8-year-old Valley girl launches ‘Buddy Bench’ to make sure every kid has friend

Can you remember what you were doing at age 7? I was running around, playing with friends. The only thing I worried about was what was the snack that day.

Legislators: State budget proposal slices education funds

A proposed state budget would cut $21 million from Arizona education that is already reeling financially, a Democratic legislator said Wednesday.

Track legend Jesse Owens left lasting legacy on Valley


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ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis Arizona athletes take aim at 2016 Olympic Games Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls Flagstaff’s Verfuerth charging toward third Paralympic Games appearance [/su_pullquote] Many know Jesse Owens for his ability to rise above, to demolish stereotypes and destroy barriers on his way to achieving one of the greatest feats of any African American in the 1900’s. However, what many don’t know is how much of an impact Owens had on the Valley, where he left a legacy behind that many still revel in today. (Video by Kristina Vicario/Cronkite News)

Gila Monster genome project uses crowdfunding to learn the reptile’s secrets

The Gila monster is a unique reptile that is native to Arizona, and now two ASU professors are attempting to learn more about it.

Son accused of bullying at West Valley high school leads to court, parent says

GOODYEAR – While the rest of his class will be walking across the stage in May, 18-year-old Kyle Company will be fighting a legal battle after an incident considered bullying suspended him for the rest of the school year at Estrella Foothills High School.


Coolidge junior college a breeding ground for rodeo success

COOLIDGE - Perhaps Steven Gaona, one half of the nation’s best college team roping pair, said it best. “This is rodeo country.”

Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

WASHINGTON - At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.

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Tempe students meet with police to dispel growing stereotypes

TEMPE - With recent national events sparking distrust for police officers, Dr. Kenneth Baca, Superintendent of Tempe Union High School District, invited police officers to Tempe high schools as a “preventative measure.”

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Arizona families get help to bridge the digital divide

Efforts are being made to end the digital divide among students. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro joined with Cox Communications President Pat Esser to announce a program to provide cheaper internet access to low-income families.

16-year-old develops free app to help students pass Arizona civics test

A 16-year-old has developed a free app to help students pass the Arizona civics test, which soon will be required for students to graduate.

Riley Danler, student at Primaver Online High School, creator of the Arizona High School Citizen App. (Photo by Alexis Dominguez/Cronkite News)

White House honors young inventors motivated by ‘hotshot’ firefighter deaths

WASHINGTON - Ohio native Savannah Cofer was shocked by the smoke from all the wildfires that were burning in Arizona while she was on a family trip to the Grand Canyon in 2013.

Diné College official asks Congress – again – for construction funds

WASHINGTON - A Diné College official asked a Senate committee Wednesday to fund "vitally needed" construction at the school - money that Congress has approved three times already since 1971 but has never allocated.