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Sen. Jeff Flake To Visit Sen. John McCain After Surgery
Meghan McCain tweeted Wednesday that she is returning to Arizona from New York to be with her family. She thanked everyone for their prayers for her father Senator John McCain. Senator Jeff Flake also plans to visit McCain this weekend.
Apr. 21, 2018
14th Annual Pat
The 14th annual Pat’s Run was held outside Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe Saturday morning. Race committee member Christina Hundley said the funds raised by the run benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation, which helps veterans complete their degrees.
Apr. 21, 2018
Deer Valley Schools Plan Closure Ahead Of Walkout
Teachers in Arizona are poised to strike next Thursday if state legislators do not pass a budget that identifies a clear plan for salary increases for educators and support staff. Deer Valley Unified School District announced it is closing all schools in anticipation of the strike.
Apr. 21, 2018
Arizona House Majority Leader Allen Blames Vetoes On Politics
Urging lawmakers to focus on teacher pay, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey vetoed ten bills Friday advanced by House Republicans.
Apr. 21, 2018
Phoenix Wants To Add Dense, Mixed-Use Project To Transit Center
It’s arguably one of the most valuable pieces of land in downtown Phoenix – and it’s going on the market.
Apr. 20, 2018
High School Students Stage
High school students staged walkouts across the country to call for gun reform. In Arizona, students gathered after school at the Capitol to stage a “die-in” inside the House and Senate buildings.
Arizona Students Walking Out Of Class To Protest Gun Violence
Apr. 20, 2018
ASU Conference Focuses On Children Of Incarcerated Parents
Arizona State University is hosting a four-day national conference in downtown Phoenix to discuss children of incarcerated parents. Officials say 13 percent of Arizona children are in that boat.
Apr. 20, 2018
CDC Expands E. Coli Warning About Lettuce Grown In Yuma
Based on reports from Alaska, where people got sick from heads of lettuce, the CDC now warns against eating all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
Apr. 20, 2018
Speaker Mesnard Disappointed Over Potential Teacher Strike
Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said on Friday he's disappointed that teachers in the state are poised to strike next Thursday as state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey have been working to grant their request for a 20 percent pay raise.
Apr. 20, 2018
Smartphone Apps Help Immigrants Notify Family If Detained
A new smartphone application lets undocumented immigrants live-stream video of contact with law enforcement, and alert family if they’re detained.
Apr. 20, 2018
Northern Arizona Faces Surge Of People Without Homes
Social service agencies in two northern Arizona cities are preparing for a surge of people needing homes. Both Bullhead City and Flagstaff are dealing with an affordable housing crisis.
Apr. 20, 2018
Educator Group Use GoFundMe To Support Strike Efforts
Leaders say the campaign with a $5,000 goal was originally meant to help buy and distribute #RedForEd T-shirts and signs. But now, that money will go to support the school walkout.
Apr. 20, 2018
Charles Mingus Hometown Music Fest Celebrates Bassist
Charles Mingus was born in Nogales, and the city is holding its Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival to celebrate his influence.
Apr. 20, 2018
Judge Mary Schroeder Discusses Arizona Women In The Judiciary
Arizona has a history of female leaders in the judiciary, the most famous being U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Apr. 20, 2018
Peoria Schools Prepare In Case Of Strike-Induced School Closures
Public districts and charters are gearing up in case of a widespread teacher strike, planned for next Thursday. Peoria Unified School District has 42 schools that could potentially be affected by a walkout.
Apr. 20, 2018
Valley Theater Group Looks At Educational Inequalities
Phoenix’s Rising Youth Theatre play "The 100th Day" highlight's discrimination in Arizona’s education system, telling stories that some of the student actors themselves have experienced firsthand.
Apr. 20, 2018
Plan To Cancel Traffic Signs Could Cost Phoenix $708,000
Angry residents are driving Phoenix leaders to possibly end a project that was supposed to help with traffic flow.
Apr. 20, 2018
Exploring The
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced that Starbucks will close all of its more than 8,000 company-owned stores on May 29th for racial-bias training. It’s a response that’s garnered criticism and praise, but will it actually be effective?
Apr. 20, 2018
Has School Safety Improved Since Columbine Shooting In 1999?
April 20 is the anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, a turning point in the conversation about school safety. But we’re still experiencing school shootings — and nationwide protests.
Apr. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: Senate Confirms Trump
Bridenstine is the first elected official to lead NASA, where agency veterans are usually chosen. Additionally, Bridenstine has no formal background in a scientific discipline and has made statements questioning climate change, one of NASA's most crucial areas of research.
Apr. 20, 2018

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