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Every day, schools serve hundreds of thousands of breakfasts and lunches to students for free or at a reduced cost. But when teachers walk out, many of the school cafeterias in Arizona's neediest communities will be closed. Some are worried that thousands of Arizona kids will go hungry. As planning for ...
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, has been discharged from the hospital and has returned to his home near Sedona, Arizona, according to a tweet from his wife, Cindy McCain, on Monday night. McCain, 81, underwent surgery more than a week ago at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix for an intestinal infection ...

Ahead of a first-ever statewide walkout on Thursday, some Arizona teachers can't help but feel a bit worried, with good reason. A walkout toolkit from the state teachers union warned educators they could be disciplined or fired for walking off the job. Striking could be considered illegal under a decision by ...
Arizona's English learners are segregated from their English-speaking peers, giving them less opportunity to interact with, and pick up the language from, native English speakers. And because they're stuck in four hours per day of English immersion, it's difficult for students to fit in all their required classes, ...
Could money for teacher pay raises in Arizona come from legalized marijuana? By: Matt Galka. Posted: Apr 23 ... PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Governor Doug Ducey has promised Arizona teachers a raise, and he has called on state lawmakers to make it happen, as part of a new budget. The question is: where will ...
As of Sunday night, at least 19 Arizona school districts have notified parents that they will close their schools Thursday in response to the statewide #RedForEd teacher walkout. Dozens of other school districts could announce their decisions Monday to either stay open or close. The list of schools that plan ...

If you hear of Lake Havasu City and imagine it's a relaxing place to sit by the water and escape the summer heat, think again. Despite the name and the cool lakefront breezes it would seem to imply, Lake Havasu City is the hottest place in Arizona.
(CNN) Students at 2,500 schools will walk out today to protest gun violence. Meet the teen behind the event. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) ...
In a congressional district that is considered as red as the sun is bright, Democrats see a tiny opening in an upcoming special election in Arizona after a surprising victory in a similar race last month in Pennsylvania. Voters in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, northwest of Phoenix, are choosing a ...
Carter's son plays baseball in Blythe, and the grandson of a school board member there is on his team, she said. "He's tempting me every day," she said. "'We can pay you more, we have better amenities, we have better services.'" For now, Carter is holding out. But if Arizona teacher pay doesn't rise, that ...
A top official from the Southern Nevada Water Authority is calling on states that rely on the Colorado River to resolve their differences before a growing dispute derails decades of cooperation on the river. The Upper Basin states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming have accused one of Arizona's ...
The walkout, the first-ever to be organized on a statewide basis in Arizona, will begin on Thursday, April 26. Two teachers unions—the Arizona Education Association and the Arizona Educators United—put the walkout to a vote on Thursday, and it secured 78% support among the 57,000 votes cast.
Since McCain announced his diagnosis last year, Arizona politicians have been engaged in a quiet and at times unseemly campaign for his seat, on the assumption it would be open before McCain's term expires in 2022. Ducey, who has the sole power to appoint anyone to a vacant Senate seat, has grown ...
Abe Snider was on the home stretch of a 3,500-mile road trip last week when he found himself driving into what looked like another world. From Canyonlands National Park to Cameron, Snider said he was immersed in a haze of blowing dust propelled by winds that reached 60 mph as they raced across the ...
After years of silence about the plight of teachers in Arizona, an entire chorus is now erupting with amens to Ducey's sudden epiphany -- his sudden assurance that he can find $650 million to boost schools and give teachers 20 percent pay increases by 2020. All this, without finding a new source of revenue ...
THE Democratic wave that propelled the party to surprise victories in special elections in Alabama and Pennsylvania seems unlikely to reach Arizona's eighth congressional district. In a special election on April 24th, voters will choose a successor to Trent Franks, who resigned in December following ...
From West Virginia to Oklahoma, and now to Arizona, the Red for Ed movement has steadily made its way across the country. According to Pima Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams, the movement is the way students, teachers and school boards are advocating for wholesale institutional changes in ...

Arizona shoppers spent $48.14 on a “market basket” in an Arizona Farm Bureau survey, down about $1 from a year ago. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star 2016. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Arizona families are probably spending a little bit less for groceries than they were a year ago. New figures ...
An Arizona mother was arrested Sunday after police say she used a taser to wake up her 16-year-old for an Easter church service. Sharron Dobbins, 40, told police in Phoenix that she “only sparked the taser to get the kids up for church on Easter,” according to court records obtained to KTVK. Dobbins ...
“Anyone can make a difference with any dollar amount they are able to give,” added Laurie Liles, president and CEO of Arizona Grantmakers Forum. “Arizona Gives Day is striving to build a community of philanthropists and help everyone understand that it does not matter what your income might be.".
“With Arizona Gives Day, we are really trying to build a spirit of philanthropy in the state. We have lots of people who live here part-time, and because of that, they often give in their home states. We need those people, along with those living here year-round, to understand that their dollars are helping to ...
PHOENIX - Inspired by the solidarity displayed among their colleagues across the country, Arizona teachers are behind a movement to increase teacher pay say they are not backing down. "Over the last few weeks, it's been the most exciting time in my career as an advocate for students, an advocate for ...
In this photo taken outside the Arizona State Supreme Court in Phoenix, Monday, April 2, 2018, immigrant students with deferred deportation status hold a banner in support asking the Supreme Court to rule in favor of continuing their access to in-state tuition costs. The Court said Monday that before ...
According to an analysis by the Arizona School Boards Association published in January, the median teacher pay in 2018 is $46,949. This number takes into account how the allocation of Proposition 123 has so far factored into teacher pay. It shows the median salary has risen 4.6 percent since 2015, ...
What: The Apache Trail may well be the most scenic drive in Arizona. It's also among the trickiest. At points, the dirt road clings to cliffs in ways as to defy gravity. (Driver) education value: 6, if you are willing to let your your license-equipped teens take the wheel, based on their experience and maturity.
The group's school grants in Arizona all went to Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, many of which field competitive shooting teams. School officials said the grants provided funding and equipment, including air rifles, pellets, safety gear and Kevlar backstops for shooting ranges. "Competitive ...
Alan Dettlaff, dean at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, also found in a separate study that, nationwide, 64 percent of Hispanic children involved in the child welfare system lived with a U.S.-born parent. In Arizona, 28 percent of children live in immigrant families, and 90 percent are ...
In this Jan. 18, 2018 photo provided by NAU Athletics, Northern Arizona's Omar Ndiaye warms up before an NCAA college basketball game against Eastern Washington in Flagstaff, Ariz. Ndiaye does not have a right hand due to a birth defect, but was still talented enough to become a Division I basketball ...
A series of strange events occurred high up in the flightlevels above Southern Arizona on February 24th, 2017. Between roughly 3:30pm and 4:15pm local time, N71PG, a Learjet 36 belonging to Phoenix Air, and American Airlines Flight 1095, an Airbus A321, had independent close encounters with a ...
The Arizona Department of Health Services has reined in an Arizona State Hospital volunteer committee after a legal review concluded the committee violated its authority. The state health department's legal review found that human rights committee members "blurred the lines" between committee work ...
Secret manipulators of our elections can hide their identity because Arizona law makes it easy. We believe it is time to declare our right to know once and for all by putting it in the Arizona constitution. Our Outlaw Dirty Money constitutional amendment, if approved at the polls in November, will ensure that we ...
... "is to see the Congress defer so much to the President." As for Flake's 2017 speech on the Senate floor in which he slammed the "complicity" of his own party in what he called an "alarming and dangerous state of affairs," and announced he wouldn't run for re-election, the Arizona senator told Axelrod that ...
Arizona's school districts increased how much money they spent in the classroom last year, reversing a 13-year decline that happened mostly following years of state cuts to school funding during the Great Recession, according to a new state report's findings. The Arizona Office of the Auditor General's ...
Arizona governor Doug Ducey issued a new executive order on Thursday that makes official what many already assumed: fully driverless cars without anyone behind the wheel are allowed to operate on public roads. The only caveat is that the vehicles follow all existing traffic laws and rules for cars and ...
Take a quick-thinking photographer, a very limber ballerina and a couple of impatient golfers and you have YouTube's latest 10-Minute Photo Challenge, which raced through Arizona recently. The desert-inflected entry, in which ballerina Tia Wenkman arabesques her way through JW Marriott Desert Ridge ...
Wednesday is Arizona Statehood Day. To celebrate Arizona's 106th birthday, we can reflect on the state's unyielding history of independence from federal control. Joining the union wasn't easy for the Grand Canyon State — Congress rejected Arizona's early attempts at statehood, and President William ...
If it's with all your heart, then you'll want to head to Rawhide Event Center in Chandler this weekend for Crush Arizona. Ditto for anyone who loves over-the-top music festivals, laser light shows, big beats, and getting rowdy and going hard with thousands of fellow EDM fiends.
PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers learned that the agriculture business in the state contributed $23.3 billion to the economy. The study found that the agriculture industry supported 138,000 full- and part-time jobs, including 58,000 on-farm labor jobs. “Even despite some of the downturns in ...
On this date in 1896, a dentist's ad in the Arizona Gazette offered extractions for 50 cents, silver fillings for $1.50, gold fillings for $2 and plates ranging from ... On this date in 1930, Arizona hanged a woman for the first time for murder when Eva Dugan died on the scaffold at State Prison for killing A.J. Mathis, ...
"When I first became aware of this issue, I reached out to (the Arizona Department of Corrections) and urged them to explore changing the policy, as an administrative change can be implemented much quicker than a change in statute." Shope also thanked Salman for bringing the issue to the public's ...
Originally part of New Mexico Territory, Arizona was divided into a territory of its own in 1863. The portion of the state containing Tucson was part of Mexico until 1853 when U.S. ambassador James Gadsden signed a treaty that sealed the deal to pay $10 million to Mexico for 29,670 square miles that also ...
Officials are also advising residents to look out for a second storm in the forecast that will affect northern Arizona from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. “Much of the precipitation from this storm may be rain below about 7,500 feet, with perhaps a bit of snow at the end,” the Weather Service said.
"The ugly situation (in Arizona) was just beginning," Gutierrez said. "He took it upon himself to try and persuade the national board of ADL to make this an issue. "I attribute a lot of that ... mostly to Bill's persuasion: the extraordinary amount of information that he put together to persuade these people," he said ...
Larry Nassar has been transferred to a high-security federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, that specializes in treating sex-offenders, according to the federal prison database. The database lists a release date of March 23, 2069, for Nassar, who is 54. Nassar also faces a sentence of up to 175 years in the ...
Arizona rips off medical-marijuana patients by collecting fees that are much higher than what it costs for the state Department of Health Services to run the program. Last year, for instance, DHS could have funded its $11.7 million in expenditures by collecting $5.7 million from patients. Instead, the state ...
Senate Concurrent Resolution 1016 would not entirely rescind the law, which Arizona voters approved by a margin of 58-42 percent. Wages ... Michelle Sims, an economics professor at Arizona Western College, testified that research she is doing for her doctoral dissertation found a vast majority of rural ...
Women are sending tampons and pads to an Arizona legislator to pressure him into moving forward a bill that would provide a free, unlimited supply of feminine hygiene products to women in Arizona's state prison. Currently, incarcerated women automatically get 12 free generic-brand pads each month.
The University of Houston Cougars came into Tucson and jumped all over the Arizona women's tennis team from the start as the Wildcat's were handed their first loss of the season, losing 6-1 on Sunday, Feb. 11. Reigning Pac-12 player of the week Talya Zandberg was moved up to the third slot for the ...
Renewable-energy advocates are hoping to ask voters to increase Arizona's use of solar, wind and other alternative-energy resources with a ballot measure. A coalition of health-care providers and other organizations plans to launch the initiative Tuesday. Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona filed ...
The Grand Canyon State, or still better, the Valentine State would be a more appropriate nickname as this Wednesday, on Valentine's Day, we will celebrate Arizona's 106th birthday. And there's a lot to love about our state! To mark the upcoming date, here's a few things about Arizona that you may not ...


 

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