February 2019

college students
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to create a special tuition rate for those who graduated from a state high school, but don’t qualify for in-state tuition. The primary beneficiaries could be high school graduates who have deferred-action status, or so-called "DREAMers."
Feb. 21, 2019
illustration of red and blue pills
Biomedical research is undergoing a sea change, driven in part by federal funding requirements that studies consider biological sex as a factor. Part two of this two-part Arizona Science Desk series explores this cultural shift.<br><small><b><a href="https://kjzz.org/content/761767/sex-and-medicine-part-1-push-personalized-medicine-propels-new-understanding-sex" target="blank">Personalized Medicine Propels New Understanding Of Sex Differences</a> →</small></b>
Feb. 21, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema
Since the Phoenix VA became the flashpoint for inadequate care, Arizona's congressional members have been involved with attempts to bring improvements. At the center of those efforts has been Sen. Kyrsten Sinema​.
Feb. 20, 2019
$10.50
While the job market has been relatively strong and the overall U.S. economy has been recession-free for close to a decade, wages for people not at the top of the salary chain have been less than impressive.
Feb. 20, 2019
test and pencil
Under a bill moving through the Arizona Legislature, schools would be allowed to reward teachers whose students pass Advanced Placement exams. But some experts have criticisms of AP courses and tests.
Feb. 20, 2019
door knob lock
A bill moving through the Arizona House could give landlords the power to evict tenants who pay their rent with help from housing vouchers, nonprofits and churches. The bill moved out of committee this week.
Feb. 20, 2019
vehicles in traffic
Phoenix is the 22nd most congested city in the country, according to a new global analysis.
Feb. 20, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare
Even as Hacienda HealthCare transitions to state oversight after a patient was raped and gave birth at a Phoenix facility, more troubling information has come to light.
Feb. 20, 2019
indigenous girl in water
The images of polar bears nearly stranded on cracking glaciers or effects of climate change on indigenous communities aren’t hard to find. Some of those photographs from around the world were taken by Cristina Mittermeier.
Feb. 20, 2019
illustration of red and blue pills
Humans are more alike than different, but small biological distinctions can exert huge health influences. Part one of this two-part series explores the growing importance of biological sex in biomedical research.<br><small><b><a href="https://science.kjzz.org/" target="blank">Hear More Science News</a> →</small></b>
Feb. 20, 2019

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