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Hundreds of Valley teachers welcomed their students back into the classroom Friday after a week of closures when educators across the state walked out to demand the legislature restore education funding to pre-recession levels.
May. 4, 2018
Most 80-year-olds have some aches and pains and definitely wouldn’t be able to fly or save the world. But Superman isn’t your typical octogenarian. So when you look up in the sky, you just may see him up there — along with the birds and the planes.
May. 4, 2018
Last Friday, people were dancing and the music was blasting down in Tucson at a Cumbia Summit, and it’s all happening again this Friday night.
May. 4, 2018
Chandler Police are investigating a car accident, involving a Waymo self-driving car. The passenger in the Waymo vehicle sustained minor injuries and both cars were towed from the scene.
May. 4, 2018
The Heard Museum has a big opening tonight. They are debuting Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin, a mid-career retrospective of the 38-year-old artist whose work spans everything from fashion pieces and works on paper to video installation and performance art.
May. 4, 2018
Ray Krone was released from prison 16 years ago as of last month. He’d been convicted in 1992 for the murder of a 36-year old woman, and sentenced to death, even though he maintained he was innocent.
May. 4, 2018
Spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said Gov. Ducey won in the fight against opioids, teacher raises and a Proposition 301 extension of the education school tax for two decades.
May. 4, 2018
The #RedForEd movement was just the latest in a broader movement across the country that includes teachers walking out to increase their pay and bring hundreds of millions of dollars back into K-12 systems. But this is a battle that’s been going on for some time — at least since the Great Recession.
May. 4, 2018
Temperatures in Phoenix could hit 108 on Sunday, which would break the previous record of 105 set in 1947.
May. 4, 2018
Many schools around the state have reopened today following the teacher walkout, but Tucson Unified School District’s classrooms remain closed as officials complete their process of welcoming students back and figuring out logistical items.
May. 4, 2018
Hundreds of people were allowed back home Friday after a northern Arizona fire destroyed 35 homes. The Tinder Fire is now 48 percent contained.
May. 4, 2018
Teachers are returning to their classrooms across the state Friday morning after their six-day walkout ended. Organizers called for an end to the strike once Gov. Ducey signed into law the K-12 education budget bill, which includes his 20 percent pay raise by 2020.
May. 4, 2018
Joining The Show to talk about the end of the legislative session — what got done, what didn’t get done and teacher pay raises among other things — were political consultant Lorna Romero, formerly of Molera Alvarez and Sen. John McCain’s 2016 Senate campaign, and Sam Richard of Creosote Partners.
May. 4, 2018
Arizona Sen. John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, tweeted that she is coming home to Arizona to be with her family this weekend.
May. 4, 2018
The Takeaway: How N.R.A. Fundraising Shapes The Political Landscape
The National Rifle Association’s annual conference beings today in Dallas. Around 80,000 people are expected to attend and the event is slated to feature high-profile speakers such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, social media personalities 'Diamond and Silk,' Vice President Mike Pence, and President Donald Trump.
May. 4, 2018
Just after midnight Friday the Arizona legislature called sine die and ended their work for 2018.
May. 4, 2018
A small town in central Mexico is attracting tourists, immigrants and realty investors from Arizona, the U.S. and the world. But its popularity is also generating concerns among locals.
More News From KJZZ's Mexico City Bureau
May. 4, 2018
Not all Arizona teachers walked out this week. Many rural schools remained open but still participated in the #RedForEd movement in their own ways.
May. 3, 2018
For many, Cinco de Mayo means “party”. And for those who sell Mexican products, that’s a business opportunity. At celebrations this weekend in Tucson and Phoenix, the Mexican government will be promoting mezcal, an alcoholic drink experiencing a boom worldwide.
May. 3, 2018
St. Mary’s Food Bank distributed tens of thousands of meals to children and families while schools were closed during the teacher walkout.
May. 3, 2018

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