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Evan Roberts was born in Memphis. He said he didn’t live in the greatest neighborhood, but he and his siblings always played in the streets and felt safe.
May. 3, 2017
The report shows the death rate for African-Americans fell 25 percent in the last 17 years, but their life expectancy is still four years shorter than white people’s.
May. 3, 2017
The march is a response to a comment made by Arizona House majority leader John Allen in regards to teachers who work two jobs. He said the extra income is for luxury items, like a boat.
May. 3, 2017
A Phoenix business that makes golf-club covers is sharing the spotlight with the world’s largest missile maker. They are among four companies being honored in the Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program.
May. 3, 2017
Conservative Website Targets NAU Professors Over Student Complaints
National conservative groups have encouraged college students to expose their professors’ liberal agendas. Once students out them on social media, a large network launches an online attack. At least four Arizona professors recently have become the targets of such smear campaigns.
May. 3, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation allowing people without formal teacher training to teach in Arizona classrooms. When SB 1042 goes into effect, a person with prior expertise in any subject matter will be allowed to become a teacher in Arizona.
May. 2, 2017
If you drive anywhere in Pima County, starting June 1, you are now banned from using a cellphone while driving unless you are using a hands-free device like Bluetooth.
May. 2, 2017
A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a former Northern Arizona University student, charged with killing a fellow student and wounding three others.
May. 2, 2017
A wet winter doesn’t necessarily mean reduced wildfire activity for this upcoming season. The National Interagency Fire Center is calling for a late start — but a potentially fierce finish across the West.
May. 2, 2017
Yesterday was May 1, and Snowbowl in Flagstaff is still open. This is officially the longest season Snowbowl has ever had in its 79-year history.
May. 2, 2017
In April 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and led to what’s been called the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. And now, a new paper published in the journal Science, estimates the damage to natural resources valued by the public at $17.2 billion.
May. 2, 2017
This week, the Arizona Legislature pushed a bill to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk that would allow children in foster care to buy car insurance. This bill changes the current law that had barred minors from entering into contracts, effectively blocking children with no co-signing adult from the path to earning a driver’s license all together.
May. 2, 2017
Alleged Successor of ‘El Chapo’ Arrested In Mexico City
The man accused of inheriting El Chapo’s drug-trafficking empire was arrested in Mexico’s capital. Dámaso López Núñez was hiding in the upper-class neighborhood of Anzures, in Mexico City, until his arrest on early Monday.
May. 2, 2017
Arizona is aiming for 60 percent of its residents between the ages of 25-64 to have some kind of post-secondary credential by 2030. That includes bachelor's or advanced degrees and other certificates and credentials.
May. 2, 2017
Arizona schools pay a lot of attention to bringing students who are struggling to meet standards up to proficiency. But what about high-performing students who are already there?
May. 2, 2017
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are eight million stories in the naked city." Here’s another version of that sentiment — one producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the backseat confessions she hears.
May. 2, 2017
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how Millennials can’t stick with a job. In Forbes recently, it was a survey about the 3 main reasons Millennials quit their jobs. We spoke with Richard Fry, a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center.
May. 2, 2017
A new $2.27 million federal grant could help researchers get a better handle on who is most likely to have a worse case of Valley fever. We talked more about that with Dr. John Galgiani, director of the UA's Valley Fever Center for Excellence.
May. 2, 2017
The latest effort to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act is underway on Capitol Hill, where Vice President Mike Pence has spoken with a number of members of congress to get their support for dramatic changes. We learned more from Dan Munro, author of "Casino Healthcare: The Health of a Nation, America’s Biggest Gamble."
May. 2, 2017
Arizona has awarded two loan guarantees to the private operators of charter schools, which are considered public schools. Last year, lawmakers agreed to set aside $100 million to help privately-run charters get lower interest rates when they borrow money.
May. 2, 2017

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