When Robert Brutinel became chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court last summer, he brought to the court a series of goals, outlined in a five-year strategic plan, called "Justice for the Future." Chief Justice Robert Brutinel visited The Show to talk about some of these goals, and he addressed the broader question about how Arizona’s courts are doing.
In Arizona, the rural-urban divide manifests itself in multiple ways — including when it comes to voting. An effort known as the Rural Utah Project has teamed up with Google to improve the situation in our Four Corners’ neighbors, and it’s planning to bring the service to Arizona later this year. Melissa Sevigny, science and technology reporter for KNAU in Flagstaff, has reported on it.
Carole Basile, dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, wrote a column in the Arizona Republic addressing how to potentially improve outcomes for both teachers and students. Phil Boas, the Arizona Republic's editorial page director, joined The Show to talk about it.
Voters head to the polls later this week in Ireland, and the election could see a change in leadership in that country. It’s one of the key international stories in the coming days. BBC’s Audrey Tinline joined The Show to talk about what to expect this week.
Because personal-care and beauty products are not heavily regulated in the United States, some researchers and advocates fear that hair dyes can be harmful, especially for people like hair colorists, who are exposed all the time.
A bill moving through the Arizona House on Monday could put noise meters in the hands of Valley law enforcement in much the same way as speed guns. House Bill 2389 is sponsored by Mesa Republican Rep. Kelly Townsend.
An Iraqi man living in metro Phoenix is accused of leading an al-Qaida group that authorities say killed two police officers 14 years ago on the streets of Fallujah in attacks carried out by masked men. Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri was arrested last week in Arizona as part of an extradition request made by the Iraqi government, which charged the 42-year-old with murder in the 2006 shooting deaths.
“The truth is, we stop being normal people when we become police,” Officer Cristina Garcia said. “And for our family, that’s accompanied daily by anxiety: ‘Am I going to see my mom again?’ And for my granddaughters, ‘My nanita, will I see her again?’” → Part I: A Spike In Murders
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman gave her State of Education speech to lawmakers on Monday. And she said “our education system is in a state of emergency.” The problems, she stated to the House Education Committee, stem from 2,000 unfilled teaching positions, uncompetitive teacher pay, and a per pupil funding level that particularly hurts rural schools.
Two environmentalists protecting the Mexican sanctuary of the monarch butterfly were allegedly murdered last week. Activists and civil rights organizations are demanding answers and solutions from the Mexican government.
A new survey of homes sales finds a neighborhood in San Tan Valley to have the most homes sold via iBuying. The data, which measures sales from January through October 2019, shows iBuyers purchased more than 10% of the homes in eight neighborhoods across the country last year.
As of Monday, some Native American tribes can apply to receive faster internet services. The Federal Communications Commission recently released a program for federally recognized tribes to apply for licenses that could improve or create internet service in rural areas.
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