A lot of the water we use everyday in the Valley — for everything from agriculture to taking a shower — comes from groundwater basins. But the Eloy and Maricopa-Stanfield groundwater basins in Arizona, which encompass most of the corridor between Phoenix and Tucson, is facing a supply and demand problem.
A couple of months ago, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that had looked at the brains of 111 deceased National Football League players. But this week, a study by Boston University was published that researchers hope could lead to massive, rapid progress.
The University of Arizona has started the process of firing an assistant men’s basketball coach who’s been arrested as part of an FBI investigation. Anne Ryman covers higher education for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com and has reported on this, and she joins us now.
One of Arizona’s largest charter school networks has abandoned a controversial land deal with the city of Scottsdale. On Thursday, Great Hearts Academies announced that it has found another location for its new athletic facilities.
A company located in Mesa was awarded a windfall contract from the Army for almost $1.4 billion this week. MD Helicopters will now need to hire over 100 new workers to build 150 helicopters over the next five years — 30 of those going to the Afghan Air Force.
Puerto Rico is still dealing with power outages, more than a week after Hurricane Maria swept through the island. But backup plans are in the works, and Nathan Johnson is helping build them. He’s an assistant professor in the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU and works on microgrids.
President Trump’s announcement that he will eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, has caused significant worries for recipients and their families. It also gave Congress a tight deadline for deciding how to keep the popular program growing — or even expanding it. Now we’re hearing about a more conservative approach put forward by two Republican Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and James Lankford of Oklahoma. They’re calling it the Succeed Act.
The group behind the effort to vote down the state’s expanded school voucher program has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit, which aims to kick the measure off the ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office certified Save Our Schools Arizona collected enough valid signatures to put the new law on hold until voters weigh in next November, but the lawsuit could still derail that effort.
A new national poll is out with results reflecting on many of Southwest’s most pressing issues. An overwhelming majority say DACA recipients should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and apply for citizenship.
Gender stereotypes are still a part of our everyday lives, and those deeply affect girls and boys across the globe. And while they begin at an extremely early age, their deep and extended impact truly reveals itself at puberty.