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Schools To See $342 Million In 2020 Trust Fund Payouts
Arizona schools are scheduled to receive an extra $21 million in fiscal year 2020. The Arizona Board of Investment approved the $342 million “record distribution” from the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund Tuesday, a 6.5 percent increase over fiscal year 2019.
Jan. 30, 2019
AZ Spent $193,000 To Keep Grand Canyon Open
The state of Arizona spent $193,151.28 to insure the Grand Canyon National Park wouldn’t close during the recent 35-day partial federal government shutdown.
Jan. 30, 2019
The Takeaway: Not A Telenovela — Recapping Outrageous Revelations From El Chapo
Twenty tons of cocaine were lost when a ship’s captain got too high and hallucinated U.S. Coast Guard ships and a story of a witness testifying that a drug kingpin buried one of his rivals alive. No, these are not plot points from a crime film or telenovela. These are revelations from the trial of El Chapo.
Jan. 30, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: James Band
Loud, raw, and full of layered emotion, the Phoenix-based, indie-rock band reveals a deeper side to their explosive live performances. It’s time now for a Tiny Desert Concert.
Jan. 30, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Sunk Cost
When we invest a lot into something, be it a relationship, job or even a used car, it can be tough to cut your losses and start anew. So why are we so prone to sticking with it rather than moving on?
Jan. 30, 2019
It Makes No Sense: AZ Moms Dying Preventable Deaths
In Arizona, an estimated 20 women die for every 100,000 live births. The number may not seem high, but what frustrates public health professionals is that 89 percent of these deaths are deemed preventable.
Jan. 30, 2019
Insys Owner Facing Federal Racketeering Charges
Chandler based Insys Therapeutics Inc., founder is in federal court this week facing racketeering charges for his opioid pain killers.
Jan. 30, 2019
AZ Joins 22 Other Pro Gun States Challenging NJ Gun Law
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is backing nearly two dozen other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a New Jersey gun law.
Jan. 30, 2019
Research: D-back Rattlers Complex Creatures
It isn’t often a compliment when one is described as having “snake-like” tendencies. But research shows rattlesnakes actually have complex and individual personalities.
Jan. 29, 2019
Judge Seeks More Info On Settlement In Motel 6 Lawsuit
The judge overseeing a lawsuit against Motel 6 for allegedly sharing guest information with federal immigration authorities wants more information before he’ll sign off on a multi-million dollar proposed settlement.
Jan. 29, 2019
Former Peoria Space Center To Turn Into Arts Facility
The arts facility will have more classroom space for high school students near Sunrise Mountain High School in AP art classes.
Jan. 29, 2019
More Troops Border Headed To Border
Officials told the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon had identified three new caravans of migrants traveling north through Latin America to the U.S. border. That includes one caravan of 12,000 people. And that’s driving this latest troop deployment.
Jan. 29, 2019
AZ Ed Leaders Consider Changes To ELL, Kindergarten Data
Bills that could change everything from what information is collected about Arizona kindergartens to how the state teaches English-language learners are working their way through the Arizona Legislature.
Jan. 29, 2019
AZ Legislatures Party Split Closest Its Been In Decades
The 2019 Arizona legislative session includes a member roster in the House that is the closest it’s been in decades. There are 31 Republicans and 29 Democrats, making for some interesting political speculation about which issues will lead to common ground.
Jan. 29, 2019
Professor: Chemicals Not Necessarily To Be Feared In Food, Vaccines
In the Arizona Legislature, Rep. Paul Boyer has stepped in with a bill that would require chemicals in vaccines to be listed. To talk about that, The Show was joined by Michelle Francl. She is a chemistry professor at Bryn Mawr College.children."
Jan. 29, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debate Changing State Tax Laws
Tax reform at the federal level kicks in for the first time this tax season, but Arizona lawmakers are still deciding whether to adjust the state tax law.They need to make a choice — let Arizonans pay higher state taxes and use that extra money, or change state law.
Jan. 29, 2019
The Pulse: Should We Call Little Girls Beautiful?
Many parents don’t want people to call their daughters “beautiful” or “pretty.” They say it makes little girls uncomfortable or self-conscious. That it connects their self-worth to their looks. Or that it emphasizes something they don’t have a lot of control of over the things they do.
Jan. 29, 2019
Expulsion Called For Stringer After Reports Of Sex Offenses
Rep. David Stringer first made headlines for racist comments that were caught on tape last fall and, just a few days ago, the Phoenix New Times uncovered court documents showing that Stringer was charged with multiple sex offenses in Maryland in the 1980s — including child pornography.
Jan. 29, 2019
Valley Coalition Announces Bill To Expand AZ Laws To LGBTQ
On Tuesday, One Community, a Valley Coalition working toward LGBTQ inclusion, announced a bipartisan bill to update the state’s non-discrimination law. Currently, Arizona has no statewide laws that protect gay and transgender individuals from being fired, denied housing or refused service.
Jan. 29, 2019
A Quarter Of Grads Dont Pass The Bar Exam In 2 Years
A yearlong investigation, done by USA Today Network, shows a quarter of graduates for 18 U.S. law schools don’t pass the bar exam within two years.
Jan. 29, 2019

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