AZ educators get creative in finding solutions to growing teacher shortage
GILBERT – Suzanne Zentner stood in front of the high school students and their parents gathered in the library of Gilbert High School on a recent evening and got right to the point.
Election coverage reflects fractured media landscape, experts say
WASHINGTON - A 24-hour news cycle. Social media giving newsmakers a direct connection to the public that can bypass the press. The blending of political pundits and reporters analyzing day-to-day political dramas.
U.S. surgeon general uses social media to address opioid epidemic
PHOENIX – The U.S. surgeon general is urging those who support the fight against the nationwide opioid epidemic to take his #TurnTheTide pledge.
Some Navajo join lawmakers opposing Bears Ears national monument
WASHINGTON - Navajo Nation locals joined Utah lawmakers Wednesday to express opposition to any attempt to designate land around the Bears Ears site in southeastern Utah as a national monument.
Ak-Chin tribal members join North Dakota pipeline protest
MARICOPA – Cecily Peters and three other members of the Ak-Chin Indian Community loaded into an SUV Friday evening and drove 24 hours straight to join the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
AZ Supreme Court OKs police pay for on-the-clock union work
PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that paying police officers while they did work for the police union does not violate the state constitution.
Pinal County dodges health care void as Blue Cross steps in to offer ‘Obamacare’ coverage
PHOENIX – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona announced Wednesday that it will remain in the Pinal County Affordable Care Act health exchange.
News21 investigation: Voter fraud is not a persistent problem
PHOENIX — Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread.
Native Americans still fighting for voting equality
SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – Terry Whitehat remembers gathering at the community hall in Navajo Mountain each election day, where Navajo Nation members in this remote Utah community would cast their ballots.
Senators hope new ‘no fly, no buy’ gun bill finds bipartisan support
WASHINGTON - One day after efforts to advance gun-control measures in the Senate collapsed in partisan fighting, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a compromise Tuesday that they hope can get a vote and keep guns out of the hands of terrorists.
Arizonans share memories of their dads for Father’s Day
We asked Arizonans about their dads for Father's Day, and here's what we've heard from them so far:
TSA redeploys 27 officers from Sky Harbor to other airports
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration has pulled 27 officers from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and reassigned them to airports around the country to help handle peak travel as their summer travel seasons are heating up.