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Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released two reports that found issues with how the Bureau of Indian Education manages its school buildings. The federal school system manages 185 schools on Native American reservations across the country
Jun. 9, 2017
Arizona’s ports of entry have a bad reputation as sluggish thoroughfares ill-equipped to handle the cross border shipping industry. The push is on to change that reputation.
Jun. 8, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Control Tower
Earlier this week, President Trump announced a plan to privatize the nation’s air-traffic control system, separating it from the Federal Aviation Administration. It’s an idea that’s been floated on both sides of the aisle since the 1990s, but it’s never come to fruition.
Jun. 8, 2017
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A number of states have moved to tighten up their laws on voter identification and what voters need to have when they go to the polls. And last month, the Trump administration announced the creation of the Commission on Election Integrity to investigate allegations of voter fraud. One of the most vocal is former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, the president of Let America Vote.
Jun. 8, 2017
David Wright House
Thursday marked 150 years since legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin. And it also is a key date in moving closer to ending a nasty neighborhood dustup in Phoenix’s Arcadia area.
Jun. 8, 2017
Ramon Batista
Former Tucson Assistant Police Chief Ramon Batista said he was excited to get to work as the new Mesa police chief. He will take over as Mesa police chief in July.
Jun. 8, 2017
health
Republicans have to work quickly if they hope to pass their replacement for the Affordable Care Act by the end summer. The U.S. House has passed its version — the American Health Care Act — last month and now the Senate is expected to push its own version. And a new report shows that could particularly hurt rural Arizona. KJZZ’s Will Stone covers health care and joins me to explain.
Jun. 8, 2017
The housing crisis hit the entire nation very hard, but the effect on Phoenix was one of the deepest and darkest. Thomas Barrack built an unprecedented real estate business by purchasing homes and increasing rents. Barrack is the subject of a new report by Aaron Glantz, a senior reporter at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.
Jun. 8, 2017
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Voters are headed to the polls today in Britain for a snap general election called by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Jun. 8, 2017
The University of Arizona has received a $100,000 grant to begin research tracking opioid abuse.
Jun. 8, 2017
Vaquita
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Mexico’s president and the country’s wealthiest man are teaming up to save a small porpoise that is on the brink of extinction.
Jun. 8, 2017
driverless car
Our generation does not hold a patent on unease about the quickening pace of technical innovation. But neither did our forebears face quite so many technologies with so much capacity for wide-scale disruption. Is our progress outpacing our precautions? And, if so, what can we do about it?
Jun. 8, 2017
Operators of sober-living homes delivered a message to elected officials in Phoenix: don’t regulate us out of business. The city must balance neighborhood concerns with federal laws designed to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunities to housing.
Jun. 8, 2017
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The decision comes after voters struck down a $63 million bond last November — now, they will have a choice between several different bonds with different dollar amounts.
Jun. 7, 2017
City officials and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce have agreed to a contract that aims to help the city get reacquainted with its downtown and give local businesses a common voice.
Jun. 7, 2017
Robert Sedona
Political satire is in a renaissance period in the U.S., thanks in large part to the eagerness of writers and comics to take on — and reply to — the Trump administration. Here in Arizona, that led to the unique appearance on social media of candidate Robert Sedona. He ran for Congress last year and recently declared he’d be in next year’s gubernatorial race.
Jun. 7, 2017
Saturday Night Live
"Saturday Night Live" just completed its most-viewed season in 23 years, with help from Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy’s turn as his press secretary, Sean Spicer. But is their biting political satire deepening the political divides in our country? And is it changing anyone’s mind?
Jun. 7, 2017
Light rail phoenix
At a Phoenix City Council meeting, Denise Rivera, a parent of a student at charter school StarShine Academy, asked the council to consider providing free transit passes for city buses and light rail to all preschool-through-12th grade students. For more on this, we spoke with Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and the director of Public Transit with Phoenix, Maria Hyatt.
Jun. 7, 2017
Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
Agriculture plays a big role in Arizona’s economy, and there are lots of factors that help determine how successful a farming operation is. One of them, though, starts at ground-level: the soil. David Montgomery writes about this in his new book, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life."
Jun. 7, 2017
John McCain
U.S. Sen. John McCain is hoping to expand the school-choice movement in Indian country. On Tuesday, he and Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford introduced a bill that would give students enrolled in Bureau of Indian Education schools an education savings account that can used for things like private-school tuition.
Jun. 7, 2017

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