Opponents of Arizona’s taxpayer funded school voucher program say they got a “smokin’ deal” to help their cause. Last week, organizers of two petition drives unrelated to vouchers announced they were going to stop using paid circulators.
The search for a man missing since Saturday north of Payson was called off again Tuesday due to storms in the area. Hector Garnica was swept away when a flash flood swept through a swimming hole where he and his family were playing. The bodies of the other nine victims have been recovered.
There are a lot of things that can distract drivers, and a lot of efforts to prevent us from becoming distracted behind the wheel. But a group of researchers is trying to take a slightly different approach.
Diane Brossart has been with the group Arizona Forward for more than 30 years, and she’s been its president and CEO for 26 of those years. But at the end of this year, she’ll be stepping down from that position.
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on whether elected officials try to do too much and if communities would be better off if they were less ambitious. We talked about it with Phil Boas, director of The Republic’s Editorial Department.
You’ve heard about — and possibly even experienced — how divided a country we are, especially when it comes to political views and news media choices. But why do so many of us seem inflexible and not particularly willing to modify our perspectives, sometimes even in the face of cold, hard facts?
We recently featured a segment about the status of black women in the U.S. and the challenges they face. Now, a new report by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality focuses on black girls. Like their older counterparts, these young women are subject to a number of stereotypes