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State education officials have approved a new A-F grading system to determine how well Arizona public schools are performing. It passed the State Board of Education on a 7-2 vote Monday morning.
Apr. 24, 2017
Arizona’s latest jobless figures reflect steep yearly gains in jobs from the state’s leisure and hospitality business. Tourism officials are bracing for what could be a record year of visitors.
Apr. 24, 2017
The Arctic is losing its ice. Part of that is due to melting. But perhaps more problematic is that the water isn’t freezing in the first place.
Apr. 24, 2017
Politics has always been about winning. Sure, people run for office with the goal of changing their communities or getting things done, which can mean so many things.
Apr. 24, 2017
U.S. relations with North Korea continue to make headlines, as China attempts to act as a go-between, and Pope Francis will be visiting Egypt on Friday.
Apr. 24, 2017
In 2015, the city of Phoenix approved Transportation 2050, a $31.5 billion, 35-year transportation bond dependent on a 0.7 percent sales tax running from 2016 through 2050. Now the first signs of improvement are being unveiled, and that includes a pub crawl this Friday night with VIPs like the mayor and vice cayor and City Council members.
Apr. 24, 2017
The James Beard Award has been an elusive one for Arizona chefs, though some of the state’s best have been finalists for the prestigious honor.
Apr. 24, 2017
The U.S. Green Building Council of Arizona last week handed out its annual awards for people behind LEED-certified buildings. Patti Mason is the Mountain West regional director for the U.S. Green Building Council.
Apr. 24, 2017
An ASU instructor whose students staged a protest as part of their final exam has come under social-media scrutiny.
Apr. 24, 2017
The legislative session has officially passed the 100-day mark, and approving a new spending plan for the fiscal year that starts on July 1 is the biggest item left to cross off the to-do list.
Apr. 24, 2017
The Sawmill Fire burning south of Tucson continues to grow. The fire has burned 4,500 acres with only 5 percent containment.
Apr. 24, 2017
The Pulse: Human Voice Is Key To Unlocking Movie Magic For The Blind
Many would argue that film is a visual storytelling medium, but there’s a movement underway to make movies accessible to people who you might not expect to be in the audience — the blind. From WHYY's The Pulse, Paige Pfleger reports that we could be entering a golden age for audio narration.
Apr. 24, 2017
The Takeaway: A Showdown To Decide The Future Of France
After French voters weighed in on Sunday, the far-right's Marine LePen will now face off against political novice Emmanuel Macron on May 7th. Here's what to expect going forward.
Apr. 24, 2017
The Takeaway: How Trump
Congress is facing a deadline to pass a new federal budget, but the fight over the president's border wall could result in a government shutdown.
Apr. 24, 2017
One state representative from the town of Hereford, Arizona is blocking national and local efforts to honor the six who died in Tucson during an attempted assassination on Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords in 2011.
Apr. 24, 2017
There are tens of thousands of domestically owned horses in Arizona. In 2001, there were more than 170,000, according to a study from the Arizona Horse Council. While most are loved, some are not so lucky.
Apr. 24, 2017
The Trump administration will not allow Arizona to import drugs that the state says it needs to execute inmates on death row.
Apr. 24, 2017
There are indications that Arizona’s travel and tourism industry is off to a record start in 2017.
Apr. 24, 2017
Could the Trump administration’s plans for a border wall be turned into a project providing security, jobs and clean energy?
Apr. 24, 2017
Arizona will soon adopt a new system to determine how well their public schools are performing. State officials have been considering several A-F models over the last few months. The state board of education is expected to make their final decision on which one to use Monday morning.
Apr. 24, 2017

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