February 2017

Now that Scott Pruitt is the head of the EPA, we wanted to find out what an Arizona environmentalist thinks some of the top issues might be. Pat Graham is the Arizona state director for the Nature Conservancy.
February 23, 2017
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Student-athletes are often among the most recognized people on college campuses — especially at those schools with big-time sports. A University of Arizona researcher wanted to measure how allied some college athletes are with the LGBT community.
February 23, 2017
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Many Arizona mayors and real-estate groups are speaking out against a bill in the state Legislature that they say would take away their only economic tool they have to attract large-scale development and business investment. House Bill 2213 goes after Government Property Lease Excise Taxes, or GPLETs.
February 23, 2017
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Even before he was president, candidate Donald Trump wasn’t shy about criticizing judges he thought had made questionable decisions. We spoke with Joseph Ura, an associate professor of political science at Texas A&M, has co-written a study called "Confidence and Constraint: Public Opinion and the Roberts Court."
February 23, 2017
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After USDA-APHIS scrubbed thousands of public documents from its website, Russ Kick ramped up efforts to republish them on his own.
February 23, 2017
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A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some new research into the so-called “Green Sahara” period. Another researcher has been looking at some of the reasons why monsoon activity lessened, helping turn the Sahara into the sand dune-covered landscape we know today.
February 22, 2017
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ASU's Neal Lester recently won an award from Tempe for a program he runs called Humanity 101. This program is housed under what ASU calls Project Humanities.
February 22, 2017
The stark divisions among political views and sensibilities are also being seen on newspapers sports pages, sports websites and Twitter. Bryan Curtis, editor at large for The Ringer, has written about the topic in a piece called "Sportswriting Has Become a Liberal Profession: Here’s How It Happened."
February 22, 2017
Town halls used to be an opportunity for constituents to listen to their elected officials, and, more importantly, ask questions and express concerns. To learn more about how town halls have changed and the strategy behind them, we spoke with political consultant Marcus Dell’Artino, a partner at Phoenix-based First Strategic.
February 22, 2017
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There are, of course, fans of the new immigration priorities — Dan Stein is one of them.
February 22, 2017

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