February 2017

tennis court
Tennis player Serena Williams continued to extend her dominance over the weekend, winning her 23rd Grand Slam with a victory in the Australian Open final over her sister Venus. To learn more about diversity in tennis and the Williams sisters, we spoke with journalist Mike Wise of ESPN’s The Undefeated.
Feb. 1, 2017
parked cars
Automotive News reports Walmart will start rolling out kiosks in some stores later this spring in four cities: Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and Oklahoma City.
Feb. 1, 2017
New high-rise apartments are coming to downtown Tempe. A developer has bought two pieces of land near ASU — on the southwestern corner of Seventh Street and Myrtle Avenue, and the southeastern corner of Seventh Street and Mill Avenue — and plans to turn at least one of them into a high-rise.
Feb. 1, 2017
Every day, for a decade in the 1960s, a plane would fly over the San Carlos Apache Reservation and spray the land below with a chemical cocktail. Now, more than 50 years later, the Environmental Protection Agency has investigators on the ground on the reservation to find out if there are any lingering effects on the Apache people.
Feb. 1, 2017
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President Trump went prime time on Tuesday night in naming his first selection for the U.S. Supreme Court, which has been one jurist short since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia nearly a year ago. To learn more about Judge Niel Gorsuch and his potential impact, we spoke to Albany Law School Professor Vincent Bonventre.
Feb. 1, 2017
Lake Mead
Water levels in Lake Mead, which stores water for Arizona, California and Nevada, have plunged in recent years. If levels drop below a certain point, they trigger an official shortage.
Feb. 1, 2017
Dallas Wyatt
Juveniles charged with violent offenses in Maricopa County are often held in an adult jail for months and sometimes even years while they await a trial.
Feb. 1, 2017
The roles will be reversed at a job fair in Phoenix on Thursday. Rather than job seekers moving from company to company, employers will come to them. It’s the first time the Arizona Department of Economic Security’s Division of Rehabilitation Services has tried a reverse job fair.
Feb. 1, 2017

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