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Rural schools face challenges in teaching STEM

Less than 10 percent of students at 174 rural charter and public schools passed the math section of the AzMERIT test last year, according to the Arizona Department of Education.... Read more»0

Expensive, slow, frustrating: Renters, landlords have little government support

The Arizona Residential Tenant and Landlord Act outlines basic regulations, but no local or state government agency enforces those regulations. ... Read more»0

Family proposes new law to regulate bouncers after death of Valley firefighter

After a Phoenix nightclub bouncer was charged in the death of a Daisy Mountain firefighter, his widow and other family members are advocating for a law to regulate bouncers.... Read more»0

Technology helps trauma survivors accelerate PTSD treatment, recovery

About 7.7 million adults in the U.S. suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. The painful emotions surrounding PTSD make it a difficult disorder to treat. But what takes years in traditional therapy can be accomplished in weeks or months through a technology-based therapy called EMDR, similar to a dream-like state.... Read more»0

Doctors teeter on divide between pain treatment, opioid abuse

A new 400-page report by leading doctors across the country called on the FDA to develop new regulations for opioid prescriptions, balancing the need to treat pain properly and avoid opioid abuse.... Read more»0

Arizona Regents: DREAMers to keep in-state tuition for now

The Arizona Board of Regents decided Thursday to keep offering in-state tuition to Arizona DREAMers until courts ultimately decide whether offering a tuition break to undocumented students is legal.... Read more»1