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Great Hearts Academies Getting Ready To Launch Own Microschools
Great Hearts Academies, which operates a network of public charter schools in Arizona and Texas, is getting ready to launch a new learning option for students and families: microschools. These are learning communities that are typically smaller than traditional schools.
Sept. 24, 2021
CDC Report On AZ Counties Shows Value Of Masks In Schools
Three CDC studies released Friday, including one focused on Maricopa and Pima counties, underscore the value of COVID-19 prevention strategies like universal masking in keeping schools open.
Sept. 24, 2021
BLM Approves Solar Power Project South Of Buckeye
The Bureau of Land Management has approved a right-of-way request for an array of solar panels near Buckeye.
Sept. 24, 2021
Justice OConnors Brother Remarks On 40th Confirmation Anniversary
This week marks a flashpoint in American history by one of Arizona’s own. It’s the 40th anniversary of Sandra Day O’Connor becoming the first woman confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Sept. 24, 2021
AZ Health Department: State Is Ready To Accommodate Booster Shots
The federal government is recommending a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for some Americans if they’re more than six months past their initial doses. The Arizona Department of Health Services says the state has plenty of doses of the Pfizer vaccine to accommodate Arizonans seeking booster shots.
Sept. 24, 2021
Mercury Advance To Second Round Of WNBA Playoffs
The Phoenix Mercury have advanced to the second round of the WNBA Playoffs after a close win against the New York Liberty on Thursday. The final score was 83-82, decided by a free throw from Mercury forward Brianna Turner with .4 seconds left in the game.
Sept. 24, 2021
Monsoon Stories 2021 Epilogue: Monsoon Memories
The Show's annual Monsoon Series concluded last week after digging into the effect of climate change on this very Arizona time of year, but we received so many voicemails from our listeners about what the monsoons mean to you that we’re bringing you one more bonus edition today.
Sept. 24, 2021
Downtown Phoenix Ambassador Dies From Injuries From Crash
Hans Hughes, who served as an ambassador for downtown Phoenix, died Sept. 21, about a month after he was hit by an alleged drunk driver while riding his bike home from work.
Sept. 24, 2021
The Kachina Is Back, And The Coyotes Hope It Attracts Fans
The city of Glendale says the upcoming hockey season will be the last one for the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. The team is interested in putting together a new development in Tempe. And now, its popular Kachina-based logo is returning in the attempt to attract more attention to its on-ice product.
Sept. 24, 2021
The Friday NewsCap Sept. 24, 2021
Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and former congressional candidate Christine Jones joined The Show to talk about the draft report of the so-called Arizona audit, the resignation of a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and more.
Sept. 24, 2021
Biden Unveils Plans To Keep Workers Cool In Extreme Heat
The Biden administration this week announced plans to implement new safety standards, aimed at protecting workers from extreme heat.
Sept. 24, 2021
AZ Nurse Shortage Sidelines Non-COVID-19 Patient Transfers
An ongoing nursing shortage in Arizona will likely keep non-COVID-19 patients from quickly getting transferred to more equipped hospitals.
Sept. 24, 2021
40 Years After Making History, Sandra Day OConnors Legacy Is Intact
40 years ago this week, Arizona’s Sandra Day O’Connor made American history by becoming the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here in Arizona, Sept. 25 is known as Sandra Day O’Connor Day.
Sept. 24, 2021
Voucher Interest High Among Anti-Mask Parents, To The Dismay Of Public Schools
If you’re a parent in Arizona and your child’s school requires students to wear masks, Gov. Doug Ducey is offering $7,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help you send your child elsewhere. Critics call it another example of Republicans trying to undermine public education.
More Arizona Education News
Sept. 24, 2021
Arizona Election Audit Confirms Bidens Win In Maricopa County, But Also Casts Doubts
A widely criticized, GOP-led review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County concluded that Joe Biden received more votes for president than Donald Trump.
Sept. 23, 2021
Phoenix Needs More Workers Help Distribute Rent Relief
Phoenix is trying to hire more people to keep up with demand for utility and rent relief.
Sept. 23, 2021
AZ Auditor Report Details Alleged Education Grant Fraud
Arizona had to pay the federal government back more than $425,000 in grant money that was meant to boost career and technical education. A new state audit report alleges it was due to fraud and misuse of public money by education officials.
Sept. 23, 2021
Sonora Approves Marriage Equality Reforms
It’s been six years since Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting same-sex unions are unconstitutional. Now, Sonoran laws finally reflect that decision.
Sept. 23, 2021
Birds Like It When Humans Are On COVID-19 Lockdown
Reduced traffic caused by COVID-19 lockdowns made cities a little less noisy, a little less polluted and a little less hazardous to wildlife. Those conditions brought about a big bounce-back among birds common to the U.S. and Canada.
Sept. 23, 2021
Sonoran Officials Find Remains Believed To Be Missing Yaqui Men
It’s been more than two months since 10 men went missing from a Yaqui town in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. Now officials believe they may have found some of their remains.
Sept. 23, 2021

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