Gov. Katie Hobbs has issued her 16th veto, nixing a bill that would have banned the teaching of critical race theory in Arizona schools.
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Expert: AZ Among SW States in Worst Drought in 1,200 Years
Despite Arizona and other Southwestern states experiencing a wetter winter, experts say the region is enduring the worst drought in 1,200 years.
Families Are Taking a Hit as Pandemic Aid Ends, Inflation Continues
Forty million people in the U.S. are having difficulty affording household expenses, and a little more than 25 million people say they sometimes or often do not have enough to eat, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent Household Pulse survey data.
Critics Say Arizona Book Ban Bill Could Marginalize Trans Kids
Republican lawmakers say there’s no place for sexual books in schools, but critics of a law proposed in the Arizona Senate argue that the bill could lead to the marginalization of transgender and gender fluid students.
Is It Time for Teachers To Get a Raise? | Opinion
Here, Michael Addonizio, an education policy expert at Wayne State University, provides insight on the current state of teacher salaries, whether a collective raise is in order and how one might be achieved.
Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVII
Kansas City emerged victorious in this year’s Super Bowl after a thrilling 38-35 instant classic against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Western Wildfires Destroyed 246% More Homes and Buildings Over the Past Decade – Fire Scientists Explain What’s Changing
In a new study, we found a 246% increase in the number of homes and structures destroyed by wildfires in the contiguous Western U.S. between the past two decades, 1999-2009 and 2010-2020.
Super Bowl LVII Set, Chiefs to Face Eagles
After a high-stakes Conference Championship round, the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs have emerged victorious and will face each other in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12th.
AZ’s Blood Supply Drops to Lowest Level in a Year
Vitalant is encouraging Arizonans of all blood types to donate blood, especially universal donors, those with the O-blood type.
Phoenix Led the Nation in Inflation in 2022, But Rise May Slow in 2023
The consumer price index for Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale in October, the most recent month for which data is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was 12.1% higher than it was in October 2021.