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Arizona schools hired 1,035 underqualified teachers this school year

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:30:48 -0500

The certificate, called the Emergency Teaching Certificate, allows an Arizona school to employ underqualified teachers.


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Arizona shelter pups head to Pennsylvania to find new families

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:11:41 -0500

Small dogs from Phoenix headed to Pennsylvania to be part of a large adoption event.


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Chandler to play Florida team in high school football game at GCU

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:42:40 -0500

For the second year in a row, Chandler will be Arizona's representative in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series


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14 festive things to do in Chandler in December

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:14:19 -0500

Chandler has plenty of events in December, including many to get you in the holiday spirit.


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Gilbert charter school fires teacher accused of sexual misconduct seven years ago

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:53:39 -0500

Gilbert's San Tan Charter School fired a teacher who lost his Arizona teaching license following allegations of sexual misconduct seven years ago.


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Hate those cheesy lawyer ads? You can thank Arizona

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:20:52 -0500

Before two Arizona State University Law college graduates placed an ad in the Arizona Republic, lawyers didn't normally advertise their services.


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'Obamacare' insurance sign-up period for 2018 coverage ends Friday

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:31:21 -0500

Enrollment experts predict Arizona's Affordable Care Act sign-ups will fall short of last year's total


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When is Hanukkah and how is it celebrated?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:34:28 -0500

Hanukkah celebrates an important time in Jewish history but its eight days are not the holiest on the calendar.


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Court upholds Obama-era ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:02:09 -0500

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the 2012 ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.


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Mesa officials hope new Pioneer Park will encourage play – for both kids and adults

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:56:44 -0500

Mesa is reopening Pioneer Park after $7.9 million in renovations. New features include a splash pad and a one-of-a-kind jungle gym.


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Arizona officials tested 13,000 school faucets for lead. Here's what they found

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:57:34 -0500

Most of the sinks and water fountains Arizona K-12 students use at school are producing water with low or no levels of lead, ADEQ report finds.


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Chandler street takes Christmas decorating to the next level

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 17:52:33 -0500

Every city has that one street that gets decked out for the holidays, but a Chandler street takes it to another level, from lights to carriage rides.


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Former East Valley Tribune publisher Karen Wittmer dies

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 18:48:49 -0500

Karen Wittmer Jekel, the former publisher of the East Valley Tribune, died Dec. 2 after battling cancer. She was 65.


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Astronaut posts awe-inspiring photos of the Grand Canyon

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:53:19 -0500

Ever wondered what the Grand Canyon looks like from space? Astronaut Randy Bresnik snapped some amazing images from the International Space Station.


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Effects of Arizona's teacher turnover

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:38:03 -0500

Dan Hunting of the Morrison Institute explains how high teacher turnover impacts Arizona schools.


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Former NBA All-Star Chris Gatling sentenced to 2.5 years for Arizona fraud scheme

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:02:12 -0500

Gatling's telemarketing business targeted vulnerable seniors and sold fictitious websites, the Arizona Attorney General's Office says.


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Stray pup 'Miracle' recovering after being 'eaten alive'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:18:32 -0500

The 7-year-old shih tzu, who county animal workers have named Miracle, had been malnourished and near death from a maggot infestation.


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Hamilton QB Tyler Shough will sign early with Oregon after OC promoted

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:56:31 -0500

After getting to know recently hired Oregon head coach, Tyler Shough plans to leave school a semester early and get to work in Eugene next semester


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Border Patrol: 2 Tucson men accused of smuggling people into U.S.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:12:03 -0500

Federal officials say an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old who fled from agents and wrecked their vehicle were hiding two people in the trunk.


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Multicar crash involving motorcycle snarls westbound I-10 in Tempe

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:51:03 -0500

People may still be trapped in the wreck, according to an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman.


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National Geographic photographer opens up about not helping dying polar bear

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:17:52 -0500

Cristina Mittermeier opens up about why she and her National Geographic colleagues didn't help a dying polar bear in a now-viral video they shot.


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Arizona law and surrogacy: What you need to know

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:06:04 -0500

An Arizona law prohibits the use of legal contracts for surrogate births, but courts routinely allow these arrangements in Arizona.


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Cottonwood police searching for man who stabbed driver in face, chest

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:42:14 -0500

Cottonwood police are searching for a man they say stabbed the driver of the car he was riding in "numerous times" before fleeing the moving vehicle.


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Conservationists boost logging to restore national forests near Grand Canyon

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:00:03 -0500

The Nature Conservancy and partners are experimenting with cost-saving tools to speed forest restoration work.


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A lack of affordable housing prompts Arizona district to offer teachers tiny homes

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 12:38:29 -0500

A southern Arizona school district is looking to build a village of tiny homes in order to attract teachers to the area that lacks affordable housing.


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Maricopa County homicides slow in first half of 2017

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 12:03:01 -0400

Homicides in Maricopa County have dipped so far in 2017, falling by 16 percent to date over the same time in 2016.


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Maricopa County homicide map, 2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:12:44 -0400

Homicides in Phoenix, like many large cities in the U.S., spiked in recent months for reasons largely unclear to police and criminologists.


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Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 50 things to do in Phoenix

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:25:36 -0500

The Valley is full of cool things to see and do. Here are 50 must-do items, grouped by things to do, sites to see or places to eat.


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