April 2017

Arizona will soon adopt a new system to determine how well their public schools are performing. State officials have been considering several A-F models over the last few months. The state board of education is expected to make their final decision on which one to use Monday morning.
April 24, 2017
Friday newscap
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. We were joined by former lawmaker Stan Barnes of Copperstate Consulting, and former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes. We also got a legislative update from Alia Rau of The Arizona Republic.
April 21, 2017
U.S. Quad Rugby Association
With teams of four competing against each other, the competition in wheelchair rugby is fierce. And many of the nation’s best squads are in the Valley this weekend for the United States Quad Rugby Association National Tournament. It’s being held at Ability360 in Phoenix.
April 21, 2017
Tom Kiefer is a photographer who lives in Ajo, near the border in southern Arizona. He was working as a janitor at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when he began collecting items.
April 21, 2017
Biosphere 2
This is a big year for Biosphere 2, the futuristic-looking campus northeast of Tucson. It’s been 10 years since the University of Arizona re-purchased it from Columbia University.
April 21, 2017
teacher with children
It’s no secret that Arizona has a problem with teachers. With years of stagnant pay, cuts to education and large class sizes, teacher retention and pay are at crisis levels in our state.
April 21, 2017
Football field
Recently, two different high schools here in the Phoenix area — Hamilton High in Chandler and Mountain Ridge High in Glendale — have had serious allegations of sexual assault surface stemming from hazing rituals.
April 21, 2017
Tucson Fire Department logo
The Tucson Fire Department is dealing with a tragedy. Last week one of their own committed a murder-suicide at a popular Tucson mall, shocking many of his fellow firefighters.
April 21, 2017
march for science logo
Saturday will bring a series of gatherings around the country that will, at least in part, focus on concerns about how the Trump administration is acting when it comes to climate change and other areas of science.
April 21, 2017
Planning experts say Valley cities are hitting a point where relatively young buildings are aging, especially after the housing crisis left many abandoned. Now some West Valley cities, like Peoria, are moving past recession-era problems and zapping blights off the map to bring potential development downtown.
April 21, 2017