WASHINGTON - A House committee gave preliminary approval to a bill that would add 20,000 farmworker visas and let some workers apply for permanent legal residency, despite Republican concerns that it could open the door to more illegal immigration.
WASHINGTON - Arizona farm groups said a proposal to expand the immigrant workforce and make it easier for those workers to stay in the U.S. is an important first step toward solving the problem of getting and keeping reliable workers - but only a first step.
WASHINGTON - Arizona schools started this academic year with 21% of all teaching positions vacant, and nearly half of the teachers who were on the payroll did not meet the state's certification standards, according to a new report. And that was an improvement from last year.
WASHINGTON - Farming, real estate and manufacturing representatives applauded as EPA and Army officials moved to end an Obama-era rule that expanded waters subject to regulation - a move environmental groups warned would mean virtually no protection for the nation's waterways - especially in the West.
WASHINGTON - Education and government officials called a $20 million grant for suicide prevention programs in Arizona schools an important first step to deal with a growing problem, even as they said much more needs to be done.
WASHINGTON - New Census Bureau figures show that per-pupil spending in Arizona's public schools was fourth-lowest in the nation in 2017, still mired at the back of the pack even though spending rose faster that year in the state than it did in the rest of the country.
MESA – A new law aims to help students who don’t speak English natively succeed, but how will educators implement it?
PRESCOTT – Pride, excitement highlight girls’ participating in first AIA state wrestling championship.
PHOENIX – More cases of syphilis have been reported in the state of Arizona. Specifics groups impacted are women and babies.
The president of the Arizona Farm Bureau told a House panel Thursday that regulations meant to help the environment are actually doing the opposite, in part by harming ranchers who are in the best position to help.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge ruled that President Donald Trump violated critics' free-speech rights when he blocked them from his official Twitter account, a ruling the ACLU thinks should also apply to lawmakers in Arizona who have blocked constituents' from their social media sites.
WASHINGTON - Two Arizona lawmakers were among 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all House Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat Friday, with Democrats angry at food stamp cuts and the GOP lawmakers hoping to use the bill to force an immigration reform vote.