PHOENIX – Coach Lute Olson’s 1987-88 Arizona team beat North Carolina to reach the Final Four, setting the standard for a program that would become a perennial college hoops power.
PHOENIX – Arizona’s state universities are working to enroll more students in the Arizona Teachers Academy as Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposes more funding through the New Economy Initiative.
PHOENIX – Universities in Arizona and around the U.S. are implementing new travel restrictions and possible student quarantines to minimize potential danger related to COVID-19. Some schools have halted all nonessential campus-related travel to countries with high watch level ratings as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON – Tribes around the country are scrambling to protect their people from the novel coronavirus, but they face an uphill battle because of lack of funds for Indian health care programs coordinated by the U.S. government.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Arizona High School girls wrestling just finished a second season as a sanctioned sport, and it is already experiencing rapid growth.
PHOENIX – Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Art as therapy, whether through visual, performance or other means, is being used as a recovery system from sexual assault.
PHOENIX – New research says human-induced climate change played a big role in the Four Corners drought of 2017 and 2018, which caused $3 billion in losses and prompted an emergency drought declaration on the Navajo Nation Reservation.
SCOTTSDALE – Blue skies, competitive golf and a high energy 16th hole result in a well receiver Phoenix Open.
TUCSON - Arizona is one of 18 states where independent panels, instead of lawmakers, draw congressional and legislative lines, but the last redistricting devolved into fights, threats and legal battles that show how high the stakes can be and how hard it is to keep deeply divisive politics out of it.
WASHINGTON - Arizona had almost 600,000 "noncompleters" last year - those with some higher education but no degree to show for it - and the state is not alone. Up to 36 million Americans are noncompleters, says a report, that says colleges need to do better at working with nontraditional students.
PHOENIX – Central Arizona Shelter Services says it helped more than 1,300 people older than 55 who are experiencing homelessness in the 2018-19 fiscal year. That’s nearly 30% of the total the agency served. And homelessness for Arizona residents is on the rise, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
TUCSON – The tech industry continues to grow nationwide, but its workforce still is nearly 70% white. Less than 7% of workers are Hispanic.