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September 9, 2014

  • Employment Rate  |   Video
    • Although the nation’s unemployment rate fell in August, fewer jobs than expected were added, with the jobless rate dropping due to fewer people looking for work. Economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company will discuss the employment situation.

May 7, 2014

  • State Funding for Universities  |   Video
    • A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reveals Arizona’s per-student rate of support for higher education dropped over 48 percent from 2008 to 2014. At the same time, tuition increased by about 80 percent. Arizona Board of Regents president Eileen Klein will discuss the situation.

April 1, 2014

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • Some economists are predicting a three-percent growth rate for the American economy this year. That would be the best expansion since 2005. Economist Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business will give us an economic update.

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 23, 2013

  • Arizona Unemployment  |   Video
    • Arizona unemployment rate is now a full percentage point higher than the national average. Arizona Board of Regents Economist Dan Anderson will discuss what’s behind our jobless rate.

July 25, 2013

  • Arizona Unemployment  |   Video
    • Arizona’s jobless rate went up in all 11 sectors last month, at a time when the national rate remained stable. Arizona State University Economist Lee McPheters will talk about what’s happening with Arizona’s unemployment rate.

July 23, 2013

  • Cave Creek Solar Power Vote  |   Video
    • The town of Cave Creek is the first Arizona town or city to officially oppose rate hikes for solar power users being proposed by Arizona Public Service. The town unanimously voted to oppose the rate hikes, saying that it could hurt the installation of solar power in homes and hurt the economy. Cave Creek Councilman Ernie Bunch will talk about the vote.

July 15, 2013

  • Arizona State Retirement System  |   Video
    • The Arizona State Retirement System is a $28 Billion system with over half-a-million members. Its ten-year-rate of return has been over six percent. Paul Matson, the Chief Executive of the Arizona State Retirement System, will give us a status update on the pension system and will talk about a plan being proposed in congress that would uses private insurance companies to pay out annuities for public pensions.

March 21, 2013

  • Arizona Poverty  |   Video
    • Arizona has a higher rate of poverty and income inequality than most other states. Steve Seleznow, President & CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will discuss Arizona poverty.

February 19, 2013

  • Asian Voting Rate  |   Video
    • Much has been said about the Hispanic vote this past presidential election, but Asians voted for the president at an even higher rate. Find out more about the Asian vote with Arizona State University Asian American Pacific Studies Professor Wei Li.

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.

August 15, 2011

  • Phoenix-area Foreclosure Rate  |   Video
    • For the first time in two years, foreclosures represent less than 30% of all existing home transactions in the Phoenix-area housing market. ASU Real Estate Professor Emeritus Jay Butler discusses the latest trends and statistics.

August 1, 2011

  • Housing Vacancy Rate  |   Video
    • Real Estate Analyst Elliott Pollack discusses the state of the valley’s real estate market and what the latest Census numbers say about vacant homes.

July 26, 2011

  • Housing Vacancy Rate  |   Video
    • The latest census data show a staggering number of vacant homes in the Valley. East Valley real estate broker Cindy Sessions and Fletcher Wilcox, a vice president and real estate analyst for Grand Canyon Title Agency, discuss what the numbers say about the area’s real estate market.

August 19, 2008

  • Employment/Economy   |   Video
    • The jobless rate is at its highest in years, but some employment sectors continue to show growth. One of which, according the Arizona Department of Commerce, is the restaurant and hospitality industry. We profile the reopening of several Dunkin Donuts stores around the Valley and the jobs it is creating. Dennis Doby from the Department of Commerce joins us to talk about employment in Arizona.

May 6, 2008

  • Tobacco Cessation/AHCCCS  |   Video
    • A new law allows AHCCCS, the states Medicaid program, to provide programs and medications to help people stop smoking and using tobacco products. The measure allows AHCCCS to use tobacco tax funds to pay for the programs. Research shows Medicaid recipients smoke at a rate higher than the national average. State Senator Barbara Leff and Colby Bower from the American Cancer Society explain how the program will provide help to those who need it most.

January 17, 2008

  • Recession?  |   Video
    • Is the economy in a recession? The state's jobless rate is up again, and the Federal Reserve chairman is indicating Feds are ready to pull the trigger on another interest rate cut. Debra Roubik, an economist with Grand Canyon University, will tell us why she thinks we are actually coming out of a recession.

July 25, 2007

March 22, 2007

  • sub prime Lending
    • Arizona has the highest rate of sub prime loans in the nation. There are concerns that there could be a high rate of default on such loans. Economist Jay Butler of Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus will bring us up to date on the sublime lending situation.

July 18, 2006

  • Amphibians
    • Amphibians are disappearing worldwide. Climate changes, pollution and habitat destruction have all played a significant role in the reduction of diverse amphibian species numbers. Researchers at Arizona State University have discovered an additional threatdeadly diseasesthat are killing these creatures at an alarming rate.

May 17, 2006

  • Adjustable Rate Mortgages
    • Interest rates are on the rise and homeowners who took advantage of Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM) in recent years are feeling the financial pinch. And according to experts, foreclosures in the Valley are climbing at an alarming rate. Jay Butler, Director of the ASU Real Estate Center, will talk about today's housing market and the numerous homeowners left reeling.

April 24, 2006

  • APS Rate Hike?
    • A discussion about whether the Arizona Corporation Commission should allow Arizona Public Service to raise rates.

November 10, 2005

October 25, 2005

  • KAET-ASU Poll
    • President Bush's national approval ratings have hit historical lows. How does he rate among Arizona voters? Get the latest KAET-ASU Poll results, which also get voter opinions on the match-ups between Governor Janet Napolitano and two potential Republican opponents.

August 2, 2005

  • High School Drop Out Rate
    • New statistics reveal that Arizona is tied with Louisiana for the worst high school drop out rate in the country. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne will talk about the latest numbers.

August 1, 2005

  • Arizona's Crime Rate
    • A recent report by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission revealed that Arizona ranks number one overall in crime. Steve Ballance of the commission will tell us more about the statistics.

July 26, 2005

  • Identity Theft Special
    • Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America and Arizona has the highest rate of ID theft of any state in the nation. In this special edition of HORIZON, learn what you need to know to know about this growing crime and what you can do to protect yourself. Learn more.

April 12, 2005

  • Business Property Tax Rate
    • Businesses could see their property taxes lowered. Does that mean homeowners will pay more taxes? Horizon takes a look at a bill that attempts to make Arizona's property tax system more fair for businesses.

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