Arizona Superintendent Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas may have some competition in state elections next year. Tempe City Council member David Schapira is expected to announce his decision about entering the race Tuesday afternoon.
Arkansas' Supreme Court halted two executions hours before they were scheduled to take place Monday, but will move forward with others. The case centers on a controversial death penalty protocol that has also drawn criticism in Arizona.
“Kindergarten is the new 1st grade.” Or at least that’s what many of the state’s early childhood educators say when referring to the rigorous list of skills kids are expected to have mastered by the time they enter first grade. As state public education funding remains tight in Arizona, helping kids learn these skills is an increasing challenge for teachers.
For the first time since 2008, ASU is honoring two journalists with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill will receive the 2017 award given by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Rescue workers are still searching for two hikers who went missing late Saturday. Chief Ranger Matt Van Dzura says an alert was sent out Saturday evening, and the park service called in the Arizona Department of Public Safety to investigate.
Sky Harbor Airport wants to spend more money to woo airlines to add international destinations. This week, the City Council will vote on the airport’s three-year proposal to increase international marketing funds, allow fee waivers and institute a new credit for airlines that start service to unserved or underserved markets.
Arizona has a long history with moviemaking — from Monument Valley to Old Tucson studios. But a huge percentage of the films made here are directly connected to the Southwest and the Old West. One that doesn’t exactly fit that description turns 30 years old this month: it’s the Coen Brothers’ second movie, "Raising Arizona."
The bigger picture of the Colorado River is one full of dependence on nature, reliance on individual visions by states and municipalities — and a willingness to cooperate among states, even while protecting their own rights. David Owen, staff writer for The New Yorker, has a new book that explores all of those angles.
Last week, we told you that the group American Rivers named the Lower Colorado River the country’s most endangered river. The group cited the number of users of the river’s water, and the need for Lower Colorado Basin states to finalize a drought contingency plan.
Art can bridge borders. That’s the driving principle behind a first-of-its-kind professional development program for Phoenix artists. The CALA Alliance and AZ Artworker, a program of the Arizona Commission for the Arts, recently brought renowned Mexican artist Betsabee Romero to the Valley to spend a week working with seven local artists in Phoenix to create a community art project.
More than 1,400 economists from around the country have signed a letter to the Trump administration and congressional leaders, about the economic value of immigration. Geovanni Peri is one of those economists. He’s chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, Davis, and studies the economics of immigration.
Tucson residents who were registered to vote by the end of the day on Monday are eligible for the city’s next election on May 16, though early ballots go out on April 26. This election is focused on whether Tucson’s sales tax should go up by a half-cent.