Congress continues to hash out health care and questions remain about how Arizona will fare. The state has struggled with a high number of uninsured children in recent years, but that’s beginning to change. Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, some say the state could backslide again.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is implementing new thermal cameras to detect wrong-way freeway drivers. The $3.7 million project is being installed along a 15-mile stretch of I-17 between I-10 to the south and northern segment of Loop 101.
Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia. That ruling overturned laws in the U.S. that had barred interracial marriage. And over the course of the last half-century, there have been dramatic increases in the number of people marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity.
This year, yearbooks became a little more complicated. With the divisive rhetoric and political rancor surrounding the 2016 presidential election, students and yearbook editors around the country had to tackle the challenge of how to document one of the most polarizing times in our country’s history.
International events over the last few days have continued to surprise politicians and pundits alike. For more on this and other world events coming up this week, we’re joined now by our colleague at the BBC, Rob Hugh Jones.
So far, just two months into the fire season, 800 wildfires have burned across our state and crews are working almost 30 as of today. For comparison, 294 fires burned in the first quarter of 2016. So how is the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management dealing with the demanding conditions?
When there’s not enough of a product to meet our demand for it in the produce aisle, prices go up. That’s what’s happening right now with lettuce in Arizona. Yuma and Maricopa County grow approximately 90 percent of the winter lettuce crop for the U.S., but a voracious disease is threatening the crop — and driving up prices.
U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona has faced a lot of criticism for how he handled his opportunity to question former FBI Director James Comey last week. In its Viewpoints section, The Arizona Republic’s Editorial Board took on the issue. To learn more, we spoke with Editorial Department Director Phil Boas.
The annual KidsCount Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Arizona with some areas of improvement, but overall conditions for kids here are still 46th in the country. To talk about the latest numbers, we spoke with Dana Naimark, president of Children’s Action Alliance.