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Ducey Wants More Help For Arizona Kids With Vision, Hearing Disabilities
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he has a plan to help students with vision and hearing disabilities get a jump start on their reading skills.
Nov. 3, 2017
Breaking Down The Basics Of School Bonds And Overrides In Arizona
As election day gets closer, many school districts have their fingers crossed that area voters will say yes to a variety of local property tax initiatives next Tuesday. Those initiatives typically take the form of a bond or an override to give schools extra funding for a variety of things.
Nov. 3, 2017
How Are Residents Impacted When Communities Shift?
As we’ve looked at the shifting landscape of the post-Recession Valley in our “New Neighbors” project a lot of what we’ve heard has focused around the question of displacement. As prices go up are people being pushed out? Are we sacrificing diversity in the name of development? In short, are we gentrifying?
Nov. 3, 2017
As Cities Centralize, Are The Suburbs Dying?
Throughout our “New Neighbors” series on the ways in which communities are shifting in the Valley, we’ve taken a look at many of the areas that have changed most in the years since the recession hit.
Nov. 3, 2017
UA Researchers Seek More Targeted Path to Fighting Pain
Researchers are developing a class of painkillers that could offer an alternative to opioids, or at least way to taper down their dosage.
Nov. 2, 2017
Judge Dismisses Case Against Charter Schools Accused Of Teaching Religion
A district court judge dismissed a lawsuit against Mesa-based charter school Heritage Academy, but the plaintiff’s attorney says the legal battle isn’t over yet.
Nov. 2, 2017
Phoenix Announces Temporary Central City Library Location
The city council approved a one year lease agreement for $675,000 with an option to terminate after nine months.
Nov. 2, 2017
 Scottsdale International Film Festival Kicks Off
The 17th-annual Scottsdale International Film Festival begins Thursday morning with the Colombian movie, "Bad Lucky Goat." The festival began in 2001 in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Its founder and executive director is Amy Ettinger, who is with me.
Nov. 2, 2017
Sounds Of The City: Acoustic Jam Session In Mesa
Listen to the sounds of Perry Yastrov playing guitar with the Valley Acoustic Group in Mesa.
Nov. 2, 2017
Phoenix Towers Was Arizona’s First Residential High-Rise 60 Years Ago
Phoenix Towers on Central Avenue turned 60 this year, and the people who live inside celebrated that birthday like you would your own good friend.
Nov. 2, 2017
FCC Likely To Change Rules On TV, Newspaper Ownership In Single Market
The Federal Communications Commission later this month is expected to change the rules limiting ownership of newspapers and TV stations in the same market; some of those regulations date back to the 1970s.
Nov. 2, 2017
How Amazon
Phoenix was one of more than 200 communities that put in a bid to attract Amazon’s HQ2.
Nov. 2, 2017
 Reporter Discusses Case Of 10-Year-Old Undocumented Migrant Detained After Surgery
The issue of undocumented immigration and how to modify federal law is constantly up for discussion in the halls of the nation’s capital.
Nov. 2, 2017
Survey: Americans Concerned Automation Will Cost Jobs, But Not Their Own
A new survey from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds less than 30 percent of Americans use things like Siri, or Alexa, which is from Amazon.
Nov. 2, 2017
Could Same-Sex Marriage Ruling From Ak-Chin Tribal Court Impact Other Tribes?
Late last month, an Ak-Chin Indian Community tribal court ruled same-sex couples have the right to get married.
Nov. 2, 2017
 American Islamic Forum For Democracy President Outspoken Against
This week’s attack in New York was called an “act of terror” by Mayor Bill de Blasio. One person who has been very outspoken about events that are often called “acts of terror” or “terrorist attacks” is Zuhdi Jasser. Jasser is the president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. He’s also a medical doctor and lives here in Phoenix.
Nov. 2, 2017
The Pulse: Does Your Bar Soap Have More Germs Than Liquid Soap?
The way we like to get clean is changing.
Nov. 2, 2017
Podcast Playlist: Revisionist History
Brown v. Board of Education might be the most well-known Supreme Court decision, a major victory in the fight for civil rights. But the decision had complex implications.
Nov. 2, 2017
The Takeaway: A Month After the Las Vegas Shooting, Where are the Answers?
It’s been just over a month since a mass shooting in Las Vegas left hundreds injured and 58 dead, and the nation is still waiting for details on the deadly attack.
Nov. 2, 2017
Maricopa County Recorder Apologizes For Facebook Comments
Within hours after writing what he admitted was “rude and inappropriate” on his Facebook site, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes posted again. Only this time, he wrote an apology.
Nov. 2, 2017

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