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#RedForEd walkout school closures will impact 820,000 Arizona students

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:02:50 -0400

An Arizona Republic analysis of school closures indicates that the walkout will impact nearly 73 percent of the state's district and charter students.


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$100K pay cut, long hours: Moving to the classroom an eye-opener for former state director

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:44:21 -0400

Former state Parks Director Bryan Martyn, who has become a teacher, said educators deserve a big raise from Gov. Ducey and lawmaker to avoid crisis.


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Will the walkouts mean more school days this year?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:53:41 -0400

The Arizona #RedforEd educator walkout may require schools to add school days to the end of the year.


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Parents of students with special needs brace for teacher walkout

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:02:08 -0400

Most high schoolers can stay home alone, so "the only parents that are going to be affected are those of kids with special needs," said Amanda Steele.


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Ozone pollution advisory extended in Phoenix area

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:54:38 -0400

A high-pollution advisory for the Phoenix metro area has been extended through Wednesday because of high ozone levels.


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From classroom to cottage industry: How the #RedForEd movement is fueling T-shirt sales

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:32:23 -0400

Former Arizona educators and savvy entrepreneurs are creating merchandise to support the #RedForEd movement.


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Republican lawmaker pitches $1 billion tax hike to prevent Arizona teacher walkout

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:22:11 -0400

Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, said he will introduce a budget amendment proposing a three-year sales tax hike.


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Parents' teacher-walkout questions answered

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:13:12 -0400

The planned Thursday #RedForEd educator walkout is prompting numerous questions from parents and community members.


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AzMERIT, college testing may be impacted by #RedForEd teacher walkout

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:04:36 -0400

With Arizona teachers set to walkout for #RedForEd this Thursday, parents are concerned about the impact their absence could have on student testing.


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Ducey: 'I don't know why' teacher walkout happening after pay raise plan, says demand met

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:00:37 -0400

In a radio interview, Ducey said he didn't understand why leaders of a teachers group want to walk out while he is working on a 20 percent pay hike.


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Here are the Arizona schools closing when teachers walk out on Thursday

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:34:04 -0400

As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 90 school districts have notifies parents that they will be closed Thursday for the #RedForEd teacher walkout.


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Yuma police: Boy, 10, says two men in ski masks tried to coax him into van

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:37:05 -0400

Yuma police said they are looking for two men in a black van, wearing black ski masks, after the men attempted to abduct a 10-year-old boy.


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F-16 from Luke Air Force Base makes emergency landing in Lake Havasu City

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:23:29 -0400

The military plane had taken off from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for a routine training flight when it was diverted.


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#RedForEd school walkout plans vary from charter to charter

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:41:39 -0400

Charter educators are less mobilized than district teachers, but many plan to walk out Thursday.


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Teachers prepare for the walkout by making lunch packs for low-income students

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:18:06 -0400

Teachers at Kino Junior High School put together lunch packs for low-income students during the walkout, who will miss out on breakfast and lunch.









In Arizona's Senate race, has Joe Arpaio lost his fundraising mojo?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:51:43 -0400

Arpaio brought in $500,000 for the first fundraising quarter of the Senate, his team reported. He has $250,000 on hand.


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Will a robot take your job? At least one-third of Phoenix-area positions are vulnerable, study says

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:27:56 -0400

Computers and automation could eliminate one-third of all jobs in the Phoenix metro area, a new study warns. Lower-skilled jobs are most vulnerable.


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Poll: Amid strikes across the U.S., Americans back teacher raises

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:47:27 -0400

Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise.


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Arizona #RedForEd organizers: 'Ignore all GoFundMe requests'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:27:08 -0400

"Any that are set up are not made by AEU and have nothing to do with our efforts to date," organizers said on their website Sunday.


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Mesa police find man who disappeared after picking up pizza

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:59:41 -0400

Jose Angel Aguayo was reunited with his family after a Department of Public Safety trooper found him at a Mesa gas station Sunday, police said.


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Mesa police: Officer shoots, injures unarmed man who confronted him in his patrol car

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:07:28 -0400

Mesa Police Detective Nik Rasheta speaks about the police shooting near Alma School Road and Main Street on April 22, 2018.


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Mesa police: Officer shoots, injures unarmed man who confronted him in his patrol car

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:24:55 -0400

A Mesa police officer shot and wounded an unarmed man on a city street early Sunday after he confronted the officer in his car, officials said.


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Should the Second Amendment trump foster-home safety rules?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:09:49 -0400

DCS will consider new rules on gun storage for foster homes in the wake of a failed legislative attempt to remove all such regulations.


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Old train at Mesa park to be restored and unfenced after 24 years

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 15:17:06 -0400

The historic train at Pioneer Park, which once faced an uncertain fate, will stay at the park after a yearlong makeover.


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Tempe-Scottsdale-Mesa area emerging as sports and entertainment mecca

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:02:24 -0500

A soccer stadium near the Loop 101 and 202 is the latest major proposal for the burgeoning sports entertainment mecca.


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Mayor: Mesa to keep trying for ASU campus downtown, without higher taxes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:24:34 -0500

ASU is open to discussion, but Mesa's mayor said a tax hike won't be part of a plan after voters rejected the initial proposal.


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Incoming Mesa police, fire chiefs face tough jobs

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:04:09 -0500

With emergency health-care costs skyrocketing and scrutiny of police rising, expectations are high for the next Mesa police and fire chiefs.


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Construction starts on Mesa light-rail extension to Gilbert Road

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:41:19 -0500

Construction has begun on the $153 million light-rail extension in Mesa, which will take the rail line to Gilbert Road.


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Can new Mesa police tool prevent crime from happening?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:13:54 -0400

Mesa soon will implement state-of-the-art, crime-predicting software officials say could help police stop burglaries, drug deals and other crimes before they happen.


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‘Still feels like the flood happened yesterday’: The storm that changed Mesa

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:38:16 -0400

Two years after historic floods ravaged west Mesa, the devastated Emerald Acres neighborhood has largely recovered. But reminders of the destruction persist.


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Mesa making strides in fight against chronic veteran homelessness

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:16:45 -0400

Many have received help because last spring Mesa joined a national effort to eradicate chronic veteran homelessness.


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Downtown Mesa: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:09:36 -0500

From pizza to comics, downtown Mesa has everything you need to have a good time. There are many restaurants within walking distance from theaters, museums and unique stores. Here are our favorite spots.


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Gifts for kids: What to buy, what to avoid

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:36:48 -0500

Inappropriate or obnoxious gifts will surely annoy parents. Here's what NOT to buy other parents' kids.


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