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How Teacher Protests Changed The Conversation At Teach For America
As the new school year gets underway, state education funding is still a front and center issue in Arizona. The teacher shortage in the state persists and many educators say they still aren’t seeing enough money go toward education.
Aug. 14, 2019
Sahuarita District Struggling With Bus Driver Shortage
Like many Arizona school districts, Sahuarita is struggling with a shortage of bus drivers. The Sahuarita Unified School District started the school year with 11 vacant driver positions.
Aug. 14, 2019
Can Humanist Organizations Receive Tax Exemptions?
Most of us try to avoid getting audited by the IRS when we file our taxes every year. But, this year, Luke Douglas is hoping to attract tax officials’ attention.
Aug. 14, 2019
Lawmaker Proposes Tax Holiday For School Supplies
Rep. Jay Lawrence (R-Scottsdale) is proposing a summer sales tax holiday to give Arizona parents a little relief on school supplies.
Aug. 14, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: How Patients Are Creating Their Own Medical Solutions
From venture capitalists to good Samaritan hobbyists, patients are taking it upon themselves to do what has been the traditional roles of the pharma and medical device industry, Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Aug. 14, 2019
Mesa Considers Ban On Feeding Wild Birds
Mesa could soon join Phoenix and Tempe in restricting the feeding of wild birds. A proposed change to the city’s nuisance code would ban people from feeding wild pigeons and doves.
Aug. 13, 2019
Ducey: No Need For Special Session On Gun Legislation
Gov. Doug Ducey said there’s no reason for a special session of the state Legislature to address gun legislation in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Aug. 13, 2019
Massive Sonoran Solar Array Inaugurated
Zuma Energy’s Orejana solar installation is now cranking out more than 160 megawatts of power about 50 miles west of Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora. It could power over 200,000 Mexican homes.
Aug. 13, 2019
AZ To Investigate Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women
In May, the Arizona House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill, which created a task force to gather data about missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Backers of the legislation said so many cases have gone unreported that it's important to understand the scope of the problem.
Aug. 13, 2019
Prop. 105: A Light Rail Fact Check For Phoenix Voters
Groups for and against light rail and Phoenix are pushing their messages extra hard. Early voting is already underway for an Aug. 27 election that could mark the end of the line or signal a green light to build more.
Supporters, Opponents Weigh In | Light Rail Gets $100M In Federal Funds
Aug. 13, 2019
Trump Administration To Penalize Legal Immigrants On Benefits
The Trump administration has unveiled a policy that will penalize immigrants awaiting permanent legal status if they use government benefit programs, like food stamps and Medicaid. The policy — which won’t take effect until October — would apply to people in the country legally.
Aug. 13, 2019
Mark Kelly Addresses Gun Issues After Recent Shootings
The recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have intensified calls for action toward federal lawmakers when it comes to guns. Some options on the table include universal background checks of gun purchasers and semi-automatic weapon bans.
Aug. 13, 2019
Record-Breaking State Revenues Could Create Headaches
The state brought in more money in the recently-ended fiscal year than it’s ever collected in any previous fiscal year — more than $11 billion. Both individual and corporate income tax collections went up by double digits, while sales tax revenues were also higher than expected.
Aug. 13, 2019
Arizona Copper Industry Concerned About Price Drop
U.S. copper prices have fallen to two-year lows, generating concerns about the short-term future when it comes to some technology and manufacturing-related projects.
Aug. 13, 2019
OSIRIS-REx Team IDs Landing Spots Among Asteroid
The OSIRIS-REx team at the University of Arizona is preparing for a tougher-than-expected trip to the surface of an asteroid. Asteroid Bennu's tricky surface has pushed the mission to take a new approach to sample collection.
Aug. 13, 2019
Excessive Heat Warning In Effect For Much Of The State
An excessive heat warning is in place Tuesday for much of Central and Southwestern Arizona. High temperatures between 110 and 112 degrees are expected in the Valley.
Aug. 13, 2019
Owners Of Off-Track Betting Signals Want New Law Voided
The owners of off-track betting satellite signals from several out-of-state tracks is asking a federal judge to void a new law which would require them to sell their services to all Arizona tracks, whether they want to or not.
Aug. 13, 2019
Farm Dogs May Be Key To Protecting Ranches Against Wolves
Farming often involves traveling long distances in remote areas to check on crops or cattle. And no matter what crop is being harvested, you’ll often find many farms share one thing in common — a farm dog. Working dogs may be a tool in the ongoing battle between cattle ranchers and the reintroduction of the Mexican gray wolf.
How A Reporter Helped Rescue 3 Waterlogged Dogs At A Surprise Farm
Aug. 13, 2019
Humane Society Closing Sunnyslope Campus For Repairs
After nearly 450 pets were adopted in two days during its Empty the Shelter adoption event, the Arizona Humane Society is closing its Sunnyslope campus through Wednesday because of electrical issues.
Aug. 12, 2019
ASU Research Finds Complex Interplay Between Nitrogen, Sulfur, Biodiversity
Decades under the Clean Air Act have greatly reduced the amounts of nitrogen and sulfur falling to the Earth’s surface. But levels remain high enough to threaten biodiversity.
Aug. 12, 2019

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