EDUCATION May 23, 2024

Pima County celebrates eight GED’s awarded through adult education program

Recipients overcame significant life challenges including drug addiction and homelessness.

Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom

California's law is meant to circumvent an Arizona law that bans nearly all abortions in that state.
HOUSINGWhere to Live? May 23, 2024

Homeless women of all ages in Tucson find hope at Sister José Women’s Center

The Tucson-based nonprofit is committed to the mission of aiding and uplifting women experiencing homelessness.

Arizona Republicans move forward controversial immigration bill

Senate Republicans passed a ballot measure that could empower local law enforcement to arrest people who they believe entered the country illegally.
May 22, 2024

Arizona support for Biden drops below previous election levels, new poll shows

The numbers show the current president is losing momentum faster than former President Trump among Arizona voters.

Hobbs signs housing bills that encourage middle housing and casitas

According to Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, about 50% of land in Arizona is zoned for single-family homes. This new legislation will help combat that.

11 charged in AZ fake elector case plead not guilty

The remaining defendants — including Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, state Sen. Jake Hoffman, former U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon and Trump attorney Jenna Ellis — are scheduled to appear in court next month.
CLIMATE CHANGEWEATHER May 21, 2024

New research center focuses on hot weather planning

The University of Arizona is playing a key role to help communities mitigate heat effects.

Former graduate student found guilty of first-degree murder of UA professor

A 12-person jury found Murad Dervish guilty of six felony charges, including aggravated assault and first-degree murder.
IN DEPTH

Eviction filings in Pima County: Constables on the front line of a housing crisis

Constables in Pima County enforce evictions, balancing duty and compassion amid rising housing insecurity.

Forest Service begins public scoping period for South32 Hermosa Mine Project

If approved the mine will supply zinc and manganese.

Housing Crisis: The Amphi Panteras advocate for residents of the Malibu Apartments in Tucson

In Tucson’s Amphi neighborhood, a tenant activist group is focusing their attention on the Malibu Apartments where tenants are fighting for their rights.

Despite growing gaps in homeless services, community assistance groups feel unsupported

Mutual aid organizers report the feelings of hostility have increased this year.
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Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom
California's law is meant to circumvent an Arizona law that bans nearly all abortions in that state.
NPR
Why you should think twice before posting that cute photo of your kid online
The phenomenon called "sharenting" poses potential dangers from identity theft to harassment.
NPR
Like to bike? Your knees will thank you and you may live longer, too
A large new study shows people who bike have less knee pain and arthritis than those who do not.
NPR
Lessons from rattlesnake class in the American Southwest
The first thing students learn is that basically everything they thought they knew about rattlesnakes is a myth.
NPR
Phoenix's semiconductor hiring is slow despite federal investment
The government is spending billions to support semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S. But trainees seeking chipmaking jobs may have to wait.
Associated Press
Arizona is boosting efforts to protect people from the extreme heat after hundreds died last summer
Arizona's new heat officer is working with local governments and nonprofit groups to open more cooling centers and ensure homes have working air conditioners.
Associated Press
Less alcohol, or none at all, is one path to better health
Moderate drinking was once thought to have benefits for the heart but better research methods have thrown cold water on that idea.
NPR
As Phoenix makes way for semiconductor factories, this business is saving the native plants that were there first
Here's the story of one business at the intersection of conservation and growth amid Phoenix’s semiconductor boom.
NPR
CHIPS funds are heading to Phoenix, “ground zero for the new economy”
An influx of federal investment in the city's semiconductor industry is meant to reshape the economy. But will it work?
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