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Arizona Democrats Pen Letter Condemning Border Deployment
Governor Doug Ducey has sent more than 300 Arizona National Guard troops to the southern border as part of the president’s plan to counter what he says is a rise in illegal border crossings and drug trafficking. Many have praised that decision, but some Democrats in the state legislature are not.
Apr. 11, 2018
‘This Was Our Moment:’ Arizona Rallies For Education Funding
At least 1,000 schools in the Valley planned to participate in a “walk-in” demonstration to show support for public education and demand more funding from Arizona leaders. “The moment came and this was our moment,” said Pinnacle High School English teacher Monica Flint. “We’re here, we’re not ready to give up or give in.”
Apr. 11, 2018
Tucson Teachers Join Arizona Protests In Wednesday Walk-In
Teachers at Tucson High linked arms this morning and walked into the school as one, joining thousands of teachers in Arizona who continue to demand higher pay.
Apr. 11, 2018
The Takeaway: 50 Years After Fair Housing Act, Discrimination Persists
On April 11, 1968, president Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination in the sale and the rental of housing in the U.S. But that action may not have brought as much lasting change as its authors intended.
Apr. 11, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: The Psychology Of Disappointment
There are many reasons we might not be happy with the decisions we make, but it turns out not many of them have to do with the actual choice. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of disappointment.
Apr. 11, 2018
Expert: More Arizona Children Dying From Guns
More than 780 children died in Arizona in 2016. Firearms accounted for 36 of those deaths — an increase from the 28 deaths in 2015.
Apr. 11, 2018
Lifeblood Of The Desert
A three-part series on how cities in Arizona manage one of the state’s most critical resources: water.
Apr. 11, 2018
The Takeaway: Speaker Paul Ryan To Retire From Congress
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan announced today that he will not seek re-election in Congress, closing out a nearly 20-year career in office and a four-year hold on the House speakership.
Apr. 11, 2018
AZ Lawmakers Avoid Equal Rights For Women Once More
For the second year in a row, Democrats failed to convince Republican counterparts that Arizona women should have equal rights guaranteed.
Apr. 11, 2018
Lawmakers Vote For More Questions Before Abortion Procedures
Arizona House members have voted to force hospitals and clinics to ask women seeking an abortion more details before their procedure.
Apr. 11, 2018
Steven Pinker Explores Free Speech In Modern Day
Thanks to dramatic occurrences on some college campuses in advance of appearances by some guest speakers and, to a large extent, President Donald Trump’s aggressiveness toward certain newspapers and television networks, many are fearing a chill in the realm of free speech in the United States.
Apr. 11, 2018
Robb: Trade War With China May Be Necessary
Many have criticized Trump’s economic actions against China, saying that no one wins in a trade war and that it will cause American consumers a lot of pain. One exception is Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, a self-proclaimed ardent free trader. He thinks a trade war with China may be necessary.
Apr. 11, 2018
Environmental Groups Continue Fight Against Border Wall
This week, National Guard troops from Arizona and other states have started moving south to reinforce and support the U.S Border Patrol. In the meantime, another part of President Trump’s border security plan is also underway: The wall.
Apr. 11, 2018
Arizona House Declines To Approve Equal Rights Amendment
The Equal Rights Amendment was a powerful force decades ago in the United States, but its momentum slowed and not enough states ratified it by 1982 to make it official. Since then, 23 states have added equal rights amendments to their state constitutions. Arizona isn’t one of them.
Apr. 11, 2018
2020 Census Undercount Could Cost Arizona
Wednesday it was announced that individuals from Arizona are filing their own lawsuit about it the citizenship status question on the 2020 census.
Apr. 11, 2018
Twitter Updates: Arizona Teachers Stage Walk-Ins
These “walk-ins” are not yet "walkouts," though organizers have indicated that would be a looming possibility. For now, teachers and supporters come together in front of schools before class to protest low pay and school funding shortfalls, and then walk into school together in a show of unity.
Apr. 11, 2018
SRP Teams Turn To ASU Robots To Maintain Canal System
Maintaining the Salt River Project’s pipes, ditches and canals poses unique technical and workforce problems. In this installment of the Arizona Science Desk’s “Lifeblood of the Desert” series, we explore how SRP is working with Arizona State University on some novel helpers.
Apr. 11, 2018
DNC Chair Tom Perez Discusses Arizona
Democrats across the country are optimistic about their chances to make significant election gains this year.
Apr. 10, 2018
AZ Teachers Organize Statewide Over Low Pay, Funding Shortfalls
There are just over 1,000 schools across Arizona rallying Wednesday, walking into classrooms and not out, yet. For organizers, a strike would be the next step, depending on how much support they see at schools.
Follow Twitter Updates From Valley Walk-Ins
Apr. 10, 2018
The Phoenix Film Festival is in full swing this week, and filmmakers from all over the world are showcasing their work. Every year the festival pays special attention to movies made in Arizona. This year, Phoenix gets a spotlight.
Apr. 10, 2018

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