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Schools Chief
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas wants to replace the state’s K-12 education standards with those developed by a conservative Christian college. The recommendation could override years of public meetings, input from teachers, experts and parents that have been used to formulate Arizona’s existing standards.
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Sep. 23, 2018
Paul Gosar
Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar are urging voters to support his rival candidate. The family is speaking out in a new TV ad from Democrat David Brill.
Sep. 22, 2018
Authorities Still Searching For Cause Of Cow Deaths In Navajo County
Authorities are still trying to figure out what caused the deaths of two dozen cows in the Heber-Overgaard area, in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.
Sep. 22, 2018
Incoming Mexican President Visits Sonoran Border Cities
Mexico’s incoming president visited the neighboring state of Sonora this week, stopping for a trip to two border cities to lay out an ambitious agenda. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stood on stage in Nogales, laying out his plans to a cheering crowd of a few thousand people.
Sep. 21, 2018
County Audit Department Releases Review Of Primary Day
The Maricopa County Internal Audit Department issued a review of primary election day, but it left a major question unanswered. Sixty-two polling sites were unopened when voting was supposed to start at 6 a.m.
Sep. 21, 2018
Arizona Study Examines Suicide Risk In Transgender Teens
About 51 percent of transmasculine youth and 42 percent of non-binary adolescents reported attempting suicide. That was the highest suicide risk in the transgender community.
Sep. 21, 2018
Cooper Center In Tucson Taking Learning Outside The Classroom
The Cooper Center in Tucson has three major focuses for its students: to enhance their positive experiences in nature, to give them basic ecological understandings, and to inspire them to live in more sustainable lives.
Sep. 21, 2018
Researcher Creates System For Analyzing Biological Data
Ramona Walls from the University of Arizona co-authored a recent Nature Ecology and Evolution paper detailing the importance of essential biodiversity variables.
Sep. 21, 2018
Phoenix Rising Shows Promise, Other AZ Teams Falter
Baseball’s Diamondbacks have faded from postseason contention. Football’s Cardinals are off to an dreadful 0-2 start. Hockey’s Coyotes and basketball’s Suns remain in rebuilding mode as they begin their seasons this fall. But The Phoenix Rising is doing just as their name implies.
Sep. 21, 2018
Valley Metro Asks Council To Approve 2-Lane Light Rail Extension
Despite some opposition to extending light rail into south Phoenix, Valley Metro wants to stay the course. At a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, the council will be asked to approve the two-lane design, which will reduce Central Avenue to one lane for vehicles in each direction.
Sep. 21, 2018
Q&AZ: How Much Money Is Allocated For Public Mental Health Services?
Ninety-one percent of the $2,344,672,606 spent by the The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment system in fiscal year 2017 went to programs connected to Medicaid and KidsCare, the state’s health insurance program for low-income children.
Sep. 21, 2018
Opioid Crisis Hits Home In Arizona
As the opioid epidemic continues to grip our state and nation, there is another population that’s being negatively affected by this crisis — the babies born to addicted mothers.
Sep. 21, 2018
Bill Would Address National Park Repair Backlog
The Interior Secretary plans to visit the Grand Canyon on Saturday to bring attention to the need to fix national parks. The National Park Service has a $12 billion backlog of maintenance projects.
Sep. 21, 2018
KJZZ
Discussing the week in news with former Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez, and former legislative leader Chad Campbell of Strategies 360.
Sep. 21, 2018
Pumpkin Spice Means Fall — Even When It
Saturday is officially the first day of fall and, for some people, that means one thing: pumpkins! But if you don’t like corn mazes or apple picking, you still have pumpkin spice and the pumpkin spice latte.
Sep. 21, 2018
Supreme Court Allows More Disclosures For Political Donations
Voters will be getting at least a little bit more information about politically active nonprofit groups and their donors — as we sit about six weeks away from November’s election.
Sep. 21, 2018
Turning Mesquite Pods Into Tasty Treats
In the summer, mesquite pods fall to the ground, usually to be raked up by people, or blown away by the wind, but one person’s yard debris is Peggy Sorensen’s main ingredient.
Sep. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Kavanaugh Confirmation — What Happens Next?
With Dr. Christine Blasey Ford still negotiating the terms for her testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it's unclear whether the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh on Monday.
Sep. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: In Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh, Echoes Of Anita Hill Hearings
As Judge Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexual assault when he was a teenager, Republicans and Democrats are fighting about how or if these allegations should impact the schedule of his ongoing Supreme Court nomination.
Sep. 21, 2018
Navajo Generating Station Continues To Face Uncertain Future
The largest coal power plant in the Western U.S., the Navajo Generating Station, plans to shut down in 2019, that is, unless another buyer can be found.
Sep. 21, 2018

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