September 2020

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A Valley Metro bus in Phoenix
As Congress works to come up with its next coronavirus relief package, the American Public Transportation Association is requesting any new deal include more than $30 billion for public transit. Among the voices calling for the feds to step in and help is former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who served under President Obama.
Sept. 17, 2020
Lake Mead
The Southwest’s biggest reservoirs will continue to struggle over the next five years, according to new data from the federal agency that oversees them. A Bureau of Reclamation model shows Lakes Powell and Mead are likely to continue declining until 2026.
Sept. 17, 2020
Unemployment benefits
The more than 400,000 Arizonans who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 are now living on $240 a week or less. That’s the state’s cap on unemployment insurance benefits, and after the federal government’s latest iteration of additional benefits ran out Sept. 14, it’s all that’s available for these families.
Sept. 17, 2020
street sign
Two streets in Phoenix are close to being renamed. On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved a process to move forward with renaming Robert E. Lee Street and Squaw Peak Drive. Even though the city recorded more opposition than support from residents who live on the streets, change is coming.
Sept. 16, 2020
An official ballot drop box at Maricopa County Elections Department
Maricopa County elections officials finalized plans for the upcoming general election that include more than 160 voting centers and a new way to return early ballots.
Sept. 16, 2020
Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump made a campaign stop on the president’s behalf Wednesday. She and Gov. Doug Ducey first appeared at the Latinos for Trump headquarters where they phone-banked with volunteers before heading off to what was billed as a roundtable focused on working families.
Sept. 16, 2020
child with computer
Some schools have already started in-person classes, while others have not. Some argue that regardless of how — or where — students are attending school, the driving issue right now is whether or not kids are getting the educational experience they need to not fall behind and to meet their individual needs.
Sept. 16, 2020
Nikola electric truck
Valley-based Nikola Motor Company has been grabbing significant attention lately. The most recent splash came when a forensic financial research firm called Hindenburg strongly criticized Nikola with a report entitled "Nikola: How to Parlay an Ocean of Lies Into a Partnership with the Largest Auto OEM in America."
Sept. 16, 2020
Jean Guerrero Hatemonger
Stephen Miller is a name you might not recognize, but he’s one of President Trump’s closest advisors. And as Investigative Journalist Jean Guerrero argues in her new book, you can’t understand the Trump era — and the kind of polarization and violence we’re seeing in this country right now — without tracing Miller’s road to the White House.
Sept. 16, 2020
Great Hearts Academies
Some students at Great Hearts charter schools have been posting complaints about the schools on an Instagram page. They range from allegations of racist and homophobic comments to the dress code to concerns about the diversity of the curriculum.
Sept. 16, 2020

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