The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board placed the district’s top administrator on paid leave last night following months of controversy about school building projects and conflict of interest.
Visual artist Safwat Saleem likes to use satire — sometimes dark satire — in his work. He’s a Pakistani-American who became a U.S. citizen last year. And as he watched the 2016 election unfold, that wit came out in a series of soliloquies that he’s put onto paper in his new exhibition at Chandler’s Vision Gallery, “Concerned, but Powerless.”
After the mass shooting that left 17 high schoolers dead in Florida last week, President Trump’s response was criticized as slow after the president waited until overnight to address the country. It came after a week that was riddled with controversy over the White House’s response to the scandal over former top aide Rob Porter, who was accused of domestic abuse.
12News just broke a story that might shake up the highly-watched Congressional District 8 race. The station’s Brahm Resnik reported on text messages that raise concerns about conservative Republican Steve Montenegro’s relationship with a female staffer at the state Legislature.
A spokeswoman for Mesa Public Schools said students went to a local park where they held a vigil and sang songs for the 17 victims of the massacre. The students returned to school after about 30 minutes.
Faculty members at the Maricopa Community College District are upset about a proposed change in the way administrators and the faculty communicate. The governing board will consider a resolution next week that would do away with the ‘meet and confer’ process, which has been in place for many years.
America is doing a great job of creating renewable energy, but we don’t always have the infrastructure to use it. Whether it’s transporting that energy or storing it, Paul Denholm, is principal energy analyst with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, says we need to invest in building the systems that can bring this energy to consumers.
Arizona voters may be asked to make changes to the state constitution this fall in a number of areas. Author Maya Van Rossum would also like voters here, and across the country, to have the chance to add constitutional protections for the environment.
The value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been on a bit of a wild ride over the past several weeks. And that’s led more people to pay attention to this currency system, and ask questions about it — including, what is the blockchain?
As autonomous vehicles become a more common sight on Valley roads, transit officials are thinking about how this new technology might fit into their future plans. Here to talk about that is Scott Smith, the CEO of Valley Metro.
On the same day the Florida legislature declined to take up a gun control bill, Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives tried to get that chamber to vote on a measure to ban bump stocks. Here to talk about that, as well as some new comments from Governor Doug Ducey on this issue is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Flagstaff has a housing problem. Rents in the college ski town are sky high. So the city came up with a plan for high-occupancy housing, an effort mainly focused on student housing from the overflowing Northern Arizona University campus.
Since news of last week's shooting broke, teenagers and students have been leading the charge in calling for stronger gun legislation. Ryan Deitsch and Jaylene Kennedy are two of those students. They weigh in today on The Takeaway.
Billy Graham, the most famous minister of his era, died Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C., spokesman Todd Shearer tells NPR. In his 99 years, Graham changed the face of evangelical Christianity in America.