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Overcoming Stigma, Shame For Kids With Parents Behind Bars
Just about every kid is embarrassed by their parents at some point in their lives. But for children whose parents are behind bars, the level of stigma and shame can be hard to manage — and there are more Arizona children in that position than you might think.
Apr. 24, 2018
Billionaire Invests In Renewable Energy Bill For Arizona
Tom Steyer is a billionaire former hedge fund manager who, in recent years, has turned his attention to environmental activism and progressive causes.
Apr. 24, 2018
County Recorder Fontes On How The Special Election Is Going
This Tuesday is the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District to replace Trent Franks, who resigned in December amidst allegations of sexual harassment.
Apr. 24, 2018
House Speaker Optimistic Deal On Teacher Pay Will Be Reached
Gov. Doug Ducey and GOP legislative leaders continue to talk about how to fund teacher pay raises, and there’s some disagreement over where the money could come from
Apr. 24, 2018
Food Available From 500 Sites During Teacher Strike
Five hundred food distribution centers will open their doors to any students or families who need a meal during a planned teacher walk-out.
Apr. 24, 2018
This West Valley Center Is Trying To Catch Psychosis Early
Many health conditions start with a crisis, and then get managed over time. A special kind of mental health center in the West Valley is trying to do the same for young people with psychosis: the First Episode Center.
Apr. 24, 2018
Border Patrol Agent Acquitted Of Second-Degree Murder
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a teenage boy across the border in Mexico was cleared of the most severe charge against him by a Tucson jury, Monday. The jury deadlocked on two lesser charges.
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Apr. 24, 2018
Arizona Senate Can
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office.
Apr. 24, 2018
Flagstaff Businesses Found Violating Minimum Wage Laws
In the first six months that Flagstaff’s Office of Labor Standards has been tasked with enforcing the city’s minimum wage, the office received over a dozen complaints. Investigations are now pending in a handful of them.
Apr. 23, 2018
Arizona Food Bank Will Continue To Help Families During Teacher Walkout
A planned walkout by Arizona teachers is leading to the closure of dozens of school districts on Thursday.
Apr. 23, 2018
Researchers Turn To Gene Drive To Fight Invasive Fruit Fly
A team of researchers in the University of California system has applied a genetic tool to fight an invasive, destructive fruit fly that lays its eggs inside ripening fruit, causing millions of dollars in damage each year.
Apr. 23, 2018
Ducey: ‘We Are Delivering For The Teachers’
Gov. Ducey responded on Monday to Arizona teachers’ vote to walk out this week.
Apr. 23, 2018
Indian Meadow Fire Forces Evacuations In N. Arizona
Authorities are evacuating dozens of residents in a small Northern Arizona community because of a structure fire turned wildland fire.
Apr. 23, 2018
Arizona Legislature Votes To Increase Vehicle Registration Fees
The Arizona Legislature passed a bill Monday that would increase vehicle registration fees.
Apr. 23, 2018
Phoenix Sky Harbor Opens First Airport Health Center
Travelers and employees at Sky Harbor Airport will soon have a new healthcare option.
Apr. 23, 2018
Manufacturing Jobs On The Rise In Arizona
While many regions of the country are struggling to increase manufacturing jobs, Arizona is economically strong in the area.
Apr. 23, 2018
Bennett Running Against Gov. Doug Ducey For Governor
Those in Arizona’s political circles got a surprise this weekend when they heard former Secretary of State Ken Bennett was announcing a challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey in the GOP primary — which is only four months away.
Apr. 23, 2018
On The Ledge: Will Pending Teacher Strike Change Policy Talks?
As Arizona teachers stage more walk-ins Monday in advance of a planned strike on Thursday, lawmakers come back to the capitol to continue work on a new state budget. Gov. Ducey wants his plan to include a 9 percent raise for teachers this year.
Apr. 23, 2018
Southwest Airlines Canceling Flights Amid Engine Inspections
Southwest canceled 40 flights yesterday—1 percent of its fleet—and announced 128 flights canceled today to accelerate inspections, which they announced were voluntary and initiated before the FAA’s emergency directive. Twenty-nine of today's cancellations are at Sky Harbor alone.
Apr. 23, 2018
How #RedForEd Teacher Strike May Impact Rural Arizona Schools
After the results of last week’s vote to walk out were announced, there were some questions about the geographical makeup of those who cast ballots. Specifically, were teachers and support staff at rural schools represented?
Apr. 23, 2018

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