Recent Articles from Tessa Muggeridge, Cronkite News Service
For businesses in Flagstaff, a city surrounded by national parks and monuments that draw tourists from all over the world, the possibility of a shuttered Grand Canyon National Park is hard to swallow.
Decennial census data released Thursday confirmed that Arizona’s population has grown by nearly every measure, but experts said they expected to see even higher rates of growth.
The Nogales Police Department's data for 2010 shows an 11 percent drop from the previous year in serious crimes like homicides, rapes, robberies and assaults. Now, city leaders, residents and businesspeople say it’s unfair that Nogales is often portrayed as rife with conflict and bloodshed from drug cartels.
A state senator wants to keep electronic cigarettes out of kids’ hands by making it a petty offense for merchants to sell them to minors and for minors to buy them.
Looking out on downtown from her second-floor office at the YMCA of Southern Arizona, Annemarie Medina could be any other person with a desk job. Except that her desk is waist high and she’s climbing on a stepping machine while she checks e-mail.
Arizona ranks among the lowest-performing states in the nation for children’s health coverage, riding the bottom line for access, affordability and equity, according to a national report.
If a state lawmaker has his way, women seeking abortions in Arizona would be required to sign documents saying they’re not terminating a pregnancy because of the fetus’ race or sex.
A Republican senator is looking to stiffen penalties for youths trying to use fake identification to buy tobacco products.
House minority leader David Schapira is pushing to add philosophy to a list of courses that qualify schools for grants under a program intended to make Arizona students more competitive.
Though Arizona consistently earns high marks for its smoke-free air, the state’s ratings for coverage of smokers trying to quit slid to an F in the American Lung Association’s 2010 report card.