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Tucson District An AzMERIT Scores Bright Spot
As schools tested toward Arizona’s “College and Career Ready Standards” in reading and math, there were a few bright spots in the AzMERIT scores, including Tucson Unified School District.
Aug. 8, 2018
City Of Surprise Bans Mobile Device Use While Driving
The city of Surprise approved a law Tuesday night that bans using a mobile device while driving in most cases. The law goes into effect on Sept. 6. The ban, however, doesn’t include hands-free use or calling for emergency help.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Four Primaries, One Special Election
Voters in five states casted their ballots on Tuesday. Elena Schneider, campaigns reporter at Politico joined The Takeaway to discuss these elections and what they mean.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Puerto Rico Signs Contract With Private Prison Company To Relocate Inmates To Arizona
Puerto Rico is on track to signing a contract with CoreCivic, one of the largest private prison companies in the U.S. to move more than 3,000 inmates from Puerto Rico to a private facility in Arizona.
Aug. 8, 2018
Feds Close Bribery Case Against Former Corporation Commissioner
Federal prosecutors dropped their lawsuit Tuesday against former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and three other people listed in an ongoing bribery case. The move came less than a month after the initial trial ended with a mistrial.
Aug. 8, 2018
Court Says Adult Police Officers Can Pose As Juveniles
An Arizona court ruling says it doesn't violate a defendant's constitutional rights for a law enforcement officer to pose as a minor during a child prostitution investigation.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona AG Warns Of Monsoon Scams
Mark Brnovich encourages residents to proceed with caution when hiring cleanup workers.
Aug. 8, 2018
Local FBI Division Recruiting New Agents
Arizonans interested in a career dismantling espionage, organized crime, and terrorist plots will get their chance next week to hear about working for the FBI.
Aug. 8, 2018
Low AzMERIT Scores Show Demographic Splits
As Arizona students head back to school, the latest AzMERIT test scores have come out — and the results are not good. Overall, the majority of students failed the mandatory state test, which includes math and reading portions. But when you break down the results further, there are also wide demographic splits.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Pulse: Does A Mom’s Stress Affect Her Offspring For Generations?
For two decades, scientists have been tracking pregnant women after natural disasters — and they’ve found higher rates of certain physiological and behavioral traits among the ‘storm babies.’ Scientists think the differences are due to something called epigenetics.
Aug. 8, 2018
Two Guys on Your Head: What
We may think that civil discourse is a good idea, but when it gets down to practicing it, how skilled are we? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take on the psychology of civility.
Aug. 8, 2018
California Asking Arizona For More Help With Wildfires
Nearly 400 firefighters have been deployed to California to assist with the wildfires. Tiffany Davila with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says there have been additional requests from California fire officials.
Aug. 8, 2018
AZ University Reps Meet To Discuss Campus Free Speech
The conservative-authored legislation is meant to ensure that speakers of all ideologies, some of whom have had events canceled due to protests, are allowed to speak on Arizona campuses.
Aug. 7, 2018
Federal Grants To Spruce Up State Airports
“Small airports like Chandler are reliant on federal aviation capital grants for new construction for new airport facilities, and most of that is typically pavement.”
Aug. 7, 2018
Giant Strainer Seeks To Clean Up Oceanic Garbage
The currents that move the world’s oceans also gather plastic into massive oceanic trash pools. Now, some groups want to field floating garbage collectors to deal with them.
Aug. 7, 2018
Court: Family Of Slain Mexican Teen Can Sue
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday morning that the family of a teenager shot dead in Mexico by a U.S. Border Patrol agent across the border in Arizona can sue the agent and the U.S. government. The case stems from a 2012 shooting when Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz placed his gun between the bars of the border fence in Nogales and shot and killed the teen, Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Acquitted Of Second-Degree Murders
Aug. 7, 2018
March For Our Lives Arizona Leader: Ducey Hasn
March For Our Lives Arizona, the student-led group, has worked since earlier this year to try to collaborate with the governor but has yet to hear anything, said the director.
Aug. 7, 2018
Arizona Governor Won
Charles Koch recently called Trump’s tariffs “disastrous” and the Brothers are balking at supporting Republicans who don’t take on the trade policy. Trump called their network “highly overrated” and said that they’re "two nice guys with bad ideas."
Aug. 7, 2018
What makes a hit? What makes something popular? Derek Thompson tries to answer those questions in his book "Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction." He explained why some things become really cool and others are forgotten to history?
Aug. 7, 2018
What The Last 2 Presidential Elections Can Tell Us About 2020
The differences between President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama are dramatic. Not only are their policy beliefs on opposite ends, their public personas bear almost no resemblance to each other. But they both won elections to put them in the White House. What does all of that say about American voters?
Aug. 7, 2018

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