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Wheelchair Users Face Accessibility Issues When Flying
July marked the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and while the nation has come a long way in that time, people who use wheelchairs still put up with a variety of accessibility shortfalls.
Aug. 7, 2019
AZ, Nation Rush To Protect Elections Against Hackers
Across the country, states are rushing to plug any security holes in their paperless voting machines. Most Arizonans vote using paper ballots, but Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says hackers have
Aug. 7, 2019
The Emotional Toll Of Mass Shootings On Young People
How do shootings affect how parents talk to their children about gun violence, and is there a difference between how white families have that conversation as opposed to how African-American families have it?
Aug. 7, 2019
Whats In the Cards For The Cardinals In 2019?
Football season is fast approaching, and the Arizona Cardinals are the talk of NFL training camps. Following a disastrous season in 2018, the team is once again rolling out something brand new.
Aug. 7, 2019
AZ House Minority Leader Calls For Special Session On Guns
Arizona House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez (D-Yuma) is calling for a special session to consider gun-control measures her fellow Democrats have proposed for years, including universal background checks and limits on high-capacity magazines.
Aug. 7, 2019
Reporter: Shock, Anger As Trump Heads To El Paso
President Trump arrives El Paso, Texas, where gunman killed 22 people in a mass shooting at a Walmart in the border city Saturday morning. Some blame Trump for anti-immigrant rhetoric that may have motivated the attack.
Aug. 7, 2019
Arizona Center For Disability Law Offers Special Education Coaching Session
This year for the first time the Arizona Center For Disability Law will offer coaching sessions to parents of children with disabilities as they start the school year. “It’s very complex for parents to understand what their rights are,” said Amanda Glass, an attorney at the Arizona Center for Disability Law.
Aug. 7, 2019
Verde Fire Continues To Grow Near Fountain Hills
The Verde Fire burning about 10 miles northeast of Fountain Hills has grown to four square miles. Lightning strikes ignited the blaze Saturday and it’s still zero percent contained.
Aug. 7, 2019
Gov. Ducey Promotes Mike Faust To Head Of DCS
A former aerospace and manufacturing manager, Faust is credited with helping DCS reduce the number of kids in foster care.
Aug. 7, 2019
Groups Tries To Stop Trumps Border-Wall Efforts In Arizona
Environmentalists have asked a judge to stop a plan to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, arguing the Trump administration unlawfully waived dozens of laws as part of the project that will ultimately damage wildlife habitat.
Aug. 7, 2019
NAU Shipping Wood Chips To South Korea To Help With Wildfire Prevention
Northern Arizona University has worked with multiple agencies for the past year to ship wood chips to South Korea.The process starts Wednesday, and it will help forest restoration efforts, prevent wildfires and bring in income to the state.
Aug. 6, 2019
Deadly Week For Journalists In Mexico
In less than a week, three journalists were killed in Mexico. According to the international nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists. Mexico is only one homicide away from having the deadliest year for journalism in its history.
Aug. 6, 2019
Tempe High Schools Add Mindfulness Rooms
“The goal is to transport the students from the classroom into a sort of a neutral and a calming and supportive place,” said Corona Del Sol social worker Lauri Pagano.
Aug. 6, 2019
Suspension Deal Avoids Nixing Of Sonoran Pipeline Contract
The pipeline project has been held up since August 2017 due to a legal dispute and opposition from a Sonoran indigenous group.
Aug. 6, 2019
ADL Of Arizona: Hate Groups Recruit Near Colleges
Police say they believe the suspect in the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting posted an online rant against immigrants shortly before killing 22 people. The head of a group that fights hate says Arizona has historically been a flash-point for anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy.
Aug. 6, 2019
Study: AZ Stem Cell Businesses Fragmented, Unregulated
Hundreds of American businesses offer stem cell treatments unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An ASU study has investigated such operations across the Southwest.
Aug. 6, 2019
Ohios Governor Backs Proposals To Prevent Gun Violence
Ohio’s governor said he’s backing a series of proposals that are intended to help reduce gun deaths in the wake of this weekend’s shooting in Dayton.
Aug. 6, 2019
Vaccine Scientist On Outbreaks And The Future Of Vaccines
It’s been about a year since the latest Ebola outbreak started in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Gary Kobinger, who has visited the country, is the director of the Infectious Disease Research Center at Laval University in Quebec and helped create the Ebola vaccine.
Aug. 6, 2019
Meetings To Address Earned Release Credits For Inmates
The Arizona Legislature is not in session, but lawmakers are meeting in committees to prepare for next year. On Monday, Rep. Walter Blackman convened the first of several committee meetings on earned release credits for people sentenced to the state prison system.
Aug. 6, 2019
Survey: Parents, Public Support Strikes For Underpaid Teachers
Arizona teachers went on strike last year for better pay — among other things — and now a new poll shows widespread support for the tactic. 55% of teachers surveyed said they would strike for higher pay, and support is even higher among parents.
Aug. 6, 2019

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