Friday, March 31, 2023


Donald Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury; Georgia campaign fights to reopen local hospitals; New Mexico creates first-ever $100M conservation fund.


Former President Donald Trump is indicted by Manhattan's district attorney, House Republicans take aim at renewables in new energy bill and House Dems introduce the Women's Protection Health Act.


Small towns respond to a hidden housing and homelessness crisis, a new national weather prediction system will help close the gap between urban and rural forecasting, and more rural communities are eligible for a design project to boost economic development.


Joellen Russell says diesel buses emit fumes like formaldehyde and benzene, the same chemicals found in cigarettes. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Expert: AZ's Dirty Energy Negatively Impacts Kids, Federal Dollars Could Help

April is Earth Month, and for many climate scientists and advocates across the world, it's a time to raise environmental awareness. In Arizona…

According to Winslow Mayor Roberta Cano, the median household income in her city is around $40,000 a year. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

AZ Mayor in DC to Discuss City Challenges with Federal Leaders

One Arizona mayor is among the more than 2,800 elected city officials in Washington, D.C., this week for The National League of Cities' Congressional …

According to the Arizona Education Association, there are also more than 1,600 vacancies for special-education paraprofessionals in the state. (Adobe Stock)
AZ Educators Rally to Address "Teacher Retention Crisis"

Arizona educators spoke out about what they're calling a teacher retention crisis in the state and released a proposed budget for how the state should…

At least 59 Mexican gray wolf packs were documented in 2022; 40 in New Mexico and 19 in Arizona. A wolf pack is defined as two or more wolves that maintain an established home range. (Adobe Stock)
Mexican Gray Wolf Population Rebounds in AZ

The Mexican Gray Wolf population in Arizona is on the rise. For the first time since reintroduction into the wild, the population of wolves across …

According to County Recorder Stephen Richer, Maricopa County is the second-largest voting jurisdiction in the country. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)
AZ Election Official 'Pessimistic' about Democracy's Future

An Arizona election official shared his concerns at a recent national conference about threats to safe and fair elections. Multiple experts at the …

According to Students Demand Action, firearms are the leading cause of death for American children and teens. (Adobe Stock)
AZ Law Could Allow Parents to Carry Guns on School Campuses

A new law in Arizona could allow parents and guardians of children who attend public schools to carry their guns on campus if they hold a valid concea…

Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA has the authority to set enforceable regulations for drinking water contaminants and require monitoring of public water systems. (Adobe Stock)
AZ Group: EPA's Limit on PFAS Chemicals 'Crucial'

Groups advocating for clean water in Arizona are applauding an Environmental Protection Agency plan to limit toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances…

There are about 1.7 million credit union members in Arizona. (Sundry Photography/Adobe Stock)
Credit Unions Step Out from Shadow Cast by Bank Collapses

The collapse of two banks has put the U.S. financial sector into focus this week. Some are considering the alternative structures of institutions …

$1.2 million was lost because of fraud over social media in 2022, according to the Federal Trade Commission. (Adobe Stock)
Report: Arizonans Experience High Levels of Imposter Scams

Arizona is among the top 15 states for highest per capita rates for impostor scams. The Federal Trade Commission wants to help Arizonans spot…

The estimated economic value of family caregiving is $600 billion as of 2021, based on about 38 million caregivers providing an average of 18 hours of care per week. (Adobe Stock)
Report: AZ Family Caregivers Provide Billions in Unpaid Care to Loved Ones

The unpaid care provided by an estimated 850,000 Arizona caregivers is valued at $14.5 billion, according to an AARP report, a $3.9-billion increase …

The Nature Conservancy says the most extensive study to date assessed regeneration of eight major tree conifer species after 334 wildfires across the West, using information from more than 10,000 field plots. (Adobe Stock)
Research: Hotter, Drier Conditions Limit AZ Forest Recovery from Wildfires

New research has found hotter and drier climate conditions are making it less likely for forests in Arizona and across the Western United States to re…

Accord to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Maricopa Association of Governments and Pima Association of Governments make up the two most populous areas of the state, accounting for 80% of Arizona's population. (Adobe Stock)
Public Input Needed for AZ's Long-Range Transportation Plan

The Arizona Department of Transportation wants to hear from people across the state as it looks to set priorities for the state's 2050 Long-Range Tran…


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