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San Carlos Irrigation District to upgrade canal linings
The San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District brings water to central Arizona farmers, including some in the Gila River Indian Community.
Jan. 30, 2023
Conservationists, highway administration present oral arguments in I-11 lawsuit
A judge recently heard oral arguments in a lawsuit over the Federal Highway Administration’s proposal to build a freeway from southern Arizona to Kingman.
Jan. 30, 2023
ASU receives $5.5M to get more nurses into the workforce
The Arizona Department of Health Services has granted Arizona State University $5.5 million to get more nurses into the workforce.
Jan. 30, 2023
AZ bill would ban future emergency vaccines from school attendance requirements
Last year, GOP lawmakers made sure COVID-19 vaccines are no longer required for students to attend school. A new bill this year would ban schools from requiring students to be immunized with any future “emergency use” vaccines.
Jan. 30, 2023
New AZ Senate bill could change the punishment for students who skip school
The Senate Education Committee is advancing a bill that would change the punishment for students who skip school.
Jan. 30, 2023
FDA urges judge to deny bid attempting to block use of abortion medication
The Food and Drug Administration is asking a judge to stop a bid by a Scottsdale-based law firm to block public access to a pregnancy terminating drug.
Jan. 30, 2023
The public can weigh in on Phoenix police use-of-force policy
The Phoenix Police Department is revising its use-of-force policy, and Tuesday marks the last day to submit public comment on its draft.
Jan. 30, 2023
AP: Public records show tensions leading to failed Colorado River negotiations
Failed state negotiations over the use of Colorado River water caused the federal government to step in and impose restrictions.
Jan. 30, 2023
What does Sen. Sinemas switch mean for independent voters?
When Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema left the Democratic Party to become an independent last month, it sent shock waves through the political world. But it also put a spotlight on political independents — elected officials and not — who do not identify with, or belong to a political party.
Jan. 30, 2023
Díaz and Gabriel: Hobbs continuing to bus migrants is good policy
Gov. Katie Hobbs is continuing a controversial policy started under former Gov. Doug Ducey to bus migrants out of Arizona border communities and *to their final destinations while the immigration process plays out. In fact, she expanded it, adding plane flights for migrants who volunteer.
Jan. 30, 2023
Arizonas political parties just picked new leaders
Arizona Republicans on Saturday selected former state treasurer and Donald Trump aide Jeff DeWit to be the party’s next chairman, turning to a familiar face with relationships across the fractured party after its worst election in decades.
Jan. 30, 2023
What Arizona lawmakers are talking about this week
A number of big issues will be up for debate at the Arizona Capitol this week, from taxes to school spending. With The Show for a look at what to expect in the coming days at the Legislature is Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Jan. 30, 2023
Major League Pickleball’s first event of the year lands in Mesa
The Valley is in for a big sporting month, with the Super Bowl and Waste Management Open just two weeks away, closely followed by spring training and the World Baseball Classic. But don’t forget about the newest major league sport — pickleball.
Jan. 30, 2023
What’s left behind as Ducey’s shipping container border wall comes down
An estimate by the Arizona Republic showed the former governor’s five-month effort to fill gaps in the border wall with shipping containers will cost Arizona taxpayers more than $200 million in the end. But there are also environmental costs that can’t be tallied so easily.
Jan. 30, 2023
BBC Look-Ahead: More teacher strikes are planned for England
More teacher strikes are planned for England this week, and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is headed to China. For a look at some of the key global stories in the coming days, The Show checked in with the BBC’s Jonathan Frewin.
Jan. 30, 2023
Students worldwide lost 1/3 of a year of learning during pandemic
Experts estimate school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic affected 95% of the global student population. New research underscores the need for policies and practices to address the resulting setbacks.
Jan. 30, 2023
Should federal grants favor highway repair over expansion?
Arizona officials refer to a notoriously congested stretch of desert highway through tribal land as the Wild Horse Pass Corridor, a label that's less about horses than the bustling casino by the same name located just north of where the interstate constricts to four lanes.
Jan. 30, 2023
Snowfalls may slow water level decline at Lake Mead
Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts. Forecasters now expect Lake Mead to finish this year around 1,027 feet elevation, about 19 feet lower than its current level.
Jan. 30, 2023
Older LGBTQ people in rural AZ struggle to find services
For LGBTQ elders who live in rural parts of Arizona, accessing services can be tough. Programs geared toward this population may not even exist. Now one organization that is working towards becoming a safe place for LGBTQ older adults.
Jan. 30, 2023
Arizona civil rights activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin reacts to Tyre Nichols video
A number of people are calling for reforms to policing and the criminal justice system as a whole. Arizona civil rights activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin is one of them.
Jan. 30, 2023

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