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‘Five-alarm crisis’: Teachers face mental health crisis due to low pay, pandemic stress, scant support

Navigating low salaries, pandemic worries and burnout: Many teachers will tell you this is the job description of modern educators. The result is an expanding mental health crisis among U.S. teachers – a problem so dire that many are leaving the profession.


Arizona lawmakers Lesko, Biggs, Gosar cited in Jan. 6 hearing testimony

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko expressed concerns on Jan. 5 that Trump supporters would "go nuts" if Congress did not overturn the 2020 election results, and asked House leaders for a safety plan for lawmakers, according to Jan. 6 committee hearing testimony.


‘We’ve got hoopers out there’: TyTy Washington, Jalen Williams show Arizona pride in NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS – TyTy Washington and Jalen Williams faced each other often while growing up in Arizona. But as NBA rookies playing in the Las Vegas Summer League, their matchup Saturday carried extra weight as they both took pride in repping their home state.


Biden issues order on abortion rights along with call to action by voters

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden issued an executive order Friday aimed at protecting abortion access, even as he called on voters to turn out this fall and "reclaim the rights … taken from them" by the Supreme Court.


Future WWE stars? Two Arizona State athletes selected for sport’s NIL program

TEMPE – The WWE announced its second class of NIL athletes, and Cohlton Schultz and Case Hatch from Arizona State are among the 15 selected.


House gives final OK to compromise gun-reform bill, first in decades

WASHINGTON - The House Friday gave final approval to a bipartisan gun-reform bill that is the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, voting just hours after the measure cleared the Senate.


Biggs: White House aide ‘mistaken’ that he sought pardon after Jan. 6

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, denied he sought a pardon from then-President Donald Trump in connection with the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, after Biggs was named Thursday in testimony to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.


Passing on gas: Biden’s gas-tax holiday gets cool reception in Arizona

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden's plan to ease prices at the pump by suspending state and federal gas taxes could be running on empty, after state and federal lawmakers who would have to approve the tax holiday greeted it skeptically - or with hostility.


Perry grad Jalen Williams set to become first-round NBA draft pick as brother Cody follows his footsteps

GILBERT – Jalen Williams went from unheralded college recruit to a projected first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Back at his alma mater, Perry High School, Jalen’s younger brother Cody is becoming a basketball star in his own right.


Bowers: Trump efforts to overturn election devolved to ‘tragic parody’

WASHINGTON - Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers told lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection about the Trump campaign's persistent, and increasingly questionable, efforts to pressure state officials into overturning the 2020 elections.


Arizona lawmakers split as House passes gun reform after Uvalde shooting

WASHINGTON – Arizona legislators voted on party lines this week as the House rushed through a pair of sweeping gun reform bills just weeks after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school left 19 students and two teachers dead.


Several Arizona officials in the mix, as Jan. 6 committee hearings begin

WASHINGTON - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will start presenting evidence Thursday night from more than 1,000 witnesses - including a number of prominent Arizona Republicans.