‘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.


Journey to reach Mexico fraught with danger and uncertainty for migrants

Migrants detail their journeys to Tapachula, Mexico, and the challenges encountered on the way. Tapachula has been an immigration bottleneck for years as tens of thousands of migrants arrive and must wait for documents allowing them to continue north.


Rise of the robotexts: As new rules curbed spam calls, texts took off

WASHINGTON - Federal regulations aimed at blocking robocalls appear to have had some effect over the past year, but robotexts have skyrocketed in their place, according to a recent report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group.


More than a hotline: 988 meant to ease access to mental health services

PHOENIX – The 988 mental health hotline goes live July 16, providing an easy-to-remember and faster way to get help during a crisis. But some advocates worry the hotline needs more funding and staff.


First images from Webb Telescope leave Arizona contributors ‘speechless’

WASHINGTON - NASA released "stunning" full-color images showing thousands of far-away galaxies, a dying star, a star being born and a grouping of five galaxies. The images came from the James Webb Space Telescope, which several Arizona researchers have had a hand in.


Business, political, migrant advocates kick off campaign for Prop 308

WASHINGTON - A broad-based group of political, business and immigration leaders rallied Wednesday to drum up support for Proposition 308, the ballot initiative that would guarantee in-state tuition for any Arizona high school graduate, regardless of citizenship status.


$1 billion investment to acquire, conserve water is signed by Ducey

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed a bipartisan bill allocating more than $1 billion for water projects and reestablishing the authority of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona.


‘We are ready to receive you’: Blue states prepare for influx of patients seeking abortion care

PHOENIX – Health care clinics in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington and other states are preparing to become “safe havens” for pregnant people living in states where abortion is restricted or banned, like Arizona.


School lunch program, a ‘game changer’ for kids, gets last-minute reprieve

WASHINGTON - A pandemic-era program that greatly expanded access to school lunches won a last-minute extension through the summer, "fantastic" news for the tens of thousands of Arizona kids who have relied on those meals, advocates said.


This third-generation pilot helped ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ take flight

LOS ANGELES – Kevin LaRosa, a film aerial coordinator, talks about his role on the Tom Cruise film “Top Gun: Maverick” and how his aviation journey from a young age led him to it.


Tampon shortage spotlights fight against ‘period poverty’

PHOENIX – The latest supply chain problem – a shortage of feminine care items – has prompted Arizona advocates to renew calls for “period equity” to ensure that menstrual products are accessible and affordable for all.


As budget deadline nears, Arizona educators rally at Capitol to protest public school spending

PHOENIX – Members of the Arizona Education Association rallied Tuesday at the state Capitol to again call on lawmakers to funnel a bigger chunk of the state’s $5 billion budget surplus into public school spending.