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Arizona Educators United, the grassroots teacher group leading the #RedForEd movement, declared a strike Thursday. The announcement comes after three days of teachers voting in schools across the state.
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Apr. 19, 2018
A community safety meeting took place Thursday night in Alpine, near the site of the Rattlesnake Fire. The fire is approaching 13,000 acres.
Apr. 19, 2018
Arizona lawmakers have approved legislation that would give coal a tax break on the Navajo Nation. The measure is an attempt to make the coal-fired power plant in Page more attractive to potential buyers.  
Apr. 19, 2018
In a study session at the Mesa City Council, Chief Ramon Batista discussed developing new options for patrolling vast jurisdictions in the growing city
Apr. 19, 2018
It is now illegal to pass off a pet dog as a service animal. Governor Doug Ducey signed the controversial bill into law earlier this week. But opponents are concerned about unintended consequences.
Apr. 19, 2018
Days before former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away, her spokesman made an announcement: she would no longer seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on "comfort care."
Apr. 19, 2018
Listen to the sounds of Alan Thurston tinkering with his World War II era jeep, along with other military vehicle collectors.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to set new regulations and policies for sober living homes. Many neighborhood activists were concerned with the quality of life both for people in the homes and those in areas around the homes.
Apr. 19, 2018
We, as humans, are constantly asking the big questions: Why are we here? What happens after we die? What do I believe, and how is it different than what others believe? As a part of that, we’re often fascinated by faiths that are on the fringes, ones that are harder for us to understand and accept.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Raúl Castro Steps Down, Leaving Cuba
On Thursday, Raúl Castro stepped down as Cuba's president. Stepping in as president is the Communist Party's hand-chosen successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel. Díaz-Canel has managed to stay out of the spotlight during his career, leaving much speculation as to how the country will be governed going forward.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Over 60 Years Later, Hope for Peace on Korean Peninsula
This week, the South Korean government and President Trump confirmed news items that seemed out of the realm of possibility just one month ago: a prospective meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, and talks to formally end the over-60-years-long Korean War.
Apr. 19, 2018
When you’re looking at what’s the next big thing, sometimes it’s best to look at what’s a current little thing.
Apr. 19, 2018
Green building practices have become more and more a part of urban planning. But, a conference getting underway Thursday in Phoenix looks for ways cities can benefit their local natural environments.
Apr. 19, 2018
Arizona’s jobless rate remains unchanged. But the state's labor force has increased by 78,263 over the past year.
Apr. 19, 2018
Last month, the Tempe City Council voted to go 100% renewable by 2035. Not an easy, or a cheap, task. But it turns out, they’re getting a little help along the way from a class of Arizona State University students.
Apr. 19, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Sidedoor
Some people make a name for themselves by breaking boxes, challenging society's expectations and sometimes in creative ways. Frances Glessner-Lee broke boundaries in crime-scene investigation by making boxes. She made these little dioramas of crime scenes using the skills women were commonly taught like sewing and crafting to develop a whole new way to study crime. Just a warning this segment includes a few short graphic descriptions.
Apr. 19, 2018
Nearly 650,000 Valley residents are at risk of their jobs being affected by automation over the next decade or so. That’s among the findings of a new report from New America.
Apr. 19, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey toured the border near Yuma on Wednesday with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen who continued to claim "there is a crisis occurring on the border today," according to The Arizona Republic.
Apr. 19, 2018
Thursday is the last day for teachers to vote on whether or not to authorize a strike and the results are expected to be announced.
Apr. 19, 2018
In the past two days, after standing in solidarity with the governor on his teacher pay raise proposal, Beth Simek of the Arizona Parent-Teacher Association found it unsustainable.
Apr. 19, 2018

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