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#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.


Move to change Cesar Chavez Day to ‘National Border Control Day’ spurs anger

Cesar Chavez Leadership Academy's parade consisted of participants honoring Cesar Chavez and showing disapproval for Gohmert's suggested holiday name.


Arizona falconry takes flight in efforts to promote conservation

A three-day Arizona Falconers Association Desert Hawking Classic showcased falconers - people who train birds of prey to hunt for sport.


Gun control bills stall in Arizona Legislature

Republicans in the Arizona House effectively ended all talk of gun control in the Legislature Tuesday, stopping an attempt to force a vote on a bill to ban bump stocks.


Court proceedings continue after arrests of No More Deaths volunteers

Since the arrest of nine No More Deaths volunteers, the tension between the advocacy group, Border Patrol, and the desert land management along the U.S.-Mexico border has turned No More Deaths' 15-year winning streak in court now on its head.


Tribes say ‘no thanks’ to plan for scaled-back Bears Ears monument

WASHINGTON - Leaders of five tribes, including the Navajo and Hopi, accused lawmakers of "cherry-picking" tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears monuments, and said proposed tribal management of the new monument would be in name only.

Land Feud

Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

Gov. Doug Ducey called for a special legislative session to combat the opioid epidemic in Arizona.


Franks to resign in face of House Ethics probe of possible harassment

WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, said Thursday he will resign in the face of a House investigation of his discussions with female staffers about his and his wife's search for a surrogate mother to help them have more children.


Four Latinos form Arizona’s first legislative LGBT Caucus

PHOENIX - Six years ago, it was a young intern who helped save Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s life in a shooting that shocked Arizona and the nation. Now, that same intern has made history again by helping to found the first LGBT Caucus in the Arizona Legislature.

Announcement

Industrial waste pollutes America’s drinking water

PHOENIX – In Ringwood, New Jersey, Ford Motor Co. dumped more than 35,000 tons of toxic paint sludge onto lands occupied for centuries by the Turtle Clan of the Ramapough Lenape tribe, poisoning groundwater with arsenic, lead and other harmful chemicals.

Industrial view

Changes to NAFTA could affect business on both sides of border

APASEO EL GRANDE, Mexico — Angelica Cervantes has big dreams for her small family-owned business that makes specialized hand-crafted tools used by giant automakers like Ford, Volkswagen, Nissan, Mazda and Honda.


In Focus, episode 8: Thriving without sight in Arizona

Many people lose sight as they grow older, but there are more than 15,000 visually impaired Arizonans between the ages of 18 and 34. In this episode, we hear the stories of two of them. Hiris Vela, 20, and Elijah Harris, 19, are both community college students who grew up legally blind in Arizona. They share what it was like to try to get by in high school and how they learned to thrive without sight. And we wrap up the In Focus season with a roundtable of producers, who share their behind-the-scenes insights from their reporting across the state.