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The USDA surveyed over 2 million farms in 2016. Arizona is home to 19,600 of them. This week, Congress is set to roll out a framework for changes to the tax code affecting farmers and ranchers nationwide.
Sep. 27, 2017
School Bus
The Arizona Legislature just passed a law to make it easier for someone with experience but no certificate to become a teacher. More than half of those filling open teacher positions this year did not have standard certification.
Sep. 27, 2017
desks in a classroom
It’s not illegal, but financial analysts have found that charter schools that use taxpayer dollars for “related-party transactions” are acting unfairly.
Sep. 27, 2017
Tempe wants to help the city’s homeless by giving them a job, a place to live and social services for six months. The proposed pilot program, Tempe Works, would hire two homeless individuals to work part time in the Public Works Department.
Sep. 26, 2017
Chandler Viridian office groundbreaking
The skeleton of a luxury hotel loomed near the intersection of Loop 101 and 202 for the better part of a decade. Now the 25-acre parcel is home to a hotel, apartments, a restaurant and, coming soon, a 6-story office building.
Sep. 26, 2017
Officials within the Customs and Border Protection public relations department produced their own video as the first heavy equipment hit the ground near Otay Mesa in San Diego. Eight companies were chosen to build eight different border wall prototypes. Four will be made of concrete and four of an unspecified material.
Sep. 26, 2017
Since Ryan Winkle was voted out of office after pleading guilty to extreme DUI, Mesa City Council has been short one member. The council will interview five finalists for the District 3 seat at a special meeting Thursday morning.
Sep. 26, 2017
After a string of natural disasters have hit in the last several weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything. Many are still without power or a place to live in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. But we tend to forget the toll that these storms can have on animals — and we’re not just talking about pets who have been abandoned.
Sep. 26, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he’s disappointed the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has failed.
Sep. 26, 2017
Julian Aguilar
A panel of judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted the injunction on parts of Texas’ controversial immigration enforcement law, known as SB 4. But the judges continued to block some other of the law’s provisions.
Sep. 26, 2017
Ibram Kendi
The Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys linked arms on the sidelines last night during the national anthem at University of Phoenix Stadium. To gauge the current state of race relations in the country, we're joined by Ibram Kendi. He's a professor of history and international relations and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.
Sep. 26, 2017
ESPN logo
ESPN has dominated the cable landscape for decades, even with deep-pocketed competitors like Fox Sports trying to overcome the sports network’s foundational strength. With ESPN’s ratings dropping recently, efforts — primarily by Fox and some of its talking heads — to paint the network as politically liberal have been given some of the credit or blame.
Sep. 26, 2017
Did you know that the Phoenix Theatre was once a stable with horses and stagecoaches? The actual Phoenix Theatre used to belong to the Heard Family once upon a time and it housed their horses. It’s of course now home to the longest continuously running arts organization in the state.
Sep. 26, 2017
The Department of Veterans Affairs released its most recent statistics on veteran suicide last week. They analyzed more than 55 million records from 1979 to 2014 — and the findings are grim.
Sep. 26, 2017
Department of Justice logo
Federal officials allege Emanuel “Book” Richardson and assistant coaches at Auburn, Oklahoma State and USC took bribes for connecting players to financial advisers and managers.
Sep. 26, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
Despite a sharp decrease over the past two years, Arizona continues to have some of the highest poverty in the nation. At a rate of 16.4 percent, Arizona was well above the national rate. The state’s poorest county is Apache.
Sep. 26, 2017
Central Arizona Project canal
The Governor’s Office appears to be looking into changes to a number of Arizona water laws. These efforts have not been met with universal approval.
Sep. 26, 2017
row of corn
Arizona farmers brought in more cash last year than New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.
Sep. 26, 2017
graduates in cap and gown
If you want to teach in Arizona, the state’s public universities and colleges say they’ll waive your tuition. Its part of a new state program hoping to make a dent in Arizona’s growing teacher shortage.
Sep. 26, 2017
classroom teacher
According to a new study, Arizona is rated as the worst state for public school teachers.
Sep. 26, 2017

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