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Rattlesnake Ready trainer Cody Will plays a recording of rattlesnakes for Arlo, a German shepherd, ...
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Cave Creek business trains dogs to avoid rattlesnakes in summer months

Rattlesnake season in Arizona is ramping up and while that means watching out for snakes – it can mean watching out for your pets, too.
15 days ago
Rep. Travis Grantham, R-Gilbert, testifies to the House Judiciary Committee during an emotional –...
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Civility in state government is rare but Arizona’s House Commerce Committee stands out

The Arizona House Commerce Committee is bucking the trend of combative American politics and is gaining a reputation for its civil discourse.
2 months ago
Jose “ET” Rivera, owner of Tres Leches Cafe, speaks during a rally against an Arizona immigrati...
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Arizona business owners rally against bill requiring E-Verify checks for jobs, benefits

Arizona business owners rallied Monday against an immigration bill they say will drive businesses and workers out of the state.
3 months ago
The annual Strategic School Staffing Summit, run by Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teac...
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Arizona public schools struggle to fill teaching positions as leaders brainstorm school staffing solutions

Public school educators say they are some of the most underpaid and overworked laborers, and many are quitting or leaving the profession.
3 months ago
U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, backed by fellow Democrats, speaks at in Washington, D....
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As immigration debate heats up, December migrant encounters set record

Border officials said they encountered more than 300,000 migrants at the southern border in December, setting a one-month record.
4 months ago
The 51st March for Life begins to move from a rally and speeches on the National Mall to its annual...
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Roe is gone, but Arizonans still join abortion opponents marching in D.C.

For Tucson resident Jacob Mauer, joining the National March for Life in Washington was a “bucket-list moment."
4 months ago
Dominican immigrant Rosa Flores at the Disnalda Beauty Salon she bought in Providence, Rhode Island...
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Arizona among states where Hispanic families are surging into middle class

The Hispanic middle class has grown faster than the white middle class in the past decade and has reached near-parity in Arizona.
5 months ago
Live & Learn AZ, a nonprofit organization founded in 2012, aims to empower women in the Phoenix met...
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Maricopa County uses part of national opioid settlement for group that helps recovering women

Live and Learn AZ, a nonprofit organization that supports women, received $60,000, as part of a national opioid settlement.
5 months ago
Multiple Arizona sycamore trees are wrapped in burlap at Montezuma Castle National Monument. (Photo...
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Montezuma Castle among Arizona national park sites combating vandalism

National park vandalism isn’t just a problem at Montezuma Castle – it’s been an issue many Arizona national park sites have dealt with.
5 months ago
Azteca Bridal, a Phoenix wedding and quinceañera dress store, closed after 60 years....
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Azteca Bridal closes doors in Phoenix after 60 years of family-operated business

Azteca Bridal closed its doors for the last time after selling quinceañera and bridal dresses for 60 years.
6 months ago
The U.S. Department of Education estimates that more than 900,000 Arizonans owed $32.5 billion in s...
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Latest student debt relief plan could save 11,700 Arizonans $840 million

A student debt relief program approved by the Biden administration could help nearly 11,700 Arizonans save around $840 million.
7 months ago
Arizona schools started another school year with large numbers of vacant teaching positions, a new ...
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Nearly a third of Arizona teacher slots vacant for current school year

Nearly one-third of teaching positions in Arizona public and charter schools were still vacant one month into the school year, according to a new report.
8 months ago
Kathleen Allen lifts light weights during an exercise activity at the FSL ReCreación Center on Sep...
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A national caregiver shortage strains organizations and families across the Valley

The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) ReCreación Center provides full-time care for Kathleen five days a week.
8 months ago
FILE - Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., waits for a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, on July ...
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Gosar back in spotlight with call for general to “be hung” over Jan. 6

Two years after he was formally censured for a video that appeared to espouse violence against lawmakers, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has again grabbed headlines by saying the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff would be hanged in a “better society.”
8 months ago
Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs, left, and Eli Crane are seen together in a file photo. They were among fi...
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Arizona Reps. Biggs, Crane vote to block defense bill as shutdown looms

Two Arizona lawmakers were among five GOP House members who broke ranks Thursday and voted to block the defense authorization bill.
8 months ago
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Phoenix Sky Harbor workers file complaint, vote to strike over dangerous working conditions

Two groups of airport workers are speaking out about what they say are dangerous working conditions and low wages at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
8 months ago
Critics of a Bureau of Land Management plan to make conservation a classification for consideration...
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Lawmakers spar over BLM plan to weigh conservation in land-use decisions

A Bureau of Land Management rule that would, for the first time, count conservation as a legitimate use for public lands, along with mining, logging and other uses, is an “offensive” overreach of federal authority, Republicans said Thursday.
11 months ago
Rich Nickel, president and CEO of Education Forward Arizona, has spent nearly 30 years helping stud...
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Arizona education leaders unveil campaign about importance of post-high school education

Education and business leaders on Wednesday unveiled an “Everything to Gain” campaign, with a goal of helping to increase the number of Arizonans with college degrees or certificates by 2030.
11 months ago
Girls Ranch is a residential facility for pregnant and parenting teens. Pictured is the back of the...
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Girls Ranch group home provides safe haven for teen moms in Scottsdale

Nestled in a quiet Scottsdale neighborhood is Girls Ranch, a residential group home that has become an environment of love and support for pregnant and parenting teens.
12 months ago
Evan Darzi, co-founder and CEO of ElectraTect, writes the molecular compound for Delta-9 THC on Apr...
Jacinda Palomo/Cronkite News

Phoenix company ElectraTect creating marijuana Breathalyzer to detect consumption

Scientists at Phoenix-based company ElectraTect are working to create a marijuana Breathalyzer to detect recent consumption of THC.
1 year ago
Glen Canyon Dam holds back Colorado River water to create Lake Powell on April 15, 2023 in Lake Pag...
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Wet winter allows for rare ‘high-flow’ Lake Powell release to help river

An extra pulse of water was sent through the Grand Canyon this week, part of a Bureau of Reclamation “high-flow experiment.”
1 year ago
Midwestern University’s Animal Health Institute Mobile Clinic gives doctors and students the abil...
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Arizona’s veterinary medicine grads aid shortfall of vets in nation, state

There has been a recent decline in veterinarians and vet technicians nationally, a problem Arizona graduates are helping with.
1 year ago
Drunken driving deaths in the U.S. rose 14% from 2020 to 2021, and Arizona drunken driving deaths r...
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Arizona increase in drunken driving deaths among highest in nation in 2021

A surge in drunken driving deaths on Arizona’s highways that year was among the highest in the nation in 2021.
1 year ago
Verrado High School installed high-tech weapons detectors on its campus this year. Photo taken in B...
Autriya Maneshni/Cronkite News

Metro Phoenix high school installs weapons detectors in student-safety push

Verrado High School is one of the first schools in the Agua Fria Union High School District to install weapons detectors on campus.
1 year ago