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Do you believe in ghosts? UA researcher explains the science of spirits

TUCSON – One stormy day in November two years ago, water streaked across the second floor windows of the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix. A security guard snapped a photo with her phone.

Have you or someone you know been through rehab for prescription drugs?

As part of the Cronkite News investigation about prescription opioid use, we'd like to learn more about drug rehabilitation centers.

My favorite opposite: Who do you get along with despite your political differences?

Cronkite News wants to know how politics does or doesn't play a role in your relationships. While partisanship may dominate this presidential election, we want to know where and how people are coming together.

Medical marijuana for pain relief: Share your experience

There are many forms of pain management, including prescription drugs and natural remedies. As part of a Cronkite News investigation into prescription opioids, we would like to hear from people who use medical marijuana for pain relief.

Tempe students meet with police to dispel growing stereotypes

TEMPE - With recent national events sparking distrust for police officers, Dr. Kenneth Baca, Superintendent of Tempe Union High School District, invited police officers to Tempe high schools as a “preventative measure.”

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Local program needs volunteers to give a voice to foster care children

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program pairs volunteers with foster children to help break the cycle of child abuse. As the Child Abuse Hotline received over 135,000 calls last year alone, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Free meals of nutritionally sound ‘ugly food’ offered at ASU event to highlight food waste

TEMPE – Discolored, irregularly shaped and unusually sized fruit, vegetables and meat rarely make it to U.S. grocery stores. “Ugly food” is often left in the field to rot or thrown away before it can be sold to consumers.

Local nonprofit uses hip hop to stop bullying in schools

A local nonprofit is shaking things up in schools. The Be Kind People Project is using hip hop to teach kids that it's cool to be kind.

Opt-out bill advances in Arizona Senate

Senate Bill 1455 passed in the Education Committee with a margin of 6-1 Thursday, but it still needs to come before the full Senate.

New bills in the House and Senate are giving parents more control with their child’s education

Several House and Senate bills (HB2056, HB 2088, SB1321) are being proposed that would give parents the ability to opt their kids out of standardized testing.

Cave Creek bus driver goes above and beyond for students

CAVE CREEK — Norm Rogers is not your average bus driver. As a driver in the Cave Creek School District, he goes out of his way to learn every child’s name, he greets all of his students every day and he gives back at every opportunity.

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University of Arizona hosts largest ‘Hackathon’ in Southwest

The southwest's largest hacking event, dubbed, "Hackathon," was held at the University of Arizona.

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