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Colorectal Cancer Found In Younger And Younger Adults
For decades, incidents of colorectal cancer were mostly found in people over the age of 55, and obesity was often a factor. The latest statistics from the American Cancer Society, though, show that rates for adults under 55 have steadily been rising over the past 20 years or so.
Feb. 5, 2019
Interaction Of Companies, Colleges Explored In Book
In the early to mid 1990s, the University of Oregon wasn’t widely known for its success in the so-called revenue sports like football and men’s basketball. But that trajectory dramatically changed when the university became closely aligned with Nike and its founder — Oregon alum Phil Knight.
Feb. 5, 2019
AZ School Chief Calls For Repeal Of No Promo Homo Law
In her first ever State of Education speech, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman told members of the House Education Committee on Monday that the system needs to support the emotional well-being of students. She said that means "creating an inclusive environment that supports children from all backgrounds.''
Feb. 5, 2019
Tax Fight At Legislature Puts Tax Returns In Legal Limbo
Arizona taxpayers who are ready to start filing their state returns are in a sort of legal and financial limbo because of a fight over income taxes between Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers.
Feb. 5, 2019
KUNC: Western Water Managers Bet On Cloud Seeding, Despite Gaps In Science
A lot of the current water scarcity problems in the Southwest could be eased if it just snowed more and with a regular frequency in the high country of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. More snow means more time to deal with the Colorado River's fundamental supply and demand imbalance.
Feb. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: U.S. Weapons Ending Up In Hands Of Al Qaeda
In 2018, eight journalists were killed in war-torn Yemen, and few western journalists have been able to report consistently from within the country. That challenge of access to a country facing famine, cholera and bloodshed has led some to call it “the forgotten war.”
Feb. 5, 2019
The Pulse: Why Opposition To GMOs Is A First World Privilege
Mehta had heard that GMOs were controversial in Europe and the U.S. But it wasn’t until he arrived in Zurich that he discovered just how controversial they were.
Feb. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: Nickel And Dimed For Federal Government Court Documents
Anyone can access any federal court document in America through Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) which is the system for accessing federal court documents. The going rate is $0.10 a page. That might seem low, but some experts estimate that it costs only half of one ten-thousandth of a penny to send out a page.
Feb. 5, 2019
WATCH: Trumps State Of The Union Address
President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union on Tuesday. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress and more annotated his remarks and the Democratic response live, adding context and analysis.
Feb. 5, 2019
Supreme Court Investigating David Stringer
The Arizona Supreme Court says it cannot find state Rep. David Stringer’s application to practice law in the state. Critics wanted to know if he disclosed the fact that he was arrested on multiple charges including child pornography when he was living in Maryland in the 1980s.
Feb. 4, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Millie Hollandbeck
Millie Hollandbeck grew up in a small town in Ohio. Her parents are deaf but she can hear. Millie can remember interpreting for her parents from a young age while she was at the doctor's office, the post office, and grocery store.
Feb. 4, 2019
Ex-Elections Director To Lead Stringer Probe
Outside investigators have been named to assist in an ethics investigation of state representatives David Stringer. The team will be led by a former assistant Arizona attorney general.
Feb. 4, 2019
Deployment To Border Will Extend 160 Miles Of Wire
The U.S. military continues expanding its efforts along the border, just ahead of the State of the Union and a presidential deadline imposed on Congress for border wall funding.
Feb. 4, 2019
Members Of AZs Congressional Delegation Oppose National Emergency
Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are speaking out against President Trump’s threats to declare a national emergency if he doesn’t get funding for a border wall.
Feb. 4, 2019
Former Sonoran Gov. Padres Released From Jail
The previous Sonoran governor was released from jail over the weekend, a move that has generated strong reactions from state politicians. The ex-member of the conservative PAN party was released over the weekend after family members mortgaged properties to cover his bail.
Feb. 4, 2019
More Flooding Could Impact Oak Creek Canyon
Oak Creek rose from about 3 feet to more than 10 feet after a storm system passed through over the weekend. Rain and melting snowfall contributed to the flooding. More rain, as well as snowfall in higher elevations, is expected before Wednesday.
Feb. 4, 2019
New AZ Public Schools Chief Calls For More Investment In Education
Arizona's new Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman gave her first State of Education speech to the Arizona House of Representatives Education Committee MondayHoffman is a former Arizona teacher and speech therapist and the first Democrat to hold the role since Diane Bishop left office in 1995.
More Education News
Feb. 4, 2019
Gannett Rejects Takeover Bid
The parent company of the Arizona Republic has rejected a proposal to sell itself. The potential buyer is MNG Enterprises Inc., itself owned by the New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital.
Feb. 4, 2019
What’s The Average Age To Marry In Arizona?
Geography may play a role in when a person gets married. By examining census data, INSIDER found the average age people marry in every state.
Feb. 4, 2019
Rickie Fowler Blows Lead, Comes Back To Win Phoenix Open
It was a wild final round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Rickie Fowler blew a lead and then came back to win after a couple of near-misses in past years.
Feb. 4, 2019

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