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After Years Of Hiring, Why Isn
It’s become a routine comment at public meetings in Phoenix: calls for more police officers. The city has been hiring since 2015, but still hasn’t reached its goal. So, what are the challenges? And what’s the department doing to get more cops on the street?
Phoenix Police Department To Begin Body Camera Rollout
Feb. 27, 2019
Study: White Arizona School Districts Get More Funding Than Non-White Districts
“Even after decades of school finance litigation meant to equalize the playing field, and even after accounting for wealth disparities, the wrenching reality endures — the United States still invests significantly more money to educate children in white communities,” nonprofit EdBuild writes in a new study.
Feb. 26, 2019
Payson Says It Has Secured A
While the rest of the state is dealing with water shortages, one town in Arizona will soon have a water supply that it calls a “forever" source. Twenty years and $54 million later, Payson has a reliable water source for its residents.
Feb. 26, 2019
UA Poetry Center Will Share In $1M Grant From Mellon Foundation
The University of Arizona Poetry Center has received part of a $1 million grant to promote the value of poetry. It’s one of the largest investments in an art form that has doubled its readership in the last five years according to the 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts.
Feb. 26, 2019
Sex Abuse Allegations Come Up At Separations Hearing
Thousands of allegations of sex crimes against migrant children surfaced during a hearing Tuesday on family separations held by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.
Feb. 26, 2019
Bibby Ousted As Coach After Sexual Abuse Allegations
Phoenix police are investigating sexual abuse and harassment accusations made by a teacher against former University of Arizona and NBA player Mike Bibby, according to officials in the Phoenix school district where he had been a high school coach.
Feb. 26, 2019
The Debate Over Arizona
What exactly is the disagreement here over medical marijuana that's now made its way all the way to the state Supreme Court? KJZZ's Will Stone, who has been covering this case, explains what's happening.
Feb. 26, 2019
AZ Author Helps Others Touched By Mental Illness
When Flagstaff-native Erin Callinan was 17, she had her first “breakdown” — a manic episode that led to hospitalization — something that would happen twice in her young life. In her autobiography, “Beautifully Bipolar,” she tried to describe her mania.
Feb. 26, 2019
Surveyor Recounts Life Spent Mapping America
Most of us have lived in two, three or even four places in our lives. But, for Charles Novak and his family, they've lived in dozens of towns. Now 89 years old, Novak has documented it all in a new book, "Home is Everywhere: The Unbelievably True Story of One Man’s Journey to Map America."
Feb. 26, 2019
Rental Car Tax Can Continue To Pay For Sports Facilities
The Arizona Supreme Court says it’s okay to tax rental cars to pay for sports facilities in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. The Show spoke with the agency’s president and CEO, Tom Sadler, about the decision.
Feb. 26, 2019
Can Artificial Intelligence Violate Humanitarian Laws?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already embedded in many of our lives and will likely expand even further. Some are concerned that AI is going to lead to mass job layoffs, while others wonder if the AI of science fiction is going to send us humans down the proverbial food chain.
Feb. 26, 2019
The Education Landscape Of The U.S. Is Changing
As states across the country debate the funding of K-12 education and how much to pay teachers, new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the educational achievement landscape in our country is changing. Since 2000, the number of people with master’s and doctoral degrees has doubled.
Feb. 26, 2019
Grand Canyon
In the early 1900s two brothers, Emery and Ellsworth Kolb, saw an economic opportunity at the Grand Canyon. But it didn’t come without constant determination — much like the Kolb Studio itself, which has clung to the side of the Grand Canyon for more than a century.
Feb. 26, 2019
Maricopa Recorder Prepares For Upcoming Elections
Every election cycle includes some bumps in the voting process, and those can include extremely long lines, thanks to a reduction in places to vote or something relatively minor, like a polling place being locked when voters show up first thing in the morning.
Feb. 26, 2019
Boston Market Issues AZ Recall For Frozen Rib
Fans of Boston Market's frozen dinners should check the freezer for potential danger.
Feb. 26, 2019
House Refuses Loan To Farmers Facing Water Shortage
Farmers will have to wait for federal money to replace lost water for their crops after lawmakers blocked a plan to drill new wells.
Feb. 26, 2019
What Goes Into Mapping The Grand Canyon?
We say happy centennial to Grand Canyon National Park. On Feb. 26, 1919, Congress designated the 277 mile long canyon as a national park. Since then, people from around the world have set out to explore this natural wonder.
Feb. 26, 2019
Former Secretary Of State Emails Missing
Recently, the Arizona Mirror filed a public records request for emails sent during former Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s tenure in office, but when current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ office searched for the information, they found the emails for Reagan, along with her top staffers, seem to have been deleted.
Feb. 26, 2019
House Votes To Let Drivers Challenge Tickets, Still Take Driving School
The Republican controlled House voted to let drivers challenge a traffic ticket, lose, and still get to take driver's school if found guilty.
Feb. 26, 2019
New Arizona Vaccination Bills Are Opposed By Doctors
Three bills related to vaccination and immunization coverage in Arizona are making progress at the state legislature, as they’ve all been approved on party-line votes by the House Health and Human Services Committee. The Arizona Medical Association has come out against the bills.
Feb. 26, 2019

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