Arizona lawmakers are doing well in many areas of cancer prevention, but less well in others. The state earns a green ranking — within the top group of states — in areas like Medicaid eligibility, cigarette excise tax rates and smoke-free legislation, but it gets lower marks in categories including state tobacco control funding, laws banning kids from using tanning devices and pain management policies.
Districts, educators and parents in Arizona are working to improve how students are learning, even with continued funding shortfalls. There are areas of agreement and disagreement, but most seem on board to push for change.
The agriculture industry is a linchpin in America's economy and provides much of the food on our tables. But many don’t realize hundreds of thousands of those workers are children, and that their labor is perfectly legal.
A federal judge blocked the construction of what would be the third largest copper mine in the United States on Wednesday, halting plans to break ground on the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, at least for now.
Phoenix -based Fox Restaurant Concepts has been sold to the Cheesecake Factory. The deal includes $308 million in cash at closing, but founder Sam Fox will continue to lead the company from The Henry restaurant in Phoenix.
In the summer of 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a clear ruling: any state law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. Nevertheless, the situation for same-sex couples wanting to marry in Mexico four years later remains complex. Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is one of a number of Mexican states where such couples still face additional barriers to wed.
The number of abuse cases in nursing homes has more than doubled in the U.S. That’s according to the Government Accountability Office, which looked at data from the federal agency responsible for making sure nursing homes are safe and free from abuse.
Recreational cannabis is legal in states that are home to nine of the 12 universities in the Pac-12 Conference, and the Arizona schools may soon join that list. But the conference doesn't have a policy on marijuana use among its student athletes.
Phoenix residents have the chance to vote on a proposed extension of the metro area's light rail line down Central Avenue, into south Phoenix. Early voting starts Wednesday and ballots containing Proposition 105 are in the mail.
Glowy, dreamy, post-punk band, MRCH (“march”), has tickled the airwaves beyond Arizona. You might have heard them on shows like “The Vampire Diaries” and “13 Reasons Why.” Even The Guardian in the U.K. has clued into the pop pair’s sparkly sound.
Early voting for the city of Phoenix Special Election starts today and mail-in ballots are being sent out. The Phoenix City Clerk’s Office is organizing the Aug. 27 vote, in which residents will be able to make decisions on two city propositions related to the future of light rail and pension reform.