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Many Arizona schools hire underqualified, inexperienced teachers to fill gaps

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:04:16 -0400

An analysis by The Republic shows that 22% of Arizona teachers during the 2016-17 term were not qualified or had less than 2 years of experience.


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Woman found dead after apartment fire in Glendale

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:05:15 -0400

Glendale Police discovered a deceased woman in an apartment shortly after a fire early Thursday morning.


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Phoenix traffic: Delays, detours, closures to know about this weekend

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:20:15 -0400

Here are the traffic delays along Interstate 17, Interstate 10, Loop 202 and Loop 303 you should know about.


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Pets of the week: Valley adoptable animals

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:30:21 -0400

There are thousands of pets in the Valley looking and waiting for their furever home. Find yours today.


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Extreme Phoenix heat: Is there an upside?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:52:55 -0400

June's heat wave could pay off with monsoon rain. But just when that will happen is the mystery.


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Phoenix weather: 113 is considered good news after record highs

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:17:34 -0400

It appears that some relief is on the way. That is if you can call a high of 113 relief.


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Bond companies 'extremely worried' as Arizona moves away from cash bail bonds

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:21:40 -0400

Arizona's bail system is in reform as courts minimize the traditional cash system in favor of risk-based analysis. But the move is drawing criticism.


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Officials: Car accidents killed nearly 1,000 in Arizona last year

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:02:45 -0400

On average, one person was killed in a car accident every 9.11 hours in 2016, according to data from ADOT.


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Breast-cancer non-profit Susan G. Komen Arizona to shut its doors; October race canceled

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:09:49 -0400

The non-profit dedicated to breast-cancer research and prevention said financial challenges and lower event participation prompted its decision.


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Who is Luke Air Force Base named after?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:34:27 -0400

Only in Arizona: Top World War I pilot grew up in Phoenix and thrived under pressure before falling into enemy hands


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Arizona Appeals Court overturns in-state tuition for 'dreamers'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:02:31 -0400

An Arizona appeals court says 'dreamers' are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition.


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List of golf holes-in-one in Arizona 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:20:41 -0400

This is a list of golf holes-in-one reported to The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.


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Fascinations tones down sexy products, hopes to lure more customers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:03:24 -0400

Fascinations, the retail chain known for sexy clothing, sex toys and beauty products, plans to grow by selling with swimwear and sports wear.


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West Valley could soon see more condos as developers eye new hubs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:41 -0400

Metro Phoenix is in the midst of a condo building boom that's spreading to the suburbs. New condos in Glendale and other West Valley cities could follow


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Phoenix weather: Thursday high will be 'cooler' 113

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:26:01 -0400

Phoenix saw record high temperatures for a third straight day Wednesday. Thursday will be a few degrees cooler.


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How The Republic tracked teacher certifications across Arizona

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:22:44 -0400

The Republic tracked Arizona teacher certifications by matching information from school districts with the Department of Education database.


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Some voters wary of new Maricopa County election plan

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:33:22 -0400

Maricopa County voters face a new process for voting in fall 2017 that officials say is faster, cheaper and still secure, though critics have doubts.


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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:41:37 -0400

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting 65 and older Americans against the illness last winter.


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Phoenix sets heat record for third day in a row

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:27:31 -0400

The high of 117 degrees at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix topped the record of 115 degrees set in 2008.


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Many Arizona schools hire underqualified, inexperienced teachers to fill gaps

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:46:38 -0400

A database built by The Arizona Republic shows that 22 percent of 46,000 public school teachers in Arizona during the 2016-17 term were either not qualified to teach or had less than two years of classroom experience.


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Teacher shortage hits Gila Bend School District hard

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:42:31 -0400

The Gila Bend Unified School District is having a difficult time recruiting and retaining teachers, both in the elementary school and the high school. The district has resorted to hiring teachers from the Philippines. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com


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There's no escaping this Phoenix heat

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:26:00 -0400

Nearly 50 flights have been canceled out of Phoenix as temperatures hit record numbers. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral.com


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'Life gets in the way and you can't be everywhere at once. This way, you can'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:19:05 -0400

Are robots taking the place of students in the classroom? Sort of. At ASU, some students can be in two places at once thanks to a robot named Gizmo.


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The Gaggle: A Secret Recording, Mexico Trade and Kids' Health

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:27:33 -0400

The Republic's political team on June 13, 2017, talks about a secret recording, a comparative decline in the quality of Arizona kids’ lives and Governor Ducey’s stance on trade with Mexico. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral.com


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'It's never OK to leave a child or a pet unattended in a vehicle'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:41:25 -0400

Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Larry Subervi talks about the dangers of leaving children or pets unattended in hot vehicles during the summer, even with a window cracked. Sam Caravana/azcentral.com


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There's no escaping this Phoenix heat

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:32:28 -0400

Nearly 50 flights have been cancelled out of Phoenix as temperatures hit record numbers. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral.com


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Phoenix weather: Tuesday hit a record high of 119 degrees

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:33:23 -0400

The temperature fell a degree short of 120, but set a record for the date and ranks fourth on the all-time heat list.


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Phoenix-area courts provide alternate path for mentally ill

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:04:04 -0500

Mental-health courts are spreading throughout the Phoenix area and country as a way to simplify the judicial process for people with mental illnesses.


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Live or die on Phoenix-area freeways: It's your choice

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:28:27 -0500

Arizona ranks above the national average for fatal crashes on freeways, and many are caused by a poor human choice.


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Peoria Old Town redevelopment stirs hopes, fears

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:59:19 -0500

Peoria officials say a redevelopment project in the Old Town district is separate from a citywide code-enforcement push.


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Peoria Police Department, union clash over staffing, response times

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:20:40 -0400

The Peoria police union, Police Department and city are engaged in a public feud over turnover rates and response times.


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The birds next door: Glendale backyard-chicken proposal sparks heated debate

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:47 -0400

A plan to allow chickens in Glendale backyards has sparked a heated debate and left residents with ruffled feathers.


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Goldwater sues Peoria over subsidies to Huntington University

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:40:45 -0400

The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against Peoria alleging the city gave illegal subsidies to a satellite university campus.


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Downtown Glendale: 10 don't-miss spots

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:50:54 -0400

Downtown Glendale has many fun places to visit, from Catlin Court to Haus Murphy's, antique shops and Cerreta Candy Company. Here are don't-miss spots.


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