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Independent music venues struggle to stay afloat during pandemic

LOS ANGELES – Months without revenue have hurt independent music venues around the globe and multiple other professions within the music industry.


Action on missing, murdered women legislation caps years of advocacy

WASHINGTON - Native American advocates and families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country's epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The federal government finally passed legislation that could help do something about it.


Despite ‘modest gains,’ schools continue to see severe teacher shortage

WASHINGTON - Arizona schools started this academic year with 21% of all teaching positions vacant, and nearly half of the teachers who were on the payroll did not meet the state's certification standards, according to a new report. And that was an improvement from last year.


Mix of pesticide and fungicide suspected cause of bee deaths in California almond groves

PHOENIX – Researchers in Ohio blame a toxic mixture of a pesticide and fungicide for the destruction of thousands of the honeybee colonies shipped to California to pollinate almond trees in 2014.


Educators hope that ‘Year of the Teacher’ could be first of many

WASHINGTON - Sparked by movements like Arizona's "Red for Ed," a record 1,800 teachers were on ballots across the U.S. this fall and an estimated 1,100 won, not a perfect score but what educators believe is the start of a movement toward more activism and more attention to their issues.


Supreme Court’s Prop 207 ruling breaks no new ground, stokes political feuds

WASHINGTON - Eight weeks after it ordered a school-funding tax initiative pulled from this fall's ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court explained its 5-2 ruling Friday in a 23-page opinion that critics said shows the state's political system is "rigged" against education.


In Focus: Season 3, Episode 5 – Smart sustainability

In the final episode of season 3 of In Focus, hosts Alexandra Watts and Atlan Hassard bring you stories about new technologies that incorporate sustainability.


Smart dressers: Technology flourishes in wearable fashion designs

A model in a pink bodysuit and a red, high-waisted couture skirt featured smart technology designed to ease a woman’s menstrual cramps. Such smart technology was featured in the Wearables in Smart Fabrics Fashion Show in Phoenix.


In Focus: Season 3, Episode 1 – Outside the box

In the first episode of season 3 of In Focus, hosts Alexandra Watts and Atlan Hassard bring you stories about sustainable creative solutions to common problems in Arizona.


What you should know about your health care data

Businesses and research groups know a lot more about you than you might think. Access to personal data can improve health care, but it also poses privacy risks.


#RedForEd: What’s about to happen when teachers walk out

Arizona educators will walk out Thursday in a historic strike. The move will impact hundreds of thousands of students throughout the state.


#RedForEd: Ducey vetoes 10 bills to pressure Legislature to fund raises for teachers

As Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed bills and called for legislators to give him a state budget including a 20 percent teacher salary hike, school districts around the state began informing parents that schools would likely be closed as educators prepare to walk out April 26.