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To ease teacher shortage, pilot program in Tucson offers free tuition, $1,000 a month
TUCSON – The University of Arizona’s “Pathways to Teaching” program helps people who have already taken 60 hours toward a college degree finish studies that will lead to teaching certificates. Supporters say the pilot program is one small step to decrease teacher shortages and increase retention.
Pumpkin decor attracts trick-or-treaters but also wildlife, Game & Fish warns
FOUNTAIN HILLS - Did you know that pumpkins attract Arizona wildlife, which could put your pets and property at risk of being attacked?
Asylum granted: LGBTQ Guatemalan couple begin a new life in Phoenix
PHOENIX – Asylum seekers find a new life as a lesbian couple in Phoenix with the help of Trans Queer Pueblo, as well as building a community in the LGBTQ community.
Breaking the silence: Native Americans overcome taboos in battle against suicide
WHITERIVER – Native Americans have the highest suicide rates in the U.S., and youth are especially affected. Both on reservations and in cities, efforts are underway to build resilience and break the taboo of talking about mental health.
March for Our Lives Arizona honors gun-violence victims, plans next steps on reforms
PHOENIX – Congressional candidates and members of the Arizona Legislature spoke at a town hall about gun reform organized by 17-year-old Genesis Rivas, director of special projects for March for Our Lives Arizona.