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More AZWeek Episodes from Apr 2014

A classroom in the Vail School District in suburban Tucson.

Episode 170: District Charter Schools Struggle with Unstable Funds

Gov. Jan Brewer had asked for $33 million to fund public school district sponsored charter schools; state Legislature came up with about 75% of that.

Apr 11, 2014
Atop Mount Lemmon, north of Tucson, remnants of wildfire.

Episode 169: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

Apr 4, 2014
A U.S. Border Patrol on the American side of the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

Episode 168: Border Once a Ground Zero, Sees Improvements, BP Agents Say

Number of apprehensions, drug seizures getting better with more agents, infrastructure in area, BP agents say.

Mar 28, 2014

Episode 167: Yuma Unemployment Rate High, Some Say Not Accurate

Economic, labor, tourism experts in area argue city's opportunities are growing despite 'unflattering' stats that may stem from having various seasonal work industries.

Mar 21, 2014
Linda Williams, a physician at El Rio Community Health Clinic, performs a routine checkup on her patient.

Episode 166: Effects of Medicaid Expansion, Education Funds Amid No Budget Yet

Arizona Legislature has not agreed on a budget plan for next fiscal year, how will education be affected? Medicaid was at forefront of budget decision last year.

Mar 14, 2014
Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

Episode 165: Prevention, Solutions Amid Possible Water Crisis

Growing population demands more water, theories of CO River drought in near future, state entering two decades of drought have experts debating plans.

Mar 7, 2014
More than 200 protest the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Tucson.

Episode 164: Debate of Vetoed SB 1062's Effects in Arizona

Gov. Brewer rejected bill; decision good news to opponents, upsetting for supporters who say it was about religious freedom.

Feb 28, 2014
A-10s from the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB.  Courtesy Davis-Monthan AFB

Episode 163: Congress Efforts to Keep A-10; Economic Importance of Military Industry

US Rep. Ron Barber part of bipartisan group urging Air Force to maintain aircraft; discussing money Fort Huachuca, military bases bring to Arizona.

Feb 21, 2014
Bighorn sheep in the Silverbell area.

Episode 162: Bighorn Controversy, Both Sides Weigh In

Supporters and opponents of bringing species back to the Catalinas discuss the translocation project; 10 sheep dead of 31 released in Nov.

Feb 14, 2014

Episode 161: Tuition Freeze Ideal, More Money for Higher Ed Needed

ABOR president, ASUA president, UA students discuss tuition spikes, how likely for Brewer's stable tuition proposal plan becoming a reality.

Feb 7, 2014

Episode 160: Plans to Pump Education Budget, Will It Happen?

Arizona legislators and educators discuss Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal for an extra money in education funding.

Jan 31, 2014

Episode 159: Immigration: DREAMers Still Struggle, Is Border Secure?

2 undocumented students discuss challenges they face; Border Patrol agent argues safety in borderlands.

Jan 24, 2014

Episode 158: Brewer's State of State Kicks Off Legislative Session

Arizona governor reinforced child protection, education, business attraction as priorities; governor, experts discuss.

Jan 17, 2014

Episode 157: Obamacare, Its Effects in State's Rural Areas

Affordable Care Act went into effect Jan. 1; Southern Arizona health experts discuss the good and bad.

Jan 14, 2014

Episode 156: 2014 Could Bring New Political Landscape to AZ

The new year brings midterm election cycle; come Nov. Arizona voters deciding on new governor, Congress seats.

Jan 3, 2014

Episode 155: 2013 in Review; Medicaid and More

Brewer's successful push for expanded health care for poor; education funding; immigratiion reform falters.

Dec 27, 2013

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