September 2016

Fuller Fire Smoke
To learn more about inmate firefighting, we spoke with former wild land firefighter Bill Gabbert of Wildfire Today and University of Arizona doctoral student Lindsey Feldman, who became a certified firefighter herself to be alongside the inmates.
Sept. 26, 2016
south mountain
Initial construction of the controversial South Mountain Freeway extension began last week, but that hasn’t cooled opposition.
Sept. 26, 2016
golf ball
Arnold Palmer made many connections here in the Valley and leaves behind a total of five courses in the state that bear his name and design: Arrowhead in Glendale, Wildfire at Desert Ridge in North Phoenix, Starfire in Scottsdale, Mesa del Sol in Yuma and Starr Pas in Tucson.
Sept. 26, 2016
Heading into tonight’s first general election presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, some national polls are indicating that up to 20 percent of the voting public is undecided on which way to go.
Sept. 26, 2016
school education classroom
A new survey suggests that up to a quarter of open teaching positions in Arizona were vacant at the end of August. Officials in the participating districts filled many with candidates that did not meet standard teaching requirements.
Sept. 26, 2016
Sarah Coleman
This is the latest of several protests led by the Rev. Jarrett Maupin. Previous marches were directed at downtown Phoenix and have been held at night. But Maupin said after continued action, police are still not listening to the voices of African-Americans.
Sept. 26, 2016
Lisa Olson
If pot laws were colors, the U.S. map would resemble a tie-dye T-shirt. In some states it’s illegal. In others, it’s legal for medical purposes. This November, Arizona will be one of five states voting on recreational pot.
Sept. 26, 2016
So on the fourth floor of a building on ASU’s Tempe campus, in a kind of back hallway, there’s a bank of roughly a dozen freezers – some commercial-grade, but many like the one in your kitchen. These freezers don’t hold employees’ lunches, or even frozen organs to study.
Sept. 23, 2016
bee
Bumble bees spend a considerable part of their days buzzing around in the quest for pollen. Although there are a couple of other categories of buzz, including when they’re searching for a mate or displaying aggression toward potential predators.
Sept. 23, 2016
Drought
A federal government report released this week said climate change will probably pose a significant national security challenge for the U.S. over the next two decades. Here in Arizona, ASU’s Global Security Initiative—or GSI—is putting together a new program on climate and national security.
Sept. 23, 2016

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