AZ teacher shortage raises concerns over staffing for fall
With an ongoing teacher shortage in Arizona, concerns over not having enough educators for fall classes are rising. The Arizona Education Association, known as the AEA, expects 10% to 15% of educators to quit after this school year.
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Coyotes, aviation officials still disagree on proposed Tempe district
Developers for the proposed Tempe Entertainment District, which includes a new arena for the Arizona Coyotes, met again Thursday with Phoenix aviation officials.
Celebration of Women book spotlights women of color in arts, culture
The “Celebration of Women” book spotlights endeavors by role models in the Phoenix metro region. This year’s focus is Black, Indigenous and women of color in arts and culture.
Tucson to open half of public pools for summer season
Due to a shortage in lifeguards, the city of Tucson will open about half of its public pools this summer. According to the city, they are about 40 lifeguards short.
Glendale OKs new rules on property rentals before Super Bowl
The city of Glendale has preemptively adopted new rules regulating short-term rental properties before the city welcomes a bevy of visitors for the 2023 Super Bowl.
Arizona Restaurant Week returns for spring 2022
Friday marked the start of Arizona Restaurant Week, a 10-day event where eateries across the state encourage patrons to try new places and menu items. Arizona Restaurant Association President Steve Chucri says the long-running event has helped grow local businesses.
Paper: Its time to extend ethical standards to indigenous microbiome research
The impacts of colonialism and unseemly research reverberate to this day. But, outside of the social sciences and some genomics, efforts to involve and protect indigenous peoples remain nebulous. A new perspective piece argues for embedding those ethical frameworks in the rapidly growing field of microbiome research.

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Haaland seeks healing for Native American boarding school survivors
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A superstar investor with the Midas touch or just lucky? The puzzle of Cathie Wood
She became one of Wall Street's most successful stock pickers during the pandemic, with millions of followers in social media, but Wood is struggling this year and facing intense scrutiny.
One man was killed and eight people were wounded during an overnight shooting at a party that drew about 100 people to a Southern California hookah lounge.
Albanese elected Australia's leader in complex poll result
Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader, though it remains unclear whether his party can form a majority government.