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Arizona’s 13 JTEDs offer vocational alternative to traditional high schools

Joint technical education districts offer Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, which will help provide workers for jobs that are projected to grow by 2020, according to a study by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

Kingman ‘downwinders’ seek recognition long after U.S. atomic tests

Decades after atomic tests in Nevada spread radiation across much of the Southwest, the federal government has offered compensation to many so-called downwinders. Kingman residents, however, were not among that group. And they say they don't know why.

Once-bleak downtown Phoenix poised to add even more apartments

Downtown Phoenix has seen a revival in housing options in recent years with new apartment and condominium projects. And more apartments should be on the way, as several major projects are slated to add around 2,100 bedrooms to the downtown core by 2017.

Arizona officials grapple with child homelessness, among nation’s worst

Arizona ranks among the worst states for child homelessness and risks of homelessness. School officials who work with poor students say not every homeless child is out on the street - many just have precarious living situations. Watch video

Report shows sharp increase in childhood deaths linked to maltreatment

The number of childhood deaths attributable to abuse or maltreatment increased by 87 percent in Arizona over the last six years, a recent report says. It came as the number of childhood deaths overall fell in the past year, from 854 in 2012 to 811 in 2013. Watch video

New amputee basketball group offers alternative to wheelchair leagues

Having recently picked up the sport, Steve Barrett, 51, now hits the basketball court every week to shoot hoops with his team and to perfect his jump shot. Preparing for his shot, Barrett dribbles the ball with his left hand, quickly switches to his right, plants his feet, aims and hits the net. After a couple of shots, Barrett walks to the bench to take a break and to adjust his prosthetic right leg.

Industry-funded study suggests almonds can help prevent heart damage in diabetics

Eating almonds is beneficial for those with Type 2 diabetes, according to an Arizona State University study funded by an industry group. The study, published in Journal of Functional Foods, showed that eating 1.5 ounces of almonds can reduce levels of C reactive protein, which is part of a chain that can lead to heart disease, in people with progressed Type 2 diabetes.

With three Elite Eight appearances, ASU’s Wulk was Valley’s first basketball patriarch

Ned Wulk's 495 wins as Arizona State basketball coach from 1957 to 1982 remain a school record. He took the Sun Devils to three NCAA tournament Elite Eights.

Players say discipline, mental toughness keys to Kush’s success building ASU football

Frank Kush's 176 wins and 22-year tenure are by far the most among the school's football coaches. The field at Sun Devil Stadium is named in his honor.

Winkles put ASU baseball on map, nurtured talents such as Reggie Jackson

The hiring of Bobby Winkles ushered in a new era of Sun Devil baseball. He joined Frank Kush (football), Ned Wulk (basketball) and Baldy Castillo (track and field) to develop one of the most successful athletic programs west of the Mississippi.

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