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A new survey suggests that up to a quarter of open teaching positions in Arizona were vacant at the end of August. Officials in the participating districts filled many with candidates that did not meet standard teaching requirements.
Sep. 26, 2016
Abortions are on the decline in Arizona, but the reason for it is unclear. New figures from the Arizona Department of Health Services show 12,659 recorded abortions in 2015, about 2,000 fewer than in 2011.
Sep. 26, 2016
loop 202 extension map as of September 2016
The Arizona Department of Transportation is hosting two meetings. The first will be Tuesday evening at Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee. On Wednesday, another will be held at Betty Fairfax High school in Laveen.
Sep. 26, 2016
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Someone broke into a Prescott taxidermist's shop last week and stole $30,000 in antlers and animal skins. Now, Prescott police are seeking the public’s help in nabbing the criminals.
Sep. 26, 2016
A Mimbres pottery image
An Arizona State University program this semester will use veterans to archive digital archaeological data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Sep. 26, 2016
Sarah Coleman
This is the latest of several protests led by the Rev. Jarrett Maupin. Previous marches were directed at downtown Phoenix and have been held at night. But Maupin said after continued action, police are still not listening to the voices of African-Americans.
Sep. 26, 2016
protests in Mexico
Two years ago, 43 students from the small town in Mexico mysteriously disappeared. Their absence ignited an entire movement against government oppression in Mexico, while their parents still mourn their loss.
Sep. 26, 2016
Arizona Judge Gets Negative Performance Review, Decides To Step Down
Sep. 26, 2016
A young Donald Trump supporter
The Donald Trump campaign gave out thousands of yard signs over the weekend in an attempt to engage more supporters.
Sep. 26, 2016
Leaf Beetle Larvae
Have you ever seen a strange critter crawling across the floor you couldn’t identify? The Arizona Science Desk wants to help you get answers!
Sep. 26, 2016
Lisa Olson
If pot laws were colors, the U.S. map would resemble a tie-dye T-shirt. In some states it’s illegal. In others, it’s legal for medical purposes. This November, Arizona will be one of five states voting on recreational pot.
Sep. 26, 2016
The Farmington Daily Times reports that tribal legislators are pushing for a better understanding of energy industry practices as well as any necessary revisions of rules surrounding oil and gas production.
Sep. 26, 2016
As cooler temperatures move into the Valley, so do big events and tourists.This fall and winter, visitors to Scottsdale's city-owned airport will notice something new – a $5 million operations center. It’s part of a master plan to deal with growth projections over the next 20 years.
Sep. 26, 2016
A judge Friday halted more than a thousand lawsuits filed by a group described as a serial litigator by the Arizona Attorney General’s office. Mark Brnovich's office asked the court to consolidate the cases that have been filed by the group.
Sep. 23, 2016
So on the fourth floor of a building on ASU’s Tempe campus, in a kind of back hallway, there’s a bank of roughly a dozen freezers – some commercial-grade, but many like the one in your kitchen. These freezers don’t hold employees’ lunches, or even frozen organs to study.
Sep. 23, 2016
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Bumble bees spend a considerable part of their days buzzing around in the quest for pollen. Although there are a couple of other categories of buzz, including when they’re searching for a mate or displaying aggression toward potential predators.
Sep. 23, 2016
Amid a wave of historic coal bankruptcies, states like Texas and Colorado have taken proactive steps to make sure coal companies are on the hook for their future cleanup costs while in Wyoming, over $1 billion of these cleanup costs have gotten tied up in bankruptcy court.
Sep. 23, 2016
Drought
A federal government report released this week said climate change will probably pose a significant national security challenge for the U.S. over the next two decades. Here in Arizona, ASU’s Global Security Initiative—or GSI—is putting together a new program on climate and national security.
Sep. 23, 2016
election vote campaign
Some polls have shown a tight presidential race here, despite the fact that only one Democrat has won Arizona since 1952.
Sep. 23, 2016
preschool child playing
The number of children in foster care in Arizona grew 86 percent from 2009 to 2015 to more than 19,000 children today. Now, more than 750 young adults leave care every year. What happens to them after that?
Sep. 23, 2016

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