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7 In 10 Arizona Fourth Graders Read Below Grade Level
A new study finds more than seven in 10 Arizona fourth graders are reading below grade level, and the reading gap between higher and lower-income students is growing wider.
Jan. 28, 2014
Lawmakers Push To Remove Ban On Growing Hemp
The problem is the Arizona criminal code makes it a crime for anyone without a doctor’s recommendation to grow or possess marijuana, and hemp is a form of the same plant.
Jan. 28, 2014
Sam Pickering On How To Teach And Not Dead Poets Society
"I looked in the mirror the other day and I said, 'My God, what happened to that handsome young man? Who is this grizzled b-a-s-t-a-r-d staring at me?'" Interview by John Dankosky, 2012.
Jan. 28, 2014
Senate Appropriations Committee To Vote
The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to take the next step in creating a new state agency to oversee child welfare issues.
Jan. 28, 2014
Funding Next Years Super Bowl
This year’s Super Bowl in New Jersey is less than a week away. The city of Glendale will host next year’s Super Bowl.
Jan. 28, 2014
Arizona Teenager Invited To State Of The Union
An Arizona high school student will join Michelle Obama in the first lady’s box during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.
Jan. 27, 2014
Interior Secretary Visits Proposed Monument Site In Southern New Mexico
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited southern New Mexico on Friday to tour land within a proposed national monument. She later attended a public meeting where locals were divided on how much land should be included in the proposed monument.
Jan. 27, 2014
Husk Gets Probation
An Arizona lobbyist targeted in the investigation into corruption at the Fiesta Bowl will receive no jail time on an unrelated misdemeanor.
Jan. 27, 2014
Annual Homeless Count Takes Place Tuesday
Volunteers will be fanning out across the Valley on Tuesday morning, to count the number of homeless people, on the streets.
Jan. 27, 2014
New Security Procedures In Effect For Phoenix Open
Final preparations are underway for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, with tournament play set to begin Thursday.
Jan. 27, 2014
Bill Could Limit Media Access To Autopsy Photos, Information
A bill limiting media access to autopsy pictures and other information gets its first test this week at the state capitol.
Jan. 27, 2014
Documentary Airing Monday Aims To Provide Insight Into Arizona
A new documentary is set to air on PBS Monday night. “The State of Arizona” is an effort to provide insight into a border state, according to co-producer Catherine Tambini.
Jan. 27, 2014
Republican Party Censures John McCain
Arizona Sen. John McCain has officially been censured by his own party. State GOP spokesman Tim Sifert says McCain was censured on a voice vote on Saturday.
Jan. 27, 2014
Lawmaker Wants State To Reimburse Ranchers For Cattle Killed By Wolves
A lawmaker from Northern Arizona wants to put the state in charge of reimbursing ranchers when a wolf kills one of their cattle.
Jan. 27, 2014
Get Girl Scout Cookies Without The Wait
Girl Scout cookie season begins Monday, and this time, the annual tradition has a sweet twist.
Jan. 27, 2014
Eight Reintroduced Bighorns Have Died
Three more sheep released by state wildlife officials in mountains north of Tucson have died. That is the latest update from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Jan. 24, 2014
Waiting For Spring: Talking Baseball Statistics
When it is unseasonably warm in the Valley as it is right now, most baseball fans start daydreaming about Spring Training. Teams do start reporting to camps early next month.
Jan. 24, 2014
Valley Metro Contest Rewards Artistic Talent
When you think of public transit or drive past a bus in Phoenix, art probably is not the first thing that comes to mind.
Jan. 24, 2014
State Flu Cases
The flu is widespread in Arizona, but it is not the usual patients.
Jan. 24, 2014
Legislators Battle Over Early Ballot Law
There is a ballot box battle brewing at the state Capitol.
Jan. 24, 2014

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