December 2018

From LeBron James to Michelle Obama to Oprah, what kind of effect can celebrities have in the education realm? And is it all a good thing?
Dec. 12, 2018
Congress approved the Affordable Care Act more than eight years ago, and it continues to be a political flash point both here in Arizona and in Washington, DC. The health care law has been loved and loathed, but is it working?
Dec. 12, 2018
waymo car
The country’s first commercial, driverless taxi service made its debut in Arizona this month. Waymo — the autonomous vehicle company that began as a Google project — has many people excited, but don't plan on ordering a ride anytime soon.<br><small><b><a href="http://kjzz.org/content/710790/take-ride-driverless-car-waymo-safety-slow-rollout-driverless-tech" target="blank">Take A Ride In A Driverless Car</a> →</small></b>
Dec. 12, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council is scheduled to vote on a $230 million renovation plan for the Talking Stick Resort Arena — where the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury play basketball downtown.
Dec. 11, 2018
asteroid Bennu
After a journey of 1.4 million miles, OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s mission spacecraft, arrived 12 miles from an asteroid named Bennu. And just a week later, big news made it back to Earth — the presence of hydrated minerals.
Dec. 11, 2018
Tom O'Halleran
As divisiveness reigns in Washington, D.C., after a record midterm election, it might seem like no one is taking the middle of the road anymore. But, Democratic Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran says that’s his goal.
Dec. 11, 2018
The Show logo
You've probably heard the hit song "Wrecking Ball," which swung Miley Cyrus into first place on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 2013. But now the song is crashing through the auction block.
Dec. 11, 2018
cactus for cancer research
Carlo Maley and Athena Aktipis have helped set up a cactus garden on the school’s Tempe campus — but the garden doesn’t feature the kinds of specimens you might expect to see. Instead, they’re plants with kinds of malformations on them.
Dec. 11, 2018
Route 66 sign
The legendary Route 66 is full of short stories and tall tales, with songs written about the interstate that stretches from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles — with some Arizona stops in between. There are beautiful natural scenes, roadside motels and kitschy signs.
Dec. 11, 2018
In Arizona, we have seen an alarming spike in syphilis cases in women and newborns. But, the University of California’s Institute for Prediction Technology predicts where outbreaks like this will happen. And, they do that by using social media.
Dec. 11, 2018

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