AZ School Grades 20 Years In The Making, Some Feel Misrepresented
Arizona issued public schools final letter grades in April for the first time since 2014. The way the state evaluates schools has been evolving for the last two decades. Some of the state’s lowest-performing schools say it’s still a system that hurts more than helps.
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June 13, 2018
Agriculture Census Asking Arizona Farmers To Be Counted
The national Census of Agriculture is wrapping up data collection that will impact funding decisions for the next five years.
June 12, 2018
Ex-Wife Calls Killer Her
The ex-wife of the man who shot and killed six people in the Phoenix metro area earlier this month spoke to reporters Tuesday for the first time.
June 12, 2018
USDA Leadership Visits Arizona Farms
USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey sat with producers to hear comments about how America’s domestic farming programs could be improved.
June 12, 2018
Border Patrol Agent Shot In Southern Arizona
The FBI and the Border Patrol's internal affairs division, the Office of Professional Responsibility, is investigating the shooting.
June 12, 2018
Arizona “March For Our Lives” protesters held a die-in in the executive tower on the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre that killed 49 people and injured 53 others.
June 12, 2018
GoDaddy Owner Buys Westgate Entertainment District In Glendale
Bob Parsons’ real estate company, YAM Properties LLC, bought the complex from the company iStar Inc. It paid $133 million for 533,000 square feet of developed space and 33 acres of undeveloped space.
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June 12, 2018
What Some Valley Libraries Do With Overflow Books
Mesa Public Library is holding a two-day sale of books, magazines, DVDs and vinyl records. Some books are prices at just 50 cents, a low price that reveals a big problem for libraries: book overload.
June 12, 2018
ASU Art Museum Partners With LA Museum
A lot of havens of culture are trying to change — both to attract more people of diverse backgrounds and to try to get younger generations to appreciate what’s on their stages, behind their doors or hanging on their walls. That’s certainly the case when it comes to museums.
June 12, 2018
Williams Named Interim Phoenix Mayor Amid Council Infighting
The city of Phoenix has a new mayor. Though she’ll only be holding the position until election results determine former Mayor Greg Stanton’s longer-term successor, Thelda Williams takes the reins of the city for a third interim period, and she’ll serve at least until November.
June 12, 2018
Experts Discuss Future Arizona Water Usage
Arizona and the Valley are on the cusp of significant decisions and changes related to water usage. A drought contingency plan is on the horizon as is a Colorado River shortage declaration.
June 12, 2018
Vermont Strengthens Protections For Harassment Victims
Early this year, at the Arizona State Capitol, we saw the #MeToo movement play out when state representative Don Shooter was expelled from the legislature by his fellow representatives for allegations of sexual misconduct.
June 12, 2018
Summer Child Care Is Pricey: What Are Options For Parents?
School’s out for summer. Students may feel free from the responsibilities of homework and tests, but parents — well, they’ve got to figure out what to do with their kids during the next 10 to 12 weeks while they’re at work.
June 12, 2018
Interview Question May Perpetuate Wage Gap
Women in this country still make, on average, 80 cents on the dollar that men make for the same work. For women of color, that disparity is even more drastic.
June 12, 2018
Pharmacy Kiosks Are Coming To Arizona
According to the company MedAvail, the so-called MedCenters will dispense a prescription in less than ninety seconds and customers will have all day and night access to a comprehensive pharmacist service.
June 12, 2018
How Trade War Could Affect AZ Businesses
Canada has long been a close and friendly ally of the United States. However, that relationship has been tested recently by the war of words between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a result of last week’s G-7 Summit in Quebec.
June 12, 2018
The Future Of Facebook Lies With Teens
A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows a dramatic shift in the number of young people who are on Facebook.
June 12, 2018
Maricopa County Recorder Reacts To SCOTUS Voter Decision
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Ohio’s voter purge law has Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes conducting a voter reassurance campaign in Arizona’s most populated region.
June 12, 2018
AZ Unlikely To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment
Arizona remains among 15 states yet to ratify equal rights for all citizens, including women. But Gov. Ducey sees no reason to be the deciding state.
June 12, 2018
Lawsuit Questions Kirkpatrick
A Democratic opponent of U.S. Congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick has asked the Maricopa County Superior Court to disqualify her from running in Arizona's District 2.
June 12, 2018