Federal regulators have granted Native American tribes more power to block hydropower projects on their land after a flurry of applications were filed to expand renewable energy in the water-scarce U.S. Southwest.
No matter what types of movies you enjoy, over the next several weeks, Arizona has hundreds of offerings, whether that’s in the Phoenix metro region or Sedona. Here's some of the highlights from three film festivals in Arizona, as well as a bonus take in this director’s cut.
The presidents of Arizona’s three public universities got together this week to talk about the state of higher education. One of the biggest problems they discussed was that while the state’s economy ranks among the top in the country, Arizona is among the bottom in educational attainment.
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council approved using another $15 million in ARPA funds to continue various shelters and services through June 2025. City Manager Jeff Barton warned Phoenix’s overall expenses are going up while revenue is going down.
Asian and Hispanic homeownership rates have reached all-time highs, according to a new report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And some of Arizona’s numbers are stronger than the national data.
The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport opened a new 30,000-square-foot concourse this week. The airport saw a more than 5% increase in travelers in 2023. With nearly 2 million passengers, it was the busiest year in the airport’s history.
State lawmakers have advanced a proposal to require Arizona public school students to take financial literacy classes Some states have laws requiring students to learn about things like credit card interest, investing and how to do their taxes. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. J.D. Mesnard (R-Chandler), says that Arizona should make it a requirement, too.
A Pima County-run program that offers transportation, food, medical care and temporary shelter to asylum seekers released into the United States may end by April. That, as the federal funding that’s been sustaining it has run out.