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CART captions offer an accurate transcript of any speech during public meetings. The city of Tucson has begun using the system.

Hearing-impaired residents will now have better access to the Tucson City Council, as a new on-screen captioning system will provide more accurate real-time transcriptions of what elected leaders and others say during meetings. Read more»

Maricopa County Elections Director Rey Valenzuela, who oversees early voting, stands in front of a Lexmark printer the county uses to print ballots at polling places as he gives a tour of the county’s election warehouse.

After relying on retail-grade printers to print hundreds of thousands of ballots on the spot and then experiencing a countywide Election Day breakdown, Maricopa County is planning on spending millions to buy much larger, high-performance printers for each of its 2024 polling places. Read more»

Though the state has created a regulatory sandbox where companies can conduct AI experiments, a Republican-sponsored bill in 2022 sought to bar artificial intelligence from infringing on Arizonans’ 'constitutional rights.'

Artificial intelligence tools - defined broadly as technologies that can perform complex analysis and problem-solving tasks - frequently determine many aspects of Americans' lives, but federal legislation on the technology has stalled, creating a patchwork of state and municipal laws. Read more»

ASU President Michael Crow, left, and Fred DuVal, chair elect of the Arizona Board of Regents, confer after the regents meeting where Crow announced a new medical school on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Arizona State University announced ambitious plans to open a medical school focused on medical engineering and technology as part of a new “ASU Health” initiative that addresses the state’s long-term health needs. Read more»

The closure comes at the advice of PACC’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, to allow a 'clean break' between dogs exposed to disease and incoming dogs.

Pima Animal Care Center is limiting the intake of new pets to only emergencies for one week to manage stem the spread of infectious diseases among dogs which endanger the entire shelter population. Read more»

An example already exists of what’s likely to happen if organizers of an interstate data-sharing system are unable or unwilling to invest the time and care needed to make it work effectively.

So far this year, seven Republican-led states have left the Electronic Registration Information Center, an interstate compact for sharing voter registration data, and amid the exodus, some states have said they plan to create their own data-sharing networks to replace ERIC. Read more»

Gurpreet Singh Padda MD, MBA, applauds Diaz's prescient understanding of the evolving relationship between humans and AI, which is evident in his artwork, often featuring humanoid figures interacting with machines or technology.

Peering into the scrying mirror — depicting a world equally grotesque and apocalyptic — Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz's new book “Iconoclasm: AI and The Devaluation of Humanity's Achievements” makes inquiries into the impact of artificial intelligence on the arts and the shape of things to come. Read more»

Mary Rodriguez told Pinal County’s Board of Supervisors at a May meeting that she served as a political observer in the county’s 2022 election and documented on index cards how complicated the elections process has become.

After human error in Pinal County’s midterm election caused officials to initially fail to count hundreds of ballots, the county’s supervisors now want to try counting ballots by hand. Read more»

The anti-robocall task force was created in August 2022 in response to the increasing problem of unwanted robocalls.

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes joined 47 other states in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against a telecommunications company accused of facilitating billions of illegal robocalls to people on the national do no call registry. Read more»

Ever since former President Donald Trump began falsely claiming that voting machines had switched votes in favor of President Joe Biden, costing him the 2020 election, his supporters have been pushing states to ban electronic voting machines, claiming that hand-counting would make for safer elections.

A letter from Arizona GOP Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli to all of the state’s 15 counties is sowing confusion over whether Arizona counties can still use machines to count ballots in future elections - but it changes nothing about existing laws governing election equipment. Read more»

Michael Kotutwa Johnson dice que el maíz Hopi 'tiene de 10 a 15 veces más contenido mineral' que el maíz de supermercado. Espera compartirlo con el pueblo Hopi y cree que verán una mejora en su salud.

Los educadores de Arizona viajaron a Acrosanti para sembrar cientos de semillas de maíz utilizando técnicas Hopi y aprender a mantener cultivos indígenas, en un intento por mantener vivas las tradiciones de siembra y cosecha. Read more»

In his letter sent to Arizona’s 15 counties, Borrelli states that Article 1, Section 4, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution gives state legislators the authority to make these sorts of changes to elections.

Claiming that a non-binding resolution overrides state law, Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli declared that Arizona counties are barred from using machines to count ballots - an assertion quickly shot down by elections officials, the state's attorney general and county leaders. Read more»

Tucson voters wait in line during the November, 2022 election. An Arizona GOP bill would have removed the state from ERIC, the database designed to prevent voter fraud.

Eight Republican-led states this year left an interstate cooperative that seeks to maintain accurate voter registration rolls, and three more may join them — a move that election security experts say is fueled by conspiracy theories. Read more»

Michael Kotutwa Johnson says Hopi corn 'has 10 to 15 times more mineral content' than supermarket corn. He hopes to share it with the Hopi people and believes they will see an improvement in health.

Educators from across Arizona traveled to Acrosanti last month to plant hundreds of seeds using Hopi techniques and learn how to sustain Indigenous crops in an attempt to keep planting and harvesting traditions alive, due to corn’s connection to culture and its health benefits. Read more»

The publicly-owned Salt River Project’s Coronado Generating Station - set to shut down in the next decade - was one of six coal plants’ whose requests to keep dumping toxic ash into unlined or inadequately lined pits were denied. The Apache Generating Station was granted an extension.

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule on Wednesday that would expand federal regulations of toxic coal ash after reaching a settlement with environmental and civil rights groups last month. Read more»

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