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May 28, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Fix.Adopt.Save. Campaign  |   Video
    • Nearly 90,000 dogs and cats came into Maricopa County shelters last year, the second highest county intake in the U.S. after Los Angeles County. There is a solution. The Fix.Adopt.Save. initiative is designed to increase spay/neuter surgeries and adoptions. Heather Sheston, project manager for Fix.Adopt.Save., and Melissa Gable, a spokeswoman of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, will discuss the issue.

May 19, 2014

  • Nighttime Temperatures and Air Conditioning  |   Video
    • A new report by Arizona State University Researchers reveals that nighttime temperatures in the Phoenix area actually increase one to two degrees because of the excess heat being released by air conditioners. Francisco Salamanca, a post-doctoral research scientist at Arizona State University’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and ASU mathematics professor Alex Mahalov will discuss the report.

February 10, 2014

  • Bass at Roosevelt Lake  |   Video
    • The Arizona Game and Fish Department is spending $356,000 to increase the bass population at Roosevelt Lake. Curtis Gill, an Arizona Game and Fish Fisheries Program Manager, will talk about the effort to introduce a fast-growing Florida species of bass to Roosevelt Lake.

November 20, 2013

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: ASU Solar Energy Research   |   Video
    • A national project promising a significant advance in technology for converting sunlight into electricity will be led by a team of Arizona State University engineers. With a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, the team will develop new ultra-thin silicon solar cells designed to increase the amount of electricity that can be produced through direct conversion of sunlight. Stuart Bowden, the ASU team leader, will discuss the research.

November 7, 2013

  • Arizona Employment Projection  |   Video
    • A report was released today on future job growth in Arizona, and it predicts a two-percent growth rate. Arizona Board of Regents economist Dan Anderson will discuss the jobs forecast.

September 12, 2013

  • Pension Spiking  |   Video
    • Pension spiking is the practice of adding sick leave, vacation pay and other benefits at the end of a worker’s career to increase their pension. The Goldwater Institute has sued to stop the practice in the city of Phoenix. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts will discuss the issue.

September 9, 2013

  • Arizona Retail Sales  |   Video
    • Arizona retail sales clocked in at $4.47 billion in July, the highest level for the month since before the recession. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss what’s behind the increase in sales.

August 20, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Urban Heat Island Mitigation  |   Video
    • Buildings, roads, parking lots and other man-made structures have caused the average nighttime temperatures in the Phoenix Area to increase dramatically. Mick Dalrymple, Arizona State University’s Energize Phoenix Project Manager, has a plan to reduce nighttime temperatures by one degree. Dalrymple will discuss his plans.

August 12, 2013

  • Beatitudes Dementia Care  |   Video
    • A long-term care community in Arizona is receiving national recognition for its best practices in dementia care. Beatitudes Campus has created replicable ways to decrease drugs prescribed, eliminate physical restraints, stop adult diaper usage and increase the comfort of patients. Arizona Horizon visited the Beatitudes Campus to see the ground-breaking principles in use.

July 2, 2013

  • Auto Sales  |   Video
    • Auto sales are rebounding in the U.S. Economist Jim Rounds will talk about what’s leading to the increase in auto sales.

May 14, 2013

  • Ozone Levels Alert  |   Video
    • Temperatures are soaring, and that brings on an increase in ozone, which is created in a chemical reaction spurred by heat. Excess ozone levels can cause health problems. Randy Cerveny, a weather expert and professor of geographical sciences at Arizona State University, will explain how ozone is formed and talk about the heat.

April 16, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • Campaign contribution limits were increased tenfold in a bill just signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. Sam Wercinski, executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Network, and Stan Barnes, of Copper State Consulting, will discuss the impacts of the increase in donations that can be given to candidates.

March 7, 2013

  • Citrus Bug  |   Video
    • There’s been a dramatic increase in western Arizona of a bug that can do tremendous damage to citrus trees. The Asian Citrus Psyllid carries greening disease, otherwise known as Huanglongbing. Once a tree is infected it will die. The disease could damage our state’s Citrus crop, one of the Five Cs that adds $37 million dollars a year to Arizona’s economy. John Caravett, a of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, will tell us more.

February 14, 2013

  • CPS Funding Increase  |   Video
    • Lawmakers voted to give Arizona’s Child Protective Services money to hire 50 new case workers. Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter, who oversees CPS, will discuss how the new money will be implemented.

December 10, 2012

  • Phoenix City Manager Pay Raise   |   Video
    • The Phoenix City Council recently voted to give City Manager David Cavazos a $78,000 pay increase. Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts explains why she thinks the 33% pay raise should be reconsidered.

October 30, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Glendale Prop 457 Debate  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council passed a 5-year $125 million sales tax increase this summer to address budget shortfalls. Prop 457 is a citizen initiative that would eliminate that temporary tax increase. Glendale City Councilperson Yvonne Knaack speaks in opposition to the proposition. Pat Quinn, former president of Qwest Arizona, speaks in favor of Prop 457.

July 3, 2012

  • Arizona High School Graduation Rate  |   Video
    • Arizona's high school graduation rate has jumped 24 percent over the past decade, the highest increase in the nation. Part of that growth can be attributed to a ten percent increase in the Latino graduation rate from 2005 to 2011. Bill Hart of ASU's Morrison Institute and Dr. Kent Scribner, Superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District, will discuss what led to the increase.

June 26, 2012

  • Education Sales Tax Initiative Disqualified  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett disqualified a voter initiative from going to the ballot because the petitions were not filed properly. Find out what happened, and what’s next for the initiative that seeks a permanent sales tax increase to pay for education, from Ann-Eve Pedersen Chairman of the Quality Jobs and Education Committee that’s backing the initiative

April 3, 2012

  • Autism Increase  |   Video
    • New Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate more children than previously thought have autism. The increase is attributed to wider screening. Dr. Bryan Davey of the Arizona Autism Coalition Board and Director of Behavioral Services at ACCEL (Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills) will discuss the new numbers.

April 2, 2012

  • Arizona Per Capita Income  |   Video
    • Arizona’s per capita income increased last year, but it did not increase as fast as the rest of the nation and we still have one of the lowest per capita income levels in the country. Economist Elliott Pollack of Elliott D. Pollack and Company talks about the latest figures.

October 13, 2011

  • Expediting Electrical Transmission Lines  |   Video
    • President Obama’s plan to fast-track the permitting and construction of major electrical transmission line projects - including one in Arizona - is touted as a way to create jobs; increase capacity and reliability of the nation’s electrical grid; and accelerate the growth of domestic clean energy. Find out what the plan means for Arizona from Kris Mayes, former Arizona Corporation Commissioner who is now in charge of the Program on Law and Sustainability at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and Sandy Bahr, Director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter.

October 11, 2011

  • Sky Harbor Passenger Increase   |   Video
    • Despite the tough economy, air travel is up at Sky Harbor Airport. Sky Harbor Deputy Aviation Director Deborah Ostreicher discusses that and provides an update on the airport’s Sky Train.

July 19, 2011

  • Valley Fever  |   Video
    • John Galgiani, MD, Director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona College of Medicine explains why he expects a significant increase in Valley Fever infections following the huge dust storm that swept across the Valley on July 5th.

July 13, 2011

  • Cutting Taxes  |   Video
    • Do government revenues increase when taxes are cut? It’s a claim often made in congress and the state legislature. ASU Economists Dennis Hoffman Dean Robert Mittelstaedt from the W.P. Carey School of Business will discuss the issue.

May 19, 2011

  • Sustainability: SRP Sustainable Energy  |   Video
    • On May 23rd, Salt River Project’s Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on a plan to increase the amount of renewable energy it produces and reduce its energy load through energy efficiencies. Discussing the plan are Salt River Project officials Debbie Kimberly and John Coggins; Jeff Schlegel of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project; and Amanda Ormond, a clean energy consultant who is also an SRP customer.

February 10, 2011

  • State Pension Reform  |   Video
    • House Speaker Kirk Adams has introduced legislation to reform Arizona's public employee pension system. Among other things it would raise the retirement age, increase employee's payments and eliminate cost-of-living increases. Speaker Adams discusses.

August 10, 2010

  • Protecting Arizona’s Jobs  |   Video
    • Economic development and business leaders say other states are making a new push to lure companies away from Arizona. Find out what they think Arizona must do to increase its competitiveness.

May 17, 2010

  • Amtrak  |   Video
    • Amtrak is looking to increase service to southern Arizona. It coincides with a move to try and get rail service between Phoenix and Tucson. Sean Holstege, an Arizona Republic reporter, talks about the developments.

May 13, 2010

  • Proposition 100 Debate  |   Video
    • With the May 18th special election five days away, proponents and opponents of the temporary state sales tax increase state their cases for and against Proposition 100.

May 11, 2010

  • Special Election – Voter Info  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell has the latest information about the May 18th special election on the Prop 100 temporary state sales tax increase.

May 5, 2010

  • Prop 100 – Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman and Goldwater Institute economist Byron Schlomach debate the merits and economic impacts of Prop 100, the temporary state sales tax increase that’s on the May 18th special election ballot.

April 21, 2010

  • Prop 100 - Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • A debate on Proposition 100. It’s a measure on the May 18th special election ballot that would temporarily increase the state sales tax by one cent per dollar for three years. Representing “Yes on 100” is Marty Shultz, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of APS. Representing the “No on 100” campaign is Don Goldwater, State Chairman of the PAChyderm Coalition, a Reagan Republican organization and advises legislators in the areas of economics, immigration and other campaign issues.

April 6, 2010

  • May 18th Special Election  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains what’s being done to prepare for the special election on a temporary state sales tax increase, and how you can be prepared to vote in it.

March 22, 2010

  • Tax Increase Debate  |   Video
    • Voters will be deciding this May whether to increase the state sales tax by one-cent for three years. State Senator Thayer Verschoor of “Ax The Tax,” a group which opposes the increase, will discuss the proposal with John Wright of the Arizona Education Association, who supports the tax increase.

March 1, 2010

  • Governor Jan Brewer  |   Video
    • An interview with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer about the state budget, an upcoming election to temporarily increase the state sales tax, and a variety of other issues.

September 3, 2009

  • Community-College Growth  |   Video
    • Community-colleges in Maricopa County are showing an increase in enrollment this year. Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the Maricopa Community College District, talks about what the district is doing to keep up with the growth.

September 2, 2009

  • Light Rail Update  |   Video
    • METRO Light Rail CEO Rick Simonetta provides an update on light rail operations including the impact of the recent fare increase, extended hours, and the start of ASU’s fall semester.

July 14, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Senator John Huppenthal (R-Chandler) and Representative David Lujan (D-Phoenix)talk about Governor Jan Brewer’s request to send a temporary tax increase to the ballot.

July 7, 2009

  • Increasing State Revenue  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Tom Rex discusses Governor Jan Brewer’s idea for a temporary tax increase and other options to generate state revenues.

May 13, 2009

  • School District Cash Balances  |   Video
    • Arizona State lawmakers passed a plan to use $300 million in school district cash balances to help erase the state’s remaining $650 million dollar budget shortfall in FY 2009. Chuck Essigs, Director of Government Relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials explains why the move will result in a property tax increase for some Arizonans.

April 6, 2009

  • Science Special: Computer Memory Device  |   Video
    • ASU electrical engineering Professor Michael Kozicki talks about a new computer memory device being developed at Arizona State University that would greatly increase the capacity of flash drives.

February 16, 2009

  • Science Special: Computer Memory Device  |   Video
    • ASU electrical engineering Professor Michael Kozicki talks about a new computer memory device being developed at Arizona State University that would greatly increase the capacity of flash drives.

November 26, 2008

  • University Tuition  |   Video
    • Arizona Board of Regent Fred DuVal talks about a pending tuition increase for university students and other university-related issues.

July 31, 2008

  • McCain Hispanic Vote  |   Video
    • During his Arizona senate races, John McCain garnered up to 70 percent of the Hispanic vote. Now, with Senator Barack Obama as his opponent in the presidential election, he's struggling to get Hispanic support nationwide. Find out what McCain can do to increase Latino support.

June 17, 2008

  • T.I.M.E. Initiative  |   Video
    • A measure heading for the November ballot would increase the sales tax to raise funds for transportation projects. The �T.I.M.E. Initiative� seeks to fund improvements to the state�s transportation system through a one-cent increase to our statewide sales tax over 30 years. David Martin with the T.I.M.E. Coalition talks about the measure. Martin is also president of the Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors.

April 16, 2008

  • Governor Janet Napolitano  |   Video
    • Facing a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, state lawmakers approved a property tax cut and sent the bill to the governor. Meanwhile, the governor and a coalition of business groups want to ask voters to approve a sales tax increase to pay for highway projects. Hear what Governor Janet Napolitano has to say about those issues and more in her monthly appearance on HORIZON.

April 8, 2008

  • Beat the Odds   |   Video
    • We profile Beat the Odds, an initiative created for schools to increase student achievement among minorities.

January 2, 2008

  • Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • Even though our economy is slowing down, it's still growing at a decent clip, and we're seeing an increase in prices and a slowdown in the housing market. Find out what's in store for the upcoming year's economy and how the 2007 economy fared. Economists Debra Roubik, Tracy Clark and Jay Butler will analyze the economy.

December 26, 2007

  • Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • Even though our economy is slowing down, it's still growing at a decent clip, and we're seeing an increase in prices and a slowdown in the housing market. Find out what's in store for the upcoming year's economy and how the 2007 economy fared. Economists Debra Roubik, Tracy Clark and Jay Butler will analyze the economy.

November 29, 2007

  • Proposed High School Graduation Requirements
    • The Arizona State Board of Education is considering a plan to increase the number of math and science credits required to earn a high school diploma. Its also considering a new rule that establishes a dual diploma system. The Board President and a Marana Unified School District official talk about the proposals. Proposed Board of Education rules

September 12, 2007

April 17, 2007

  • New Anti-Gang Bill
    • A new anti-gang bill state lawmakers are working on would increase the sentence for criminals convicted of crimes that are gang related.

January 3, 2007

  • Minimum Wage Increase
    • How is the Arizona business community affected by the new minimum wage increase? Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry joins Horizon for a discussion.

December 19, 2006

  • Tobacco Prevention
    • Most people resolve to quit tobacco use for health reasons, but there are some additional reasons to make your New Year's resolution to stop smoking. Two voter-approved tax hikes have caused the price of a carton of cigarettes to increase by more than $8. In addition, smoking will soon be prohibited in all public places throughout the state due to another voter-approved measure. The Arizona Department of Health Services is rolling out a new Smoking Prevention campaign, and Maricopa County also has its Tobacco Use Prevention Program ready to help those who want to kick the habit.

November 16, 2006

  • Fuel Mileage
    • since 1996, nine of the 13 major car manufacturers selling cars in the United States have actually had a decrease in the average gas mileage of the vehicles they sell. Phyllis Rowe of the Arizona Consumer Council will talk about a grassroots effort to increase fuel mileage of vehicles.

October 30, 2006

  • Women in Politics
    • The local Democratic and Republican parties aren't the only ones trying to increase political participation among women. Non-partisan organizations are involved as well. Learn about "Running And Winning," sponsored by the Arizona League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women Arizona, with guests Kathy Schwarz and Beverly Weiss.

August 30, 2006

February 6, 2006

  • Credit Cards
    • Jeanine Lipka from Consumer Credit Counseling Services joins HORIZON to talk about recent developments that might cause credit card companies to increase your minimum payments.

November 29, 2005

  • Winter Heating
    • skyrocketing gas prices have hit us all, but consumers have also been put on notice to expect substantial increases in their home heating bills this winter. The AARP says this year Americans are expected to face the largest one-year increase in home heating prices in three decades. Older Americans devote a higher percentage of total household spending to residential energy costs. Find out what to expect this year and how your family can save on home heating costs.

July 27, 2005

  • Energy Demands
    • We hit a record for electricity demand last month and are just now coming into the usual normal summer energy-use peak time. HORIZON reports on the summer energy demand. Plus, the Arizona Corporation Commission has a proposal to increase the amount of renewable energy required of the state's utilities from 1.1 percent to 15 percent. It's controversial because solar, natural gas and other renewable energy costs more. Given our state's growth, the state agency says it is necessary. Guests include Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes.

June 9, 2005

  • soaring State Revenues
    • For the first time ever, Arizona passed the one billion dollar mark in state revenues in April. That was fueled by a 77\% increase in state income tax revenue. That's being attributed to money being made in Arizona's red-hot housing market. We'll talk to Arizona State University Economist Tracy Clark about rising state revenues.

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