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Superintendent Douglas: Teacher Strike Is
“I implore the teachers of Arizona not to do this and not to hurt our children and our families,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas at an Arizona State Board of Education meeting Monday.
Apr. 24, 2018
Teacher Strike Could Impact Students With Special Needs
Teachers across Arizona are planning a walkout Thursday, and some parents, especially those who have children with disabilities, are worried about the impact on their kids.
Apr. 24, 2018
GAO: Hopi And Navajo Relocation Help Still Needed
Four decades ago the federal government halted a century-old Navajo-Hopi land dispute by dividing the land among the two tribes. The order displaced thousands of families. A federal study shows some of them are still without homes promised to them.
Apr. 24, 2018
Rocky Point Port Could Be Completed In Public-Private Partnership
Officials in the state of Sonora have long lobbied Mexico’s federal government for funding to build a port for cruise ships just 60 miles south of the Arizona border, and now they’re considering turning to the private sector to help complete the project.
Apr. 24, 2018
Gas Prices Are On The Rise In Arizona
The average gas price in Arizona is currently $2.80 per gallon, which is about six cents higher than it was just a week ago. So what is pumping up the prices?
Apr. 24, 2018
Arizona School Districts Consider Closing During Teacher Walkout
Since the announcement of an educator walkout planned for Thursday, each school district has had to decide how to respond—whether to shut down schools over a lack of staffing, whether to stay open or something in between. As of last night, 62 Arizona school districts plan to close their schools Thursday.
Apr. 24, 2018
Not Every Arizona Teacher Voted To Strike
Last week, 78 percent of teachers who voted decided they were going to walk off the job this Thursday to protest low teacher pay and a lack of funding for K-12 schools — among other things.
Apr. 24, 2018
Teachers Walk In To Classrooms For Second Day, Prepare For Walkout
“Honestly teachers are so tired and so busy trying to make ends come together, to make our kids successful in any way we can it’s hard to keep the energy up,” said an Orangewood School teacher.
Apr. 24, 2018
Robrt Pela: Review Of
Duncan Pflaster’s snappy "The Underpants Godot," is a precise example of the smart, provocative productions with which this decades-old company has made its name.
Apr. 24, 2018
Southwest Cancellations Continue At Sky Harbor
For the third straight day, several Southwest Airlines flights have been cancelled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, as the airline continues to cancel flights across the country.
Apr. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: The French Perspective on Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington this week, marking the first official state visit of the Trump presidency. It includes a ceremony at the White House and an official state dinner today, as well as an address from Macron to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.
Apr. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: Supreme Court Takes Up New Gerrymandering Lawsuit
The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today for the third gerrymandering case of this term. Previously, the court accepted cases involving gerrymandering disputes in Wisconsin and Maryland. This newest case involves redistricting efforts in Texas.
Apr. 24, 2018
World Renowned Artist Jim Hodges On How Art Can Save Us All
Jim Hodges has been at the forefront of conceptual art around the world for nearly three decades, known for work that makes a statement about social justice or equality, sometimes in big ways.
Apr. 24, 2018
Cavnar Among Few Women Who Have Done TV Play-By-Play
In the world of TV sports journalism, it’s commonplace these days to have women on the sidelines adding “color commentary” to the action on the field. But you can count the number of women who’ve given play-by-play calls in the booth for a regular season game on one hand.
Apr. 24, 2018
Nonprofit Working For Sexual Assault Victims
Among the bills that will likely not become law during this year’s legislative session is one that would have created a sexual assault victims’ Bill of Rights.
Apr. 24, 2018
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake Visits Sen. John McCain After Surgery
U.S. Senator Jeff Flake provided an update on John McCain’s condition this weekend. Flake visited McCain after the senior senator underwent surgery for an intestinal infection.
Apr. 24, 2018
How Impartial Are U.S. Supreme Court Judges?
Judges are supposed to be impartial. But because they’re human beings, they occasionally bring their own thoughts and maybe even biases to a case every now and then. Even U.S. Supreme Court Justices can be affected — they are selected and approved by politicians, after all.
Apr. 24, 2018
Yuma Farmers Worry About Impact Of E. Coli Outbreak
Last week, consumers and businesses across the country were warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they suspect might be from Yuma. An E. coli outbreak from romaine grown in that area has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick.
Apr. 24, 2018
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

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