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Ex-Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona's 1st Hispanic congressman, dies  Arizona Capitol Times

When he was elected to the House in 1991, Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Phoenix, became the first Hispanic to represent Arizona in Congress. Pastor announced in ...



Here is your guide to 2018 holiday events in the metro Phoenix area  AZCentral

From seasonal ice-skating rinks to tree lightings, here is your guide to how to make the most of the holiday season in the Phoenix area.



Trailblazing Lawmaker Ed Pastor Remembered as Tireless Advocate, 'Legend'  Signals AZ

WASHINGTON – Ed Pastor, a trailblazing Arizona lawmaker who was the first Hispanic from the state elected to Congress, died of a heart attack Tuesday in ...



The story of one woman, 'eight kids, two degrees and many sleepless nights'  The State Press

Family, culture and community resources provided her with the ability to succeed.



North High School in Phoenix becomes AVID Demonstration School  Arizona Education News Service

North High School had the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) team visit the campus Tuesday, and when the day ended, North became an AVID ...



Phoenix District Cancels Teacher Leave Over Strike  Phoenix New Times

The Phoenix Union High School District retroactively applied leave days to the three days teachers missed because of the strike, angering educators.



PD: 18-year-old with no license charged in crash that killed his teen sister  AZFamily

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) − Phoenix police say an 18-year-old with no driver's license was behind the wheel Tuesday night during a crash that left his 16-year-old ...



Busken Rides Into the Sunset  Sports360AZ

Bernie Busken has retired as head football coach at North high school. Busken sent www.sports360az.com a text message of his decision early Monday ...



Busken Making North High His 'Field of Dreams'  Sports360AZ

Long-time head football Bernie Busken has won a lot of games over the years. Now he's doing something even more impactful at North High School in Phoenix.



Chaparral football hopes new coach Barnes can bring back postseason success  Arizona Sports

Chaparral football looks to chase state championships again with new coach Brent Barnes. Between 2007-11 Chaparral won three state championships.



Students at 2 Phoenix high schools walk out to protest Trump, Arpaio  AZCentral.com

Hundreds of students walked out of North and Maryvale high schools in Phoenix Tuesday afternoon to protest Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ...



Phoenix Union High School District cancels a varsity football game, due to bacterial skin infection  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Officials with Phoenix Union High School District announced Wednesday that Friday's game between Alhambra and North High School's varsity teams has been ...



North football coach Bernie Busken was suspended for September incident  AZCentral.com

Phoenix North High football coach Bernie Busken served three one-day suspensions without pay for a Sept. 29 incident in which he “endangered a student's ...



Social-media threats made against at least 10 Phoenix high schools  azcentral.com

At least 10 Phoenix-area high schools received threats on social media and had been working with police Monday to investigate the recurring online threats.



Phoenix students walk out to protest DACA phaseout  AZCentral.com

Hundreds of students from South Mountain and North high schools in Phoenix held walkouts to protest the DACA program phaseout and police on campus.



Army veteran finds natural fit in ASU global studies program  Arizona State University

Arizona State University student Carla Castillo likes to do her research before making big decisions, and that included determining what her major would be.



17 historic schools in metro Phoenix  azcentral.com

Some of the Valley's oldest buildings are schools. What schools in your district are historic? See our list of schools built before the 1950s.



Student protesters march in Phoenix, call for removal of school resource officers  Cronkite News

Students and activists marched through downtown Phoenix Friday calling for the removal of school resource officers from Arizona schools, saying they inspire ...



Geneva Holdings partner Sam Robinson shows his $4 million custom Biltmore home (Video)  Phoenix Business Journal

The 10000-square-foot home was modeled after an Italian villa. VIDEO.



Hamilton Education Program brings 2,700 Arizona students to ASU Gammage  AZCentral

Hamilton Education Program brings blockbuster musical into classrooms — and students to the stage at ASU Gammage.



161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...



Phoenix high school walkouts continue; students 'raw emotionally' after Trump election  AZCentral.com

A group of students walked out of Alhambra High School on Nov. 10, 2016, to protest the election of Donald Trump. Arizona Department of Public Safety.



Inside Arizona's #RedForEd uprising  Socialist Worker Online

More 75000 marchers formed a river of red in the streets of Phoenix on the first day of a walkout by educators that will continue into this week.



Celebrities who attended Phoenix high schools  azcentral.com

Take a look at some of the celebrities who have attended high school in Phoenix.



Students learn about working at Microsoft at DigiGirlz event  Arizona Education News Service

Twenty-one North High School students attended the DigiGirlz event at the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale. This program is designed to provide high school girls ...



Suns' Alan Williams gives back to community where it all started for him  AZCentral.com

On a familiar court at North High, the Suns' Alan Williams gives back to Phoenix youth at his first free basketball camp for kids.



North High football team will play in Super Bowl 'dress rehearsal'  Star Tribune

Minneapolis North High School football players filed into the school auditorium Wednesday at the urging of Coach Charles Adams, unaware of what was going ...



How did your school perform on TNReady tests? Search here for results  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Nearly 700 schools – more than 40 percent of schools in Tennessee – improved in student performance across most grades and subjects, according to a state ...



Day 5 bleeds into Day 6 of teachers' #RedForEd walkout; budget passes  AZCentral

Arizona lawmakers are pushing to pass a budget with teacher raises, which could happen in the next day. These are the latest developments.



Gov. Doug Ducey outspends Democratic rival in election  AZFamily

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and his party have far outpaced Democratic challenger David Garcia in fundraising and spending leading up to the Nov.



Suns waive Alan Williams | Archives  AZFamily

Alan Williams went from undrafted free agent to a million dollar contract with his hometown team.



Students launch #CopsOuttaCampus campaign at Phoenix Union High School District schools  AZCentral.com

Students from schools in the Phoenix Union High School district gathered at the district offices on Thursday to launch a campaign that hopes to "end the school ...



2018 All-Academic Girls Soccer Team (5A-6A)  Sports360AZ

Based on the nominations from coaches and members of the Arizona high school football community, Sports360AZ introduces the 2018 Arizona All-Academic ...



Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names  azcentral.com

A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark but can score big.



Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council partners with PetSmart  AZ Big Media

Today, in honor of National Love Your Pet Day, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) in collaboration with PetSmart Charities, the leading funder ...



Sen. Jeff Flake offers 'three for three' DACA, border security compromise  AZCentral

Flake's plan would extend deportation protections for three years under the soon-to-expire DACA program and provide $7.6 billion for border security.



Arizona's high school state champions 2015-16  azcentral.com

Another high school sports season is in the books. Below is a list of champions for the 2015-16 school year. The list is categorized first by season and then again ...



For Arizona's once-dwindling bald eagle population, recovery starts in the nest  azcentral

Bald eagles were on the brink of extinction and listed as an endangered species until 2007. They now nest in dozens of places around Arizona.



Parkland to Columbine School Shootings List  Westword

Reporters and anchors covering yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing ...



Minnesotans add passion, voices to DC march on gun control  Star Tribune

Students from many backgrounds joined together as 800000 rallied for stricter gun control as part of the March for Our Lives event.



Coronado Neighborhood Hosts First-Ever WayneFest Micro-Festival  Downtown Phoenix Journal

On Saturday, October 27, the historic Coronado Neighborhood Association is hosting WayneFest at Coronado Park, 1717 N. 12th St. WayneFest, being held for ...



ADL names 35 schools as 'No Place for Hate'  Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has named 35 Arizona schools with the No Place for Hate designation for the 2016-2017 school year. On May 4, these ...



Tempe history: Tempe gets its first high school  azcentral.com

As the town grew, so did the voices for a dedicated Tempe high school.



Man accused of killing 9 in Phoenix serial shootings  USA TODAY

PHOENIX — A 23-year-old Arizona man has been arrested in connection with street shootings that terrorized the Phoenix area over four months in 2016, police ...



A knack for stealthy shooting fuels Haute Photography and Videography’s success  AZCentral

A knack for being invisible yet always in the right place for a photo opportunity has become a key asset in Darrylee Cohen and her staff's tool box.



Photos: 14 historic schools in metro Phoenix  azcentral.com

Many Valley school districts have passed over the century mark — or are rapidly approaching it.



Emmys 2018: Phoenix native Aidy Bryant nabs her first acting nomination  AZCentral

Could Phoenix soon be able to claim an Emmy winner? Aidy Bryant from "Saturday Night Live" is nominated for supporting actress in a comedy series.



Phoenix Union board approves new principals  Arizona Education News Service

Central, Betty Fairfax and Camelback High Schools will have new principals next school year, as the current principals move to District administrative roles.



Wisconsin QB Commit Graham Mertz & SC Creative Director Joe Johnson  yurview.com

Jeremy Crabtree interviews Graham Mertz, the nation's No. 2 QB & Wisconsin Badger commit plus USC Creative Director Joe Johnson on Over the Middle ...



Prestige diplomas help graduates land scholarships  azcentral.com

College admission experts say specialty diplomas and certificates may be prestigious but are not necessary to gain admission to competitive colleges.



Alan Williams Basketball Camp  Suns.com

The first ever Alan Williams Basketball Camp was held at North High School with a surprise visit from Devin Booker.



Best-known JUCO football players who went pro from Maricopa Community Colleges  AZCentral

A grassroots group is trying to save junior college football in the Maricopa County Community College District after district officials announced in February the ...



Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of ...



Coach trades football championships for inner-city high school  Cronkite News

PHOENIX – Bernie Busken, who led Mesa Mountain View High School to three state championships, is used to practices that get straight to drills and plays.



Saguaro high school football seeks committee of game changers in spring practice  azcentral.com

Scottsdale Saguaro is ready to make another run to a championship with spring football beginning.



New Yale award honors 20 high school juniors nationwide for community engagement  Yale News

Twenty high school juniors have been honored as the first recipients of the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement. The award honors emerging ...



Letter: Mascots don't have to be politically correct  azcentral.com

Letter to the editor: There are some of us who think fondly of what used to be the South Mountain Rebel.



Phoenix-area schools with most National Merit scholars  azcentral.com

A total of 37 high schools in metro Phoenix have at least 1 National Merit Scholar and 4 schools produced 6 each.



Desegregation funding: Is it fair for Arizona schools?  azcentral.com

Bills going through Arizona Legislature would take away the $211 million 18 school districts get each year.



ASU's Cronkite School hosts media innovation camp for high school students  Arizona State University

Twenty-two high school students from across Arizona are participating in an intensive, two-week media innovation training camp at ASU's Cronkite School.



Maricopa Community Colleges to appeal ruling denying 'dreamers' in-state tuition  AZCentral.com

Maricopa Community Colleges will appeal a court ruling that would prohibit students known as "dreamers" from receiving in-state college tuition rates.



Arizona soccer club helps young refugees adapt to new life  Cronkite News

PHOENIX -- Teenage boys sprint back and forth on a dusty soccer field in Phoenix, the markings on their jerseys lit up by the last rays of the evening sun.



Draw for Second Round of Qualifying Pits 56 Amateur Clubs Against One Another on Road to 2019 U.S. Open Cup  U.S. Soccer

CHICAGO (Sept. 24, 2018) - The Draw for the second round of Open Division Local Qualifying was conducted today and will pit 56 aspiring amateur clubs ...



Scottsdale High band uniforms stir memories of school  azcentral.com

SCOTTSDALE -- As Cat Dragon, director of the Scottsdale Community College Performing Arts Center, came across a shabby cardboard box and inside she ...



'Dreamers' at ASU, UA and NAU to keep in-state tuition, for now  AZCentral.com

Students known as "dreamers" will continue to receive in-state tuition at Arizona's three public universities while the Arizona Supreme Court considers an appeal ...



Arizona high school throwers coming close to a pair of some of the state's most revered track and field records  Verde Independent

We're only a week into the 2017 Arizona high school track and field season and already there has been significant change in the all-time best lists in the shot put ...



Arizona basketball: In-depth look at the Wildcats’ recruiting classes under Sean Miller  Arizona Desert Swarm

Sean Miller has been at the forefront of college basketball recruiting the last decade as evidenced by the eight top-10 classes he's brought to Tucson since ...



2019 Open Cup Qualifying: Fireworks in #USOC2019 Second Round  U.S. Soccer

With 27 games across the USA, the second qualifying round for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was full of action and high-octane amateur soccer.



Here's why Arizona 'dreamers' say Trump should keep DACA  AZCentral.com

Local immigrant youth organizations come together to protest repeal of immigrant benefits program.



Maricopa JUCO players who went onto play pro football  AZCentral.com

Cleveland Browns defensive back Damarious Randall played football at Mesa Community College and then transferred to Arizona State University. He played ...



6 questions explain what happens to 'dreamers' after DACA ends  AZCentral.com

From when it ends to whether 'dreamers' will keep their driver's licenses, here are answers to key questions about DACA.



Tribal trailblazer Rodney Lewis, a force behind landmark water settlement, dies at 77  AZCentral

Rod Lewis was the first tribal member to practice law in Arizona and the first to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court.



Branded: The story of Arizona’s original football team, the 1983 Wranglers  Arizona Sports

An oral history of the 1983 Arizona Wranglers of the United States Football League -- the first pro football team to call the Grand Canyon State home.



2019 U.S. Open Cup Qualifying: Local Derbies from Boston to Miami & Denver to Oakland  U.S. Soccer

Local Qualifying for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer's National Championship, continues this weekend with 28 second round games across ...



Outstanding high schoolers celebrated during ceremony for the inaugural Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement  Yale News

On October 13, 2017, twenty high school seniors from across the United States were honored for their leadership and commitment to public *service* during the ...



Soccer kicks off season  Sedona Red Rock News

It was a game of many firsts for the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team; head coach Daniel Valenzuela's debut and the first for the team as a ...



Report: Former Sun Alan Williams agrees to two-way deal with the Nets  Arizona Sports

Alan "Big Sauce" Williams has reportedly found a new team in the Eastern Conference agreeing to a two-way deal with the Brooklyn Nets.



Max Dunlap supporters maintain innocence after 2 convictions in Don Bolles murder  azcentral.com

PHOENIX -- Max Dunlap was convicted in Don Bolles' murder, but his wife said she had never heard of the reporter's name.



Arizona high school boys basketball rewind - Jan. 5  azcentral.com

Each week, I'll wind through the state, taking a look at top games, performances and noteworthy moments from the week. High School Boys Basketball Rewind.



American Family Insurance ALL-USA Arizona girls basketball team, All-State teams in each division  azcentral.com

The 2015-16 All-Arizona and All-State girls basketball teams were selected by the azcentral sports high school staff.



How should Arizona schools approach childhood trauma?  AZ Big Media

Phoenix Children's Hospital defines Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as the childhood traumas that can cause toxic stress and damage a child's brain ...



Gophers RB Ibrahim emerges in spring game  Star Tribune

With senior running back Shannon Brooks lost for the 2018 season because of a lower leg injury, the Gophers need someone to step up and fill that ...



The elusive Arizona Latino vote  azcentral.com

F or years, pundits have touted the potential electoral power of Arizona's Latinos. But every election cycle, it fails to materialize.



Historic Peoria school gets facelift  azcentral.com

PEORIA -- The Peoria Unified School District's oldest school building is set to reopen this school year after two years of renovations.



High Schools Are Failing Girls Who Report Sexual Assault  HuffPost

A rising number of high schools are under federal investigation for complaints they failed to protect alleged rape victims from coming face-to-face with ...



No. 1 IN AZ! St. David wins 1A state volleyball championship  Benson News Sun

St. David went 4-0 to include wins over the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds Saturday to emerge as Class 1A state volleyball champions at North High School in Phoenix.



Phoenix teen's art to inspire Hugo Medina mural  Arizona Republic

A Phoenix North High High School student's anti-smoking art will be the inspiration for a mural by well known Valley muralist Hugo Medina.



Sister Cities picks 23 Phoenix students for exchange program  azcentral.com

Youth ambassadors will travel to Phoenix's sister cities through a reciprocal program.



The Top 100 Boys All-Time Great Southwest Athletes  MileSplit

We used our database to find the top 100 athletes all-time in each of the events at the Great Southwest Outdoor Track and Field Classic.



Local musician Joe Bethancourt dies at 68  azcentral.com

Joe Bethancourt, a fixture on the Phoenix folk scene for decades, has died at 68.



Mountain Pointe recommends Justin Hager to be girls hoops coach  azcentral.com

Justin Hager, who led Yuma Cibola's girls basketball team to 12 consecutive state tournament appearances, will be Phoenix Mountain Pointe's girls basketball ...



'Dreamers' greet new Dream Act proposal with hope, skepticism  AZCentral.com

New legislation that would offer a path to citizenship for young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children was greeted in Arizona with a mix of hope ...



This Phoenix financial tech startup is doubling its workforce  Phoenix Business Journal

A Phoenix financial technology startup has doubled its workforce to close to 60 employees as it has seen its portfolio grow to $650 million in assets. Longboard ...



Should head gear be required for summer passing league football games?  azcentral.com

New Notre Dame coach Mark Nolan was shocked not to see players wearing helmets for 7 on 7 games after leaving Colorado.



Valley sports hazing incidents put spotlight on coaches and culture  Cronkite News

PHOENIX - High-profile hazing incidents have hit Valley high schools according to coaches and experts.



17 Scottsdale-area students win National Merit Scholarships  azcentral.com

Seventeen Scottsdale-area students were among 70 high-school seniors statewide who won National Merit Scholarships underwritten by universities.



Thunder to Hold 10th Blue and White Scrimmage Sunday  OKCThunder.com

Oklahoma City, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 – Fans in the Edmond North community will have the first opportunity to see the 2017-18 Oklahoma City Thunder in ...



ASU scientists study transition to college to improve student well-being  Arizona State University

Starting college is exciting and liberating, but sometimes it can be overwhelming or stressful. Many college students end up feeling depressed or anxious.



Flake bill links DACA fix with money for Trump border wall  AZCentral.com

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake introduced legislation Thursday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers," ...



Why a U.S. citizen helps coordinate the migrant caravans that Trump condemns as invaders  AZCentral

No one is more responsible for the huge caravans of migrants headed for the U.S. than Irineo Mujica, who was born in Mexico and grew up in Phoenix.



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