Covid, clean air boxes, ASU
Sep 25, 2023

DIY filtration boxes from ASU help prevent spread of Covid in Phoenix cooling centers

Being homeless in the hottest large city in the United States can be fatal. According to Maricopa County’s 2022 Heat Deaths Report, more than half of all heat-related deaths in Maricopa County last year were unhoused people. That makes cooling centers crucial safe spaces for unhoused people to escape the heat for periods of time.

Covid, workers' compensation, Court of Appeals,
Sep 22, 2023

Court rules employee who contracts Covid on job entitled to benefits

An employee who contracts Covid on the job is entitled to benefits under the state's workers' compensation, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. And his survivor is entitled to benefit if the disease kills him.

University of Arizona, ruling, abuse, assault, students
Sep 20, 2023

Court strikes down GOP lawmakers’ bid to immunize doctors, hospitals from claims of negligence during pandemic

The state Court of Appeals has struck down a bid by Republican lawmakers to immunize doctors and hospitals from claims they acted negligently in treating patients during the Covid outbreak.

social media, parents, vlogs, children, Illinois, legislation, Arizona
Sep 19, 2023

Protecting children from their opportunistic social influencer parents

A new law in Illinois will require parent social media influencers to set aside money for their children, under age 16, who appear in the parents’ vlogs. Sounds like a good intentioned law, right? Well, it’s a bit complex.

Covid, restaurant owner, Ducey, executive order, Scottsdale police, arrestlawsuit,
Sep 18, 2023

Court questioning if police officer violated restaurant owner’s civil rights

A federal appeals court is questioning whether a Scottsdale police officer violated the civil rights of the owner of a restaurant when he essentially arrested him twice for the same alleged violation of one of former Gov. Doug Ducey's Covid executive orders.

homeless children, homelessness, students, Title 1
Sep 15, 2023

The crisis hiding in plain sight? Advocating for 1.2+ million students facing homelessness

In 1988, about 1% of U.S. families were experiencing homelessness. Today, that number has grown to 34%. Since 2004, the number of students experiencing homelessness has risen by 63%. In a 2022 report from The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), it was reported that 1,280,886 students experienced homelessness during the 2019-2020 school year, which represented 2.5% of all students enroll[...]

Covid, workers' compensation, Court of Appeals,
Sep 13, 2023

Updated Covid vaccine OK’d, experts urge people to roll up their sleeves

Federal officials Tuesday approved an updated Covid vaccine for use by anyone age 6 months or older, and health officials are urging people to get the shot amid a fall surge in cases.

GOP, Republicans, freedom, school choice, businesses
Sep 11, 2023

Republicans are protecting the Arizona we love

When you think of Arizona, you can’t help but think of freedom. Freedom to keep the money you earn. Freedom to send your kids to the school you want. Freedom to start a business without layers of red tape. And freedom to work – our licensing reform has become a national model.

Covid, Hobbs, Horne, relief funds, children
Sep 8, 2023

Hobbs and Horne at odds over Covid funds

A blame game between two top state officials threatens to lose the state more than $22 million in federal Covid relief dollars for education.

Covid, workers' compensation, Court of Appeals,
Sep 6, 2023

Arizona Covid cases double since June, as virus rebounds in state, U.S.

First lady Jill Biden’s positive Covid test this past weekend was the latest, and most high-profile, reminder that cases are once again on the rise in the U.S. and in Arizona, where new infections per week have more than doubled since early July.

Threads, Instagram, social media, Meta, lawmakers, House panel, Hobbs,
Sep 5, 2023

House panel considers policy to stop elected officials requesting social media post takedowns 

A House panel discussed potential legislative reform that would keep state officials from compelling social media companies to remove posts they disagree with.  

Horne, Hobbs, Covid, overstepping, ESAs, English Language Learners, CRT
Sep 5, 2023

Horne cancels more than $70M in covid relief for tutoring program

The Arizona Department of Education clawed back more than $70 million in Covid grant funding to make way for a $40 million statewide tutoring program.