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Trade Unions Stand In Solidarity With #RedForEd Movement
There’s been a gradual decline in organized labor over the past decade in Arizona. But trade unions are attempting to capitalize on the momentum of the #RedForEd movement.
May. 1, 2018
Arizona Representatives Discuss Latest Education Funding Plan
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday that he had reached a deal with lawmakers on a plan to give teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020, a plan that’s been questioned by teachers who decided to carry out their walkout even after the plan was introduced.
May. 1, 2018
Robrt Pela Delves Into His Linda Ronstadt Record Collection
Linda Ronstadt was at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts last week for a conversation about her four decade career. And it sent writer Robrt Pela deep into his record collection.
May. 1, 2018
Arizona
We’ve talked to lawmakers, school administrators, teachers and support staff about the #RedForEd teacher walkout. Now let’s check in with a parent of a child affected by the walkout.
May. 1, 2018
The Pulse: The Cost Of Diabetes
The Centers for Disease Control says half of Hispanic men and women in the U.S. will develop diabetes some time during their lives. From WHYY's The Pulse, Texas reporter Kristen Cabrera looked at her father's family where that number has been more like 100 percent.
May. 1, 2018
Why Thousands Of Organs Are Lost Before They Can Be Donated
More than 100,00 people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants. More than 2,000 of those people are right here in Arizona. But tens of thousands of viable organs are lost each year before they can be donated and save lives.
May. 1, 2018
FBI: More Hate Crimes Since President Trump Took Office
Official FBI statistics show that the number of hate crimes in the U.S. hit a five-year high in 2016. There’s also been an increase in anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim incidents. Have they been driven — or at least influenced — by President Trump’s comments and actions, providing cover, to some extent, for offenders?
May. 1, 2018
Will Arizona Lawmakers Approve Gov. Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday that he had reached a budget deal with lawmakers that is supposed to include a 20 percent raise for teachers by 2020.
May. 1, 2018
AEU Leader Discusses Plans For Arizona
Thousands of teachers are back at the Capitol this morning as their walkout extends into a fourth day. A key leader of the effort is Noah Karvelis, an organizer for Arizona Educators United and teacher himself.
May. 1, 2018
The Takeaway: Special Counsel Mueller
The New York Times has obtained a list of nearly fifty questions given to President Donald Trump’s legal team by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The questions cover topics ranging from the firing of former F.B.I. director James Comey to President Trump's alleged connections to Kremlin-linked individuals.
May. 1, 2018
Scientists Hope Bug Experiment Fattens Co. River Fish
Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey are hoping a monthslong experiment to release low, steady flows of water from Glen Canyon Dam will give the eggs that bugs lay just below the water's surface a better chance at survival. It starts this weekend.
May. 1, 2018
Many Districts Remain Closed As Teacher Walkout Enters 4th Day
Large districts across the state — including Deer Valley, Tucson, Chandler and Scottsdale Unified school districts — remain closed until they can ensure enough staff in classrooms.
#RedForEd Strike: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | More Education News
May. 1, 2018
Weather To Change For Firefighters Battling Tinder Fire
Fire officials said communities are still at risk of a wildfire burning in northern Arizona. The Tinder Fire has burned about 11,000 acres.
Apr. 30, 2018
Arizona Teachers Rally At Capitol, Bring Their Stories To Lawmakers
Arizona educators marched on the Capitol for the third day on Monday. The rally drew an estimated 10,000 teachers, according to Arizona’s Department of Public Safety.
More Education News
Apr. 30, 2018
Settlement Reached In Case Of  Farm Accused Of Mistreating Workers
A West Valley farm accused of forcing guest workers to live in deadly conditions has settled a lawsuit brought last year by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Apr. 30, 2018
U.S. Clamps Down On Mexican Journalist
The legal team for a Mexican reporter and his son detained after fleeing to the U.S., trying to seek asylum, says the U.S. government is now trying to stifle further information from being released to the public.
Apr. 30, 2018
St. Mary
As school closures continue this week, organizations are stepping up to provide meals to students who aren’t in class. St. Mary’s Food Bank has joined the list of those offering food.
Apr. 30, 2018
Tinder Fire Burns Several Homes, Forces Many To Evacuate
A wildfire forced 10 northern Arizona communities to evacuate Sunday night. An unknown number of structures have burned, many of them homes.
Apr. 30, 2018
Arizona Has Fifth Highest Rate Of Fatal Hit-And-Runs
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has been exploring the prevalence of hit-and-run crashes in the U.S. Per capita, Arizona has the fifth highest rate of fatal hit-and-run crashes across the country.
Apr. 30, 2018
How Arizona Towns Prepare For Wildfire Season
As cities, towns and counties get ready for wildfire season, the Sonoran Institute is working to help them plan for this year — and beyond.
Apr. 30, 2018

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