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Arizona law enforcement struggle to halt deadly street racing

Arizona law enforcement officials are trying to address the street racing problem across the state as public complaints and the death toll continues to mount.


EASE up: New ASU program supports engineering students with autism

PHOENIX – Research shows that students with autism lack social support once they enter college. An ASU program is aiming to fix that, by pairing students on the spectrum with peer mentors.


Mesa school district to phase out mask policy, others keeping theirs

On Monday, Mesa Public Schools will allow students to go maskless while outside. If the district does not see any spikes, it will begin to recommend – but not require – masks starting May 3.


‘A perfect storm:’ Body-image struggles, eating disorders converge during pandemic

PHOENIX – A new study finds pandemic-related stress may be linked to body image issues and social media can harm those with eating disorders.


State school officials rebuff Ducey’s decision to lift mask mandate

WASHINGTON - Education officials rebuffed Gov. Doug Ducey's decision this week to lift the mask mandate for state schools, with many districts planning to ignore what they called an "irresponsible" decision in a state where COVID-19 cases continue to rise.


Seeing red: Bill would cut voter-approved education funds, school supporters say

PHOENIX – Parents, teachers and students converged on the state Capitol grounds to oppose SB 1783, saying it undermines Proposition 208.


A place at the table: Latinas in Arizona strive for representation in politics

PHOENIX - 2020 was the first year a Latina was elected to statewide office in Arizona; in fact, two Latinas were: Anna Tovar and Lea Márquez Peterson.


Special Olympics athletes build connections, form community through esports

WADDELL - Special Olympics athletes immerse themselves in esports teams to help alleviate the loss of social connections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


School yard: Officials welcome new 3-foot rule for COVID-safe students

WASHINGTON - Arizona school and health officials welcomed Friday's announcement that COVID-safe social distancing for students can be reduced from 6 feet to 3, but they did not appear to be rushing to embrace the lower standard.


Arizona neighborhoods join Little Free Pantry movement to fight hunger

As food insecurity rises, Arizona communities are setting up neighborhood “little” pantries to get food and supplies to those in need.


Phoenix among U.S. sites for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trials on kids

WASHINGTON - Children from 6 months up to 12 years old could soon start getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Phoenix as part of a trial by drug-maker Moderna of the effectiveness of its two-dose vaccine on young people.


As survivors pass on, more Holocaust education could be headed to Arizona classrooms

PHOENIX – Rep. Alma Hernandez’s bill, which would require Holocaust be taught at least twice from the seventh to the 12th grade, has Arizonans talking about Holocaust education in grade schools.