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Phoenix Ranks No. 8 As Most Ozone-Polluted Cities
The American Lung Association issued its 2018 "State of the Air" report — and Phoenix stinks. Of the 10 most ozone-polluted cities, Phoenix is ranked eight.
Apr. 23, 2018
Expert: Trump Can
President Donald Trump says he can fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. However, constitutional expert Robert McWhirter argued on Arizona Horizon that President Trump probably can’t fire Mueller unless he's done something wrong.
Apr. 22, 2018
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With The Show to talk about Arizona teachers announcing a strike date, the final days leading up to the special election in the 8th Congressional District and more are former legislative leader Chris Herstam and former Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera.
Apr. 22, 2018
Mesa Educator: Ducey
Arizona teachers are preparing to strike on Thursday, despite a promise by Governor Doug Ducey to give them a 20 percent raise by 2020. Cathy Matsumoto has been a special education teacher in Mesa for the past eight years. Speaking on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Matsumoto said Ducey’s plan is missing some key points.
Apr. 22, 2018
Candidate For Governor Bennett Cites Need For Broader Tax Base
Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett has announced he is challenging Governor Doug Ducey in the Republican primary. Bennett says a broader tax base would help to weather downturns in the economy.
Apr. 21, 2018
Former Secretary Of State Ken Bennett To Challenge Ducey In Primary
Governor Doug Ducey will face some competition in this year’s Republican primary election. Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said he plans to challenge Ducey.
Apr. 21, 2018
Sen. Jeff Flake To Visit Sen. John McCain After Surgery
Meghan McCain tweeted Wednesday that she is returning to Arizona from New York to be with her family. She thanked everyone for their prayers for her father Senator John McCain. Senator Jeff Flake also plans to visit McCain this weekend.
Apr. 21, 2018
14th Annual Pat
The 14th annual Pat’s Run was held outside Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe Saturday morning. Race committee member Christina Hundley said the funds raised by the run benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation, which helps veterans complete their degrees.
Apr. 21, 2018
Deer Valley Schools Plan Closure Ahead Of Walkout
Teachers in Arizona are poised to strike next Thursday if state legislators do not pass a budget that identifies a clear plan for salary increases for educators and support staff. Deer Valley Unified School District announced it is closing all schools in anticipation of the strike.
Apr. 21, 2018
Arizona House Majority Leader Allen Blames Vetoes On Politics
Urging lawmakers to focus on teacher pay, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey vetoed ten bills Friday advanced by House Republicans.
Apr. 21, 2018
Phoenix Wants To Add Dense, Mixed-Use Project To Transit Center
It’s arguably one of the most valuable pieces of land in downtown Phoenix – and it’s going on the market.
Apr. 20, 2018
High School Students Stage
High school students staged walkouts across the country to call for gun reform. In Arizona, students gathered after school at the Capitol to stage a “die-in” inside the House and Senate buildings.
Arizona Students Walking Out Of Class To Protest Gun Violence
Apr. 20, 2018
ASU Conference Focuses On Children Of Incarcerated Parents
Arizona State University is hosting a four-day national conference in downtown Phoenix to discuss children of incarcerated parents. Officials say 13 percent of Arizona children are in that boat.
Apr. 20, 2018
CDC Expands E. Coli Warning About Lettuce Grown In Yuma
Based on reports from Alaska, where people got sick from heads of lettuce, the CDC now warns against eating all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
Apr. 20, 2018
Speaker Mesnard Disappointed Over Potential Teacher Strike
Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said on Friday he's disappointed that teachers in the state are poised to strike next Thursday as state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey have been working to grant their request for a 20 percent pay raise.
Apr. 20, 2018
Smartphone Apps Help Immigrants Notify Family If Detained
A new smartphone application lets undocumented immigrants live-stream video of contact with law enforcement, and alert family if they’re detained.
Apr. 20, 2018
Northern Arizona Faces Surge Of People Without Homes
Social service agencies in two northern Arizona cities are preparing for a surge of people needing homes. Both Bullhead City and Flagstaff are dealing with an affordable housing crisis.
Apr. 20, 2018
Educator Group Use GoFundMe To Support Strike Efforts
Leaders say the campaign with a $5,000 goal was originally meant to help buy and distribute #RedForEd T-shirts and signs. But now, that money will go to support the school walkout.
Apr. 20, 2018
Charles Mingus Hometown Music Fest Celebrates Bassist
Charles Mingus was born in Nogales, and the city is holding its Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival to celebrate his influence.
Apr. 20, 2018
Judge Mary Schroeder Discusses Arizona Women In The Judiciary
Arizona has a history of female leaders in the judiciary, the most famous being U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Apr. 20, 2018

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