maternal health, pregnancy
Aug 21, 2023

Maternal mortality soars in U.S., state; Black, Native women hardest hit

Maternal death rates more than doubled over the past 20 years in the U.S., with Black and Indigenous women continuing to see mortality rates that far exceeded other groups – a pattern that was repeated in Arizona, according to a recent study.

Mayes, chemicals, settlement, attorneys general
Jul 26, 2023

Mayes, 21 other attorneys general oppose 3M settlement over water systems contamination with ‘forever chemicals’

Twenty-two attorneys general, including Kris Mayes, urged a federal court Wednesday to reject a proposed $10.3 billion settlement over contamination of U.S. public drinking water systems with potentially dangerous chemicals, saying it lets manufacturer 3M Co. off too easily.

heat wave, Los Angeles, Arizona, homeless, California, National Weather Service
Jul 3, 2023

Excessive heat warnings remain in many areas of US

Excessive heat warnings remain in place in many areas across the U.S. and are expected to last at least through the rest of today.

Phoenix, Census
May 30, 2023

Phoenix becomes largest US city to successfully challenge 2020 census numbers

Phoenix has become the largest U.S. city to successfully challenge its population count from the 2020 census after claiming that dozens of group homes, jails and drug and alcohol treatment centers were overlooked during the nation's head count.

romance scam, generals, prison
Apr 25, 2023

Texas man involved in online romance scams gets 3 years

A Texas man was sentenced on Tuesday to more than three years in prison for his role in an online romance scam in which the identities and images of real U.S. military generals were used to cheat victims from Arizona and around the nation out of a total of $1.5 million, federal prosecutors said.

diversity, equity, inclusion, Arizona,
Apr 18, 2023

GOP states targeting diversity, equity efforts in higher ed

Republican lawmakers in at least a dozen states have proposed more than 30 bills this year targeting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in higher education, an Associated Press analysis found using the bill-tracking software Plural.

Berry, Hobbs, tweet, Twitter, transphobic,
Mar 29, 2023

Governor’s spokeswoman is out after controversial tweet

A spokeswoman for Gov. Katie Hobbs resigned under pressure on Tuesday after tweeting an image of a woman brandishing handguns with the caption: “Us when we see transphobes.”

school blueprints, school floor plans, Terech, House,
Mar 28, 2023

Bill to remove school blueprints, floor plans from public access stalls

A bill to remove school blueprints and floor plans from public access has stalled in the House despite it having gotten bipartisan preliminary approval a month ago.

romance scam, U.S. District Court, Texas, Rhode Island, Arizona, Tennessee, North Carolina, California, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Idaho, South Dakota, money laundering, conspiracy
Jan 17, 2023

Texas man pleads guilty to role in $1.6M romance scam plot

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to his role in a romance scam in which women from Arizona and other parts of the country were cheated out of a total of about $1.6 million by someone often pretending to be a U.S. Army general.

Department of Correction, Arizona Department of Corrections, Tennessee, Arizona, new hire, execution
Jan 3, 2023

Tennessee names Arizona official as Correction commissioner

Tennessee announced a new Department of Correction commissioner on Tuesday. Frank Strada is deputy director for the Arizona Department of Corrections, where he oversees prison operations, inmate programs, public affairs, facilities management and financial services, according to a news release from Gov. Bill Lee's office.

treasurer, election, vote, Yee, Quezada, PBS, debate, money, Ted Simons, ESGs, Salman, Boycott, Hamadeh, Hernandez, Abraham, Meza
Oct 21, 2022

Politics aside, treasurer’s race gets political  

Candidates for what has historically been the least political state office are accusing each other of being too political. Incumbent Treasurer Kimberley Yee faced Democratic nominee Sen. Martín Quezada of Glendale, in a recent Arizona PBS debate.

Jul 22, 2015

Ducey calls for the arming of National Guard members

Fearing a repeat of what happened in Chattanooga, Tenn., Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday directed that more than 200 members of the Arizona National Guard – and potentially thousands – be armed while on duty.