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The Takeaway: Addressing The Threat Of White Nationalism Online
On Saturday morning, the congregation of the Chabad of Poway synagogue in southern California gathered on the final day of Passover. But their service was interrupted. A 19-year-old man opened fire on the congregation, killing one woman and injuring three others.
April 29, 2019
The Pulse: Marijuana Now
You’ve heard of CBD and THC — but what are they, and what do they do? Emergency room physician Avir Mitra gets a refresher course.
April 29, 2019
Maricopa County Parks Enacting Fire Ban May 1
Fire bans are usually implemented in the latter part of May, but for the 2019 season, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation is starting the fire ban on May 1.
April 29, 2019
Battery Storage Undergoes Rapid Growth, Despite Risks
Last week’s explosion in Surprise at a lithium-ion battery storage plant was the first in the United States, pushing regulators to create new safety standards. But, despite this, the industry is not slowing down its growth or development.
April 29, 2019
Phoenix Police Step Up Patrols Around Places Of Worship
Phoenix Police officers are increasing their patrols around houses of worship after a deadly shooting Saturday at a Powway, California synagogue killed one woman and injured at least three others.
April 29, 2019
Relative Of Former AZ Senator Injured In Synagogue Shooting
A shooting Saturday at a synagogue in Poway, California, near San Diego, left one person dead and several people injured. Among those hurt was the 90-year-old uncle of former Arizona state Sen. David Schapira.
April 29, 2019
Ducey Vetoes Driving Bill Different From Cellphone Bill
Early last week, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a measure that prohibits the use of mobile devices while driving. But on Friday, Ducey vetoed a different distracted driving bill.
April 29, 2019
UA Scientists Use Ancient Urine To Trace Herding Patterns
Archaeologists have used a novel method to trace the development of animal management at an ancient site in Turkey: urine deposits. Archeologist at the University of Arizona School of Anthropology said the findings both broaden and deepen our understanding of ancient cultures.
April 29, 2019
Pela Review: Let The Right One In At Stray Cat Theatre
Something happened to the young man slated to play the lead in "Let the Right One In" — no one at Stray Cat Theatre is saying exactly what — and he was replaced on opening night by an actor named Nathaniel Smith.
April 29, 2019
Rural AZ Teachers Inspired By Walkout To Grow Their Own
Some teachers in Globe, Arizona received up to a 15 percent pay raise last year, but turnover is still on many educators minds. “What our students need here and what they’ve lacked for a long time is consistency,” said teacher Erika Flores.
April 29, 2019
Scientists Present Roadmap To Return More Land To Wild Conditions
Ecosystem and biodiversity losses continue at alarming rates despite conservation and restoration efforts. Now, a new paper advocates for reconsidering an approach called “rewilding.”
April 29, 2019
9th Circuit: Arizona DCS Must Defend Foster Care Cases
The Arizona Department of Child Safety has to defend how it handles the more than 14,000 children in foster care now and all those who will be there in the future. That’s the unanimous ruling Friday from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on a 2015 lawsuit that was originally filed on behalf of 10 children.
April 27, 2019
Mohave County Expects Influx Of Visitors For Dueling Events
This weekend, thousands of visitors are expected to make their way to the western part of the state, for both the Desert Storm Poker Run on Lake Havasu and the Laughlin River Run along Route 66.
April 27, 2019
Report Ranks Maricopa County No. 1 In Health, Santa Cruz No. 1 In Longevity
Maricopa is the healthiest county in Arizona, according to a report from County Rankings and Roadmaps. Justin Rivas, a network strategist for the organization, says there are multiple factors that contribute to the ranking.
April 26, 2019
Tomato Prices Projected To Increase By 40 Percent, ASU Professor Says
“If we look on an annual basis, that will impact some of the most important tomatoes imported from Mexico by almost double. You know, we're looking at 95 percent increase for it's called tomatoes on vine, 70 percent for buying ripe tomatoes and 100 percent for Roma tomatoes.”
April 26, 2019
Judge Rules Against Former Theranos Exec During SEC Trial
A principal of former blood-testing company Theranos Inc. is back in court again. This time the hearing involves the company's former president hounding employees. Theranos President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was blocked by a judge from collecting information after clinic employees reported his behavior.
April 26, 2019
May Road Closures Planned For Loop 202 Repairs
The Arizona Department of Transportation will be making freeway improvements next month that will cause a complete closure of portions of the Loop 202.
April 26, 2019
Teachers Who Struck Still See Needs In AZ Classrooms
As Arizona legislators work on the state budget, teachers are starting to organize to raise awareness about outstanding needs in schools. “The teaching crisis is real,” teacher Maria Leyva said. “We have full-time subs, emergency certified people, contracted people from outside the district, it’s hitting the more affluent areas.”
April 26, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: A National Perspective
It’s been one year since tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms and marched on the Arizona state Capitol, in what became a week-long strike. Arizona was just one of many states that saw teachers harnessing their political power last year as they demanded higher pay..
April 26, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Getting On The Ballot
The #RedForEd strike ended when lawmakers approved a new state budget, which included Gov. Ducey’s proposal for a 20 percent teacher pay raise by 2020. But many people in the education world said, and continue to say, that the plan wasn’t enough.
April 26, 2019

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