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If you want to teach in Arizona, the state’s public universities and colleges say they’ll waive your tuition. Its part of a new state program hoping to make a dent in Arizona’s growing teacher shortage.
Sep. 26, 2017
classroom teacher
According to a new study, Arizona is rated as the worst state for public school teachers.
Sep. 26, 2017
supporters of DACA join hands
LUCHA, the Living United for Change in Arizona organization, is giving 70 DACA recipients a scholarship to pay the $495 fee required to renew their status.
Sep. 26, 2017
the pulse logo
Sure, we use helium for balloons at birthday parties, but this critical liquid is also essential for modern electronics — and some serious science research.
Sep. 26, 2017
the takeaway logo
Millions of Americans are reeling in the dark as communities in Puerto Rico wait for food, water, and help.
Sep. 26, 2017
president donald trump
NFL fans are responding to the controversy over some players refusing to stand during the national anthem. In Scottsdale on Monday night, game watchers had different view points about the protests, but most sided with President Trump.
Sep. 26, 2017
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
The University of Arizona’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on course to meet up with an asteroid, and its cameras took pictures of the home planet over the weekend.
Sep. 26, 2017
Arizona’s Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway was the hot topic on the agenda of Monday’s State Board on Geographic and Historic Names meeting.
Sep. 26, 2017
Motel 6
Hispanic leaders demand Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich investigate the Motel 6 chain for turning in suspected illegal immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Sep. 26, 2017
Reporting Hate
When a Navajo baby is born it’s custom to bury the umbilical cord in the ground. The Navajo believe that ties the child to the land forever. But a new generation of Navajos are defying this belief as more and more young people leave the Navajo Nation to go to college or to find work. Elders encourage their return, but often that transition home is brutal.
Sep. 26, 2017
kids in a classroom
The Arizona State Board of Education is asking schools not to immediately share their newly issued letter grades. But some argue the school-performance scores are public records and can’t be withheld if someone requests them.
Sep. 25, 2017
Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus
Mexico is struggling with the aftermath of last week’s earthquakes. Official reports say the death toll has risen to 325 people; 186 in Mexico City alone.
Sep. 25, 2017
police line do not cross
The FBI released its annual Uniform Crime Report on Monday, and violent crime is up in Arizona, following a national trend. Violent crime in Arizona is at its highest rate since 2008 but it’s still significantly lower than the historical peak in 1993.
Sep. 25, 2017
money
Oct. 5 is the cutoff date for DACA recipients to file for renewal. But an immigration attorney warned scam artists are using the deadline as an opportunity to snag the $495 renewal fee from desperate applicants seeking assistance with their filings.
Sep. 25, 2017
Equifax
The fallout continues from the Equifax data breach — more than 140 million Americans have had their personal information compromised. Rob Knake is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he focuses on cybersecurity policy.
Sep. 25, 2017
Book
Words are a vital part of how we communicate, but the words we use change over time. To help us understand all of that a lot better, we spoke with Cindi SturtzSreetharan, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
Sep. 25, 2017
BBC Look-ahead
On the heels of the German election on Sunday, another European country is anticipating an election this coming weekend.
Sep. 25, 2017
Pedro Gomez
The Arizona Diamondbacks clinched a playoff spot on Sunday for the first time since 2011 with their victory over the Florida Marlins. Midseason acquisition J.D. Martinez got the game-winning hit and talked about it in the clubhouse.
Sep. 25, 2017
monsoon storm floods
That cool air might signal the end of our beloved monsoon. The official end of the monsoon is Sept. 30, but I got a hold of Ken Waters at the National Weather Service here in Phoenix to find out why we have to say goodbye to the monsoons so early this year.
Sep. 25, 2017
Ricardo Cano
A tiny school at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is at the heart of two lawsuits. One was filed by a former teacher — who only lasted a short time at Havasupai Elementary.
Sep. 25, 2017

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