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An Arizona hospital is now urging the Arizona Supreme Court to quash the levy that finances Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
Jul. 12, 2017
High school
In Arizona, 36,000 high school seniors filed for federal financial aid. An increase of almost 17 percent over the previous year and one of the biggest jumps in the country. More s
Jul. 12, 2017
Bisbee Deporation March
The roundup began just after dawn, 100 years ago today in Bisbee. A posse made up of hastily deputized local residents had a list of striking miners and sympathizers. They banged on the doors of homes and boarding houses. It was the beginning of the Bisbee Deportation — a large-scale kidnapping.
Jul. 12, 2017
Big League Dreams complex
The Town of Gilbert abruptly closed Elliot District Park, better known as Big League Dreams, last week.The town cited safety concerns and pending repairs as the reason for the closure.
Jul. 12, 2017
The city of Phoenix has determined a company with a five-year contract to provide bus service is failing to live up to its agreement. The city sent a letter demanding that First Transit improve performance and even began withholding payments.
Jul. 12, 2017
Senator John McCain
A published report names Arizona’s senior Sen. John McCain in a British anti-defamation lawsuit. It concerns leaks that led to the January publication of the dossier alleging the Trump campaign had connections to Russian operatives.
Jul. 12, 2017
E. coli
An E. coli outbreak on the Utah-Arizona border has now grown to eleven confirmed cases. Most of those affected are children, including two who died. The outbreak is in the community of Short Creek and is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Jul. 11, 2017
Donald Trump Jr.
Arizona’s senior senator is concerned, but John McCain says he is not surprised by revelations of Donald Trump Jr.’s meetings with an alleged Russian operative.
Jul. 11, 2017
The lawsuit claims the maintenance and operation rates set at $30 an acre doesn't reflect the actual costs of keeping the federal irrigation project running.
Jul. 11, 2017
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The Valley’s restaurant and dining scene has been getting more and more attention over the past few years. And now, a new series of stories is focusing on a specific population of restaurateurs: immigrants.
Jul. 11, 2017
graduation
A high-school transcript is likely one of the first things a college admissions officers sees on an application. But a group of more than 100 private schools is proposing a new transcript would include no grades, no courses, no standardized content across schools; instead, they hope the new transcript will reflect mastery of subjects and growth of student character over time.
Jul. 11, 2017
Human Rights Campaign Organization
The LGBTQ civil-rights organization The Human Rights Campaign announced today that it is launching what it calls the “largest grassroots expansion in its history.” The group is launching a $26 million political organizing campaign to prepare for the 2018 midterm elections. The Associated Press reports those resources will be focused on six key states, including Arizona.
Jul. 11, 2017
Jeff Flake
The intense, emotional protests related to the Senate’s proposed health-care reform continued on Monday afternoon in Washington, D.C. One of the most involved was outside the office of Sen. Jeff Flake. Megan Janetsky of the Walter Cronkite School’s Washington, D.C., bureau covered the Flake protests.
Jul. 11, 2017
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is looking for a new contractor to design a type of natural-gas generator to support renewable energy. TEP has a goal to deliver at least 30 percent of its power from renewable resources by 2030.
Jul. 11, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are 8 million stories in the naked city."
Jul. 11, 2017
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U.S. history didn’t begin with the age of color in our films and on our television shows, though sometimes it may seem that way. A new series on the Smithsonian Channel called "America in Color" re-imagines decades of U.S. history, from the 1920s through the '60s, with colorized footage.
Jul. 11, 2017
Burro Fire
When wildfire season hits, the headlines seem to be all about evacuations and firefighters’ containment efforts and how many homes have been destroyed. But after the fire, there are more long-term effects on our environment that we don’t always talk about.
Jul. 11, 2017
health
The future of the Senate’s health-care reform plan is deeply in doubt. That’s due, at least in part, to a broad variety of GOP senators finding something to dislike. We talked more about that with Jon Ralston, editor of The Nevada Independent and a longtime political analyst in that state.
Jul. 11, 2017
Barry Hess
A federal judge has upheld a state law that increases the number of signatures Libertarian candidates need to collect to get on the ballot — in some cases, more than 20 times the old requirement.
Jul. 11, 2017
southwestern willow flycatcher
Riparian habitats are less than five percent of the southwestern landscape, but support more than 40 percent of all the bird species found here.
Jul. 11, 2017

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