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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

Arizona Teacher Protests
FILE--In this April 11, 2018, file photo, teachers at Tuscano Elementary School stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
Teacher Protest Colorado
Teachers hold placards during a rally outside the state Capitol, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Denver. Teachers from around the state were on hand to demand better salaries as lawmakers under the dome were set to debate a pension reform measure to cut retirement benefits as well as take-home pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Teacher Protest Colorado
Teachers hold placards during a rally outside the state Capitol, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Denver. Teachers from around the state were on hand to demand better salaries as lawmakers under the dome were set to debate a pension reform measure to cut retirement benefits as well as take-home pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
The home of Tim and Mindy Emick was one of 23 that burned in the Mile Marker 117 fire. Students from Divine Redeemer Catholic School donated water and snacks to help vicitims as well as firefighters and first responders. Photo by Tim Emick.