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The Takeaway: Gov Ricardo Rosselló -
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló discusses his plan to focus on charter schools as part of an effort to overhaul the island's public education system.
Feb. 6, 2018
New Bill Would Expand Arizona Nondiscrimination Law, Protect LGBTQ Community
A new bill in the Arizona legislature would expand the state’s nondiscrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Feb. 6, 2018
Utah Investigates FLDS Members For Food Stamp Fraud
The state of Utah is investigating individuals in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints community for food stamp fraud. A federal probe of the community wrapped up last year.
Feb. 6, 2018
Workers To Rally In Phoenix To Support Navajo Generating Station
Workers from the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine in northeast Arizona will be in Phoenix on Tuesday. They’re calling for action to save the NGS power plant, which is slated to close at the end of next year.
Feb. 6, 2018
Flagstaff Faces Affordable Housing Crisis
For every four people trying to move to Flagstaff there is only one home available to purchase.
Feb. 6, 2018
Healthy Apache Trout Return To Northern Arizona Waterways Soon
Arizona state fish returns to the White Mountains this summer.
Feb. 6, 2018
Untold Arizona: Dateland Is Home To More Than Just Date Shakes
If you have ever driven to San Diego in the summer, chances are you have stopped in the unincorporated town of Dateland. At the very least, you have seen billboards for the travel center’s “world-famous date shakes” in the tiny town of Dateland.
Feb. 6, 2018
High Teacher Turnover In Arizona English Language Classrooms
Two states repealed their laws last year, making Arizona the last state practicing the “Structured English Immersion” model.
Feb. 6, 2018
All-Male Committee Hears Bill On Feminine Hygiene Products In Prison
The bill would allocate $80,000 annually to the Arizona Department of Corrections from the state general fund so that all women in state prisons have access to free, unlimited, feminine hygiene products.
Feb. 5, 2018
 Waste Management Phoenix Open Crowds Hit Record Levels
The Waste Management Phoenix Open continues to grow, with crowds reaching record levels again for this year’s event. Organizers say the event’s economic impact continues to grow as well. Over 719,000 people came through the gates, smashing last year’s mark by nearly 65,000.
Feb. 5, 2018
 Navajo Amber Alert System Goes Live
If the Navajo Nation needs to issue an Amber Alert when a child goes missing, it’s able to do that now. Its Amber Alert System is now operating in test mode.
Feb. 5, 2018
 Former Latvian President A Scholar-In-Residence At ASU
The Cold War ended — at least in the traditional sense — with Russia’s move away from the Soviet Union and communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall. But that clearly hasn’t eliminated tension in Eastern Europe and the need for additional security through collaborations like NATO.
Feb. 5, 2018
 More Churches Providing Sanctuary For Undocumented Immigrants
More and more churches around the country are housing undocumented immigrants who are threatened with deportation in sanctuary around the country.
Feb. 5, 2018
 Arizona Republic Reveals Endorsements For CD8 Special Primary
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. The special primary is being held on Feb. 27, and The Arizona Republic has revealed its endorsements for CD8 on the Republican and Democratic sides. The paper’s Editorial Director Phil Boas is with me for his weekly appearance to talk about those.
Feb. 5, 2018
Which Super Bowl Commercials Won, And Which Fumbled Away Their Opportunities?
Super Bowl commercials — they might be the reason you tuned in this year. One series of ads won the internet and perhaps, America’s heart. And on the flip side, one commercial drawing ire is the Dodge Ram spot overlaid with dramatic music and a portion of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech.
Feb. 5, 2018
VP Mike Pence Heading To Winter Olympics, But Not Just To Watch the Games
The Winter Olympics get underway this week in South Korea, but the event won’t just be about the games themselves. Joining me for our weekly look ahead to the coming days on the international stage is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Feb. 5, 2018
Lawsuit Between Uber, Waymo Could Impact Valley Streets
A court case is underway in San Francisco pitting two giants of the autonomous vehicle industry against each other. Waymo is accusing Uber of knowingly using stolen technology in its development of driverless cars. Aarian Marshall is transportation reporter for Wired Magazine.
Feb. 5, 2018
Maricopa Community Colleges Eliminating Football Programs
The Maricopa County Community College District announced Monday that it will eliminate its football program.
Feb. 5, 2018
New Book Looks At Phoenix
Phoenix is often described as a young city, but it does have a lot of history. Although, as the people behind a new book found out, some of that history is kind of hidden. Robert Melikian and Paul Scharbach are co-authors of "Phoenix: Past and Present," which shows historic photos from around the city, opposite the same view from today.
Feb. 5, 2018
 Ducey To Hire 25 Tax Collectors For State Revenue Department
The Ducey administration is moving to hire 25 tax collectors to the Arizona Department of Revenue. The Governor’s Office is projecting those new employees could generate more than $30 million for the state’s general fund.
Feb. 5, 2018

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