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The federal government spends nearly 30 billion dollars a year on Pell Grants, which provide college tuition assistance to low- and moderate-income students. However most colleges do not graduate the majority of their Pell students.
May. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Can Radical New Tactics Curb Gun Violence?
Another school shooting, this time in Texas, has left ten people dead and around ten others injured. The incident is raising questions over what to do about children's safety in schools and the ensuing debate is continuing to divide the country over gun control issues.
May. 21, 2018
A significant number of young adults are providing long-term care for older adult, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
May. 21, 2018
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled authorities conducting traffic stops can follow suspects onto private property.
May. 21, 2018
A court hearing is scheduled for a former city bus driver charged in a string of deadly nighttime shootings in Phoenix.
May. 21, 2018
Arizona high school students will gather Monday night for a candlelight vigil outside the State Capitol in memory of 32 killed on U.S. campuses.
May. 21, 2018
Every year, more than 5 million people trek to Grand Canyon National Park for a spectacular view. But once you venture down one of its steep trails, you start enter another world. And like anywhere that’s hard to reach, the Grand Canyon’s backcountry is rich with stories. In "Below The Rim," we tell you a few of them.
May. 21, 2018
The Hopi Tribe has reached out to local governments for help as it attempts to finalize a land transfer under an agreement between the tribe and the Navajo Nation.
May. 21, 2018
Mexico’s four presidential candidates threw barbs at each other, gave few detailed proposals of for governance and frequently riffed on their country’s frayed relations with the United States.
May. 21, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture hands out loans for rural development projects. A tiny town between Yuma and Tucson with iconic architecture is getting one.
May. 21, 2018
Phoenix City Council members recently approved a $25 million payment to Valley Metro. It’s meant to cover final design and pre-construction services for a 1.6 mile extension.
May. 21, 2018
Before the latest vote to sell three vacant lots, Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio suggested a no flipping provision. It essentially says if you buy city-owned property to build a certain project, you need to follow through, not flip the land at a profit.
May. 21, 2018
The Potato Fire was reported just before 1 p.m. Sunday. It’s burning through brush and grass on the east side of State Route 87, south of a forest service road to Mount Ord.
May. 20, 2018
The Border-to-Border seat belt initiative will go into effect Monday night. This is a kickoff to the "Click It or Ticket" program, which runs through June 3.
May. 20, 2018
Following the Texas school shooting on Friday, the Arizona Democratic Caucus called for a special session of the state Legislature to talk about school safety. Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, appeared on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss gun control.
May. 20, 2018
Colorado River flows are at some of their lowest levels since records have been kept. Arizona and other states rely on the lessening Colorado River water, and at the same time drought is expanding in Arizona.
May. 20, 2018
Reports of e-coli cases stemming from romaine lettuce grown in Yuma left some consumers on edge over the past few weeks. Jessica Rigler is with the state health department. She said grocery stores should be cleared of the contaminated produce by now.
May. 20, 2018
State wildlife officials are warning people in southern Arizona to beware of aggressive coyotes. This comes after some cyclists were chased to within 10 feet.
May. 20, 2018
Teachers and advocates for more education funding set up booths across the Valley Saturday. They were collecting signatures to get the Invest in Education Act on the ballot in November. However, not everyone is on board with the initiative. In fact, educators are facing strong opposition from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
May. 19, 2018
Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran is calling for a bipartisan effort to draft a bill that works for rural America. This comes after a revolt by House Republicans helped defeat a GOP-backed Farm Bill.
May. 19, 2018

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