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DPS: 88 Wrong-Way Drivers Accused Of DUIs In 2019
Eighty-eight wrong-way drivers have been arrested on suspicion of DUI so far in 2019, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. There have been 36 wrong-way collisions resulting in 16 fatalities during the same period.
Aug. 27, 2019
Uncertified teachers make up 40% of Arizona's charter school educators, but the state has no way to investigate or track misconduct. KJZZ and The Arizona Republic investigated one story where a teacher hopped from school to school trailing allegations of sexual misconduct.
Aug. 27, 2019
Leaders From Arizona, Sonora Meet To Strengthen Political, Economic Bonds
Government officials from all over Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora came together Thursday at the Arizona-Sonora Megaregion annual meeting in Tucson.
Aug. 27, 2019
Hobbs Asks Court To Dismiss Challenge To 2014 Election Law
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is defending a 2014 law that says if petition circulators don’t show up in court, none of the petitions they gathered will be counted. Hobbs wants a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to that law, which she voted for as a state senator.
Aug. 27, 2019
Phoenix Voters To Decide On Light Rail, Pension Debt
Nearly 30 polling sites are open in Phoenix until 6 p.m. Monday and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Phoenix mailed 549,128 early ballots and as of late Friday, 165,025 had been returned.
Aug. 26, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Portland, Maine
About 400 people seeking asylum from Central Africa have come to this small town of Portland, Maine, over the last couple of months. Laurel Morales reports on the last leg of "Tracing The Migrant Journey."
Aug. 26, 2019
Lowell Observatory Receives $14.5M For New Educational Center
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff has received it largest grant ever. The $14.5 million grant will support a new Astronomy Discovery Center set to open in 2023.
Aug. 26, 2019
Boas: The Year Since The Passing Of John McCain
It's been a year since Senator John McCain passed. What has been missing from the Senate and the political scene in the time Senator McCain has been absent?
Aug. 26, 2019
The Cost Of The Museum Fire
The Museum Fire fight is expected to cost more than $12 million, including efforts to protect against flooding in the fire’s wake.
Aug. 26, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Citizenship In India
This week marks a milestone in Ukraine, and could see the resolution of a controversial debate over citizenship in India.
Aug. 26, 2019
AZ Explores Expanded Role For Non-Lawyer Professionals
Arizona is exploring ways to expand access to justice with the help of non-lawyers. There are already certified professionals who can offer limited legal assistance, but now, a task force organized by the Arizona Supreme Court is looking to redefine what legal document preparers can do for folks heading to court.
Aug. 26, 2019
How Technology Is Changing Fast Food
From new kinds of drive-thru windows to working with food delivery apps, some fast food restaurants are trying to make it easier for you to have fries with that.
Aug. 26, 2019
Ballot Initiative Would Raise Pay For AZ Hospital Workers
The California branch of the Service Employees International Union wants Arizona voters to force hospitals to pay their workers more.
Aug. 26, 2019
Since 2015, almost 200 teachers have been disciplined by the state or surrendered their certification after allegations of sexual misconduct. Not all of these cases end up in a courtroom. Reporters Mariana Dale and Lily Altavena looked at hundreds of cases where teachers abused a position of trust and were disciplined as a result.
SEARCH DATABASE: Teachers Investigated For Sexual Misconduct Since 2015
Aug. 26, 2019
Simulations Show Texas Schools Could See Larger Measles Outbreaks
Almost 10 years after health officials declared measles was eliminated in the U.S., falling vaccination rates pose a threat to herd immunity. Now, a new study suggests some Texas schools could soon face large measles outbreaks.
Aug. 26, 2019
Fake Service Dogs Becoming Issue For Real Service Dogs, Their Owners
You’ve probably heard of a comfort animal or emotional support pet, yet they are not covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Still, we see these pets everywhere and they’re not always properly trained. Some disability advocates are trying to come up with strategies to address this growing issue.
Aug. 26, 2019
Report: AZ Highway Fatalities, Congestion Among Worst
A new report examining conditions and cost-effectiveness of state highway systems ranked Arizona 29th overall.
Aug. 26, 2019
UA Rodent Study Identifies Possible Tinnitus Treatment Target
About 15-20% of people have tinnitus, according to the Mayo Clinic, but scientists have struggled to find an effective treatment target. New research led by the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson has identified one promising candidate.
Aug. 26, 2019
Phoenix Home Sales 4 Times Higher Than National Number
On Friday, the Fed announced plans to cut interest rates as early as next month. Such efforts spur growth by encouraging new home sales, but Phoenix faces the opposite problem: too much growth and not enough homes for sale.
Aug. 26, 2019
Joe Arpaio Running For Maricopa County Sheriff
Joe Arpaio is once again running for sheriff of Maricopa County. Arpaio announced the 2020 bid in a press release and on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.
Aug. 25, 2019

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