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‘Five-alarm crisis’: Teachers face mental health crisis due to low pay, pandemic stress, scant support

Navigating low salaries, pandemic worries and burnout: Many teachers will tell you this is the job description of modern educators. The result is an expanding mental health crisis among U.S. teachers – a problem so dire that many are leaving the profession.


Could overturning of Roe v. Wade impact athletic recruiting at Arizona universities?

PHOENIX – Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned by the Supreme Court, could NCAA programs in Arizona suffer recruiting consequences because of the state’s anti-abortion stance?


‘A mini-Grand Canyon’: Desert opens up as aquifers decline in Cochise County

SULPHUR SPRINGS – Cities and agricultural operations put intense pressure on groundwater supplies, but in most of Arizona, no rules govern how, when and how much can be pumped. In Cochise County, fissures are appearing as the water table falls, and some residents are pushing to establish an Active Management Area to regulate pumping.


Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.


Pac-12 turns heads with trio of teams in Women’s College World Series

LOS ANGELES – The Pac-12 has sent three teams – Arizona, UCLA And Oregon State – to the Women’s College World Series. Can the league out-muscle the Big 12’s big three?


After ending GCU’s dream, Delanie Wisz, UCLA advance to Women’s College World Series

LOS ANGELES – After knocking off GCU, UCLA continues its roll and will play in the Women’s College World Series, thanks in big part to Delanie Wisz.


COVID-related Medicaid coverage extended – for now – for 500,000 Arizonans

WASHINGTON - Federal officials threw a lifeline this week to as many as 500,000 Arizonans, just days before they were in danger of losing the Medicaid coverage they got under a COVID-19 public health emergency, which was extended Tuesday for another 90 days.


Arizona jobless rate continues to decline, now lowest in 15 years

WASHINGTON – The Arizona unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in February, well below pre-pandemic levels and the lowest it has been since 2007, according to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Fans are thrilled as Angel City FC makes its debut in women’s pro soccer

There’s a brand new team in Los Angeles – Angel City FC. It is the first professional women's soccer team for LA, and the Southwest.


Arizona’s public universities lift mask mandates under new CDC guidelines

PHOENIX – Following updated CDC guidance that masks are not necessary for everyone in areas of low to medium transmission risk, NAU, ASU and UArizona lift indoor mask requirements.


Vicious circle: Tribal broadband program hindered by lack of broadband

WASHINGTON - Many tribes did not have the broadband access needed to apply for funds that would let them improve broadband access.


Remote work has potential to boost employment for those with disabilities

PHOENIX – People living with disabilities have some of the highest rates of unemployment. Ability360 has job training programs for those who want to be part of the workforce.