Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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New Mexico legislation would boost protections for LGBTQ students, Idaho makes a big jump in higher-education attainment, and this year's Monarch butterfly winter count showed significant improvement.

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The Senate considers police reforms in the wake of Tyre Nichols' killing, members of Congress want a new vote on the Equal Rights Amendment, and George Santos voluntarily steps down from his committee appointments.

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"Brain Gain?" Research shows rural population is actually growing, especially in recreational areas; other small towns are having success offering relocation incentives like free building lots, cash, complimentary dinners and even internet credits; and researchers say the key is flexibility and creativity.

Arizona

The electrical malfunction that causes cardiac arrest is known as arrhythmia. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

AZ Heart Specialist Explains Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest

February is American Heart Month, and an Arizona expert said it is important to know the signs of a heart attack versus cardiac arrest. Dr. Wilber …

Super Bowl LVII will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Feb. 12. (Katherine Welles/Adobe Stock)

Monday, January 30, 2023

Big Economic Boosts Forecast for AZ as Super Bowl LVII Approaches

Super Bowl LVII is right around the corner, which means Arizona will see hefty spending and wide exposure because of the massive sporting event…


According to a University of Minnesota study, transgender women, trans-feminine and visibly gender-nonconforming riders report higher incidences of discrimination and violence when using public transportation. (Adobe Stock)
Groups Partner for 'Safer, More Inclusive' Ride-Share Option

An Arizona LGBTQ+ group has established a partnership with Waymo, the autonomous-driving tech company, to provide what it said will be a safer …

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AZ Mayor Meets with City Leaders in DC to Discuss Local Challenges, Solutions

Mesa Mayor John Giles has plenty of takeaways after attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the nation's capital. The event lets bipartisan local …


According to a VoteCast survey for the Associated Press, 44% of 94,000 voters said the future of democracy was their primary consideration in the last election. (Adobe Stock)
Enhancing Trust in Arizona Elections Post-2022 Midterms

Election watchdog groups are taking a closer look at the 2022 midterms and how they influenced voters' overall trust in the election process in Arizon…

Vitalant said it is seeing 20% fewer blood donations than before the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)
AZ's Blood Supply Drops to Lowest Level in a Year

Arizona's blood supply is at its lowest level in a year. Vitalant is encouraging Arizonans of all blood types to donate blood, especially universal …


According to Arizona's state climatologist, the last two monsoon seasons and triple-dip La Niña winters are all playing a role in the long-term drought improvements. (Adobe Stock)
Drought Conditions in AZ Improving

Arizona's drought conditions are improving. Erinanne Saffell, state climatologist, said it is important to note Arizona evaluates short-term and …

On Sunday, the Arizona Department of Transportation had already announced State Route 64 was closed between mileposts 241 and 268, near the Grand Canyon. (Adobe Stock)
Close to 2 Feet of Snow Expected in Northern AZ

The greater Flagstaff region in Northern Arizona could potentially see close to two feet of snow in the coming days. The National Weather Service has …


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will host its seventh annual National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday. (Adobe Stock)
AZ Events Highlight National Day of Racial Healing

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day in which many across the country celebrate the revolutionary words and thoughts of the civil rights …

The CDC reported only 15.4% of people 5 years of age and older have received the most updated booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Adobe Stock)
Omicron Subvariant Could Fuel Next AZ COVID Surge

The newest Omicron subvariant could be the reason Arizona starts to see COVID-19 cases rise again. The Arizona Department of Health Services …


One of Sen. Anthony Kern's bills also sets more specific zoning requirements where drag shows can take place. (Adobe Stock)
AZ Senators Aim to Restrict Drag Shows with New Bills

Two Republican Arizona state senators have kicked off the new legislative session wanting to limit and restrict drag shows. State Sen. Anthony Kern…

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AZ Community Starts New Year Waterless

Arizona residents in the Rio Verde Foothills community started off the new year with no water after being cut off from the city of Scottsdale as part …


 

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