Nike pulls a shoe, so Arizona pulls Nike subsidies

Jul 2, 2019
Government incentives and politics don't always mix.
Nike canceled the sale of a sneaker with a Betsy Ross flag on its heel. That flag’s been co-opted by far-right groups.  Above, a Nike store in 2017 in New York City.
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With the closing of controversial Southwest Key shelters, an Arizona school district faces cuts

Nov 19, 2018
One shelter was shut down over abuse allegations, while another faces closure due to a legal dispute with the State of Arizona.
An English instruction sheet lies on a student's desk during a class for children caught trying to enter the United States illegally at the Southwest Key compound in Lakeside, California. One shelter in Phoenix, Arizona has been shut down over abuse allegations, while another faces closure over a legal dispute.
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More students push up housing costs in Flagstaff, Arizona

Oct 22, 2018
Rents in the college town continue to climb as Northern Arizona University expands.
Developments like this one are sprouting up all over Flagstaff.
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More students push up housing costs in Flagstaff, Arizona

Oct 22, 2018
Rents in the college town continue to climb as Northern Arizona University expands.
Developments like this one are sprouting up all over Flagstaff.
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Teacher uprising has roots in recession

Apr 30, 2018
In many states, education budgets haven't fully recovered.
An Arizona teacher holds up a sign in front of the state Capitol during a #REDforED rally on April 26, 2018, in Phoenix.
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Teachers still haven't recovered financially from the recession

Apr 6, 2018
Flat or reduced spending in education has meant lower or stagnant salaries and reductions to benefits.
West Virginia teachers, students and supporters hold signs on a Morgantown street as they continue their strike on March 2.
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How the future of self-driving cars looks in Arizona

A fatal accident involving an Uber autonomous vehicle has called their safety into question.
A passenger looks on as he rides in a pilot model of an Uber self-driving car on in 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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A fatal Uber accident rocks the robotics world

Mar 22, 2018
Pittsburgh, Uber’s home base, has become a center for autonomous technology.

Water managers look to new ways to save

Oct 3, 2017
Phoenix made a deal with the nearby Gila River Indian Community to share the tribe's water supply.
The Gila River Indian Community could have chosen to bank their water in underground storage systems through recharge facilities like this one on their reservation. 
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Arizona aims to become a manufacturing 'mega-region' with the help of Sonora, Mexico

Jun 14, 2017
The state hopes to attract business with cheap land, nearby international ports and supply chain partnerships south of the border.
Gateway Community College instructor Jason Jenkins demonstrates how to type commands into a CNC machine in his industrial technology class. Three community college systems in Arizona will now teach the same curriculum for classes like this.
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