/ Modified dec 15, 2017 4:29 p.m.

Episode 167: Reviewing 2017

A look at the stories we covered in 2017, and what stories will continue to resonate in 2018.

This week, we're looking back at the stories we covered most in 2017.


The year started with a new president, and Tucson reacted. Some went to Washington D.C. to witness the inauguration, others joined Women's Marches in the nation's capitol and in Tucson. We also covered stories about immigration policy and limits on the number of refugees the country would accept. All of these stories touched Tucsonans.


The federal health care debate continues. Throughout the year we covered the potential impact on Tucsonans, and the local health care system. Plus, we asked the people you elected to vote on federal health care policy what they thought of various proposals. That's a conversation that will continue in 2018.


Tucson and Pima County often eclipse the news from the smaller towns in the metro area. We checked in with Sahuarita, South Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley to find out what they were working on, and how they grappled with growth.


Tucson Unified School District dealt with leadership changes this year. The district's governing board was poised to fire its superintendent on a split vote, when he resigned. The district appointed an interim superintendent, started a search process, and ultimately retained interim Gabriel Trujillo as its permanent leader.


The University of Arizona also saw leadership changes. President Ann Weaver Hart decided not to seek a contract renewal, and the Arizona Board of Regents hired Robert Robbins to be the next president. He explained his goals, and how he was getting to know the campus community.

This is the final episode of Metro Week, Arizona Public Media is debuting a new public affairs TV show Jan. 5. Join us for Arizona 360 with host Lorraine Rivera.

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