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Charter School Reform Bill Moves To Arizona House
Last week, the state Senate gave its OK to a bill that its sponsor calls the most significant reform to the governance of charter schools since they were established. Critics, however, see it differently, and argue the measure is essentially toothless. The bill is now moving to the Arizona House.
Mar. 18, 2019
West Phoenix Among Nation’s Top Home Flipping Rates
In zip code 85031, more than 20 percent of homes bought last year were quickly resold for a profit. The flipping rate for the area between 43rd and 59th avenues and Thomas and Camelback roads was more than twice the rate for the entire metro area.
Mar. 18, 2019
The Takeaway: White Supremacy As A Coordinated Social Movement
Kathleen Belew is an assistant professor of history at the University of Chicago, and she has studied white supremacy and its growth. According to Belew, attacks throughout the world are not by "lone-wolves," rather, they are part of a larger movement by white supremacists, who are greatly influenced by those in the United States,
Mar. 18, 2019
The Takeaway: California Weighs Consumer Privacy Protections
The California Consumer Privacy Act, which passed in the summer of 2018, doesn’t go into effect until January 2020. In the meantime, a fight over how the law will regulate user data is ramping up in the California Legislature.
Mar. 18, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Do Cicadas Buzz?
Arizona has more insect diversity than any other state — including four dozen different species of cicadas. Best known for their loud buzzing in the summer, each species of cicada has their own unique call.
Mar. 18, 2019
Phoenix Could Sell $11 Million Downtown Parking Garage
A city-owned garage in downtown Phoenix appraised at $11,450,00 could soon go on the market. The city of Phoenix said several companies have expressed interest in developing the Regency Parking Garage.
Mar. 18, 2019
ASU Men
For the first time since 1981, Arizona State University's men's basketball team is making consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. However, the Sun Devils will need to play an extra game in the Big Dance.
Mar. 17, 2019
AZ-Based Marijuana Company Seeking Massive Expansion
An Arizona company that grows, processes and sells marijuana in several states is buying another company to create what’s expected to be one of the largest operations nationwide.
Mar. 17, 2019
Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Woman In Embryo Case
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a now-divorced woman can implant fertilized embryos despite objections of her ex-husband. Ruby Torres and her former husband, John Terrill, signed a contract with a fertilization clinic saying that embryos could be used with the “express, written consent” of both parties in case of divorce.
Mar. 17, 2019
President Trump Continues Criticism Of Late Sen. McCain
President Donald Trump continues to criticize the late Sen. John McCain. The latest insults are over reports that McCain shared a dossier with information linking Trump to Russia.
Mar. 17, 2019
Man Accused Of Threatening, Intimidating At United Islamic Center Of Arizona In Phoenix
Police say 40-year-old Noel Thomas Becht was taken into custody Saturday night on suspicion of trespassing, disorderly conduct and threatening and intimidating.
Mar. 17, 2019
Greyhound Won
ICE for years has dropped off migrants at Greyhound stations, largely in Phoenix, after releasing them pending court hearings to decide whether they can stay in the country. From the stations, they travel to their intended destination in the United States.
Mar. 15, 2019
Arizona Ranks Third Worst For Affordable Housing
Affordable housing is at a critical shortage nationwide. In five western states, including Arizona, the situation is even more dire. No major metro area or state has an adequate supply of rentals, with Arizona third worst in the nation.
Mar. 15, 2019
Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex Now Casino Arizona Field
The stacks of red bleachers and green football pitch are just north of the Loop 202 Freeway on Salt-River Pima Maricopa Indian Community land. Team governor Berke Bakay announced the naming rights deal Friday.
Mar. 15, 2019
Salt River Project Reservoir Is At Capacity
Salt River Project has been releasing water from its Verde reservoir system, which is at capacity. The Verde system includes Horseshoe Lake and Bartlett Lake and is one of two reservoir systems operated by SRP.
Mar. 15, 2019
Stolen Willem De Kooning Painting On Track For Restoration
A painting that went missing for decades after being stolen from the University of Arizona Art Museum in 1985 is now being restored. “Woman-Ochre” by Willem de Kooning was cut from its frame the day after Thanksgiving in 1985.
Mar. 15, 2019
Report: Arizona Among Highest States For Sales Tax
An analysis of sales tax rates by Tax Foundation finds Arizona among the highest. It ranked Arizona 28th for its state rate. But when the average local rate of 2.77 percent is added to the state rate, the combined sales tax is 8.37 percent, making Arizona the 11th highest.
Mar. 15, 2019
DHS Could Soon Have Formal Authority Of Hacienda
The Arizona Department of Health Services could soon have formal authority over intermediate care facilities, like the one at Hacienda HealthCare. A bill that would codify that is making its way through the Arizona Legislature.
Mar. 15, 2019
Women Of The West: Part 1,
March is Women’s History Month, and Arizona boasts of many women who’ve made history. It’s easy to name the Sandra Day O'Connors and Rose Moffords — but what about those who are lesser known?
Mar. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: Senate Republicans Split From Trump, What Is The Future Of The GOP?
Two things happened on the Hill this week. The most high profile of course came on Thursday when the Republican-controlled Senate voted with Democrats, in a rebuke of President Trump’s national emergency declaration for funding of the border wall.
Mar. 15, 2019

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