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Mesa Public Schools Superintendent Resigns
The superintendent of the state’s largest school district has resigned. The Mesa Public Schools board accepted the resignation of Ember Conley on Monday night. Her resignation comes two weeks after the board placed her on administrative leave.
Dec. 3, 2019
Rocky Point Visitors Center Starts Petition For SENTRI Lane
The Rocky Point visitors center wants a trusted traveler lane at the port of entry Arizonans use to travel to and from the popular Sonoran beach town.
Dec. 3, 2019
Made In Arizona: LAcademie Baking And Cooking School
Dan Boman has been a chef for a couple of decades and has been teaching at Scottsdale Community College and Le Cordon Bleu. Settling with his family in Gilbert and using his years of experience, he recently opened L’Academie Baking and Cooking School.
Dec. 3, 2019
Arizonas Zombie Mines Wait For The Next Boom
The mining industry is boom and bust, but, as the busts get longer and the booms come less often, mining companies across the country are leaving them idle.
Dec. 3, 2019
Book Highlights Native American Occupation Of Alcatraz
Fifty years ago, 89 Native Americans set out into the San Francisco Bay by boats. Their destination was Alcatraz Island, home of the infamous federal prison that closed 16 years earlier.
Dec. 3, 2019
Baby Shark Creators Developing Navajo Version
Pinkfong, a brand of the South Korean company SmartStudy, has announced it's working with the Navajo Nation Museum to create a new version of "Baby Shark."
Dec. 3, 2019
Foster Mom: Being A Foster Parent Is All About Sacrifice
When we hear a story about a child in the foster care system being reunited with their family, it’s usually a happy one, but there’s another side to that story: The loss experienced by the foster family who cared for that child in the meantime.
Dec. 3, 2019
Is American Infrastructure Ready For Climate Change?
There’s been a lot of attention recently on the role California power utilities have played in fires in that state. For many researchers, that’s just one example of our infrastructure's inability to handle climate change.
Dec. 3, 2019
The Story Of The First Women Who Rafted Down The Colorado River
Thousands of tourists go rafting on the Colorado River every year, but going back 80 years or so, the number of rafters was much smaller, and every person who’d successfully ran the river was a man.
Dec. 3, 2019
Disagreeing Agreeably: Author Argues For More Listening
The holidays can be a great time to catch up with family and friends. It can also be a time to avoid certain topics of discussion with those family members and friends, especially if they hold opinions you disagree with.
Dec. 3, 2019
Over Half Of Online Sales Thanksgiving Weekend Were Done On Mobile Phones
Our phones are changing the way we shop. On Thanksgiving day, Americans spent over $4 billion online, and more than half of those purchases were made on a mobile device. That’s having an impact on the retail establishments we normally frequent.
Dec. 3, 2019
Supporters Work To Make Land And Water Conservation Fund Permanent
In addition to impeachment, Congress is trying to finish the budget process for the current fiscal year. That can crowd out other bills, even bipartisan ones, like the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It's a fund for governments to buy land, and advocates are trying to make it permanent.
Dec. 3, 2019
Dementia Doctor Uses VR To Help Teach Empathy
Is it possible to teach empathy? That’s what one Arizona doctor is trying to do using virtual reality. The experience aims to help younger people understand what it’s like to have dementia — and encourage them to pursue careers in the aging and dementia fields.
Talking To Dementia Patients About When To Give Up Driving
Dec. 3, 2019
Public Lands Funding Bill Looking For The Right ‘Vehicle’
Permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund has bipartisan support, but is still not a done deal. Congress is trying to finish appropriating money for the budget, including money for a public lands fund. Land conservationists, however, are looking beyond the annual budget line.
Dec. 2, 2019
Committee Suggests Changes To Earned Release Credit System
The Ad Hoc Committee on Earned Release Credits approved a set of recommendations to improve the criminal justice system in Arizona on Monday.
Dec. 2, 2019
EPA Fines Hopi Over Arsenic In Drinking Water
Federal officials have fined the Hopi Tribe for failing to reduce arsenic levels in its drinking water at the Hopi Cultural Center. The Hopi Tribe has agreed to pay the $3,800 fine and to finish building a treatment system by early next year.
Dec. 2, 2019
Park Service Proposes Cell Tower Plan At Grand Canyon
While some of the 6 million annual visitors to the Grand Canyon like to unplug while they're at the park, many have complained about the poor cell service. It's also a problem for the first responders, business owners and teachers trying to do their jobs.
Dec. 2, 2019
Family Of Murdered Mormons In Sonora Asks For Unity
Almost a month ago, three mothers and six children were murdered by suspected drug cartels in Sonora. Their relatives, still seeking justice, met with the Mexican president and participated in a protest against his government.
Dec. 2, 2019
Tucsons First Latina Mayor Sworn In
Regina Romero, Tucson’s first Latina chief executive, was sworn in Monday. The former Tucson City Council member defeated independent Edward Ackerley in November, earning over 57% of the vote in the heavily Democratic city.
Dec. 2, 2019
Amid Rising Flu Activity, Banner Health Issues Visitor Restrictions
As influenza activity increases, Banner Health is restricting visitor access and activities in its hospitals to protect against the spread of flu and respiratory viruses.
Dec. 2, 2019

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