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Friday, August 17, 2018

Chamber Business News reported that Arizona home builders in the populous center of the state are worried that emerging water wars threaten the development of the Sun Corridor, the megaregion between Phoenix and Tucson.

As water interests across the state race to negotiate how to mitigate shortages, keeping development strong in Arizona will be one of their biggest challenges.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

PHOENIX - Only about one in five eligible voters cast ballots in Arizona primaries, despite the fact these races often serve as the decisive election for Congress and the Legislature. Independents, who often don't know they can participate in primaries, are dramatically unrepresented.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

The Arizona Daily Star reported that with more than a week into the new school year, students at a school specializing in science, technology, engineering and math still don’t have enough qualified teachers. Instead, students are saddled with long-term substitutes who aren’t required to have any training in STEM education.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

ASU's Cronkite News reported that when Twitter announced it would delete inactive accounts, Arizona Sen. John McCain lost 210,000 followers. McCain had 3.39 million followers before the purge and 3.18 million after, a little more than 6 percent drop.

The changes were much the same for the rest of the Arizona delegation, although on a smaller scale, with most lawmakers seeing a drop of less than 1 percent of their followers, such as Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, who saw his followers drop from 588,000 to 583,000.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

An editorial in The Arizona Republic asked if Latinos should be excited or insulted that Democratic Arizona governor candidate David Garcia is touting his Hispanic heritage.

A fourth-generation Mexican-American fighting for the Democratic nomination in a three-way race, Garcia recently raised the ire of Mario E. Diaz, deputy chief of staff to former Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano, saying that he found it “insulting” for the Garcia campaign to use his last name to sway the Latino electorate.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

The U.S. and Canada share a 5,000 mile border, the longest border between two countries in the world. The U.S. and Canada also share a history as trade partners resulting in a considerable Arizona export and import trade. President Trump recently changed the equation by imposing tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. See how one local business is getting impacted by tariffs and how jobs are being affected as well.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

KTVK 3TV Phoenix reported that while most of the attention on Arizona's education woes has centered on the issue of teacher pay, there are other issues plaguing public schools. One of the most pressing is classroom size.

Dan Hunting with ASU's Morrison Institute says Arizona ranks at the bottom in the nation when it comes to the ratio of students to teachers with roughly 23 students for every teacher, higher than the national average of 16 to 1.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

The Tempe & West Chandler Wrangler News reported that the “Invest in Education Campaign” announced that more than 270,000 signatures—almost double the number needed— were gathered over the summer to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Indian Country Today reported that with less than 100 days until Election Day, there are more stories about candidates, about registration drives and about races where the Native vote can make a difference. The national media has caught on to this, with stories in The New York Times, National Public Radio, and Teen Vogue.

For Native American women running for office, this has already been an historic election cycle with top-tier candidates for Congress, statewide office, legislatures and even more running for corporation commissions, county offices and city posts.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Voter participation is continuing to erode in the United States. The situation here in Arizona is a crisis, according to a study by Morrison Institute for Public Policy at ASU. In Arizona, only 58 percent of eligible voters turn out on average.

Joseph Garcia, director of the Latino Public Policy Center at ASU's Morrison Institute was a guest on KVOI's Bill Buckmaster Show and said that compared to other states, Arizona voter turnout is in the bottom 20%, ranking 43rd out of the 50 states.

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