Here in Arizona, the state unemployment rate dropped from 4.1 percent in 2021 to 3.8 percent in 2022.
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New Map Outlines Reasons for Protecting Great Bend of Gila
Conservation groups have added an interactive story map to their toolkit as they continue to push for permanent protections for the Great Bend of the Gila in Southwestern Arizona.
Arizona Foster Care Review Boards Rely on Volunteers to Place Children in Safe Homes
The Foster Care Review Board, a volunteer program established in 1978 under the Arizona Supreme Court, is looking for volunteers.
From Formula to Medications and Child Care, Parents Are Being Crushed Under a Wave of Shortages
Last summer, when her daughter was still drinking formula, Brittani Roberts often drove from store to store trying to find enough to feed her.
Lawmakers Seek To Resolve Teacher Shortage via Pay Raises and Health Insurance Benefits
Lawmakers are hoping to convince teachers to stay in Arizona with a $10,000 pay raise, but the proposal comes with caveats that opponents say renders it purely performative.
Faster-Than-Reflexes Robo-Boots Boost Balance
Robotic boots providing superhuman reflexes can help your balance. Our new study shows that the key to augmenting balance is to have boots that can act faster than human reaction times.
Advocates, Teachers Call on Lawmakers To Fix School Spending Limit
Herlinda Calderon ferried her two kids to the Arizona Capitol on a school day to ask lawmakers for their help ensuring they have a classroom in the future.
Report: Reclaiming Abandoned, Degraded Lands Benefits Economy, Climate
A new study found reclaiming abandoned mines and other degraded lands could bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the U.S. economy, fight climate change, and create thousands of jobs.
An ‘Unprecedented Flood’ of Book Bans Engulfs U.S. School Districts, PEN Report Says
More than 1,600 book titles across 32 states were banned from public schools during the 2021-2022 school year, with the bulk of the ban requests coming from a handful of right-wing groups pushing for censorship of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color, a new report issued Monday said.
Recent Poll Shows Key Issues for Latino Arizonans
In August 2022, Mi Familia Vota and UnidosUS teamed up to conduct a poll on what issues Latino voters in Arizona are most concerned about, and what they hope their elected officials will soon address.