The Arizona Republican Party accused Democratic Secretary of State Adrian Fontes of scheming against them while he reviews the new “Patriot Party,” which could siphon votes away the GOP. → More Arizona politics news
The eighth annual report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change has been released ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change conference in Dubai. The authors say all indicators are pointing in the wrong direction.
Republican Rep. Matt Gress says he is looking into creating a bill that could allow school districts to join the state’s large health insurance pool to lower costs for teachers. But Gov. Katie Hobbs thinks her administration can accomplish the same goal administratively, without going through the Legislature.
$5 million will pay to convert a north Phoenix hotel into affordable rental housing for adults over 55 who are exiting homelessness. The other $5 million will help construct new apartments near downtown for low-income families.
Reliability, value and convenience accounted for half of an airport’s overall score. Mayor Kate Gallego said Sky Harbor was recognized for having some of the fewest cancellations as well as short taxi-out times. → More Arizona transportation news
Republican lawmakers have a new plan to give teachers a $4,000 raise, but Democratic officials have reservations. Christian Slater, a spokesman for Gov. Katie Hobbs, said the governor supports investing in teachers but called the Republican plan “half-baked.”
Increasingly, childbirth experts endorse waiting a minute or two before clamping umbilical cords. But other complications make that timing less clear in premature births. Now, strong evidence published in the Lancet suggests delayed clamping among preemies can greatly reduce deaths.
Recent surveys have shown younger Americans say they’re less religiously affiliated than previous generations. Last year, the Public Religion Research Institute, or PRRI, found nearly 40% of Americans between the ages of 18-29 were religiously unaffiliated.
We're back with a new series called Staying Power, that looks at people who have made Arizona their home. And we continue it with a conversation with Dennita Sewell, a fashion curator whose journey to living Phoenix started out rocky.
One of the laws required voters to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote using the federal form. The other required county recorders to remove voters from the rolls if there was reason to believe they’re not a citizen, among other things.
The National Weather Service said any rain from the system probably won’t be more than a tenth of an inch. At Sky Harbor Airport on Thursday morning, 0.06 of an inch of rain was recorded, which NWS said is the first measurable rainfall since Sept. 12.
The fifth National Climate Assessment shows how human-caused climate change will continue to shrink the Colorado River. The report says annual snow totals will decrease 24% by the year 2050. It also warns that the nation’s groundwater is at risk.
Tucson’s water supply is partially reliant on the massive underground aquifer below it. But that aquifer has been under threat because of various contaminants that have seeped in. Now the city is getting federal funding to help.
Lawyers for the founder of Arizona-based truckmaker Nikola Corp. say he should not face incarceration because his fraud conviction is nothing like the fraud that landed Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in prison.