Arizona’s educational system is one of the worst funded in the nation. So at many traditional public schools, classes like literature, philosophy and visual art have been scaled down or cut completely in recent years.
A high-school diploma opens doors to college and higher paying jobs. But as many as 5,000 students in Arizona may have missed getting a diploma over the past nine years because they failed a critical test.
A federal judge who ruled against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a racial profiling case announced there is new evidence the sheriff’s office may have launched a covert investigation to try to prove an alleged conspiracy that would have discredited the judge himself.
Living in the desert in the midst of an extended drought can lead people to change their decision-making process. For a lot of people who live in the Valley, that has meant turning to desert landscaping around their homes and using xeriscape techniques to conserve water.