December 2016

snow sledding
We’ve seen a little bit of the wet stuff around the Valley this week and more is in the forecast. So what are you supposed to do if you want a White Christmas? You may turn to someone like Nolan de Graaff, who is president of Ice Now.
December 22, 2016
City of Tucson logo
Tucson voters this spring will be asked to increase their taxes to pay for public safety and roads.
December 22, 2016
rain
Hundreds of people in Arizona voluntarily keep an eye on rainfall totals in their yards and report them to a database used by utilities, government agencies, gardeners, researchers, even weather geeks. Each rainlogger is a citizen scientist.
December 22, 2016
Solar panels
Supporters of rooftop solar say Arizona regulators have dealt a setback to the state’s growing market. On Tuesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted to dramatically reduce how much new solar customers will get reimbursed for the power they send back to the grid, known as net-metering.
December 21, 2016
The Arizona Board of Education yesterday approved new statewide standards for math and English. They’ll replace the Common Core standards, known here as Arizona College and Career Ready.
December 20, 2016
By senior year of high school, 37 percent of Arizona students say they’ve tried an e-cig compared with 33 percent who’ve smoked a traditional cigarette.
December 20, 2016
minimum wage
Arizona’s minimum-wage law is back in court this afternoon for a hearing that’s expected to last up to three hours.
December 20, 2016
inmates
The agreement comes from a settlement in an on-going lawsuit filed by death row inmates against the state.
December 20, 2016
Crews recently finished moving a giant shelter into place, covering the reactor at Chernobyl, which was the site of a nuclear accident in 1986.
December 20, 2016
mail-in ballots put through a counting machine
About 75 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the November election last month in Arizona. But, that doesn’t take into account the number of eligible voters who are actually registered.
December 20, 2016

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