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Mesnard Opens Legislative Sesson With Rebuke On Harassment
Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard opened the legislative session today with a strong statement against the mistreatment of fellow legislators and their staff.
Jan. 8, 2018
Ducey Promises Future Education Spending Increases Will Outpace Inflation
Gov. Doug Ducey spent several minutes of his State of the State address on Monday on education. He segued to the topic by pointing out that prison spending in Arizona is decreasing while education spending is on the rise.
Jan. 8, 2018
Lesko Resigns To Run For Congress
Debbie Lesko resigned her seat in the Arizona State Senate in order to run for Congress in the 8th Congressional District.
Jan. 8, 2018
Instagram Poetry Gaining In Popularity
Poetry can be defined in a number of ways. Recently, Instagram poetry has become popular, following on the heels of micropoetry which, as its name implies, has an extremely limited number of words. Phoenix’s Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski talks about this.
Jan. 8, 2018
Prescott
Arizona has its share of Old West history, from Tombstone to Bisbee to Yuma. And reporter Scott Craven has written about another piece of the Wild West in The Arizona Republic: Whiskey Row in Prescott.
Jan. 8, 2018
Project At Gateway Airport Could Boost U.S. Exports
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will be getting a first-of-its kind project: Gov. Doug Ducey announced late last week SkyBridge Arizona will be setting up a joint customs center between U.S. and Mexican officials there.
Jan. 8, 2018
North, South Korea To Hold Face-To-Face Talks This Week
Officials from North and South Korea are expected to hold face-to-face talks this week for the first time since 2015.
Jan. 8, 2018
 Boas Weighs In On Changes To Oregon Gas Law
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment where we talk about the big issues facing the state and the region—featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Jan. 8, 2018
 Will Police Gun-Mounted Cameras Be More Effective?
The use of cameras by police departments — whether body-mounted or on automobile dashboards — has become much more common in just the past few years. Now, some cities and towns — including Williams, Arizona — are testing gun-mounted cameras as an innovation.
Jan. 8, 2018
 Save Our Schools Among Education Groups Marching At Capitol
The 2018 legislative session kicks off today, but thousands visited the Capitol complex on Saturday to march for schools. They chanted “Save our schools” and held signs with phrases like “I’ll care for you tomorrow if you invest in me today.” Joining us now is Dawn Penich Thacker with the group Save Our Schools Arizona.
Jan. 8, 2018
 Head Economist Digs Into State Of Overall U.S. Economy
As 2018 gets underway, there isn’t a general fear of a slowdown or a recession — at least not right around the corner.
Jan. 8, 2018
Arizona Social Justice Groups Rally At Capitol For Minority Issues
Dozens of social justice advocacy groups in Arizona gathered at the Arizona Capitol on Monday morning to demand that more minority issues get to a full vote in the Legislature.
Jan. 8, 2018
Flake: No Evidence Of Sonic Attack On US Diplomats In Cuba
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was in Cuba this past weekend to meet with members of the country’s foreign ministry to strengthen US-Cuba relations.
Jan. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: The Oceans Are Suffocating
The oceans need oxygen to maintain a healthy ecosystem. But as the planet warms, dead zones are springing up and creating areas where marine life cannot survive
Jan. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Olympics Bring A Shifting Tone On The Korean Peninsula
For the first time in two years, the two governments that occupy the Korean peninsula will hold high-level talks in advance of February’s Olympic games in the South.
Jan. 8, 2018
Education Expected To Be A Focus Of Gov. Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will give his annual State of the State address Monday afternoon, as the legislature starts its 2018 session.
Jan. 8, 2018
Business Leaders Look Forward To Another Pro-Business Legislature
Arizona business leaders are planning on more good news ahead in the 2018 legislature.
Jan. 8, 2018
Navajo Nation Police Academy Opens Monday
The Navajo Nation Police Department has gone without an academy for over five years.
Jan. 8, 2018
Here
Often when a high water bill drops the next month, the assumption is that a leak was fixed. In several cases, the water use seems to have dropped on its own and no one knows why.
Jan. 8, 2018
Marijuana Laws: Some New, Some Old
The murky rules regarding marijuana enforcement that emerged last week from the Trump Administration created uncertainty in a fast growing legal industry that emerged on the U.S. market less than a decade ago.
Jan. 8, 2018

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