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Court rejects long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123 school funding

PHOENIX - A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123, the voter-approved 2016 measure that is set to redirect an estimated $3.5 billion to Arizona public schools over a decade.


Could baseball influencers such as Jomboy, PitchingNinja offer solution to MLB’s marketing woes?

PHOENIX – At a time when MLB needs to grow the game, content creators like Jomboy and PitchingNinja make baseball fun and accessible to casual sports fans.


Voters reject controversial Proposition 305 school voucher measure

PHOENIX – Proposition 305, which would have vastly expanded a program that allows parents and guardians to use tax dollars to pay for private school tuition, was rejected by voters, the Associated Press reported.


An Arizona dairy woman grows appreciation for female farmers

BUCKEYE — Sine Kerr cultivated her love for farming as a girl in rural Buckeye, participating in her local 4-H group and playing at friends’ houses whose families had farms and ranches.


ASU adds interfaith, ablution rooms to Memorial Union to accommodate religious practices

TEMPE – Arizona State University recently added an interfaith reflection room and ablution rooms to its Memorial Union to accommodate students who want to practice their religious beliefs.

Ablution room

Tolleson high schools crack down on motorists who ignore stop signs on buses by installing cameras

TOLLESON – Tolleson Union High School District has installed cameras on 20 of its buses to deter motorists who ignore the stop signs that come down when students get on or off the bus. The district plans to add 18 more by the end of November.

Stop Sign

Officials hope new traffic light technology will reduce congestion on Bell Road

SCOTTSDALE – Fifty thousand vehicles drive on Bell Road every day, making it one of the busiest roads in the Valley. The road spans about 34 miles and crosses through several cities, from Surprise to Scottsdale.

Bell Road sign

Valley Fever researchers use $4.8 million grant to speed development of vaccine for dogs

TUCSON – Researchers at the University of Arizona say they’ve made progress in developing a vaccine that could protect dogs from Valley Fever, a potentially deadly respiratory disease common in the Southwest.

Man in lab

Motorist in class action suit sees ‘justice’ in Arpaio criminal contempt verdict

PHOENIX - The driver who was at the heart of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's contempt of court case said the sheriff's guilty verdict shows "justice is being served," but he is still affected by the encounter seven years ago.


Young Tempe entrepreneurs create website to ease search for cheap parking

TEMPE - Two college entrepreneurs have started a website to help Tempe residents and Arizona State University students find parking quickly and cheaply at local homes.


Phoenix Councilman DiCiccio blocks constituents on Twitter

PHOENIX – Some Arizona residents have been blocked from the Twitter page of Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who is running for re-election.


New 911 text service helps people with disabilities get faster emergency response

LAKE HAVASU CITY – It’s dark. You’re hiding in your closet. Someone just broke in and you’re alone. You can’t call police because you don’t want the intruder to know where you are. You need to send a text.