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The state has awarded the first two loan guarantees to privately owned charter schools in a program that has raised questions about its legality.
May. 1, 2017
border
A Congressional lawmaker from southern Arizona has introduced a bill that would speed up the hiring of border agents.
May. 1, 2017
Steven Jones
Jurors in the Northern Arizona University shooting trial adjourned for the weekend without reaching a verdict and will resume deliberations Tuesday.
May. 1, 2017
Selfie
When you picture a museum you might think quiet, solemn, no flash photography. That image is a bit outdated, and now museums are encouraging a different way to appreciate art - the selfie.
May. 1, 2017
The Arizona Legislature will soon be facing another education lawsuit over what plaintiffs are calling inadequate funding for buildings and maintenance.
May. 1, 2017
Rendering of "The Cloud"
The future of Hance Park in downtown Phoenix could include a lot of corporate buy-in, thanks to a new policy created by the Parks and Recreation Board.
May. 1, 2017
perscription drugs
Arizona is getting some help in its efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. The state was recently awarded $24 million in federal funding that will be used over the next two years. The lion’s share of that grant will go toward increasing access to medication assisted treatment for the uninsured and under insured.
May. 1, 2017
Raul Grijalva
After a week of confusion surrounding the Trump administration's stance on the North American Free Trade Agreement, two of Arizona’s top lawmakers are weighing in.
Apr. 29, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon National Park says that a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom of the Canyon during a family trip.
Apr. 28, 2017
Customers of one of the oldest supermarkets in Phoenix will have to find a new place to shop for groceries starting this weekend. The original Bashas', that opened in 1956 on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Osborn Road, is officially closing its doors Friday night.
Apr. 28, 2017
Friday newscap
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. We were joined by Chuck Coughlin of HighGround Consulting and former lawmaker David Lujan, who is currently with the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.
Apr. 28, 2017
Two chairs in a shed
You’ve probably heard of the tiny home craze. The next big trend is creating tiny hangouts out of garden sheds, tossing out the shrub clippers and bringing in a couch - if it’ll fit through the door.
Apr. 28, 2017
the takeaway logo
The U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is in its 16th consecutive year, and 2017 is proving to be a particularly deadly one.
Apr. 28, 2017
Dad reading book to son
On Saturday, the city of Phoenix is training its gaze on fathers. The Head Start Birth to Five Program and My Brother’s Keeper are joining together to host the 2017 Fatherhood Summit. The goal is to engage the community to rally around a message for fathers: It’s OK to get involved in your kids’ education. In fact, it will help them be more successful in their early development.
Apr. 28, 2017
Gov. Ducey signed into law a bill that defines dyslexia and will allow the state Board of Education to create a handbook for schools that outlines ways to identify students with dyslexia and better work with them to improve their reading and comprehension. To find out more about dyslexia, and why this kind of legislation is necessary, we talked to Sally Shaywitz, a professor of Learning Development at Yale University.
Apr. 28, 2017
Ted Allen
Ted Allen knows food. And he knows about preparing it under tight time constraints. Allen is the host of the Food Network’s "Chopped" and he'll be in the Valley this weekend at the Maricopa County Home and Garden Show.
Apr. 28, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Control Tower
These have not been good times for some major airlines — at least when it comes to public relations. But despite the fact that flying isn’t necessarily the fun and exciting experience it used to be, many attentive travelers are finding ways to save a lot of cash when they fly.
Apr. 28, 2017
Scottsdale Mayor
Scottsdale this morning is adding itself to the list of Arizona cities that acknowledge themselves as “Golden Rule Cities.” With me to talk about what this means is Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane.
Apr. 28, 2017
Bears Ears
A 1906 law has been getting a lot of attention this week — the Antiquities Act, and more specifically, the provision that allows the president to set aside national monuments.
Apr. 28, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of a new office — the Victims of Immigration Crime Enforcement Office, or VOICE. The office is aimed at supporting victims of crimes that were committed by undocumented immigrants. But just how likely are immigrants to commit crimes? To find out, we turned to Doris Marie Provine, a professor in the School of Social Transformation at ASU.
Apr. 28, 2017

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