Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman gave her State of Education speech to lawmakers on Monday. And she said “our education system is in a state of emergency.” The problems, she stated to the House Education Committee, stem from 2,000 unfilled teaching positions, uncompetitive teacher pay, and a per pupil funding level that particularly hurts rural schools.
Two environmentalists protecting the Mexican sanctuary of the monarch butterfly were allegedly murdered last week. Activists and civil rights organizations are demanding answers and solutions from the Mexican government.
A new survey of homes sales finds a neighborhood in San Tan Valley to have the most homes sold via iBuying. The data, which measures sales from January through October 2019, shows iBuyers purchased more than 10% of the homes in eight neighborhoods across the country last year.
As of Monday, some Native American tribes can apply to receive faster internet services. The Federal Communications Commission recently released a program for federally recognized tribes to apply for licenses that could improve or create internet service in rural areas.
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This week in 1900, Charles Hayden, who established the famous Tempe flour mill and ferry, died. Here's a collection of more interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
KJZZ, The World and NPR member stations from across the United States are teaming up to tell the story of a fast-growing and important voting bloc: young Latinos. We are calling the project "Every 30 Seconds," because every 30 seconds, a Latino turns 18 in the U.S. and becomes eligible to vote.
As airlines are suspending flights to mainland China due to an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, health officials have confirmed more than 14,000 cases worldwide. Doctors in Arizona though are urging residents to keep the outbreak in perspective.
A California-based Native American tribe has given Arizona State University $5 million to help renovate a historic downtown Los Angeles building used by the school and set up an endowment for an Indian law program. About half the gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will go toward the Herald Examiner Building.
An Arizona state legislator is proposing a bill that would prohibit candidates from accepting contributions from out of state donors. But the director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission says it's very likely unconstitutional.
Legislation that would allow property owners who live along Arizona’s border with Mexico to erect border fences without a permit has stalled, after a Republican no-vote left the party’s caucus without a majority.
In little over one year, law enforcement in Pima County have managed to redirect more than 1,000 residents addicted to opioids. The program called Unified Medication Assisted Treatment Targeted Engagement Response U-MATTER also helps keep the addicted out of jail.
The U.S. Senate has acquitted President Donald Trump of impeachment, ending only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country and tested civic norms. He was found not guilty of both articles of impeachment.
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The federal government has updated maps showing new areas at risk of flooding around Maricopa County. The Federal Emergency Management Area maps show around Scottsdale, Phoenix and unincorporated parts of Maricopa County may see changes in insurance rates because of increased flooding risk.
A bill with bipartisan sponsorship in the Arizona Legislature would require new toilets, shower heads and faucets to use less water. That would include any plumbing fixture that hardware stores or big box retailers like Home Depot would purchase or sell.
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.