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Though Arizona has 11 privately operated prisons and detention facilities, none of their contracts are expected to be impacted by Thursday’s Justice Department announcement to phase out contracts with private prisons.
Aug. 18, 2016
Kitt Peak National Observatory
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, just got formal approval from the US Energy Department – it’ll help answer some long-standing questions about the universe’s expansion, among other things.
Aug. 18, 2016
Chase Field
“Nothing new has occurred from the D-backs’ perspective, as we continue to gather facts on this proposal,” said a statement from the team. “Now that it has been approved by the County, the team has given me the authority to speak with their representatives and we expect to interact and discuss the proposal.”
Aug. 18, 2016
It may be true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But humans may be able to learn a lot from senior dogs, including how to deal with aging. In her book "Senior Dogs Across America," photographer Nancy LeVine includes pictures of pooches as old as 21— or 147 in dog years.
Aug. 18, 2016
The University of Arizona this month hosted military veterans, as part of the national Warrior-Scholar Project. It’s described as a college-prep academic boot camp for enlisted military vets who want to go back to college.
Aug. 18, 2016
It’s not quite strike three for the Diamondbacks in their relationship with Maricopa County, but the Stadium District’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent to sell Chase Field. Neil deMause, author of the book "Field of Schemes," follows stadium plans and disputes across the country and joins The Show.
Aug. 18, 2016
After Aetna decided to pull out of the state this week, one Arizona county is currently without a company to cover those eligible for the Affordable Care Act. The company was reportedly making good on a threat to retreat from Obamacare after their merger with Humana was rejected by The Obama Justice Department.
Aug. 18, 2016
car wash
Listen to the sounds of Alyssa Ferrell helping out with a charity car wash.
Aug. 18, 2016
Kids
Every election year, the Children’s Action Alliance releases its Kids Count Data Book to take a look at how Arizona children are faring – from poverty levels and safety, to education and violent crime.
Aug. 18, 2016
Textbooks, school, education
Greg Miller and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas had a rocky relationship which featured disputes on a number of issues, as well as an accusation by Douglas that Miller assaulted her at a board meeting. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office ultimately declined to file charges.
Aug. 18, 2016
About 10,000 residents of Pinal County currently don’t have an option under the Affordable Care Act.
Aug. 18, 2016
Diane Douglas
Greg Miller and the board have been in an ongoing feud with state schools chief Diane Douglas almost from the moment she took office in January 2015.
Aug. 18, 2016
Arizona's largest private employer is purchasing all of the state's Urgent Care Extra centers, and acquiring more than 400 employees.
Aug. 18, 2016
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
An asteroid sample collected by a University of Arizona-led mission could provide clues to the origin of life and the formation of the solar system.
Aug. 18, 2016
Another high ozone pollution advisory is in effect in Phoenix today. The ozone levels are expected to surpass a new lower federal health standard for the sixth consecutive day.
Aug. 18, 2016
Chase Field
Maricopa County officials unanimously approved taking the first step toward selling Chase Field to private owners.
Aug. 18, 2016
puppy dog
The Tempe City Council will vote to change what types of pets can be sold at pet stores in the city Thursday. The change is a direct response to state law enacted earlier this month.
Aug. 18, 2016
Kids in Arizona face many barriers to success according to a report issued by the Children’s Action Alliance. The 2016 Kids Count Data Book found that while there were signs of progress, like a drop in the arrest rate for violent crimes, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to improve the lives of kids.
Aug. 17, 2016
health
The University of Arizona senior vice president of health sciences said in a written statement he is “deeply troubled” by allegations at a meeting of the Arizona Board of Regents Health Affairs Committee.
Aug. 17, 2016
Thursday night, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—or SMOCA—will feature the"The Thomas Crown Affair." Its special twist is the real-time commentary offered by museum professionals on the film’s authenticity.
Aug. 17, 2016

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