affordable housing, Goldwater Institute, zoning
Apr 10, 2023

To solve AZ’s affordable housing crisis, start by getting government out of way

Arizona is facing a housing affordability crisis—and the blame lies largely on the shoulders of local elected officials.

guns, airports
Feb 20, 2023

Record 6,542 guns intercepted at US airport security in 2022

The Transportation Security Administration intercepted 6,542 guns last year at airport checkpoints one of thin Arizona and across the country. The number — roughly 18 per day — was an all-time high for guns intercepted at U.S. airports, and is sparking concern at a time when more Americans are armed.

NFL, Super Bowl, Green Week, Arizona Cardinals, NFL Green, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, books, Valley of the Sun YMCA, Jack Barnes Elementary School, sports equipment, games, school supplies
Jan 31, 2023

NFL Green brings Arizona community together, helps schools

The National Football League’s environmental program, NFL Green, has left a lasting impact in the Phoenix area in the lead-up to this year’s Super Bowl, including providing books and other needed supplies to cash-strapped schools in Arizona.

Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, inflation, gas prices, housing, consumer price index, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Jan 3, 2023

Phoenix led nation in inflation in 2022, but rise may slow in 2023

After a year in which the Valley saw the nation’s highest inflation rate for metro areas, experts say consumers can expect inflation to ease in 2023 – but warn that it’s not going away entirely.

Indigenous, Native American tribes, Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Dec 27, 2022

Law protects export of sacred Native American items from US

Federal penalties have increased under a newly signed law intended to protect the cultural patrimony of Native American tribes, immediately making some crimes a felony and doubling the prison time for anyone convicted of multiple offenses.

election, Yuma County, logic and accuracy testing, polls, voters, La Paz County, Maricopa County, Cochise County
Nov 7, 2022

Counties test election equipment to try to ensure accurate results

County officials around the state are reassuring the public that equipment has been thoroughly tested to ensure only valid ballots are counted for the Nov. 8 election.

Nov 7, 2017

What’s on the ballot? Your guide to Tuesday’s US elections

Voters are electing two governors, some big-city mayors and one member of Congress in an election dominated by local and state races.

May 8, 2011

The 2010 Census Puzzle With so much money and power on the line, big cities dispute wildly varying counts

Some of the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Census data poses a puzzle. The Bureau found far fewer people in many major cities than its own estimates had found a year earlier. Now the Census Bureau and cities are debating which numbers are closer to the truth. No one knows for sure — and no one may ever know for sure.