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The Takeaway: Fake News on Social Media — From Iran?
On Tuesday, Facebook and Twitter purged hundreds of suspicious accounts masquerading as news outlets and other social media personas with ties to Iran and Russia.
Aug. 23, 2018
Online School Rakes In Millions Despite High Dropout Rate
Primavera, the online charter school, has the state’s third highest dropout rate, but even with those low student retention rates, it continues to earn millions of dollars. Craig Harris, an investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic, has been following the story.
Aug. 23, 2018
Coalition Calls For More Latino Appointments To Arizona Education Boards
A coalition of Latino education advocates this morning is calling for more Latino representation on three state education boards,the Arizona Board of Regents, the state Board of Education and the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools.
Aug. 23, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum Opens Virtual Reality Exhibit
Virtual reality is making its way out of tech niches and into the mainstream. Walmart might soon let you shop in VR, you can play VR games or even watch VR movies. And now the Phoenix Art Museum is launching its first ever virtual reality exhibit.
Aug. 23, 2018
Phoenix Jazz Venue Gets New Managing Director
The Nash jazz venue has a new managing director. Steve Maun took over at the Phoenix venue earlier this month. He’s worked in development and the law, but not specifically in the music field.
Aug. 23, 2018
Earth Fissures Remain A Concern In Parts Of Phoenix Area
Earlier this month, after a big rainstorm, an earth fissure opened up in Apache Junction.
Aug. 23, 2018
Study: Twitter Bots, Russian Trolls Fuel Anti-Vaccination Conflict
Measles cases have reached record highs in Europe as experts raise concerns about resurgences of whooping cough and mumps. Now, new research reports that internet bots and Russian trolls are “weaponizing” anti-vaccination messages on Twitter.
More Arizona Parents Opting Out Of Vaccines
Aug. 23, 2018
Weed Killer Discovered In Cereals And Granola Bars
Not long after a California jury awarded $289 million to a school groundskeeper who said the product Roundup led to him getting lymphoma, the Environmental Working Group issued a report that weed killer was also discovered in oat cereals and granola bars—including some organic products.
Aug. 23, 2018
California Fire Depart. Says Verizon Throttled Unlimited Data
In a situation that some observers are connecting to this year’s repeal of net neutrality rules by the Federal Communications Commission, Verizon and the Santa Clara County Fire Department are in dispute.
Aug. 23, 2018
AP: Migrant Coerced To Sign Forms They Couldn
Reports Thursday morning indicate U.S. immigration officers coerced some migrant parents to sign documents they did not understand before they were separated from their children. The Associated Press obtained the complaint.
Aug. 23, 2018
Navajo Elementary School Reopens At Different Site After Fire
Scottsdale Unified School District has directed students and faculty to report to Oak Learning Academy on Oak and Miller Roads near Coronado High School. Regular classes will start and ended 15 minutes later while off site.
Aug. 23, 2018
The Takeaway: Administration Puts Forward
On Tuesday, the EPA formally announced plans to replace the Clean Power Plan with the “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, which would give states the authority to decide how much to cut emissions.
Aug. 23, 2018
Bennett Considers Legal Action Over Elections Funding
Arizona gubernatorial hopeful Ken Bennett is blaming Secretary of State Michele Reagan for not being able to qualify for public funding after the website for Clean Elections funding stopped taking donations at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Aug. 23, 2018
ICE Protesters Arrested In Front Of Phoenix Jail
Four activists who chained themselves to each other outside one of the entrances to a county jail in downtown Phoenix have been arrested in an act of civil disobedience.
Aug. 23, 2018
Vast Majority Of Migrants In Mexico Were Fleeing Honduras
A majority of migrants traveling through Mexico last year were fleeing Honduras. That's according to a new report from an association of 23 migrant shelters in Mexico.
Aug. 22, 2018
Maricopa County Has Worst Ozone Pollution In Years
Public health officials say the Valley's experiencing some of the worst ozone pollution in years.
Aug. 22, 2018
Colorado River Indian Tribes Get Money In Deal To Fallow Farmland
The Colorado River Indian Tribes in western Arizona announced a new plan to fallow farmland and store water in Lake Mead.
Aug. 22, 2018
Q&AZ: Why Is There A Law Against Drinking Gray Water In AZ?
The waste water from your shower, washing machine and bathrooms sinks is known as “gray water,” and in January the rules on how to reuse this water changed.
Aug. 22, 2018
Campus Fire Closes Scottsdale School
Navajo Elementary School is closed after overnight fire damages building at center of classrooms.
Aug. 22, 2018
Money Rolling In For Arizona Candidates, Ballot Measures
Money is rolling in for both Arizona candidates and ballot measures in advance of next week’s primary, and November’s general election. In some cases, there’s a lot of money rolling in.
Aug. 22, 2018

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