A leadership training program for public school principals is getting a $250,000 investment from the state. Gov. Doug Ducey was in downtown Phoenix Wednesday to announce the increased contribution to support the public-private collaboration known as Beat The Odds School Leadership Academy.
Mexico is back near the bottom of an ugly list — it’s again one of deadliest countries in the world in which to report the news. The killings of journalists follow a rising wave of cartel violence in the country.
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists and volunteers have begun placing artificial habitat in Roosevelt Lake, hoping to help bass and crappie recover from vegetation loss and competition with nonnative shad. The work is part of a larger plan, the Tonto National Forest Lakes Habitat Improvement Project, which is meant to improve the sustainability – and fishing prospects – of a handful of central Arizona lakes.
The acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy visited in the Valley to talk prevention and treatment strategy with local leaders. Officials say prescription opioid drug overdoses kill at least one person every day in Arizona, and the Phoenix Police Department is slowly rolling out new program that focuses on treatment, instead of enforcement.
A few years ago, a resident of a small, rural Alabama town reached out to a reporter and asked him to look into wrongdoing and corruption in that town — namely, a murder this resident alleged had taken place. But the story unfolds far beyond that investigation, and the twists and turns became the seven-episode podcast, S-Town.
It sounds like the beginning of an old joke — “What happens when a molecular virologist, an evolutionary biologist and a hip-hop dancer go to a laboratory?” It’s a real question that ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is asking in their new performance: “Science Exposed: Bringing Science to Life Through the Arts,” which will be performed tonight on ASU’s Tempe campus.
Legal Aid services are the largest source of pro-bono legal assistance in the state. Each year they help about 35,000 Arizonans. But President Trump’s newest budget has called for eliminating the the entire budget for the Legal Services Corporation.
Lesley Stahl has been a familiar face on national television for decades. She was the White House correspondent for CBS News covering multiple administrations, and she’s been a host and reporter on "60 Minutes" since 1991. But her biggest scoop in recent years emerged when she became a grandmother.
In a ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick blocked the president’s effort to withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. To explain the significance of the ruling, we’re joined for a few minutes by Scott Decker, foundation professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
There’s been an increased interest in the Valley over the past few years to live closer into the city. That’s a bit of a change for a region which, at least stereotypically, has been more known for urban sprawl than dense, urban living.
GOP senators, over the objections of Democrats, approved SB 1042 on Tuesday. The bill aims to address Arizona’s chronic teacher shortage by easing qualifications — and make it easier for people with expertise in a specific subject area but who do not necessarily have teaching certification, to go into the classroom.
You might think that cell phones make everything worse. We can't remember phone numbers anymore, we are addicted to checking texts and emails and we end up taking thousands of pictures. So, can any good ever come of obsessive phone use?