Starting today, low and moderate-income Valley residents can get free help with their income taxes. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, program has been around for decades; last year, more than 260 volunteers helped prepare tax filings in the Phoenix area.
We often talk about not repeating history when it comes to the genocide carried out during World War II, or the inequities of Jim Crow Laws. But, one part of our country’s history that often seems lost are the slew of eugenics laws that made forced sterilization legal during much of the 20th century.
In a special meeting on Friday, the Arizona Board of Regents unanimously decided to support that budget, despite the fact that the funding provided to the state’s three public universities is still well short of its pre-recession levels.
President Trump isn't wasting any time in his first days in office. While he made some high-profile Cabinet picks official on day one, the Department of Housing and Urban Development made a quiet announcement that will affect many Americans with FHA loans. Sarah Edelman discusses what the action will mean for new home buyers.
How will Arizona schools receive their $5 billion in federal and state funds if there is no one at the Department of Education to turn on the computers? That’s a chief concern department spokesperson Stefan Swiat has after learning what the Governor has allocated for the agency’s I.T. department.
Arizona is known for its ability to help put objects in space, for science and for national security. A University of Arizona official is helping create rules about what happens to those objects after they get there.
Agricultural giant Monsanto bought 155 acres north of Tucson last year to build a corn research greenhouse. While residents are protesting the plans, local farmers have been using and testing Monsanto cotton seed for decades.
Trials are underway nationwide to find a cure for Alzheimer's, including here in Phoenix. Barrow Neurological Institute is participating in 20 studies, including one aimed at people with Down syndrome.
Arizona could lose millions of dollars in public health funding if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. The opioid epidemic, disease outbreaks and vaccines for children and adults in need — those are just some of the public-health issues that the Prevention and Public Health Fund pays for in Arizona.
Since 2014 the Phoenix Public Library has been helping entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground with an eight-week workshop called the Business Roadmap Program. Now, a Spanish-language version will be offered for the first time at Palo Verde Library in Maryvale.