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Roughly 12% of census tracts around the country are being reclassified as opportunity zones, including almost all of Puerto Rico. But economists have questioned how beneficial these tax breaks will be to residents of low income areas. And new reporting has emerged, showing how this program has already been manipulated to further benefit the ultra wealthy.
Nov. 6, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Flashbulb Memories And Decision Making
Memories of near misses — like the time you almost ran into a tree with your bike, or the time you stuck your head out of a moving train and then pulled it back in just before another train rushed passed by — are different from other memories. Psychologists call these "flashbulb memories."
Nov. 6, 2019
HeroZona Foundation Hosts Forum To Help Veterans With PTSD
Veterans, mental health professionals, first-responders and law enforcement officials gathered in Phoenix on Tuesday. The forum focused on improving the process for hiring those with PTSD.
Nov. 6, 2019
Mormon Families Stand Strong After Mexico Attack
In Mexico, a family member of the nine women and children shot to death in a violent ambush Monday says they won’t be run off by the drug cartels that have made the area around their homes so dangerous and violent.
Nov. 6, 2019
Anti-Semitic Swastika Posters Found At ASU
ASU police are trying to find out who’s behind a series of anti-Semitic posters found on the Tempe campus. They bear the same message as posters seen throughout the Phoenix area in the past year.
Nov. 6, 2019
Democrats Sweep Tucson City Council Elections
Three City Council seats were up for grabs on election night, and the Democrats took them all. The party has had complete control over Tucson for four years, and on Tuesday it won two more years.
Nov. 6, 2019
Regina Romero Will Be Tucsons First Latina Mayor
Tucson voters elected their first Latina mayor Tuesday. Regina Romero will be the first woman to lead Arizona's second-largest city. Tucson's last Hispanic mayor was Estevan Ochoa, who was elected in 1875.
Nov. 6, 2019
NaNoWriMo Inspires Arizona Authors All Month
For writers in Arizona and around the world, November means composing 50,000 words for the annual NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It began 20 years ago with a small cadre of fiction writers and has become the signature yearly challenge for aspiring authors the world over.
Word: A Podcast Exploring The Literary Arts In Arizona And The Southwest
Nov. 6, 2019
Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Initiative
Tucson voters overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 205 on Tuesday. The initiative would have made Tucson Arizona’s first sanctuary city, adding protections for undocumented immigrants. Opponents said it went too far in restricting police officers, endangering public safety and the city's budget. Proponents said the measure would have sent the message that immigrants are safe and protected.
Regina Romero Will Be Tucson's First Latina Mayor | Dems Sweep City Council
Nov. 5, 2019
Final Election Results: Maricopa County Voters Weigh In On K-12 Bonds, Overrides
Voters in dozens of school districts in Maricopa County have decided whether those districts can borrow more and spend more on K-12 schools. Results are from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office as of 6:47 p.m. on Friday.
Nov. 5, 2019
Mexico Rejects Trumps Offer To Wage War Against Drug Cartel
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico rejected an offer from President Trump on Tuesday for help waging war on organized crime groups in response to an attack in which 9 U.S. citizens were killed in Arizona’s cross-border state of Sonora.
Nov. 5, 2019
AZ Student Loan Default Rates Above National Average
The total amount of student loan debt held by Americans reached $1.5 trillion in 2018, making it the second-largest category of consumer debt. While student default rates are on the decline nationally, new data suggests some struggles in Arizona.
Nov. 5, 2019
After Brutal Sonoran Attack, Ambassador Promises Binational Fight Vs. Crime
Ambassador Christopher Landau opened his remarks at the Arizona-Mexico Commission meeting in Sonora sharing his condolences with the families of the nine women and children murdered Monday.
Nov. 5, 2019
Inmates Ask For Trial After Years Of  Non-Compliance With Prison Care Settlement
Attorneys representing the men and women incarcerated in Arizona prisons say the state is not living up to a years-old settlement regarding prison health care conditions, and the matter should be resolved with a trial.
Nov. 5, 2019
AZ Begins Look At Coal Plant Efficiency Under Weaker Federal Mandate
Earlier this year, the Trump administration finalized a clean energy plan for coal plants. The cuts to carbon emissions in the plan are now much lower than previous rules, and critics say they are much less than what’s needed to meaningfully slow climate change.
Nov. 5, 2019
Family Of 9 Slain Call On U.S., Mexico To Address Violence
In the wake of the killing of nine women and children in Sonora, Mexico Monday, family and community members are calling on both the United States and Mexico to do more to address cartel violence south of the border.
Nov. 5, 2019
Arizona Farmers Take Issue With New Farm Workers Bill
Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act also establishes minimum requirements for pay, transportation and housing, which has some in the agricultural industry worried.
Nov. 5, 2019
Embry-Riddle Gets Rare Accreditation Warning
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been given a warning from its accrediting body, which appears to be concerned with some of the school’s accelerated programs.
Nov. 5, 2019
AZ School Diversity Director Sees Teachable Moment In Racist Incident
Erica Maxwell is the state’s first ever associate superintendent of equity, diversity and inclusion, a position created by Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
Nov. 5, 2019
Invasive Buffelgrass Threatens Arizonas Saguaros
The invasive species can cause havoc on ecosystems, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum says its spread rivals water scarcity and climate change as the region’s "most pressing environmental issue."
Nov. 5, 2019

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