Jul 5, 2023

Arizona Health Services: most pregnancy-related deaths preventable

Nearly half of Arizona’s pregnancy related deaths in 2022 were tied to mental health or substance use disorders, with 98% deemed preventable, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. And communities of color and rural communities see disparate effects and a lack of perinatal care.

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May 22, 2023

Arizona film tax credit expected to spur new production companies

Proponents believe the state's new film tax credit will encourage Arizonans to open their own production companies.

Jan 16, 2023

Arizona dad seeking answers after son dies in state care

Richard Blodgett, a single father, was jailed on a drug charge when a worker from Arizona's child welfare agency delivered the news: His son was brain dead and on life support — just days after being taken into state custody. 

Nov 14, 2022

Forest Service to resume cleanup of abandoned Arizona mines

The U.S. Forest Service is getting ready to resume construction work associated with the cleanup of six abandoned mines on the Verde Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest.

Sep 29, 2022

Dept. Of Child Safety under fire

Officials with the state ombudsman and Foster Care Review Board said today the Arizona Department of Child Safety is not providing information through their online database that other offices need, and when the agency does, it is filled with frequent errors and holes.

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May 19, 2022

New housing strategy in Pinal over water issue

Nearly a year after the Arizona Department of Water Resources said it won’t approve new supply certificates for groundwater use in the Pinal Active Management Area, local groups are pushing back on the agency’s findings and developers have found a way to keep building homes without the need for certificates. 

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Jan 28, 2022

Arizona utility regulators again reject clean energy rules

Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have drastically boosted the use of renewable energy for the second time in a year.

Jan 28, 2022

Ducey summer camp program preps plans

Gov. Doug Ducey’s office is gearing up to release an application form for schools or other community organizations that’s aimed at helping kids catch-up from Covid impacts. 

Jan 20, 2022

Pressure builds on Brnovich to act 

Once derided as “useless” by figures near Donald Trump for shooting down election conspiracy theories, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has maintained a cautious silence as he faces another round of calls for action from his own party related the 2020 election audit.  “We’re now anxiously waiting for Attorney General Brnovich and hopefully he’s going to […]

Jan 13, 2022

E-Qual updates flummoxing 2022 candidates

Problems in the system for candidates to qualify for the ballot with online signatures may leave some of them out of the 2022 race. And the people most at risk of failing to qualify could be those who don’t have the big donations from special interests to find away around it, with Democrats potentially more […]

Dec 17, 2021

Child abuse investigation backlog soars

Once again, the Department of Child Safety has fallen behind on child abuse and neglect investigations.

Oct 1, 2021

Audit finds DEQ not keeping up with testing, standards

The state agency responsible for protecting the environment has failed to perform many required tasks in monitoring groundwater for pollution -- in some cases for 29 years.