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Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to complaints from neighbors who said they had observed malnourished animals being held on the property.
Sep. 29, 2017
Ill child
Funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire this weekend, but Arizona won’t feel the effects — at least not immediately.
Sep. 29, 2017
Arizona ranks among the top states for refugee resettlement, but the Trump administration wants to slash the number of displaced people allowed into the United States next year.
Sep. 28, 2017
A ruling this week from a county judge leaves a temporary restraining order in place for proposed renovations at the Chinese Cultural Center. The private complex has become the subject of a public dispute.
Sep. 28, 2017
Sinema
Another Arizona Democrat is officially joining the 2018 U.S. Senate race. U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema confirmed Thursday that she’s running for the seat held by Republican Jeff Flake.
Sep. 28, 2017
kid hits gong at the mim
Listen to the sounds of John Nesbit giving a tour at the Musical Instrument Museum.
Sep. 28, 2017
computer
Nearly 80 percent of Arizonans had a broadband connection at home in 2015. That’s according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. That puts Arizona in the top half of states and is about 1.5 percent higher than the national average.
Sep. 28, 2017
Border Fence
As part of a new report "Efforts by DHS to Estimate Southwest Border Security between Ports of Entry," the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has concluded that more undocumented immigrants are using smugglers to get across the U.S.-Mexico border, and that the costs of that smuggling are going up.
Sep. 28, 2017
Colorado River Basin
With the U.S. and Mexico extending an important treaty over the Colorado River, the lower basin states of Arizona, California and Nevada now must finish their own deal.
Sep. 28, 2017
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A lot of the water we use everyday in the Valley — for everything from agriculture to taking a shower — comes from groundwater basins. But the Eloy and Maricopa-Stanfield groundwater basins in Arizona, which encompass most of the corridor between Phoenix and Tucson, is facing a supply and demand problem.
Sep. 28, 2017
xray
A couple of months ago, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that had looked at the brains of 111 deceased National Football League players. But this week, a study by Boston University was published that researchers hope could lead to massive, rapid progress.
Sep. 28, 2017
Anne Ryman
The University of Arizona has started the process of firing an assistant men’s basketball coach who’s been arrested as part of an FBI investigation. Anne Ryman covers higher education for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com and has reported on this, and she joins us now.
Sep. 28, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
Navajo leaders say the tribe has a potential buyer for its coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona. It’s set to retire in two years unless a new owner can be found by Oct. 1.
Sep. 28, 2017
Great Hearts Academies
One of Arizona’s largest charter school networks has abandoned a controversial land deal with the city of Scottsdale. On Thursday, Great Hearts Academies announced that it has found another location for its new athletic facilities.
Sep. 28, 2017
MD Helicopters
A company located in Mesa was awarded a windfall contract from the Army for almost $1.4 billion this week. MD Helicopters will now need to hire over 100 new workers to build 150 helicopters over the next five years — 30 of those going to the Afghan Air Force.
Sep. 28, 2017
Puerto Rico is still dealing with power outages, more than a week after Hurricane Maria swept through the island. But backup plans are in the works, and Nathan Johnson is helping build them. He’s an assistant professor in the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU and works on microgrids.
Sep. 28, 2017
DACA application
President Trump’s announcement that he will eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, has caused significant worries for recipients and their families. It also gave Congress a tight deadline for deciding how to keep the popular program growing — or even expanding it. Now we’re hearing about a more conservative approach put forward by two Republican Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and James Lankford of Oklahoma. They’re calling it the Succeed Act.
Sep. 28, 2017
The group behind the effort to vote down the state’s expanded school voucher program has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit, which aims to kick the measure off the ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office certified Save Our Schools Arizona collected enough valid signatures to put the new law on hold until voters weigh in next November, but the lawsuit could still derail that effort.
Sep. 28, 2017
A new national poll is out with results reflecting on many of Southwest’s most pressing issues. An overwhelming majority say DACA recipients should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and apply for citizenship.
Sep. 28, 2017
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Jill Watson had a stint as a TA at Georgia Tech, but none of her students seemed to notice that she wasn't human. Could artificial intelligence replace teachers in the classroom?
Sep. 28, 2017

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