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Phoenix Raceway will challenge young drivers on Championship Weekend

PHOENIX- Young playoff drivers hope to contend for title in November after a challenging 2020 NASCAR Championship Weekend


LA28 unveils official logos for 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic games

LA28 has released their new and animated logo designed by athletes, artists and celebrities.


ASU launches 25-point plan to support Black faculty, staff, students

PHOENIX – ASU says its social justice plan includes moves to hire more Black faculty, develop graduate and doctoral fellowships from underserved communities and build a multicultural space – a plan met with measured praise on Thursday.


Suicide may run in the family. A closer look at genetic risk.

For decades, researchers have looked to human genetics for linkages to mental illness. Patterns of inheritance are murky, but it is clear that “stuff runs in families,” says Dr. Douglas Gray, a psychiatrist and researcher at the University of Utah School of Medicine.


Suicide hotline offers young people hope and a chance to talk with peers

PHOENIX – Teens help by hotline during times of high stress.


Thousands in Arizona join virtual watch parties of virtual convention

PHOENIX - They couldn't provide the balloons, but organizers of hundreds of virtual watch parties did provide the camaraderie for thousands of Arizonans who gathered around their laptops to watch the Democratic National Convention this week.


Arizona teacher gets turn in spotlight, as Democrats officially nominate Biden

When Arizona school teacher Marisol Garcia delivered the state's votes for the next Democratic nominee, she talked about schools as much as votes - part of an unorthodox roll call of the states in an unorthodox Democratic National Convention.


Missing you: High school football programs face safety and money woes in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – High school coaches are eager to get the season started in person, but the pandemic has caused uncertainty and will affect fans, players and funding for high school sporting programs across metro Phoenix.


With little guidance, schools offer range of ‘pandemic schooling’ plans

PHOENIX - With little guidance on how to meet a state order that schools open Aug. 17 for some type of in-person teaching, schools are scrambling to figure out safe options and coming up with a range of plans for what one official calls "pandemic schooling."


Ducey, Hoffman pledge flexibility, but say school doors will open Aug. 17

PHOENIX - Arizona schools must open their doors to at least some of their students on Aug. 17, state officials said Thursday, but districts will have the flexibility to offer alternative schooling to students who want to stay home.


Court rejects long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123 school funding

PHOENIX - A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123, the voter-approved 2016 measure that is set to redirect an estimated $3.5 billion to Arizona public schools over a decade.


Hoffman ‘not optimistic’ schools will be ready for Aug. 17 in-person reopening

PHOENIX - Arizona Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said Wednesday that the already delayed Aug. 17 start of in-person classes may have to be pushed back again in light of continuing concerns about COVID-19 safety.