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Immigration poem wins Mesa Community College student a trip to national competition

Jacobo Perez, a Mesa Community College English major, won first place in poetry for his poem, "How to Cross the Border Illegally or How to Make Tamales de Rajas," in the Maricopa Community College District Creative Writing Competition. His poem is about the people who cross the U.S.-Mexico border and the stories they rarely tell.


Democratic activists urge Gov. Ducey to take bigger steps toward gun safety

Community Activists Jennifer Longdon and Lawrence Robinson gather outside the capitol to share their reactions to Governor Doug Ducey's "Safe Arizona Schools Plan."


#RedForEd: Teachers call in sick over low pay, protest state proposal on tax cuts for wealthy

Over 300 teachers from the Pendergast Elementary School District protested low education salaries in a #Redfored demonstration at the Arizona Capitol.


Saving lives: Nonprofit trains public to administer naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses

Sonoran Prevention Works provides free training for people about opioid devastation and how to use an overdose reversal drug, which is gaining attention among government, law enforcement and the general public.


Swipe right: UA medical students meet their match for residency programs

Graduating students at University of Arizona College of Medicine learned where they are headed for the next four years of residency during a nationwide Match Day event.


Flagstaff officials, then Gov. Ducey, ask for tighter controls of gun sales, more mental health money

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Flagstaff officials and legislative candidates are all proposing school safety reforms in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida shooting


Voices in protest: Community speaks out about gun violence

Cronkite News spoke to protestors at a rally at the Arizona state Capitol on Wednesday, the one-month anniversary of the shooting.


Schools’ response to student walkouts varied across state, nation

WASHINGTON - High school students across the country walked out of class to demand action on school safety, but how far they walked and what they faced when they walked back in varied. In Arizona, there was no set policy on how schools should manage protesting students.


17 lives, 17 minutes: Students rally, walk out of schools to mark one month since the Parkland shooting

Students are gathering at the Arizona Capitol, walk out of schools across the state and nation to protest gun violence.


A long road to Dayton: ASU seniors laid foundation for team’s success

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley and his three senior guards have often talked about how the last three seasons have laid the foundation for a renaissance of the basketball program.


AZ teachers talk: Should teachers carry guns in the classroom and other issues raised by Parkland shooting

As student protests continue throughout Arizona and around the nation, teachers are being confronted with issues ranging from protecting students to carrying a gun on campus.


‘We deserve better:’ 17-year-old activist joins legislators calling for gun control laws

A teenage activist, Democratic lawmakers and an educator called for Arizona to pass gun control laws. A Republican-controlled Legislature has stymied such bills this session saying they are unnecessary.