Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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Arizona

Areas highlighted in yellow have medium levels of COVID-19 transmission, while areas in orange are considered to have high levels of transmission. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Arizona Sees High COVID-19 Transmission Levels

Arizona is seeing some of the highest levels of COVID-19 transmission in the nation. It is the only state with 'medium' or 'high' levels present in …

According to the report, 59% of child deaths in Arizona were from natural causes, followed by fatal accidental injuries, at 29%. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, December 5, 2022

AZ Child Deaths, Many Preventable, Increased in 2021

A grim reminder is out - that Arizona could be doing more to keep its youngest residents safe and healthy. The state's 29th annual Child Fatality …


Nationwide, more than 700 nursing home residents died from COVID-19 during the four-week period ending on Oct. 23, and more than 35,000 were infected, according to AARP. (Adobe Stock)
AZ Nursing Homes Rank Poorly on COVID Boosters

Arizona is currently in last place nationwide in terms of nursing home residents and staff being up-to-date on their COVID-19 boosters. That's …

According to First Things First, 90% of a child's brain develops before he or she starts kindergarten. (Adobe Stock)
New Parent Guide Helps AZ Parents Meet Challenges of Having a Baby

The Arizona New Parent Guide is a resource that is intended to help new parents meet the challenges of having a baby and support their baby's health …


According to the Bureau of Land Management, the new policy is expected to increase financial costs for state BLM offices as habitat connectivity is assessed. (Adobe Stock)
BLM Prioritizes AZ Habitat Connectivity for Wildlife

The Bureau of Land Management says it will prioritize habitat connectivity of public lands in Arizona and other states, to improve migration routes …

The SunZia Transmission wind project will be located in Torrance, Lincoln and San Miguel counties in New Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Pattern Energy)
AZ Vote Allows Continued Development of Massive Wind Project

The Arizona Corporation Commission has unanimously voted development of the massive SunZia Transmission Wind Project can continue. The commission …


Free Program Fosters Business Skills for AZ Native American Women

Native American women in Arizona are getting a chance to launch their own businesses, with expert advice. Project DreamCatcher is a unique, free …

In 2022, Arizona had 970,751 students enrolled in 1,590 schools in 261 districts across the state, according to Ballotpedia. (Adobe Stock)
AZ School Districts Face Possible Budget Cuts

Arizona school districts could face the tough challenge of having to cut 18% of their current budgets, which amounts to a statewide total of more …


By 3 a.m. on Wednesday, 95% of the votes had been counted in Pima County, according to the county recorder's office. Due to ballot irregularities, tabulation will likely continue for a number of days. (Adobe Stock)
Arizona Election Results Will Be Crucial, and Take Time

Votes in Arizona are still being counted two days post-election, and several close races are still to be called. Arizonans will not only ultimately …

In the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden won in Arizona over Donald Trump by a slim margin. Officials in both parties expect similar close calls to be made in races this time around. (Adobe Stock)
AZ Democrats, Republicans Both Feeling Hopeful Amid Uncertainty

For weeks now, Arizonans have heard the state could be crucial in deciding the direction of the country, and now, it is being closely watched as …


According to the Arizona Secretary of State's website, the Grand Canyon State has more than 1.4 million registered Republicans, more than 1.2 million registered Democrats, and more than 1.4 million voters either unaffiliated or members of other parties. (Adobe Stock)
Make Sure Your AZ Vote is Counted on Election Day

Arizona voters now have less than one week to vote, and if there is one thing voters agree on, it is the stakes are high. Alex Gulotta, Arizona …

According to the U.S. Forest Service, any horse present on the National Forest that doesn't fall under the definition of a wild horse under the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burros Act of 1971 is not authorized, and is considered feral. (Adobe Sock)
AZ Group Wants Wild Horse Killings to Stop

Three dozen wild horses have been shot and killed in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and an Arizona group is advocating for protection for …


 

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