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Investigation Reveals Contracts With EVIT, Lawmakers
An investigation into the financials of the East Valley Institute of Technology, or EVIT, has turned up some questionable contracts involving current and former Arizona lawmakers.
Feb. 19, 2019
Book Explores Surveillance In Schools
Since the 1990s when Columbine High School in Colorado became the site of America's first major school shooting, the issue of school violence and school safety, by extension, has dominated politics. According to journalist Annette Fuentes, this kind of technology and oversight doesn't always make schools safer — or even make students feel safer.
Feb. 19, 2019
Phoenix Country Club Becomes A Building Battleground
A corner of the Phoenix Country Club has become an unexpected battleground for a development project.
Feb. 19, 2019
Solar Jobs Slow But Outlook Still Sunny
There has been a decline in solar jobs in Arizona. From 2017 to 2018, they dropped ten percent. But Arizona isn’t the only state seeing a decrease in solar jobs.
Feb. 19, 2019
Lawmakers May Send Sales Tax For Education To Voters
A compromise appears to be emerging at the state Capitol regarding a plan to increase state sales taxes to get more money to public education.
Feb. 19, 2019
As NGS Shutdown Looms, Small Business Fills Gap
Utilities plan to shut down the west’s largest coal-fired power plant at the end of the year. That is if the Navajo Nation doesn’t purchase it in a last ditch effort to save a main source of the tribe’s revenue. Many Navajo Generating Station employees have accepted jobs in Phoenix but others are looking for ways to make a living on the reservation.
Feb. 19, 2019
2 Proposals To Regulate Medical Marijuana Fail In Senate
The Arizona Senate narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed surprise inspections of medical marijuana dispensaries. Lawmakers decided to keep the current standards Monday, which require the state health department to give a dispensary notice before inspection.
Feb. 19, 2019
Court Blocks Disclosure of FDA Decision On Ebola Drug
A federal judge has shut down efforts by the Goldwater Institute to force the Food and Drug Administration to detail, publicly, how dying people can get access to unapproved medicines.
Feb. 19, 2019
Interior Nominee Recuses From (Some) CAP Matters
President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Interior, David Bernhardt, has to recuse himself from some matters involving the Central Arizona Water Conservation District— at least until later this year. The CAWCD runs the Central Arizona Project canal system.
Feb. 19, 2019
Metro Phoenix Home Sellers Averaged $65,000 Profit In 2018
The average profit for a home seller in the Valley last year was $65,000. According to ATTOM Data, that’s $4,000 higher than the average U.S. profit in 2018. Still, the local numbers are lower than before the recession.
Feb. 19, 2019
Legislative Fix Proposed For Rural-Urban Health Divide
Depending on where a patient lives across the state, health care costs can vary greatly. One Arizona advocacy group says legislative policy is the way to fix it.
Feb. 18, 2019
Maricopa Delegation To Visit Mexico City
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.
Feb. 18, 2019
For Mexican Avocados, It’s A Touchdown!
The import of Mexican avocados had been endangered by recent trade tensions between the U.S. and Mexico. But the buttery fruit has a longtime American ally: the Super Bowl.
Feb. 18, 2019
Gallego Still Deciding On Senate Bid
Progressive groups are pushing for Gallego to run after Mark Kelly announced he's running.
Feb. 18, 2019
On The Ledge: Charter School Law Reforms
One of the biggest issues being discussed before Arizona's next legislative session is the potential for reforms or changes to laws governing state charter schools.
Feb. 18, 2019
Arizona House Hears Bill On School Safety
Last week was the anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, but, all year long, student activists have raised their voices to ask lawmakers to pass gun-safety laws — and it appears to be working.
Feb. 18, 2019
Professor Explains The Changes In U.S. Trade Policy
U.S. trade policy has changed dramatically over two years of the Trump Administration, with modifications made to some agreements.
Feb. 18, 2019
Is There Data On How Police Nationwide Use Stun Guns?
In 2017, Glendale Police pulled over a car for a traffic violation. The Glendale police department said that Wheatcroft was observed reaching in between the seats. They said he, “exhibited verbal non-compliance” and resisted arrest. To subdue him the officers tased him 11 times.
Feb. 18, 2019
Protesters Across U.S. Speak Out Against The Border Wall
In Tucson this President's Day, protesters will gather to speak out against the national emergency declaration and the wall.
Feb. 18, 2019
Boas: A Tale Of Two Senators
Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally have been together in the U.S. Senate for about six weeks, and both are working to make their marks.
Feb. 18, 2019

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