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Rural school districts are finding it hard to retain good teachers. In eastern Arizona, some school officials say part of the problem is that many of their new teachers are new to the area too. A few state university systems are hoping to improve those retention rates by helping Arizona's small towns grow their own teachers.
May. 20, 2016
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The surface level at Lake Mead has dropped as planned to historic low levels, and federal water managers said Thursday the vast Colorado River reservoir is expected to continue to shrink amid ongoing drought.
May. 20, 2016
President Harry Truman reportedly said that, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
May. 19, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
A Phoenix man has filed a lawsuit to stop Proposition 123.
May. 19, 2016
The federal judge who found Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in civil contempt of court has denied the sheriff's request for an extension to respond to the findings.
May. 19, 2016
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Sedona is trying to find a way to turn the volume down. Some residents are complaining about the noise from sightseeing helicopters — and the problem is not a new one.
May. 19, 2016
Phoenix City Council
The Phoenix City Council this week started taking votes to approve a new city budget, but the fate of a proposed secondary property tax increase is less certain.
May. 19, 2016
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law four new interstate licensing compacts for medical professionals — doctors, nurses, psychologists and physical therapists.
May. 19, 2016
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The recently-approved Arizona budget for the next fiscal year allocated $1.5 million for the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
May. 19, 2016
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The Arizona Supreme Court will soon expand from five to seven justices now that Gov. Doug Ducey has signed House Bill 2537.
May. 19, 2016
central farm
There are more small farms in Arizona, many run by new farmers who don't fit the typical idea of the profession.
May. 19, 2016
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Listen to the sounds of Sylvia Burns taking a sewing class at Sewing Nuts in Scottsdale.
May. 19, 2016
A piece of Valley history forever immortalized on television, is still very much alive along Grand Avenue in Phoenix.
May. 19, 2016
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American Airlines is spending an additional $4 million to hire contract personnel to support TSA workers.
May. 19, 2016
Officer David Glasser
Officer David Glasser was a 12-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department. Police said the incident occurred Wednesday afternoon after a Laveen homeowner called to say his son was stealing guns from him.
May. 19, 2016
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We know drones hover among us — but now we have a better idea of where they actually are. The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday released data on drones registered by zip code.
May. 19, 2016
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A U.S. Justice Department official identified significant gaps Wednesday in a federal law aimed at addressing high rates of violence against Native American women, saying the law should be expanded to broaden tribes' authority over certain child abuse cases.
May. 19, 2016
Only 40 cases of Rickettsia Parkeri have been found in the U.S. and none of those cases were in Arizona, until now.
May. 19, 2016
Santa Fe is an expensive place to live. But it’s also an expensive place to build. Affordable housing and the bottom line of developers often clash.
May. 19, 2016
Uber and Lyft drivers, who work as independent contractors, have been dropping off people without question because the airport only regulates passenger pick-ups. The new policy means these ride share service drivers will join taxi, limo and shuttle bus drivers, but some critics worry they may not be as thoroughly vetted.
May. 19, 2016

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