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The Takeaway: Recovering From The Midwest Floods
Some farmers in Nebraska are facing devastation by the floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and left most of Nebraska underwater. Already, bankruptcies were up some 20 percent among Midwest farms.
Mar. 21, 2019
West Phoenix Light Rail Line Delayed
Phoenix City Council members voted 5-3 on Wednesday to use the money for street repairs instead. The line was slated to open in 2026. It would have continued the current track west on Camelback Road.
Mar. 21, 2019
Rep. David Stringer Can
Embattled Rep. David Stringer will not be allowed to submit documents in secret as the Arizona House Ethics Committee investigates complaints about his offensive comments and expunged criminal charges from the 1980s, the panel said Wednesday.
Mar. 21, 2019
Arizona State Beats St. John
A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries from a hard fall, scored 21 points and led the Sun Devils to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament victory.
Mar. 21, 2019
Mexico President Talks U.S. Investment With Trump Son In Law
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government guarantee some $10 billion in development investments for Mexico and Central America.
Mar. 21, 2019
Measure May Cause Loss Of Millions In Taxes
Arizona could lose millions of dollars in tax revenue if a measure to clarify what online purchases are — and are not — is passed.
Mar. 21, 2019
AZ Withdraws From Interstate Vote Checking Program
Earlier this week, Arizona’s Secretary of State’s Office decided to take the state out of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program. Arizona hadn’t sent information to the program since 2017, but this marked the official withdrawal from Crosscheck.
Mar. 21, 2019
Report: Wife Of Slain Mexican Journalist Targeted With Spyware
An internet watchdog group reported Wednesday that the wife of a slain Mexican journalist was targeted by a spyware program just days after his death.
Mar. 20, 2019
3 Men Found Shot To Death In San Carlos Outskirts
Local police discovered the bodies in a bullet-riddled car early Wednesday morning several miles outside of San Carlos. Roughly 50 rifle rounds were found near the vehicle. Officials with the state Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident.
Mar. 20, 2019
Photojournalist Explores Shark Behaviors
Sharks are feared by many of us, but a lot of that feeling probably emerged because of pop culture. Films like "Jaws" or "Deep Blue Sea" or even the "Sharknado" series influence the way we think of them. But what are the realities of shark behavior, and how important are they in an ecosystem?
Mar. 20, 2019
Companies Pay To Clean Up Abandoned Coal Mines Little By Little
The Interior Department will provide more than $291 million to states and tribes to clean up abandoned coal mines. In all there are $10 billion in abandoned mines that haven't been reclaimed.
Mar. 20, 2019
ASU Is Forming A For-Profit Online Spinoff
Arizona State University is creating a for-profit spinoff to promote its online programs, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The venture, however, is majority-owned by a company that has run into some controversy as of late.
Mar. 20, 2019
To Finish Drought Plan, Colorado River Managers Ask Congress For Approval
Water leaders from the seven states that make up the Colorado River basin are one step closer to finalizing a drought contingency plan. Representatives from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, California and Arizona met in Phoenix to sign a letter to Congress.
Mar. 20, 2019
Maricopa County To Analyze Child Lead Levels, Public Housing Data
“The Academy of Pediatrics recommends lead blood level testing at the age of one and two, but there’s not always follow up in terms of what might be causing the elevated lead levels,” said Denise Voiles, the Office of Family Health nurse supervisor.
Mar. 20, 2019
Why We Need To Pay More Attention To Algorithms
Whether or not we’re aware of it, algorithms play an increasingly prominent role in our lives — from deciding what we watch on Netflix, to what news we see on Facebook, to what we buy on Amazon, to who we date on Tinder. Because of this, according to professor Kartik Hosanagar, we need to become more aware of those algorithms and how they’re impacting society.
Mar. 20, 2019
10 AZ Chefs Nominated For James Beard Awards
The James Beard Awards — often referred to as the Oscars of the food world — were announced last month, and an unprecedented number of Arizona chefs are on the list this year. Could the Arizona’s chefs finally be getting their due?
Mar. 20, 2019
Prosecutor: Arizona Voters Didn
Benjamin Kreutzberg said the plan language of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act permits patients to have "usable marijuana.'' That, he told the justices, means the flowers and leaves of the plant. Anything else, including preparations made by extracting the resin— and the psychoactive THC — remains strictly illegal.
Mar. 20, 2019
21st Century Fox Officially Merges With Disney
The merger between 21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Company is officially complete, as of Wednesday morning. To talk about what this means for audiences and the entertainment industry as a whole, The Show reached out to Gene Del Vecchio.
Mar. 20, 2019
The Drought Contingency Plan Is Finally Complete
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is finished. The seven states that rely on the river have finally agreed on a plan that has been years in the making, involving many tough conversations about how much water each state would give up to preserve the river’s future.
Mar. 20, 2019
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There’s been an increase in manufacturing jobs in the Unites States over the past several years. In fact, 2018 was the best year for job growth in the industry in more than a decade. So what’s behind this upswing?
Mar. 20, 2019

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