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Consumer health advocates urge governor to sign bill package; NY protests for Jewish democracy heighten as Netanyahu meets UN today; Multiple Utah cities set to use ranked-choice voting in next election.

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The Pentagon wants to help service members denied benefits under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," advocates back a new federal office of gun violence prevention, and a top GOP member assures the Ukrainian president more help is coming.

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An Indigenous project in South Dakota seeks to protect tribal data sovereignty, advocates in North Carolina are pushing back against attacks on public schools, and Arkansas wants the hungriest to have access to more fruits and veggies.


Nearly 70% of Arizona voters do not believe that politicians are delivering the results they want, need and deserve, according to Make Elections Fair Arizona. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

AZ proposal for open primaries could benefit Independent voters

Arizonans could vote on a proposal next year some advocates said would make politics more equitable in the Grand Canyon State. This week, the Make …

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It's estimated there are 6,200 wild burros in the State of Arizona, according to the Bureau of Land Management. (Adobe Stock)
BLM Seeks Public Comment on Wild Burro Management in AZ

The wild burro population in northwest Arizona is about four times the appropriate management level, according to the Bureau of Land Management…

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Millennials and 'Gen Zers' will be a majority of potential voters by 2028, according to the Brookings Institution. (Adobe Stock)
VP Harris to Visit NAU to Help Mobilize Young Voters

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff as part of a month-long college tour as the Biden administration…

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About one in four rural residents is Black, Indigenous or a person of color, according to a new report from the Rural Democracy Initiative. (Noah Hairston / Adobe Stock)
Report Calls for Sweeping Policy Actions in Rural Arizona, U.S.

A new report highlights policy actions it says could benefit people living in rural Arizona. Sherri Jones, a governing board member for the …

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Under the SAVE Plan, a single borrower who makes less than about $15 an hour won't have to make student loan payments, and borrowers earning more could save over $1,000 a year on their payments, according to the U.S. Department of Education. (Damir Khabirov/Adobe Stock)
What AZ Student Borrowers Should Know as Loan Repayment Looms

Many Arizonans will start making payments on their student loans again next month, so it is time for those borrowers to figure out where they stand …

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This year, more than 160,000 men will learn they have prostate cancer, according to the American Urological Association. (Adobe Stock)
AZ Doctor Explains What You Need to Know About Prostate Health

The Arizona Department of Health Services said prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form among men. The month of September is about raising …

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An estimated 29 million eligible voters live in states at high risk for election denial, according to the report. (Adobe Stock)
Analysis: AZ at Risk for Election Denialism in 2024

Election denialism in Arizona could interfere with the 2024 presidential race. Analysis from the National Election Denial Risk Index shows Arizona …

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The 2023 Arizona legislative session was the longest session on record, officially spanning 204 days and finally wrapping up on July 31. (Adobe Stock)
Environmental Report Card Released for AZ Legislature, Governor

Grades are in for Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs and the Arizona Legislature. The Grand Canyon chapter of the Sierra Club and Chispa Arizona this week …

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Among consumers with medical debt, 16% of Black adults report a disproportionate amount of such debt, compared to 9% of white adults, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. (Adobe Stock)
Medical Bills: Understanding Them and Patient Rights Can Save You Big

Medical care is expensive and continues to get more costly. Many people in Arizona only become aware of this after they get a bill for their care…

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Claire Gunderson is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, and the Jemez and Laguna Pueblo of New Mexico. (Charlie Leight/ASU News)
First-Year ASU Student Helps Close Engineering Gender Gap

The percentage of female engineers varies by specialty, but 2021 figures show only 9% of mechanical engineers are women. One Arizona State University …

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Consumer Reports says credits of up to $7,500 depend on where the vehicle is made, its price and the buyer's income. (Adobe Stock)
Expert: Electric Vehicle Sales Not Slowing Down

Experts say consumer interest and sales of electric vehicles in Arizona and across the country aren't slowing down. Arizona is among the top 10 …

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The top inbound city in 2022 was Tucson, Arizona, according to Allied Van Lines. (Adobe Stock)
Is AZ Still a Retirement Haven? Some Say That is Changing

Arizona has long been known as one of the 'retirement friendly states,' in the U.S. for its affordability, but that is changing. Brendon Blake…

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