Educators scattered across the Valley Saturday, carrying petitions to get the Invest in Education Act funding measure on the ballot in November. When they reconvened at the Capitol, they had collected over 5,500 signatures.
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During the Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit in Tucson earlier this month, leaders touted efforts to make highways safer for travelers heading to popular tourist destinations south of the border. Drivers to Sonora's Sea of Cortez are eager to see those improvements.

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The Helping Hand for Relief and Development office in Chandler was full of volunteers on Saturday where people were packing large containers with resources needed to support refugees living in camps around the world.
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A rare jaguar spotted in Southern Arizona is believed to have died. Only seven of these animals have been seen in the U.S. in the past 25 years.
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Thirty-five years ago, Phoenix acquired a downtown parcel for redevelopment purposes. Now, it’s happening.
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Arizona’s congressional delegation is speaking out in anticipation of a vote on a second, so-called, "compromise bill."
When it comes to talking about disabilities, language is everything. And that’s why the National Center on Disability and Journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism is revamping its current style guide.

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Hall, the author of more than 40 books, died on Saturday at his family farm in the town of Wilmot, N.H.
President Trump wants to abolish the Education Department as a standalone agency. He's the latest Republican to try. NPR's Michel Martin looks back on the history with Alyson Klein of Education Week.
A recent study published in The Lancet Medical journal shows that police killings of unarmed black men leads to poor mental. NPR's Michel Martin talks with study co-author Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani.
Turkey votes Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that could indicate what path the contentious U.S. ally takes for the future.
Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on women driving. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Time magazine's Aryn Baker who's been out on a ride with some of the first women drivers.