It’s no secret that Maricopa County has one of the worst air pollution problems in the country. But the ADEQ reports air quality was much improved last year thanks in large part to the weather. No major monsoon dust storms were reported last summer, and rain keep our air cleaner in the winter and spring months.
Writers at another Phoenix-based newspaper plan to form a union. Phoenix New Times has announced a union drive. New Times staff writer Elizabeth Whitman, who is also a member of the organizing committee, joined The Show to talk about why she and her colleagues decided forming a union is the way to go.
As more than 4,000 Central American migrants and asylum seekers attempted to cross into Mexico on their northbound journey to the United States, they were met by force from Mexican security forces. The Mexican National Guard deployed teargas, attempting to prevent the group from entering Mexico.
Democratic state representatives introduced a slate of criminal justice reform legislation at the Capitol on Tuesday. Despite Republicans still controlling the chamber, Rep. Kirsten Engel is one of several House democrats proposing ambitious criminal justice reform legislation. One of the advocates for criminal justice reform, Matthew Charles, is one of the first people released from prison due to the First Step Act.
In Arizona, more than 1,800 people were waiting for a kidney transplant last year. It’s a wait that can be many years long. And, even for people who think they’ve found a living donor, they often find they’re not a match. So Banner Health is doing something to help everyone involved.
New research from the Southern Ocean has some important news about climate change for Arizona. Scientists say their ability to do more work in that area will likely mean better climate change models for other parts of the globe, including the Sonoran Desert. Joellen Russell, an oceanographer and climate scientist at the University of Arizona, is one of the researchers working on this.
Hawaii hired former Arizona State University coach Todd Graham on Tuesday to lead the Rainbow Warriors. Graham replaces Nick Rolovich, who left Hawaii after four seasons to become Washington State head coach.
From Marie Antoinette to late Arizona Sen. John McCain, history and folklore teem with tales of trauma turning hair gray. Now, Harvard scientists have discovered how stress can suddenly sap hair of its color.
You might have seen a viral video last year that showed a Texas shopper licking a carton of ice cream and putting it back on a store shelf. Now an Arizona lawmaker wants to make that illegal. Republican Rep. T.J. Shope of Coolidge says his bill would protect consumers.
The House Elections Committee voted unanimously to support a bill that will allow Maricopa County officials to resolve ballot issues digitally. Ballots often need correcting when minor errors, like a smudge, make it impossible for machines to count the vote. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Townsend (R-Mesa), the bill clarifies those corrections can be made digitally.
The Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board has named Dr. Steven Gonzales as the interim chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Gonzales is currently president of GateWay Community College and will assume the role of interim chancellor on Jan. 25, 2020.
Mexico had a record-setting number of murders last year. And Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, saw a particularly grisly jump in homicide. The murder figure rose just 2.5% nationally but nearly 60% in Sonora since 2018.
The dairy industry’s nationwide conference is coming to Arizona next week, at a time when Americans are dropping dairy. Since 2000, U.S. milk consumption has dropped 25% and the decline is hurting major milk producers.
Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management has released a report projecting multi-trillion-dollar opportunities and benefits they say could accrue from climate restoration efforts.
Any election year brings spending by the tens of millions of dollars, and a presidential cycle increases that exponentially. And the estimated numbers for the spending we can expect in Arizona this year are remarkable and stunning.