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Arizona teachers are preparing to strike on Thursday, despite a promise by Governor Doug Ducey to give them a 20 percent raise by 2020. Cathy Matsumoto has been a special education teacher in Mesa for the past eight years. Speaking on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Matsumoto said Ducey’s plan is missing some key points.
Apr. 22, 2018
Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett has announced he is challenging Governor Doug Ducey in the Republican primary. Bennett says a broader tax base would help to weather downturns in the economy.
Apr. 21, 2018
Governor Doug Ducey will face some competition in this year’s Republican primary election. Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said he plans to challenge Ducey.
Apr. 21, 2018
Meghan McCain tweeted Wednesday that she is returning to Arizona from New York to be with her family. She thanked everyone for their prayers for her father Senator John McCain. Senator Jeff Flake also plans to visit McCain this weekend.
Apr. 21, 2018
The 14th annual Pat’s Run was held outside Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe Saturday morning. Race committee member Christina Hundley said the funds raised by the run benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation, which helps veterans complete their degrees.
Apr. 21, 2018
Teachers in Arizona are poised to strike next Thursday if state legislators do not pass a budget that identifies a clear plan for salary increases for educators and support staff. Deer Valley Unified School District announced it is closing all schools in anticipation of the strike.
Apr. 21, 2018
Urging lawmakers to focus on teacher pay, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey vetoed ten bills Friday advanced by House Republicans.
Apr. 21, 2018
It’s arguably one of the most valuable pieces of land in downtown Phoenix – and it’s going on the market.
Apr. 20, 2018
High school students staged walkouts across the country to call for gun reform. In Arizona, students gathered after school at the Capitol to stage a “die-in” inside the House and Senate buildings.
Arizona Students Walking Out Of Class To Protest Gun Violence
Apr. 20, 2018
Arizona State University is hosting a four-day national conference in downtown Phoenix to discuss children of incarcerated parents. Officials say 13 percent of Arizona children are in that boat.
Apr. 20, 2018
Based on reports from Alaska, where people got sick from heads of lettuce, the CDC now warns against eating all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
Apr. 20, 2018
Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said on Friday he's disappointed that teachers in the state are poised to strike next Thursday as state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey have been working to grant their request for a 20 percent pay raise.
Apr. 20, 2018
Social service agencies in two northern Arizona cities are preparing for a surge of people needing homes. Both Bullhead City and Flagstaff are dealing with an affordable housing crisis.
Apr. 20, 2018
Leaders say the campaign with a $5,000 goal was originally meant to help buy and distribute #RedForEd T-shirts and signs. But now, that money will go to support the school walkout.
Apr. 20, 2018
Charles Mingus was born in Nogales, and the city is holding its Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival to celebrate his influence.
Apr. 20, 2018
Arizona has a history of female leaders in the judiciary, the most famous being U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Apr. 20, 2018
Public districts and charters are gearing up in case of a widespread teacher strike, planned for next Thursday. Peoria Unified School District has 42 schools that could potentially be affected by a walkout.
Apr. 20, 2018
Phoenix’s Rising Youth Theatre play "The 100th Day" highlight's discrimination in Arizona’s education system, telling stories that some of the student actors themselves have experienced firsthand.
Apr. 20, 2018
Angry residents are driving Phoenix leaders to possibly end a project that was supposed to help with traffic flow.
Apr. 20, 2018
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced that Starbucks will close all of its more than 8,000 company-owned stores on May 29th for racial-bias training. It’s a response that’s garnered criticism and praise, but will it actually be effective?
Apr. 20, 2018

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