Even though two of the four schools still alive in the tournament are Final Four newcomers, they all are either traditionally strong basketball programs or come from one of the bigger conferences in the country. But for the smaller schools that make the tournament, going deep into March Madness can turn into a pricey proposition.
The battle over citizen initiatives is continuing at the state Capitol today. Ever since voters approved a minimum-wage increase in November, Republican lawmakers have been pushing changes to the initiative process.
The U.S. has engaged in a number of wars over the past several decades — including in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Scott Silverstone is a professor of international relations at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and author of the book "Preventive War and American Democracy."
President Trump’s budget proposal eliminates a lot of federal spending, including the Chemical Safety Board. Now, you usually don’t hear about the Chemical Safety Board until after a catastrophic explosion, like the one in west Texas back in 2015 that killed 15 people.
The Final Four tournament brings in approximately 90 percent of the NCAA’s annual revenue, but with many as 11 percent of its student athletes from foreign countries, the NCAA President said schools are concerned about President Trump’s travel ban.
Pledging it would save taxpayer dollars, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey fired lobbyists hired by state agencies, boards and commissions last year — except for those overseen by elected officials, including his own office. Now state lawmakers are trying to pass a law making that permanent.
Information technology and robotics are reshaping the way we get our health care, in part to meet the needs of an aging population. Faster and smaller devices that are portable and used for individual use are called wearables. For medicine, that means the possibility of gathering patient information continually that a doctor can then interpret.
The NFL is using laser technology to reduce the amount of cleat- and turf-related injuries. Roughly 60 percent of injuries are suffered in the lower body, and Dr. Jeff Crandall, chairman of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine engineering sub-committee, says that needs to change.