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Border Future Uncertain After DHS Secretary Resigns
President Donald Trump's homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, abruptly resigned Sunday afternoon.
Apr. 8, 2019
There Was An Increase In Attempts To Censor LGBTQ Books
The American Library Association has released its annual report on the state of America’s libraries. It shows the important and growing role libraries play in communities through public programming like technology training. But 2018 also saw an increase in attempts to censor LGBTQ books.
Apr. 8, 2019
Boas: Lawmakers Considering Taxes To Boost Education
Funding for public education was a big issue at the state capitol even before the #RedForEd movement took off last year, resulting in a strike and lawmakers approving a pay raise for teachers.
Apr. 8, 2019
Minimum Wage Bill Back Up For Debate
The Arizona Senate could yet debate a proposal to allow employers to pay younger workers less than the minimum wage. The bill is back on the agenda of the Rules Committee on Monday afternoon and, for a weekly look at what’s to come at the Arizona Legislature, Katie Campbell of the Arizona Capitol Times, joined The Show
Apr. 8, 2019
The Takeaway: Who Does The Federal Reserve Actually Serve?
Last week, President Trump called, once again, for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates and suggested it make additional moves to stimulate the economy.
Apr. 8, 2019
Mesa Technology Company Plans To Triple Workforce
In late 2015, Myndshft launched with two employees. Today, about 30 people work for the technology company with plans to hire 75 to 85 by year’s end. Positions include sales, software engineering and operations.
Apr. 8, 2019
Businesses Outside Flagstaff Match City
The Arizona Daily Sun reported last week that Flagstaff law requires businesses only within city limits to pay a minimum wage of $12 per hour this year, a dollar higher than the state's minimum wage.
Apr. 8, 2019
Alternative Tests To AzMERIT Place Funds In Jeopardy
A decision by the Arizona Legislature in 2015 that allowed school districts to implement their own standardized testing instead of Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching tests has potentially placed $340 million in federal aid in jeopardy.
Apr. 8, 2019
Bashas’ Opens 8th Grocery Store On Navajo Nation
Chandler-based Bashas’ recently opened its first new grocery store in a decade. Bashas’ Diné Market store in Sanders, Arizona, becomes the grocer’s 8th location on the Navajo Nation. Diné means “the people” in the Navajo language.
Apr. 8, 2019
Study Aims At Better Evaporation Estimates At Reservoirs
Researchers are working to better measure how much water is lost to evaporation at the nation's two largest reservoirs as part of effort they say could lead to new water management strategies.
Apr. 8, 2019
Untold Arizona: Global Kids
You can find the largest collection of global children’s literature in the country in Tucson. The more than 40,000 books feature stories from around the world. Take a trip to the Worlds of Words.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Apr. 8, 2019
Navajo Energy Turns Toward Renewables
Three generations of Navajo and Hopi have worked for the the West’s largest coal-fired power plant. Now that the Navajo Generating Station is closing, the tribe is looking for alternatives — both in jobs, and in energy sources.
Apr. 8, 2019
Volunteers At The Heart Of South Phoenix Wildlife Center
This week is National Volunteer Week. As a result, employees from local Arizona companies and their families are donating their time to complete projects for nonprofit organizations.
Apr. 7, 2019
AEA Hopes Legislators Focus On School Funding
The president of the Arizona Education Association said it would take a lot for teachers to repeat last year’s strike, but isn’t ruling one out if lawmakers do not commit to better funding for education.
Apr. 7, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Supports LGBTQ Lawsuit
A 1991 Arizona law that prohibits talking about the LGBTQ community in a positive light when providing HIV and AIDS education in Arizona schools is being challenged in court.
Apr. 7, 2019
Wildfire Awareness Week Promotes Prevention
This week is Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, and the message officials are trying to spread is prevention now for protection tomorrow.
Apr. 7, 2019
AZ Rep. Grijalva Affirms Urgency Over Minors At Border
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said that more unaccompanied minors are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. He said as many as 300-350 minors a day are crossing and that there aren’t any sustainable solutions to curb the issue.
Apr. 7, 2019
3 Dead, 3 Firefighters Hurt After Crash
Authorities say three people are dead and three firefighters have been seriously injured after a collision involving a pickup truck and a fire engine in west Phoenix.
Apr. 7, 2019
Virulent Newcastle Disease Found In Arizona Chicken Flock
Virulent Newcastle disease has been found in an Arizona chicken flock for the first time since the outbreak began last year in California. It’s been found in Arizona near Flagstaff in a backyard flock of eight chickens.
Apr. 5, 2019
Motel 6 Agrees To Pay $12 Million To Settle Lawsuit
The national chain Motel 6 agreed Thursday to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming names of hotel guests were improperly provided to immigration officials for two years, the state attorney general said.
Apr. 5, 2019

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