the Tohono O’Odham tribe.
May. 8, 2018
Minority Businesses Encouraged To Use SkyBridge
The President and CEO of the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said its mission is to bring what she calls the “economic powerhouse of the Hispanic purse” to big projects like SkyBridge by getting minority-owned small businesses to participate in a way that benefits their business.
May. 8, 2018
What Role Do Consumers Play In Data Security?
Facebook has been dealing with negative attention in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This and previous data breaches have left Americans thinking about the information that’s “out there” about them, and what, if anything, they can do to protect it.
May. 8, 2018
Nuclear Power Agreement Between Mexico, U.S. Could Benefit AZ
Despite tensions over renegotiating NAFTA, the business relationship between Mexico and the U.S. continues. A new energy deal promises opportunities for the nuclear field — and Arizona might benefit from it.
May. 8, 2018
Department Of Corrections Extends Health Care Contract With Corizon
The Arizona Department of Corrections has extended its prison health care contract with Corizon Health. ADC and its contractor are under fire in federal court for failing to meet health care performance benchmarks.
May. 8, 2018
99 Cents Only Stores Didn
A popular discount chain is accused of shortchanging some of its Arizona employees. 99 Cents Only Stores will pay more than $273,254 to 125 employees.
May. 8, 2018

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