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More Than Half Of Arizona Students Fail AzMERIT Tests
The latest statewide standardized English and math test results were released Monday: 42% of students passed either test compared to 41% last year. These scores build on slight increases since Arizona first rolled out the test in 2015.
Oct. 8, 2019
Lawsuit Challenging Bears Ears Reduction Continues
A federal judge has rejected the Trump Administration’s efforts to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its reduction of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Oct. 8, 2019
New Tempe Apartment Limits Renters Younger Than 21
An apartment complex planned for downtown Tempe could be inviting legal trouble with a proposed plan to limit renters under 21.
Oct. 8, 2019
Book Discusses Activism During Trump Administration
The phrase "civil discussion" being questioned on college campuses around the country, as some controversial speakers are uninvited and some students feel unsafe amidst ideas and rhetoric they find scary. Robby Soave of Reason magazine writes about those concepts in his new book Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump.
Oct. 8, 2019
AZ Budget For School Counselors, Officers Falls Short Of Requests
The state Department of Education received more than 800 applications for a piece of the $20 million available to schools for counselors and school resource officers.
Oct. 8, 2019
Cities Taking Different Approaches To Help Homelessness
Phoenix unveiled its “giving meters” program earlier this year, in which people can donate to help residents experiencing homelessness, by putting change or a credit card into a special, hand-painted parking meter. Money given through the meters in downtown Phoenix will be collected by an outreach team that helps connect services to homeless residents.
Oct. 8, 2019
Navajo Mans Love For Outdoors Inspired His Outdoor Clothing Company
Len Necefer grew up on the Navajo Nation, and his childhood was shaped by the outdoors. It wasn’t far from Canyon de Chelly where he said he learned early to appreciate both the quiet of the outdoors — and the adventure. It was there that the seeds for his future love of rock-climbing were sewn.
Oct. 8, 2019
Immigration Lawyers Sue Government Over Public Charge Rollout
A national coalition of immigration lawyers has sued the Trump administration over the rollout of the so-called public charge rule. The case focuses on the forms people complete while hoping to change their immigration status. They are sent to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Oct. 8, 2019
DACA, Border Policies Discussed At Annual Immigration Conference
Immigration is at the core of policy disagreements between the White House and Democratic members of Congress.
Oct. 8, 2019
The Takeaway: Peter Navarro Talks Upcoming Trade Negotiations With China
This Thursday, high-level trade negotiations are set to resume between the U.S. and China. The year-long trade war continues to inflict damage on both countries' economies. And tariffs on Chinese goods, which had been delayed over the summer, are set to kick back in on December 15th.
Oct. 8, 2019
Dissolution Of Tariff Exemption Benefits Valley-Based First Solar
On Friday, a tariff exemption recently put in place was taken away on bifacial solar panels — panels that absorb sunlight on both sides. The tariff exemption was granted in June and rescinded by the Trump administration Friday. It will completely dissolve on Oct. 28.
Oct. 8, 2019
Scottsdale Discriminates Ads Target Advocacy Group
A case before the U.S. Supreme Court revolves around a funeral home employee who was fired after telling her boss she was transgender. The funeral home is represented by the Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom.
Oct. 8, 2019
Doctor Of Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth Can Resume Practicing Medicine
A doctor who cared for an incapacitated woman who was sexually assaulted and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility can resume practicing medicine.
Oct. 8, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Attempt To Redirect AZ Car Rental Tax
On its first day back in session, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Arizona high court ruling protecting a multimillion-dollar tax source used to fund sports and tourism.
Oct. 8, 2019
More Than 5,000 Publications Banned In Arizona Prisons
There are more than 7,000 publications banned by the Arizona Department of Corrections, but the guidelines for evaluating what books, magazines and CDs are allowed in state prisons has been ruled unconstitutional and overbroad.
Oct. 8, 2019
McSally Criticizes Impeachment, Mum On Ukraine Call
Two weeks after the inquiry began, McSally says Democrats leading the House of Representatives are partisan in their process.
Arizona GOP To Hold Anti-Impeachment Rallies
Oct. 7, 2019
New Thunderbird School Breaks Ground In Phoenix
Construction of a new headquarters for the Thunderbird School of Global Management will begin soon as ground has been broken on the site of the new facility.
Oct. 7, 2019
Arizona GOP To Hold Anti-Impeachment Rallies
The Arizona GOP is aligning with the Trump re-election campaign to target Democratic Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick and Tom O’Halleran.
Oct. 7, 2019
New Sonora Law On Wildlife Crossings Encouraging To Conservationists
A new law in Sonora will make highway wildlife crossings a required part of regional planning ordinances in the state. It’s meant to protect animals in Sonora, including some that cross into Arizona.
Oct. 7, 2019
Jaguar Day Brings People Together From Across Sonoran Desert Region
The Jaguar Day Festival in southern Sonora is about more than just the jaguar. It’s also a reminder of the ecological ties between Arizona and Sonora.
Oct. 7, 2019

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