New Census Bureau estimates say Phoenix saw the second-biggest growth among U.S. cities last year, adding 65,852 new residents, while Buckeye posted the fifth-fastest growth rate at 5.9 percent for 2017. Read more

Cape Town, South Africa, water crisis downgraded and postponed until 2019. But will the wet season beat back the now-three-year drought? Read more

Schools returned to normal for hundreds of thousands of students after the six-day #RedforEd walkout. But have teachers gotten what they wanted? Read more

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Tens of thousands of Red for Ed protesters marched to the Arizona Capitol on Thursday in a historic demonstration against years of education budget cuts, with protesters demanding higher teacher pay and increased classroom funding.  Read more

Over a million protesters joined March For Our Lives, crowding streets and sidewalks on Saturday, March 24. Read more

A report that an FBI wiretap intercepted Sean Miller discussing payments to a star basketball player has raised questions about the past and future of the sport and triggered reaction from many that they’re not surprised about the current firestorm. Read more

Teenagers jump into Kansas gubernatorial race, taking advantage of loophole in election rules.  Read more

Elon Musk sends Tesla Roadster into space with latest SpaceX launch. Read more

WASHINGTON - In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, Arizona educators said they regularly grapple with the benefits and drawbacks of social media that gave students a firsthand account of the trauma, while empowering them to act. Read more