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New Arizona Vaccination Bills Are Opposed By Doctors
Three bills related to vaccination and immunization coverage in Arizona are making progress at the state legislature, as they’ve all been approved on party-line votes by the House Health and Human Services Committee. The Arizona Medical Association has come out against the bills.
Feb. 26, 2019
The Takeaway: Local Communities Feel The Effect Of Change In Global Recycling Policies
For over two decades, the U.S. exported as much as forty percent of its recyclables to China every year. But in January 2018, China placed major restrictions on the types of plastic it would accept. Now, some towns and cities are sending recyclables to incinerators and landfills along with the rest of our country’s waste.
Feb. 26, 2019
The Pulse: Math Attack
Math is a discipline of logic, but for lots of us, it may as well be magic. But math competence is essential, from figuring out grocery-store discounts, to giving your kid cough syrup, to deciding on a mortgage. Math also propels innovation and discovery. If you’re avoiding math, you’re probably missing out.
Feb. 26, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debate Tax Impact On Farmers
State lawmakers voted Monday to exempt farmers from having to pay sales taxes on the pesticides and fertilizers they use to grow food in Arizona.
Feb. 26, 2019
State Parks Plans On Hold After Leadership Change
A change of leadership at Arizona State Parks and Trails has led to some renovation projects being placed on hold. The Today's News-Herald reports that renovation contracts at several state parks are at a standstill while officials audit them. The re-evaluation comes after former Parks Director Sue Black was fired in November.
Feb. 26, 2019
The Grand Canyon That Almost Wasn
On Feb. 26 the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since it became a national park. With that status came many federal protections. Still over the last century the National Park Service has had to contend with many threats including dams, mines, climate change and development.
More Stories From The Grand Canyon
Feb. 26, 2019
Activists Call For Better Prisons Health Care
Activists and formerly incarcerated people gathered at the Arizona Department of Corrections headquarters Monday in downtown Phoenix to send a message to director Charles Ryan.
Feb. 25, 2019
Report: Sean Miller Receives Notice To Testify
University of Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller has received notice that he’ll be subpoenaed to testify in a federal corruption case.
Feb. 25, 2019
A Hostless Oscars Brings Surprises
After a lot of hype and worry, it turns out that the Oscars don't need a host. That’s the general feeling among many film critics after Sunday night’s 91st Academy Awards.
Feb. 25, 2019
Financial Aid Key For College Degree Attainment Goals
The cost of college has been going up, both in Arizona and across the country, but the availability of financial aid has not been keeping up with those increases.
Feb. 25, 2019
Expert: Snow Likely Not Enough To Prevent Drought
There are still white-capped mountains in the Phoenix area after last week’s winter storm dropped rain, hail and snow in the metro Phoenix area, and record snowfall in Flagstaff. Has all that precipitation helped Arizona’s drought conditions?
Feb. 25, 2019
Boas: Survey Shows Public Optimism On Lives, Communities
Earlier this month, the American Enterprise Institute released its latest survey on community and society, social capital, civic health and quality of life in the United States.
Feb. 25, 2019
U.S. In Talks With Key Asian Countries This Week
Important rounds of talks are expected this week between the U.S. and two key Asian countries. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
Feb. 25, 2019
Bill Introduced To Expand School Vouchers
Sen. Sylvia Allen introduced a bill that would open up new ESA —or school voucher — eligibility, effectively expanding the program. The bill would also move ESA oversight from the Department of Education to the the State Treasurer’s office to be managed by an outside contractor.
Feb. 25, 2019
What happens when kids realize their entire life is already online? How much is too much when it comes to sharing your kids' lives online, and when should they get a say in how they shape their online identity?
Feb. 25, 2019
Daring Stunts At The Grand Canyon
Have you ever wanted to walk across a vast expanse on a tightrope? Or try to jump over it on a motorcycle? Or parachute into it? One of the most popular places to try these spine-tingling stunts is the Grand Canyon. Todd Berger wrote about the history of these stunts in his book "It Happened At Grand Canyon."
Feb. 25, 2019
High-Profile Bills Fail To Advance In Legislature After Key Deadline
After a week of packed committee agendas, state lawmakers are expected to debate a number of bills on the floor of the Arizona House or Senate this week.
Feb. 25, 2019
Gila River Indian Community Back On Board With Drought Plan
The Gila River Indian Community will provide the promised 500,000 acre-feet of water for Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan after an assurance that legislation the tribe opposed is dead.
Feb. 25, 2019
Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Ruling On Car Rental Tax
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that taxing car rentals to pay for sports facilities and tourism projects is legal. The justices upheld a lower court's decision Monday morning.
Feb. 25, 2019
Grand Canyon Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Free Admission
The Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary this week. It was Feb. 26, 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson designated the gorge as a national park cementing its federal protection.
Feb. 25, 2019

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