June 2017

Saturday Night Live
"Saturday Night Live" just completed its most-viewed season in 23 years, with help from Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy’s turn as his press secretary, Sean Spicer. But is their biting political satire deepening the political divides in our country? And is it changing anyone’s mind?
June 07, 2017
Light rail phoenix
At a Phoenix City Council meeting, Denise Rivera, a parent of a student at charter school StarShine Academy, asked the council to consider providing free transit passes for city buses and light rail to all preschool-through-12th grade students. For more on this, we spoke with Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and the director of Public Transit with Phoenix, Maria Hyatt.
June 07, 2017
Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
Agriculture plays a big role in Arizona’s economy, and there are lots of factors that help determine how successful a farming operation is. One of them, though, starts at ground-level: the soil. David Montgomery writes about this in his new book, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life."
June 07, 2017
John McCain
U.S. Sen. John McCain is hoping to expand the school-choice movement in Indian country. On Tuesday, he and Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford introduced a bill that would give students enrolled in Bureau of Indian Education schools an education savings account that can used for things like private-school tuition.
June 07, 2017
Raul Grijalva
The Congressional Progressive Caucus, co-chaired by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva, released a new budget for the 2018 fiscal year called "The People’s Budget — A Roadmap for the Resistance."
June 07, 2017
Renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, has been near the top of President Trump’s wish list since he was a candidate. He has asserted that it’s another example of the U.S. being on the losing end of a trade deal.
June 07, 2017
Phoenix City Hall
For more than two years, activists have waged a grass-roots fight to convince Phoenix leaders to create a city identification card available to all residents — including undocumented workers. Now the same immigrant-rights activists who pushed for the card’s creation are reconsidering their efforts.
June 07, 2017
Construction
Recently, the Maricopa Association of Governments added $1.25 billion in projects to its long-range regional transportation plan. So, what’s the potential economic impact?
June 07, 2017
ASU logo
The Trump administration’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement has alarmed environmentalists and generally has a lot of people worried about the future of alternative energy and levels of pollution we may experience. It’s in that environment that a brand-new partnership was unveiled between ASU and the Center for the Carbon Removal.
June 06, 2017
On Monday, in response to new, bleak opioid death numbers, Gov. Ducey declared a statewide health emergency.
June 06, 2017

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