January 2020

genetic, sequencing, TGEN
There has been an increased emphasis in recent years on the so-called STEM subjects in schools. Phoenix-based TGen is also looking to help students interested in the sciences, with a pair of programs aimed at getting them into the lab
Jan. 31, 2020
Tents line the sidewalks near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Madison Street near the state capitol on January 29, 2020. This location has one of the highest densities of people living on the street in Phoenix.
State Sen. David Livingston has introduced a bill seeking emergency funding to house homeless seniors. I spoke with the senator earlier and started by asking him how we got here and when he became aware of the problem.
Jan. 31, 2020
Dick Jacobs Original ASU Sparky the Sun Devil
The original Sparky is dead. Not the mascot itself, but the first person to put on the Sun Devil characectiture. His name is Dick Jacobs. He died Tuesday at the age of 91.
Jan. 31, 2020
Funny for a Girl comedians
Bella Tindall wants to be a comedian. The recent Arizona State University graduated created “Funny for a Girl” while she was in school, acting, writing sketches and doing stand-up, among other things.
Jan. 31, 2020
Suzanne Wilson
The Phoenix Symphony is on the cusp of celebrating 75 years at the core of the Valley’s arts community. Like most if not all nonprofits, the symphony is looking to the future and trying to build the next generation of patrons and donors, while continuing to offer a growing variety of musical options. To that end, the Phoenix Symphony has a new president and CEO, Suzanne Wilson.
Jan. 31, 2020
Kris Mayes and Marcus Dell’Artino
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.
Jan. 31, 2020
Breanna Koski Joanna Duka
State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to extend the state’s non-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identification. Existing law already prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin, and extends to employment, housing and public accommodations.
Jan. 31, 2020
election 2020 graphic
Many political observers expect Arizona to live up to a purple label it claimed in the 2018 election cycle. That’s one reason why the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee has included the state on its short list of seven where it will spend money to flip the House and Senate to Democratic majorities.
Jan. 31, 2020
This year, Iowa Democrats are allowing what they’re calling satellite caucuses. They’re places for people to go to participate that aren’t their regular neighborhood precincts — including snowbirds who spend their winters in Arizona.
Jan. 31, 2020
Susan Rice
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice experienced the deep disagreements of the civil rights and Vietnam eras as a child — and up close working in the Clinton and Obama administrations. Rice has written about her life and career in the new book, "Tough Love."
Jan. 30, 2020

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