Thursday, January 27, 2022

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The Indiana House passes a controversial bill barring schools from teaching about Critical Race Theory, and President Biden pledges to place a Black woman on the Supreme Court for the first time.

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Justice Stephen Breyer formally announces his retirement, the Dept. of Education will help students who fell behind during the pandemic, and Ariz. lawmakers consider a bill granting them control over elections.

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Free COVID tests by mail but some rural Americans need to go the extra mile; farmer storytellers join national campaign to battle corporate consolidation; specialty nurses want more authority; and rare bat gets credit for the mythic margarita.

Arizona

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

AZ Consumer Group Demands Safety Warnings on Gas Ranges

Time was, when someone told you, "Now, you're cooking with gas!" it was meant as a compliment. But research shows that using a gas cooktop or range …

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Groups Call Home-Care Funding Critical for AZ Seniors

A major element of the multipronged Build Back Better Act would provide $150 billion for expanding home and community-based care for seniors and peopl…


AZ Progressives See Red Over Sinema Move Blocking Voting-Rights Bills

A wave of new Arizona voters in the 2020 election changed the normally conservative state to one where progressive candidates and ideas have a fightin…

Experts Warn Parents on Excess Screen Time, Blue Light Exposure

The pandemic shows no signs of ending soon, and with working from home and distance learning still a reality for many households - health experts are …


Non-Attorney Advocates Could Bring Affordable Legal Services to AZ

The cost of legal help can be out of reach for many Arizonans, creating "legal deserts" in rural areas and marginalized communities. But a new type …

AZ Groups Outline Environmental Goals for 2022 Legislature

An alliance of environmental groups and lawmakers has released an ambitious, wide-ranging set of goals for the 2022 Arizona Legislature. The …


Watchdog Report Connects 1/6 Insurrection, Anti-Conservation Movement

A new report found ties between groups and individuals who supported -- and in some cases participated in -- the Jan. 6 insurrection and those who …

AARP Sees Long-Term Care, Senior Housing, Drug Costs as 2022 AZ Issues

When the Arizona Legislature starts its 2022 session next week, AARP Arizona and other senior advocacy groups say there is a lot of unfinished …


Tribes Urge Congress to Make Grand Canyon Mining Ban Permanent

Members of native tribes living in or near the Grand Canyon are calling on Congress to make a provisional ban on uranium mining near the park permanen…

Regulators Order Low 'Super Off-Peak' Rates for APS Customers

Arizona Public Service (APS) power customers could significantly lower their electric bills this winter, if they get the timing right. A ruling …


Broadband Infrastructure Improvements Would Boost AZ's Rural Schools

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. - The Bipartisan Infrastructure Act passed by Congress contains $65 billion aimed at giving every American affordable access to …


 

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