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Resource centers nourish parents, young children with food and education

PHOENIX – Maricopa County family resource centers take a holistic approach to child development in a state where education markers like reading ability rank consistently low compared to other states.


‘One team, one heartbeat’: Arizona softball ends Women’s College World Series drought

TUCSON – With their Super Regional victory over Ole Miss, the Arizona Wildcats are headed to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2010.


From Justin Verlander to Jake Owen, celebrities showcase their skills at Phoenix Open Pro-Am

SCOTTSDALE – The WMPO brought together various celebrities and professionals to participate in the 2019 Annexus Pro-Am


In a hole: Arizona officials lack funds to find, secure at least 100,000 abandoned mines

PHOENIX – Arizona has an estimated 100,000 abandoned mines, according to the Arizona State Mine Inspector’s Office. However, officials have only identified about 19,000 of them. As more people move to and visit Arizona – many eager to explore the state’s more remote lands – the chances of people coming across one of these hazardous mines only increase.


‘Aggressively pursuing the facts’: Board of Regents meets to discuss UA basketball program

PHOENIX – The Arizona Board of Regents met Thursday to discuss allegations against the University of Arizona basketball program. The chair said Thursday the group is "aggressively pursuing the facts."


Sen. McCain to lie in state at Arizona Capitol on Wednesday; mourners continue to pay respects

As Arizonans continued to mourn Sunday, Gov. Doug Ducey said Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the state Capitol on Wednesday, which is McCain's birthday.


Phoenix Council to proceed with light-rail extension to South Phoenix, but requests design evaluation

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday voted to proceed with the development of the South Central light-rail extension after a contentious meeting with residents earlier this week.


#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.


Red for Ed: Teachers to walk out over low pay, inadequate classroom spending

Arizona educators overwhelmingly voted to walk out to demand higher pay, Red for Ed leaders announced Thursday night.


Arizona educators voting on whether to walk out for better pay, more classroom dollars

Educators across the state are deciding if they will walk out of schools to protest low wages and a lack of funding for support staff, unswayed by Gov. Doug Ducey’s promise of a 20 percent salary increase.


Plane truth: Airline quality at highest level in decades, report says

WASHINGTON - Despite a "rough year for airlines in the public's eye," the industry had the best year ever in terms of passenger service in 2017, according to the latest edition of annual airline quality report.


Ending the stigma: Programs create conversations about mental health in Arizona schools

There are no standards for mental health education in Arizona schools. Each individual school district decides whether or how it will teach mental health.

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