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Navajo Energy Turns Toward Renewables
Three generations of Navajo and Hopi have worked for the the West’s largest coal-fired power plant. Now that the Navajo Generating Station is closing, the tribe is looking for alternatives — both in jobs, and in energy sources.
Apr. 8, 2019
Volunteers At The Heart Of South Phoenix Wildlife Center
This week is National Volunteer Week. As a result, employees from local Arizona companies and their families are donating their time to complete projects for nonprofit organizations.
Apr. 7, 2019
AEA Hopes Legislators Focus On School Funding
The president of the Arizona Education Association said it would take a lot for teachers to repeat last year’s strike, but isn’t ruling one out if lawmakers do not commit to better funding for education.
Apr. 7, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Supports LGBTQ Lawsuit
A 1991 Arizona law that prohibits talking about the LGBTQ community in a positive light when providing HIV and AIDS education in Arizona schools is being challenged in court.
Apr. 7, 2019
Wildfire Awareness Week Promotes Prevention
This week is Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, and the message officials are trying to spread is prevention now for protection tomorrow.
Apr. 7, 2019
AZ Rep. Grijalva Affirms Urgency Over Minors At Border
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said that more unaccompanied minors are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. He said as many as 300-350 minors a day are crossing and that there aren’t any sustainable solutions to curb the issue.
Apr. 7, 2019
3 Dead, 3 Firefighters Hurt After Crash
Authorities say three people are dead and three firefighters have been seriously injured after a collision involving a pickup truck and a fire engine in west Phoenix.
Apr. 7, 2019
Virulent Newcastle Disease Found In Arizona Chicken Flock
Virulent Newcastle disease has been found in an Arizona chicken flock for the first time since the outbreak began last year in California. It’s been found in Arizona near Flagstaff in a backyard flock of eight chickens.
Apr. 5, 2019
Motel 6 Agrees To Pay $12 Million To Settle Lawsuit
The national chain Motel 6 agreed Thursday to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming names of hotel guests were improperly provided to immigration officials for two years, the state attorney general said.
Apr. 5, 2019
Phoenix Police Make Arrest In Shooting Death Of 10-Year-Old
Police Chief Jeri Williams said Friday that 20-year-old Joshua Gonzalez was booked into jail on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of Summerbell Brown and three counts of aggravated assault.
Apr. 5, 2019
Climate Experts Want Science Embedded In Local Decisions
A group of scientists, climate experts, and government officials from around the country want to make what we know about climate change more integrated with run-of-the-mill choices about infrastructure and zoning.
Apr. 5, 2019
President Trump Visits U.S.-Mexico Border
President Donald Trump visits the U.S. border on Friday, in part to view an ongoing border fence project near the Arizona and California state line.
Apr. 5, 2019
Intel ISEF Science Fair Seeks Volunteers, Judges And Interpreters
This May, 2,000 high school students from 80 countries will compete in Phoenix at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Now, the program's organizers are calling for a village of volunteers to help pull it off.
Apr. 5, 2019
ADOT Seeks Public Comment On New I-11 Stretch
A plan for a proposed interstate connecting Nogales to Wickenburg is in its first steps.
Apr. 5, 2019
What
Drought has been a near-constant in much of Arizona for decades. One of the ways the city of Phoenix has tried — and, many would say, succeeded — in staying ahead of that condition is through water banking and storage.
Apr. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: Those Who Draw The Lines Have The Power
Scott Walker was the governor of Wisconsin from 2011 to 2019. During his tenure, Republican lawmakers created new congressional districts which he then signed into law. Walker is now the Finance Chairman of The National Republican Redistricting Trust, but he's also been accused by critics of partisan gerrymandering.
Apr. 5, 2019
Violence Against Older Men Is On The Rise
More men over the age of 60 appear to be the victims of elder abuse. In a study released Friday, the Centers for Disease Control found that among this particular population, the numbers are climbing.
Apr. 5, 2019
Urban Planners Looking To Standardize Heat Maps
It only recently became spring, but triple-digit temperatures aren’t all that far off here in the Valley. And, as cities and residents start planning for that heat, some of them will turn to heat maps, which track which parts of a city are hotter than others.
Apr. 5, 2019
Maricopa County, Amazon Providing Free Tech For Schools
Getting technology into classrooms has been expensive in recent years. But now, teachers in Maricopa County can go to a big warehouse and take whatever they want off of the shelves to use in their classrooms — for free.
Apr. 5, 2019
Analysis: AZ Teacher Salaries Still Below U.S. Average
All 50 states saw increases in average teacher salaries over the last decade, but when adjusting for inflation, there was only an increase in 14 states. There were decreases in 36 states, including Arizona, which saw a decrease of almost 10 percent.
Apr. 5, 2019

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