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Maricopa County Officials Approve 2020 Election Plans
Maricopa County election officials and supervisors vowed to avoid a repeat of the 2016 election season, when long lines at polling sites drew a backlash from voters.
Dec. 11, 2019
$8.7M Grant Aims To Get More AZ Kids Enrolled In College
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this week announced an $8.7 million grant to get more Arizona kids into college. The money will allow schools in the Phoenix, Mesa, and Tolleson school districts to work with Access ASU and the Be A Leader Foundation on college enrollment programs.
Dec. 11, 2019
Grand Canyon University Levels Up Its Esports Program
Grand Canyon University in Phoenix is one of 141 colleges across the country that has its own esports program. They’ve built their own high-tech esports lab and are even offering scholarships for esports athletes.
Dec. 11, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Appear Split In Death Sentence Case
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over whether an Arizona death row inmate should get a new sentencing trial nearly 30 years after being convicted of killing two people in home burglaries. The outcome of inmate James Erin McKinney's appeal could affect as many as 15 of Arizona's 104 death row inmates.
Dec. 11, 2019
Not All AZ Schools Winners In Quest For Resource Officer Funding
About 400 Arizona public schools were recently selected to receive state grants for counselors, social workers and school police officers. More than 400 other schools were not successful, including one elementary school near a deadly area in the city. The Arizona Republic's Lily Altavena has been reporting on the grant winners and losers.
Dec. 11, 2019
Why Buying A Frank Lloyd Wright House Isnt For Everyone
The last home Frank Lloyd Wright ever designed recently sold for $1.6 million. The 3,100-square-foot Norman Lykes Home, located on the edge of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, was originally listed for sale for twice as much. So, why can it be so difficult to sell architecturally significant homes like this?
How Growth Is Changing Phoenix Neighborhoods
Dec. 11, 2019
Many Migrants Waiting In Mexico Become Victims Of Violent Crime
More than 630 migrants seeking asylum in the United States have been the victims of violent crimes in Mexico after immigration officials sent them there under the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols.
Dec. 11, 2019
Rep. Greg Stanton Talks Impeachment, USMCA Deal
U.S. House Democrats announced their support for a revised version of President Donald Trump’s USMCA trade deal on Tuesday. Congressman Greg Stanton talked about why he has pushed so hard for the USMCA trade deal since his time as mayor of Phoenix.
Dec. 11, 2019
Ongoing, Long-Term Threat: Election Systems Still At Risk
We are two months away from the first votes being cast in the Democratic presidential primary. And, some election experts say we are still not prepared to handle potential cyberattacks on the country’s election system.
Dec. 11, 2019
University Of Phoenix To Pay $191M As Part Of Settlement
The University of Phoenix will pay $191 million as part of a settlement with the FTC — and just over $140 million of that will be used to cancel student debt. The Republic’s Rachel Leingang talks about the settlement, the advertisements in question and what they contained that the FTC said was deceptive.
Dec. 11, 2019
APS Boss Goes Before Corporation Commission For The First Time
The new CEO of Arizona Public Service's parent company is set to testify Wednesday in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission. It will be the first time Jeff Guldner has done so in his new job. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts has five suggestions for ways commissioners can stand up to APS.
Dec. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: Russia Banned From International Sports Competitions For Four Years
On Monday, the World Anti-Doping Agency barred Russia from competing in the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, among other major sporting events.
Dec. 11, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: OK, Boomer
When Millennials use a phrase like "OK, Boomer" to dismiss what older people say or do it is deleterious on everyone. Why is that? As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss, categorization is a double-edged sword.
Dec. 11, 2019
WATCH: Justice Department Inspector General Testifies Before Senate Judiciary
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is answering lawmakers' questions about his report on the Russia investigation, which was released on Monday. Watch the hearing live. Watch the hearing live.
Dec. 11, 2019
USMCA Could Be Good News For Arizona
The CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the new international trade deal will impact prices Arizonans pay for everything from avocados to semiconductors.
Dec. 11, 2019
Mujeres En El Diamante: U.S. Coach Brings Baseball To Girls In Mexico
Justine Siegal is the first woman to coach professional men’s baseball, including a stint with the Oakland Athletics instructional league in Arizona in 2015. Now she runs a nonprofit pushing for more opportunities for girls to play the sport she loves. And she brought her message of inclusion to girls in Hermosillo, Sonora during a baseball clinic called Mujeres En El Diamante, or Women in the Diamond.
Dec. 11, 2019
Window For  Civilian Jobs With Border Patrol Closes
The U.S. government just closed the window for hiring civilians to work with the Border Patrol along the southwest border. The job opened up just last week and closed last Tuesday.
Dec. 10, 2019
Former Mexican Public Security Chief Arrested In U.S.
One of Mexico’s highest level security officials from a past presidential administration was arrested in Dallas this week and faces charges in New York.
Dec. 10, 2019
Poachers Swarm Vaquita Refuge ‘Like Never Before’
Activists working to protect the vaquita marina in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez say poachers are overwhelming a refuge area for nearly extinct porpoise.
Dec. 10, 2019
Petersen Suspension Appeal Scheduled For Wednesday
The Maricopa County assessor wants his four-month suspension to end early, and Wednesday is Paul Petersen’s chance to convince the Board of Supervisors that he did not neglect his job to tend his adoption business that authorities have called illegal.
Dec. 10, 2019

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