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Monday, February 19, 2018

Phoenix Business Journal posted a blog by Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, saying that Arizona companies need to fill thousands of openings. "That’s good news for the state," wrote Zylstra. "The bad news is we may not have enough talent to fill these spots with Arizonans as fast as needed. But our Legislature has the opportunity to approve a remedy that could prevent dilemmas like this for years to come.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

In a column for AZCentral, Linda Valdez writes that the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District was not created to raid water from other counties, but that's what's happening.

Mohave County Supervisor Lois Wakimoto says water speculators bought up farmland so Colorado River water allotments can be transferred to central Arizona.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ASU Now reported that this year's Morrison Prize was awarded to authors navigating rocky terrain of partisan politics. Even with widespread agreement that the world’s climate is rapidly changing, the United States has struggled to combat the issue, hindered by divisive partisanship. Hari M. Osofsky and Jacqueline Peel won for their academic article, “Energy Partisanship,” which not only outlines the critical importance of bridging and circumventing the partisan divide, but also provides guidance for doing so.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

KPNX 12News presented a Cronkite News report that stated nearly 1,000 DACA recipients in our state currently work as teachers. That number will continue to rise as DACA college students studying education graduate and find jobs in Arizona, which is suffering from a teacher shortage.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

KJZZ reported that while drought conditions persist in Arizona, people in the water policy world are trying to keep the Colorado River, lifeline for the Southwest, at healthy levels.

“The one thing we know about the future is that we are likely to see more shortage and more frequent shortage than we’ve experienced in previous decades," said Sarah Porter, director of Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU's Morrison Institute.

Porter and others are waiting for Arizona to propose changes to water policy — changes meant to combat shortage.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The White Mountain Independent reported that education could very well be the defining issue across many state races in 2018 and Jonathan Gelbert, a Republican from northwest Phoenix, thinks he can be the voice for that issue. He’s running for state Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Arizona Republic reported that Gov. Doug Ducey, in his final State of the State address before asking voters to return him to the executive office, invoked issues that should bridge any political or ideological divide, such as fighting opioid abuse, seizing illegal drugs and guns at the border and going after impaired wrong-way drivers.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Phoenix's KTAR reported that former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Tuesday that he would run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Jeff Flake, who will not seek re-election.

“I am running for the U.S. Senate from the great state of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to make America great again,” Arpaio said in a release.

Arpaio told Talking Points Memo that he had not discussed his Senate bid with Trump or other White House officials.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

KJZZ reported that The American Civil Liberties Union is dedicating significant resources to building a criminal justice reform advocacy team in Arizona as part of a larger national effort called Campaign For Smart Justice.

Funded with $500,000 from the national ACLU, the Arizona chapter is adding five full-time staff to an existing team that will focus on criminal justice issues like bail and sentencing reform.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

The Arizona Republic reported that Mi-Ai Parrish, president of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, will resign that position effective Jan. 5 to fill an endowed faculty chair at Arizona State University.

ASU created the endowed faculty position at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in honor of Sue Clark-Johnson. Clark-Johnson was a former president of the newspaper division of Gannett Co. Inc. and former publisher of The Republic and azcentral.com. She held that post, at Gannett's headquarters, from 2005 to 2008.

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