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Monday, October 15, 2018

Fox News reported that recent polls show the Republican Senate candidate in Arizona continues gaining ground, suggesting the circus-like Kavanaugh hearings could help the GOP hold Congress.

The two women are virtually in a dead heat, but the heated hearings over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination seemed to favor Martha McSally with a slight advantage and higher favorability ratings than her Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

The Associated Press reported that a trial over water rights is underway in one of the longest-running court cases in Arizona history that will determine who has rights to water from the Little Colorado River basin. The claims number in the thousands and likely exceed the water available.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

West Valley View reported that community members are concerned because Arizona’s incarceration rate has gone up, but crime has decreased, according to remarks made at a recent public Arizona Town Hall meeting.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Christine Thompson, president and CEO of Expect More Arizona, wrote a commentary for The Seventy Four organization, a nonpartisan news site focused on education, in which she describes the on-going education challenges "in a state that ranks near the bottom in teacher pay, with thousands of vacant teaching positions, dwindling enrollment in teacher training programs... and while there are many positive programs in our schools and communities, we know we need to do more... to help Arizona make progress."

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Arizona Education News reported that in a series of meetings, Career and Technical Education administrators grappled with how to grade the state’s CTE programs. Disagreement prompted legislation to require each campus providing CTE be given its own letter grade, but more debate and lobbying ensued, resulting in a strike-everything amendment that never made it out of committee.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

FOX News reported that in Arizona’s highly contested Senate race, it could all come down to independent voters to decide who will be the next senator.

“Independent voters may have a very large say on who serves in Arizona for the U.S. Senate in the next race,” said Joseph Garcia, director of communication and community impact at ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

An editorial in Arizona State University's State Press noted that social media influencers such as celebrities and brands have taken the lead in increasing civic engagement for their audience of young people, and that is exactly what they should be doing. The integration of politics can be a valuable tactic that is reflective of both our shifting values as a society and the societal standards that are being upheld.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cronkite News reported that as civil discourse is missing in the world of politics, there's a call to focus more on the issues and less on the mudslinging.

"Remarkably, we are all Americans, " said Joseph Garcia, director of the Latino Public Policy Center at ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy. "But you wouldn't guess it by the political games that are going on now. We are so polarized as a nation."

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ASU's State Press reported that with the general elections on Nov. 6 fast approaching, political organizations at ASU are seeking to bring millennials, a demographic that typically follows politics but rarely participates in elections, to the polls.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Arizona Republic columnist Linda Valdez wrote that recent census figures put Arizona second only to Florida as a destination for today's retirees, and it’s the great outdoors that Baby Boomer retirees crave, but we aren’t taking care of it.

Bullet points reveal a state that doesn't value its open spaces or understand the importance of outdoor recreation to Arizona's future growth.

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