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GOP VP Nominee Vance calls Republicans champions of the middle class; President Biden is isolating with Covid while sources say Schumer privately urged Biden to step aside in the 2024 election: NY bill addresses monopolies, anti-trust loopholes; ACLU of Alabama launches Project MOVE to boost voter turnout.

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Ohio Sen. JD Vance makes an 'America First' VP nomination acceptance speech. Tough national security talk papers over GOP complexities on foreign policy. Sen. Bob Menendez resigns and President Biden catches COVID.

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It's grass-cutting season and with it, rural lawn mower races, Montana's drive-thru blood project is easing shortages, rural Americans spend more on food when transportation costs are tallied, and a lack of good childcare is thwarting rural business owners.


At the national level, researchers at Northwestern University estimate the nitrogen-dioxide-attributable mortality rate is 18% for Hispanic or Latino people. (Noemi Gonzalez/Chispa Arizona)

Monday, July 15, 2024

Poll: AZ Corporation Commission ranks poorly among Latino voters

New polling shows that less than 10% of Latino voters in Arizona believe the Arizona Corporation Commission is taking the state in the right direction…

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AZ senator: Many liberties at stake ahead of election

Abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, gun-violence and democracy itself are some of the issues Democrats said are at stake ahead of November's election. Sen…

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Around 68% of Arizona residents ages 50 and older think the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to AARP Arizona. (Adobe Stock)
AARP AZ Poll: Women 50+ could tip the scale in November

Arizona's 50+ voters will be key in determining who wins the presidential election in November. A new AARP Arizona poll, which was commissioned …

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The 988 Lifeline accepts calls, texts, and chats from anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental health or substance use crisis, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Adobe Stock)
AZ's mental health crisis system ensures response, but can improve accountability

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number provides an alternative to 911 for Arizonans experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency…

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Around 50% of voters who supported Joe Biden in 2020 view the Supreme Court as a very important issue now, compared with just 37% of 2020 Trump voters, according to Stand Up America. (Adobe Stock)
Poll: Voters say future SCOTUS appointments are top-of-mind issue

Former President Donald Trump has taken credit for placing three conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the court awarded him a …

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Using a ceiling fan can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 30% when the fan is circulating counterclockwise. It pushes cooler air downward, creating a cooling effect. (Adobe Stock)
Rising AZ summer temps also mean higher energy bills

Summer is in full swing and as temperatures increase across the state of Arizona, so do energy bills. Diane Brown, executive director of the Arizona …

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HIV continues to have a disproportionate impact on certain populations, particularly racial and ethnic minorities and gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. (Adobe Stock)
'Know your status' on National HIV Testing Day

More than a million people live with HIV in the United States, and more than 18,000 of them call Arizona home. Today, on National HIV Testing Day…

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The population in the Tucson metro area increased by 0.7% in 2023, bringing the total population to just over 1 million, according to the University of Arizona. (Adobe Stock)
AZ mayor sees federal investments pay off for Tucson

Regina Romero, mayor of Tucson, was one of many local leaders at the 92nd annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting, which wrapped up this weekend…

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About a quarter of Americans hold unfavorable views of both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. (Christian Delbert/Adobe Stock)
Expert warns of upcoming threats to democracy across the nation

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently dismissed a case brought by Republican Arizona attorney general candidate Abraham Hamadeh, Republican Cochise …

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The Proposition 479 investment plan is projected to create $2.4 billion in net new economic activity per year. (Eduardo Barraza / Adobe Stock)
AARP AZ endorses Prop 479 to strengthen public transit for older adults

An Arizona organization said Proposition 479, which will be put to voters in November, is essential for the growth of the greater Phoenix area and …

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New data show nearly 30% of Generation Z adults identify as LGBTQ+, according to the Human Rights Campaign. (Adobe Stock)
AZ organization calls for equality, justice on LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Day

Full-time LGBTQ+ workers make about 90 cents for every dollar earned by the average worker in the U.S. Today is LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day…

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Nationwide, the child poverty rate decreased from 17.2% in 2021 to 15.9% in 2022, returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to this year's Kids Count Data Book. (Adobe Stock)
Report: AZ's educational system failing its students

Arizona's overall child well-being ranks 42nd in the nation. The latest Annie E. Casey "Kids Count" Data Book looks at markers to see how well …

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