July 2017

John McCain
Sen. John McCain broke the news of his cancer diagnosis on Wednesday evening. Since then, letters of support and condolence have been pouring in from statesmen and citizens alike. But what is this type of cancer McCain now battles?
July 20, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission logo
A judge Wednesday rejected a bid by Arizona Public Service to let the Arizona Corporation Commission vote on the company's rate hike request before considering claims about the utility’s political influence on regulators.
July 20, 2017
arizona flag, u.s. flag
Arizona is a popular place with tourists. In fact, tourists spent more than $21 billion last year — a new record.
July 20, 2017
Arizona Department of Corrections
Arizona is not enforcing its contract with correctional health care company Corizon. The private company has failed to fully staff a wide range of medical and administrative positions, potentially putting prisoners' lives at risk.
July 20, 2017
East Verde River
Authorities in Payson believe they’ve found the 10th victim of a flash flood that struck a crowded swimming hole Saturday. DNA tests will confirm whether the body found Wednesday afternoon is indeed that of Hector Garnica.
July 19, 2017
Sewer grate
Simply put, wastewater is defined as water that has been used in a home or business or as part of an industrial process. And since “waste” is part of the word, you can only imagine what that means it could include. But for some scientists, the process doesn’t end there.
July 19, 2017
Nuclear plant
Political hacking has been all over the news over the past several months, but perhaps more quietly, hackers have also been targeting companies that operate energy facilities, including nuclear power plants.
July 19, 2017
artificial-intelligence graphic
Artificial intelligence — despite its sci-fi connections and worrisome connotations — is becoming more common. But earlier this week, tech entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk told the National Governors Association that AI is “the biggest risk we face as a civilization.”
July 19, 2017
Ozone sky
About one in 68 kids has autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC. And there are a number of contributing factors to that. But researchers now say exposure to high levels of ozone, combined with other factors, could put kids at a higher risk of developing autism.
July 19, 2017
teacher with children
Have you heard of “The Widget Effect?” It’s the idea that people are interchangeable. Don’t like the results one worker is getting you? Replace them with another — and you’ll get the result you want. Sounds about right, doesn’t it? Except it doesn’t seem to work — at least not when it comes to the classroom.
July 19, 2017

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