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Arizona Center For Disability Law Offers Special Education Coaching Session
This year for the first time the Arizona Center For Disability Law will offer coaching sessions to parents of children with disabilities as they start the school year. “It’s very complex for parents to understand what their rights are,” said Amanda Glass, an attorney at the Arizona Center for Disability Law.
Aug. 7, 2019
Verde Fire Continues To Grow Near Fountain Hills
The Verde Fire burning about 10 miles northeast of Fountain Hills has grown to four square miles. Lightning strikes ignited the blaze Saturday and it’s still zero percent contained.
Aug. 7, 2019
Gov. Ducey Promotes Mike Faust To Head Of DCS
A former aerospace and manufacturing manager, Faust is credited with helping DCS reduce the number of kids in foster care.
Aug. 7, 2019
Groups Tries To Stop Trumps Border-Wall Efforts In Arizona
Environmentalists have asked a judge to stop a plan to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, arguing the Trump administration unlawfully waived dozens of laws as part of the project that will ultimately damage wildlife habitat.
Aug. 7, 2019
NAU Shipping Wood Chips To South Korea To Help With Wildfire Prevention
Northern Arizona University has worked with multiple agencies for the past year to ship wood chips to South Korea.The process starts Wednesday, and it will help forest restoration efforts, prevent wildfires and bring in income to the state.
Aug. 6, 2019
Deadly Week For Journalists In Mexico
In less than a week, three journalists were killed in Mexico. According to the international nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists. Mexico is only one homicide away from having the deadliest year for journalism in its history.
Aug. 6, 2019
Tempe High Schools Add Mindfulness Rooms
“The goal is to transport the students from the classroom into a sort of a neutral and a calming and supportive place,” said Corona Del Sol social worker Lauri Pagano.
Aug. 6, 2019
Suspension Deal Avoids Nixing Of Sonoran Pipeline Contract
The pipeline project has been held up since August 2017 due to a legal dispute and opposition from a Sonoran indigenous group.
Aug. 6, 2019
ADL Of Arizona: Hate Groups Recruit Near Colleges
Police say they believe the suspect in the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting posted an online rant against immigrants shortly before killing 22 people. The head of a group that fights hate says Arizona has historically been a flash-point for anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy.
Aug. 6, 2019
Study: AZ Stem Cell Businesses Fragmented, Unregulated
Hundreds of American businesses offer stem cell treatments unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An ASU study has investigated such operations across the Southwest.
Aug. 6, 2019
Ohios Governor Backs Proposals To Prevent Gun Violence
Ohio’s governor said he’s backing a series of proposals that are intended to help reduce gun deaths in the wake of this weekend’s shooting in Dayton.
Aug. 6, 2019
Vaccine Scientist On Outbreaks And The Future Of Vaccines
It’s been about a year since the latest Ebola outbreak started in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Gary Kobinger, who has visited the country, is the director of the Infectious Disease Research Center at Laval University in Quebec and helped create the Ebola vaccine.
Aug. 6, 2019
Meetings To Address Earned Release Credits For Inmates
The Arizona Legislature is not in session, but lawmakers are meeting in committees to prepare for next year. On Monday, Rep. Walter Blackman convened the first of several committee meetings on earned release credits for people sentenced to the state prison system.
Aug. 6, 2019
Survey: Parents, Public Support Strikes For Underpaid Teachers
Arizona teachers went on strike last year for better pay — among other things — and now a new poll shows widespread support for the tactic. 55% of teachers surveyed said they would strike for higher pay, and support is even higher among parents.
Aug. 6, 2019
The Aftermath Of The Woodbury Fire
Before it was contained last month, the Woodbury Fire burned more than 123,000 acres in and around the Superstitions, east of the Phoenix metro area.
Aug. 6, 2019
Media Prof: Violent Video Games Dont Cause Violence
Investigations continue into the deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that happened over the weekend. President Donald Trump even mentioned video games and how they may be a negative influence.
Aug. 6, 2019
New Greek Orthodox Archbishop To Visit Arizona
The Phoenix Greek Orthodox Church is awaiting a visit from Archbishop Elpidophoros Tuesday evening. He was appointed to oversee the church in the U.S. last June by leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Father Apostolos Hill said the visit coincides with an important holiday.
Aug. 6, 2019
Ballparks Often Deeply Connected To Their Community, History
The ballpark has been deeply connected to a community, its culture and, often, its history. Architecture critic and baseball lover Paul Goldberger digs into that connection in his new book "Ballpark: Baseball in the American City."
Aug. 6, 2019
Expansion Planned For Campground Near Grand Canyon
The Ten X Campground in Tusayan, near the entrance of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, will expand from 70 sites to 300.
Aug. 6, 2019
Sonoran Congress Takes Up Marriage Equality Measure
For the time being at least, Sonora’s family code defines marriage as the “legitimate union of a man and a woman,” and further states that same-sex marriages are “legally impossible.”
Aug. 6, 2019

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