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PHOTO: In terms of solar energy powering public schools, a new study ranks Arizona third in the U.S. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Energy.

TEMPE, Ariz. - A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association titled Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools, finds Arizona ranked third in the nation in terms of solar energy use in public schools. Steven Church, energy education coordinator at Tempe Elementary School District...Read More

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PHOTO: A new plan to build a multi-state compact for medical licenses offers hope to bring care to medically underserved areas in places such as Arizona. Photo credit: Lake County, IL.

PHOENIX – A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas of Arizona without enough health care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state or interstate compact, a licensed doctor could easily get permission...Read More

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PHOTO: The Children's Action Alliance is calling on political candidates in Arizona to focus on hunger and other issues affecting kids as they seek office in the general election this November. Photo credit: Pima County Public Library.

PHOENIX - As election season kicks into high gear in Arizona, there are calls for political candidates to focus on children's issues. Julie Bacon is a consultant with Children's Action Alliance, which is sponsoring an event in Scottsdale today promoting the "Healthy Packs" program. She says 10 cand...Read More

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PHOTO: Arizona residents can attend People's Climate March events on Sunday in support of the national event in New York City, which is being held just before the Climate Summit at the United Nations. Photo courtesy of People's Climate March.

TEMPE, Ariz. – People's Climate March events will be held on Sunday in Arizona to show solidarity with a the national People's Climate March event in New York City, ahead of next week's Climate Summit at the United Nations. Rev. Doug Bland is executive director at Arizona Interfaith Power and...Read More

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PHOTO: Despite the improving economy, a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds one in six Arizona households continues to struggle with hunger. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

PHOENIX - Despite the U.S. economy growing, and even thriving in some sectors, a new federal report finds one in six Arizona households struggles with hunger. Brian Simpson with the Association of Arizona Food Banks says research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows from 2011 to 201...Read More

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PHOTO: Fires, floods, tornadoes and other disasters can strike at almost any time. Experts say advance preparation can help people better respond to and recover from the impacts of a disaster or other emergency. Preparedness Month is a good time to make or update those plans. Photo credit: Arizona Geological Survey.

PHOENIX - September is "Preparedness Month" and flash floods in Phoenix and Tucson, which claimed at least two lives last week, may serve as a powerful reminder of how quickly a natural disaster can strike. Aprille Slutsky, public information officer with the Arizona Division of Emergency Management...Read More

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PHOTO: What could become the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and reform political campaign spending limits, is being debated in the United States Senate. Photo credit: Library of Congress.

PHOENIX - The U.S. Senate is involved in an historic debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 19, which could become the 28th Amendment to the U....Read More

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PHOTO: Four out of five Arizonans support revenues from renewable-energy development in the state benefiting conservation projects on public lands impacted by development, according to a new poll. Photo credit: U.S. Energy Department.

PHOENIX - Four out of five Arizonans support revenues from wind-and-solar energy development in the state benefiting local and state governments, as well as funding conservation projects on lands impacted by development. That's according to the "Multi-State Western Survey" released today. Ian Dowd...Read More

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