Why you should care about Colorado River cuts

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series examining water in the Southwest in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Colorado River Compact. Read the first installment here, and look for the next installment in time for the compact's anniversary near the end of November.

The headline on Aug. 16 was ominous: New water cuts coming for Southwest as Colorado River falls into Tier 2 shortage.

ASU faculty member gives financial planning tips for holiday inflation

As the holiday season approaches, the fear of inflation has some shoppers concerned about the cost of holiday shopping. 

A recent survey found that half of consumers are heading to stores early this year to get a head start on their holiday shopping, with nearly 20% starting their shopping as early as October. 

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 'Oklahoma!' reimagined for ASU Gammage

Referred to as “not your grandmother's 'Oklahoma!',” the golden age production will soon be retold on a 21st-centrury stage like you’ve never seen it before, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 18, at ASU Gammage.

Revamped for a modern day audience, the musical tells the tale of an imperfect America and a community finding itself amid the turbulence of the frontier that shaped the nation years ago.

The rise of the independents

For the last 162 years, the course of American government has been based on the competition of the two major political parties, with most U.S. voters registering as either Democrats or Republicans.

But voter confidence in the two-party system has taken a marked turn in the 21st century, and today between 40% and 50% of the U.S. electorate – numbers that are growing – have rejected the norm. Independent voters are now the emerging power in American politics.