Reina Alanis (left) and Lucia Martinez
At first, the forecast sounds pretty good. Over the next decade, the National Restaurant Association says restaurant jobs in Arizona are expected to grow by 19 percent. Now, consider this: turnover in the hospitality sector topped 70 percent last year, the highest since the Great Recession.
May 23, 2016
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The Southwest drought continues, and its impact is being felt in Lake Mead. The Colorado River reservoir has shrunk to its lowest levels since the completion of Hoover Dam in 1936. The lake is only 37 percent full.
May 23, 2016

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Annette Reichman will take over the century-old institution, which has more than 2,000 students. She is the first superintendent to be deaf and also have limited vision.
May 23, 2016
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Refugees face dramatic challenges as they’re forced to leave their home countries and land in unfamiliar places that may or may not be welcoming.
May 23, 2016
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More than a year after a settlement was approved, the federal judge involved in Parsons v. Ryan has found that prisoners in the state still aren’t getting acceptable healthcare.
May 23, 2016
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A Phoenix-based company is recalling pre-packaged salads over fears of listeria.
May 23, 2016
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Postpartum depression is vastly underdiagnosed. A new study concludes that women are not being screened often enough — or at all — for the disorder.
May 23, 2016

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Paul Tough's new book surveys the best new evidence on how to overcome the effects of poverty.
May 24, 2016
In the spring of 2015, a snowy owl named Baltimore was fitted with a backpack GPS transmitter. The data that transmitter collected over the past year shines a light on a mysterious species.
May 24, 2016
Donald Trump has said he doesn't need donors' money. But as he pivots to the general election, Trump is more focused on raising campaign cash — as well as polling and policy.
May 24, 2016
Britain's farming minister favors leaving the European Union. But some farmers fear losing subsidies and foreign workers if that happens. "As a farmer," says one, "I want to stay in business."
May 24, 2016
Harris County, Texas, operates one of the largest mosquito control operations in the country, with more than 50 people who trap, freeze and test mosquitoes for disease threats.
May 24, 2016