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AZ public school enrollment recovering from 2020 drop
Arizona K-12 public schools and community colleges experienced drops in enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials say they are now seeing some signs of recovery.
Oct. 12, 2021
COVID-19 shortages caused by parallel supply chains
Supply chain shortages are affecting the production of everything from cars to phones to food. But there’s another supply chain that’s holding back goods as well.
Oct. 12, 2021
New report finds teacher shortage persists in Arizona
A new report found that early in the school year, more than 80% of unfilled teacher positions were either still vacant or were filled by individuals who don’t meet standard teacher requirements.
Oct. 12, 2021
Biden administration ends workplace ICE agency raids
The Biden administration ended sweeping workplace immigration arrests Tuesday morning. The administration will instead focus on targeting employers who exploit workers and pay below standard.
Oct. 12, 2021
Sonoran search group leader hopes to return after threats
The head of one of several Sonoran groups dedicated to searching for missing loved ones hopes to soon return to the state after fleeing in response to threats. Ceci Patricia Flores fled the state after a fellow searcher was murdered in July.
Oct. 12, 2021
Mexican judge orders vaccine effort to include 12- to 17-year-olds
A federal judge in Mexico has ordered health authorities to expand the vaccine plan to include millions of 12- to 17-year-olds. Currently only those with certain health conditions are included.
Oct. 12, 2021
Booster shots drive uptick in demand for vaccines in AZ
About half of doses administered in Maricopa County recently were booster shots. Meanwhile, county data shows demand for first doses has slowed.
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Oct. 12, 2021
Trumps Bears Ears reduction may have actually expanded monument
Conservationists and tribes were outraged when former President Trump reduced the size of Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, creating a major public lands controversy. But Trump’s actions may have ultimately expanded the monument.
Oct. 12, 2021
Sky Harbor program assists travelers with dementia
Sky Harbor has now become dementia friendly as part of Phoenix’s initiative to become a dementia friendly city.
Oct. 12, 2021
Early Arizona redistricting map gets good grades
The Princeton Gerrymandering Project is an organization that studies the fairness of political redistricting plans nationwide. And it likes what it’s seeing from Arizona, but there is some criticism.
Oct. 12, 2021
Dig through Arizonas past with #AskAnArchivist Day
On Oct. 13, Arizona’s archives will join others around the country for "#AskAnArchivist Day," an effort to promote state archives and what archivists do.
Oct. 12, 2021
Integrity Summit urges AZ businesses to adopt honest practices
On Oct. 13, the Integrity Summit will mark its 10th year of honoring integrity in the community and in business here in Arizona.
Oct. 12, 2021
How Queen Creeks hyperlocal news website measures success
Residents in one Valley community have a new way to get local news. The Queen Creek Sun Times recently launched, with a hyper-local focus on the southeast Valley town.
Oct. 12, 2021
How a cyber command center can protect AZ from digital threats
Policymakers and elected officials are paying more attention to cyber threats, but there are still concerns about a lack of focus and a lack of financial investment put toward improving the situation.
Oct. 12, 2021
Reservation Dogs feels like it was made for Native people
Hulu’s new comedy "Reservation Dogs" follows four teens from Oklahoma who dream of moving to California. It’s being heralded as funny, poignant, self-assured and ground-breaking. And nearly the whole cast — and much of the team behind the lens — is Indigenous.
Oct. 12, 2021
High demand is contributing to supply chain problems
We have been talking about supply chains a lot over the past 18 months or so, as there have been shortages of some foods, toilet paper and other products. But more than a year and a half into this pandemic, we’re still talking about reduced supply for cars, appliances and once again — at least in the case of Costco — toilet paper.
Oct. 12, 2021
Phoenix-area deputy beaten by suspect succumbs to injuries
A Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy, who authorities say was attacked by a man he had arrested, has died.
Oct. 12, 2021
COVID-19 makes depression worse for college students
Nationally anxiety and depression scores worsened. Arizona's universities were no exception to the data.
Oct. 12, 2021
Word S6:E3 — Wanderlust is our theme
On this first October offering of “Word,” wanderlust is our theme. We explore what Valley teacher and writer Marla-Tiye Vieira, southern New Mexico scholar, fiction writer and poet Ana Castillo, as well as longtime producer of Anthony Bourdain’s TV shows, Tom Vitale, have to contribute to our itinerary.
Oct. 12, 2021
Mexico energy secretary: Proposed reform wont nationalize private producers
But Mexico's energy secretary said the reform could result in the cancellation of contracts with private developers of major wind and solar projects.
Oct. 11, 2021

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