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Dancers from Orgullo Boricua AZ perform at a fundraiser in Phoenix on Oct. 15, 2022, held for those affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico. The dancers perform bomba and plena, two dance styles of Puerto Rican origin.

Phoenix fundraisers organized by the Puerto Rican Center of Arizona - which aims to “promote and sustain the Puerto Rican culture” through “education, services and partnerships” in Arizona - raised money to help island victims of Category 4 Hurricane Fiona. Read more»

ASU women’s coach Natasha Adair said before her team’s game Grambling State that she was excited 'just to merge two teams, two experiences. It’s just a great opportunity for us to learn, grow and then just grow together as one.'

The collaboration between the Pac-12 Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference resulted in the formation of the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series, which aims to provide athletes with education surrounding social justice issues in addition to creating a platform for competition. Read more»

Revamping teaching approaches can’t fix some of the biggest frustrations many teachers have about their profession, such as low pay, but early results from Mesa show team teaching may be helping to reverse low morale.

Five years ago, Arizona school leaders piloted a classroom model known as team teaching - where teachers share large groups of students of up to 100 or more - as administrators hoped to fill staffing gaps and boost teacher morale and retention, and the gamble could pay off. Read more»

Arizona's Iliana Hocking deftly takes the ball from ASU's Nicole Douglas with a slide tackle in a match in March 2021

Arizona is looking to extend their Territorial Cup soccer streak to eight with a match in Tempe on Friday night Read more»

Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in 2006 that denied in-state tuition – which could save a student thousands of dollars a year – to undocumented residents. Proposition 308 on this fall’s ballot would reverse that, and supporters are confident the state has changed and the law will, too.

Proposition 308 - which would make undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition if they have lived in the state for at least two years and got their high school diploma in the state - would reverse a law that that prohibits undocumented Arizona residents from getting in-state tuition. Read more»

Cows look out from the Riverview-owned Coronado Dairy farm near Willcox, Ariz.

Over the previous decade, Minnesota-based dairy operation Riverview had gobbled up more than 50,000 acres in Cochise County to build an expansive network of farms and feedlots, and the mounting water crisis has created a groundswell of anger in the Willcox Basin. Read more»

Republican Kari Lake, left, is running against Democrat Katie Hobbs, right, in the Arizona race for governor. A kerfuffle over interviews with the two candidates has caused Citizens Clean Elections Commission to ditch Arizona PBS as its gubernatorial event partner.

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is looking for a new gubernatorial event partner because Arizona PBS scheduled an interview with Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs without commissioners’ knowledge after Hobbs declined to debate Republican opponent Kari Lake. Read more»

Arizona forward Megan Chelf in a match against San Diego State.

The Pepperdine Waves take their undefeated record to Mulcahy Stadium on Sunday for a soccer match against the Arizona Wildcats. Read more»

The Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma, one of hundreds across the U.S. in the 19th and 20th centuries that worked to forcibly assimilate Indigenous children into Western culture, often separating families and punishing use of tribal language and traditions. Arizona had 47 such schools over the years.

Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from families and destroying communities - while advocates say modern schools are not perfect, they are a far cry from horrors of the past. Read more»

Students at Desert Willow Elementary School.

Classes started on Monday at the Vail Unified School District with 188 new teachers hired for the this academic year Read more»

The boundaries for the expansion of the city's 'Thrive in the 05' initiative. The expansion is a four-year plan to improve the East 29th Street Corridor.

A plan to improve an area along East 29th Street was OKed by the Tucson City Council as an offshoot of a four-year-old initiative to revitalize part of the 85705 ZIP code. Read more» 1

Tucsonans are being asked to collect art and crafts supplies — from paints to sewing materials — to donate to the residents of Tucson House, the largest public housing complex in Tucson. Read more»

Justices acknowledged the rules of the local courts but said the court considers nationwide precedence, not just matters of the local jurisdiction.

The Arizona Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over whether there is a First Amendment right of access to the names of jurors - a case that stems from two COVID-era trials where juror names remained anonymous during and after the trial. Read more»

Meals on Wheels y ASU se están asociando para estudiar el efecto que tienen las mascotas en el aislamiento social y la soledad, y cómo el servicio de comidas puede expandir sus programas para los dueños de mascotas. Read more»

Meals on Wheels, which gives gives volunteers critical insight into whether lonely clients are suffering health consequences, and ASU are partnering to study the effect pets have on social isolation and loneliness, and how the meal service can expand its programs for pet owners. Read more»

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