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 AZCIR Director Addresses Latest Conflict In Arizona Education System
According to the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, 73 schools are appealing the letter grades given to them by state officials. Their reasons for the appeal include incorrect data used to calculate their grade and a flawed system.
Oct. 17, 2017
 How Effective Is Social Media In Leading To True Change?
In the more general sense, the U.S. has seen an amping up of activism, social movements and protests over the past year — owed in part to strong reactions to statements and tweets by President Trump. And social media has played a significant in attracting more people to protests — both for and against the issue in question.
Oct. 17, 2017
 #MeToo Campaign Effective In Starting Conversation About Sexual Harassment
Let’s talk now about how social media is changing the conversation around normally unspoken issues. Sexual harassment and assault have traditionally been issues that are unspoken — shameful, even, for many women. But this #metoo campaign has flipped that on its head.
Oct. 17, 2017
Phoenix Officials Still Working Out Plan For Downtown Arena
The future of the Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix remains uncertain. The City Council had planned to meet in executive session on Wednesday to discuss arena negotiations with the Phoenix Suns, but late Monday we learned that meeting was canceled. KJZZ’s Christina Estes joins me now.
Oct. 17, 2017
 Professor Discusses Where NAFTA Agreement, Renegotiations Stand
Round four of the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations among the U.S., Mexico and Canada is concluding today. With me to talk about where the agreement — and renegotiations — stand is Pamela Starr, associate professor of International Relations and Diplomacy at USC.
Oct. 17, 2017
Kavanagh Weighs In On Ruling That Phoenix Police Policy Complies With SB 1070
Phoenix police policy does comply with Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, the immigration enforcement law. That’s the assessment of state Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Brnovich’s investigation was triggered by state Sen. John Kavanagh, using a state law that allows lawmakers to ask the AG to look into whether city ordinances violate state law.
Oct. 17, 2017
The Takeaway: After Harvey Weinstein, Women Everywhere Say #MeToo
With Harvey Weinstein, the nation has learned that yet another man has used his position of power to intimidate and exploit women. Across America, people are speaking out.
Oct. 17, 2017
Arizona Congressional Delegation Weighs In On Iran Decision
While the White House urges Congress and U.S. Allies to address serious flaws in the Iran nuclear deal before President Trump certifies it, Arizona delegates are sounding off.
Oct. 17, 2017
Arizona Sen. John McCain Receives Liberty Medal
The 2017 Liberty Medal, which recognizes leadership in the pursuit of freedom, has been awarded to Arizona’s Senior Sen. John McCain.
Oct. 17, 2017
 AZ Law Enforcement Agencies Look To School Partnerships To Help Fill Vacancies
Several city and state-based law enforcement agencies say filling sworn officer vacancies has become a top priority. Part of that effort involves new partnerships with high schools and colleges.
Oct. 17, 2017
Climate Change Study Focuses On Desert
The Arizona desert is the latest testing ground for climate change.
Oct. 17, 2017
When Short-Term Memory Fades, Researchers Try Tapping Into Procedural Memory
For people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, short-term memory fades first. While this may not seem like the best time in a person’s life to start learning a new skill, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are realizing that learning a new procedure or habit could have long-term benefits for patients as their dementia progresses.
Oct. 17, 2017
AG: Revised Phoenix Immigration Enforcement Policy Is Legal
The Phoenix Police Department’s recently revised immigration enforcement policy does not violate state law, the Arizona attorney general has concluded.
Oct. 16, 2017
 Former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini Has Died
Former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini died suddenly on Sunday at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Shelly Jamison, assistant chief of the Phoenix Fire Department, says Brunacini was an incredible presence in the firefighting community.
Oct. 16, 2017
Recent Mountain Rescues Prompt Safe Hiking Response
As fall brings more crowds to the trails, local officials want hikers to stay prepared.
Oct. 16, 2017
 Author: Creating Extraordinary Experiences Will Bring Customers Inside Retail Shops
As online retailers like Amazon continue to show their retail might and shopping malls around the country are shutting their doors, it might seem like the days of brick-and-mortar stores are numbered. But according to Denise Lee Yohn, author of the book "What Great Brands Do," there are still things that physical retail stores can do — and are doing — to bring in customers. And it’s all about the experience.
Oct. 16, 2017
Burials, Other Services Delayed As Funeral Homes Grapple With Arizona’s New Death Registration System
The Department of Health Services rolled out a new online system this month to register deaths. A survey by Maricopa County officials found more than 200 delayed burials and cremations, according to the Associated Press.
Oct. 16, 2017
Blast In Mogadishu Kills Hundreds
World leaders have condemned this weekend’s bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu that killed hundreds of people.
Oct. 16, 2017
 USA Today Investigation Uncovers More Problems, Cover-Ups In VA Scandal
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Phoenix residents — with or without a person connection to our nation’s veterans — have become very aware of the VA healthcare scandal, which has left many of our service members without adequate medical care and stuck on lengthy waiting lists.
Oct. 16, 2017
End Of ACA Cost-Sharing Subsidies May Not Hurt Arizona As Much As Other States
Last week, President Trump announced the federal government would end the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing subsidies, which help lower-income people afford coverage.
Oct. 16, 2017

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