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School employee stabbed in Parker; suspect sought

Officials in Parker, Ariz. are looking for a person responsible for stabbing a high school employee in the neck on Tuesday night. According to Parker Police Department, the incident occurred at Parker High School around 6:40 p.m. Parker police, La…

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Page Unified School District considers bond issue

Despite the passing of Prop. 123 last year, Arizona public schools — especially K – 12 — continue to struggle in the wake of further legislative budget cuts to their capital funds. These funds are typically used to pay for…

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Phoenix elementary school district bans ICE officers from campuses

Historically, schools have been considered off-limits for immigration officials. Like churches and hospitals, they're deemed "sensitive locations." Under the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were banned from arresting people or conducting interviews there. Under the Trump administration, though,…

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Where Gov. Ducey’s education proposals stand today

In his State of the State address and budget proposal, Gov. Doug Ducey suggested more than a dozen steps he wants Arizona to take to improve its education system. The Governor's Office and Republican legislative leadership are hashing out some…

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Kyrene schools in Ahwatukee pass lead screening of water

State environmental health officials have ruled that the drinking water is free of lead in all Kyrene District’s elementary and middle schools in Ahwatukee. Kyrene Superintendent Jan Vesely announced last week that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s statewide public…

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The state of higher education in Mesa and Gilbert

Education — especially higher education — is a lucrative business. It's a business that the East Valley has tried to lure into its cities for years, and with good reason: College campuses historically usher in waves of development in surrounding…

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Should Arizona require a boater education class?

A new law that takes effect January 2018 will require California boat operators under 21-years-old to take a boater education class. The new requirement could be a sign of things to come in Arizona. "Last year in Arizona, 76 percent…

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