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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
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
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
Podcast Playlist: Flash Forward: AI In The Classroom
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
The Takeaway:  How Goldman Sachs Helped Craft Trump
Behind the scenes, former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn has been working to pave the way for Trump’s tax plan.
Sep. 28, 2017
The Tolleson center will employ 100 people initially, with plans to create up to 500 jobs in the next few years.
Sep. 28, 2017
The Mesa City Council has appointed a replacement for Ryan Winkle in the city’s third district.
Sep. 28, 2017
Gender stereotypes are still a part of our everyday lives, and those deeply affect girls and boys across the globe. And while they begin at an extremely early age, their deep and extended impact truly reveals itself at puberty.
Sep. 28, 2017
Reporting Hate: Clothes, Language Lead To Discrimination For Native Indigenous People In Mexico
Discrimination takes on many forms. It can be blatant and degrading. This is the story of what happens to two sisters from a small town when they go to the big city.
Sep. 28, 2017
The Arizona Humane Society wants to put protection for mountain lion and other wildcats on next election ballot.
Sep. 28, 2017
The University of Arizona is reviewing allegations in a criminal complaint made against one of its basketball coaches.
Sep. 28, 2017
A working internet connection is a prerequisite for all most every form of communication, but it has long been unavailable while flying. That is changing.
Sep. 28, 2017
The Maricopa County medical examiner has confirmed there were no signs of foul play in the death of Fake News blogger Paul Horner.
Sep. 28, 2017
The binational commission that oversees water treaties between the United States and Mexico officially approved a new agreement on Wednesday. The deal extends a 1944 treaty for the Colorado River.
Sep. 28, 2017
Phoenix International Raceway is getting a name change as part of a $178 million modernization plan.
Sep. 28, 2017
SURVIVE Act Would Help Tribes Fund Victims Services
Congress is considering legislation that would help fund public safety programs and victim services in Indian Country.
Sep. 28, 2017
The parties involved in the Melendres v. Penzone racial profiling lawsuit met in federal court on Wednesday
Sep. 28, 2017

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