News archive from 13 February 2018

Struggling Murphy Elementary School District weighs teacher pay cuts, furloughs

CLOSE A majority of Arizona schools are experiencing a teacher shortage, according to an ASU Morrison Institute report, and low pay may be at least partly to blame. About 40 teachers and instructional aides in the Murphy Elementary School District in...

 

Arizona could face fines over failures in prison health care

CLOSE The Republic's politics team talks the House's vote to expel Rep. Don Shooter over sex harassment, Rep. Paul Gosar fueds with Democrats over his State of the Union remarks and Gov. Doug Ducey wants more auditors on Feb. 6, 2018. Carly...

 

Snow falls in northern Arizona, more expected into the week

CLOSE Unused to snowy, slick and icy roadways? Follow this safety advice. Snow was falling in parts of northern Arizona Monday afternoon, as a storm system moved into the state bringing much-needed moisture. That same system was expected to bring rain...

 

APS, First Solar plan large West Valley solar power plant with giant battery

CLOSE The World Economic Forum estimates solar and wind are now the same price or cheaper than fossil fuels in more than 30 countries. Video provided by Newsy Tempe-based First Solar Inc. will build a large solar plant in the West Valley that will use...

 

Predicting state: High school boys basketball tournament sleepers, upsets, champions

A look at the sleepers, the potential shockers, the predicted state champs as we head into the six Arizona Interscholastic Association conference tournaments this week. MORE: Boys, girls tournament scores, schedules 6ABest first-round matchup No. 14...

AZCentral, 19:56 in Sport
 

Phoenix firefighter admits to stealing from 8 firehouses, court document says

CLOSE Phoenix police Sgt. Alan Pfohl talks about a firefighter who was arrested and is accused of stealing money from several fire stations. Victor Ren/azcentral.com A Phoenix firefighter who said he was struggling with substance abuse and financial...

 

Flagstaff police release body-cam footage from fatal shooting

CLOSE Body-cam footage shows the fatal shooting of John Hamilton by Flagstaff police on Feb. 9, 2018. Flagstaff Police Department Flagstaff police on Monday released body-camera footage from a police shooting Friday night that left a 78-year-old...

 

Predicting state: AIA girls basketball tournament sleepers, upsets, champions

A look at the sleepers, the potential shockers and the predicted state champions as we head into the six Arizona Interscholastic Association conference girls basketball tournaments. RELATED: AIA boys, girls state tournament scores, schedules 6ABest...

AZCentral, 20:50 in Sport
 

Opioid makers gave $10M to advocacy groups amid epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The...

Chron, 20:59 in Health
 

Arizonans may pay higher court fees with new bill to fund pensions for judges, politicians

CLOSE Arizona's public-safety pension system faces financial peril because of poor investments and generous retirement benefits. (Wochit) It may cost Arizonans more to use the state's court system, after a House panel Monday voted to increase judicial...

 

Amid career season, T.J. Warren is a big – sometimes forgotten – piece of Suns' young core

OAKLAND - The media crowded around the locker of Elfrid Payton Saturday night, wanting to talk to the point guard about his Suns debut. A few lockers down T.J. Warren put on his gray Gucci sweatpants. He had just scored a game-high 31 points on...

AZCentral, 21:58 in Sport
 

Snubbed at Yankees camp, Goose Gossage rants about Brian Cashman

CLOSE Yankees' first baseman Greg Bird practices at the batting cages the day before spring training begins. TAMPA, Fla. - The annual Goose Gossage spring training rant was a doozy, and the Hall of Fame reliever isn't even in camp. Actually, that's...

Usa Today, 21:59 in Sport
 

Taxi driver dies in Phoenix rollover crash; other driver in custody

CLOSE Do you know what to do if you're in an accident? A 42-year-old taxi driver critically injured in a rollover crash in west Phoenix almost a week ago has died, police said. The other driver, Blaze Franklin, 26, was booked into a Maricopa County...

 

Why Arizona's weather has been so dry this winter

CLOSE Arizona has seen it all: record snow and rain, floods and drought, and the searing heat of summer. It would be easy to dismiss Arizona's current dry spell as just an ordinary occurrence in the desert. However, a recent tweet from the National...

 

Ted Cruz cast lone vote against advancing 'Dreamer' legislation

WASHINGTON – Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stood alone Monday in voting against a GOP motion to end debate on a new immigration proposal that could resolve the standoff over "Dreamers." The 97-1 vote dramatized the Texas Republican's hardline...

Chron, 22:33 in Politics
 
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