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Jeamy Ramirez, interim director for Mi Familia Vota in Nevada, left, and Edith Betancourt, also of the organization, distribute free T-shirts at a National Voter Registration Day rally at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Sept. 20, 2022. The shirts read '¡Sí Se Vota!' (Yes, we vote!) and 'Latino Loud.'

The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 midterm election is three weeks away - and Chicanos Por La Causa, Mi Familia Vota and other Arizona groups working to register voters capitalized on National Voter Registration Day. Read more»

After a brief pause, the Pima County Health Department will extend a free COVID-19 "test-to-treat" program that offers Paxlovid therapy, with some changes. Read more»

Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau announced a $200,000 federal plan to speed up the removal of buffelgrass in Saguaro National Forest as well as the restoration of native plants.

$200,000 in federal spending will support the removal of buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park, as the U.S. Interior Department is set to invest $10 million to stem wildfires throughout Arizona, Deputy Secretary Beaudreau said during a visit to Tucson on Monday. Read more»

Projects like the James Webb Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera has put the University of Arizona at the forefront of space research, leading with a new partnership with U.S. Space Command.

The University of Arizona will be U.S. Space Command's first partner in a new effort to mold the workforce to explore and defend that final frontier. Read more»

The Coolidge Dam and San Carlos reservoir impound the Gila River on the San Carlos Indian Reservation.

As much of the West remains in extreme drought and reservoirs drop to historic lows, Arizona and other Western states are facing continued cuts to their water supply, either voluntarily or by direction of the federal government. Read more»

A controversial Texas law allowing citizens to sue social media platforms for censoring political speech takes effect after a federal appellate court reversed an injunction blocking the law from enforcement. Read more»

Media and civil rights groups appear to have been successful in their effort to block a new law that would have made it a crime to videotape police within 8 feet of an officer. A preliminary injunction by a federal court judge blocking the law looks like it will take effect without being challenged.

Rep. John Kavanagh, the sponsor of an Arizona law that would have made it a crime to videotape police, conceded Friday that it will not take effect after he failed to meet a deadline to challenge a court’s injunction of the law. Read more»

En este nuevo panorama legal, los programas de residencia deben equilibrar la obediencia a las leyes estatales con el cumplimiento de los estándares de acreditación de su campo.

Los futuros médicos ahora enfrentan barreras para acceder a la capacitación clínica en la atención del aborto, y eso podría limitar el acceso al aborto y a toda la atención obstétrica y ginecológica, incluso cuando advierten sobre una creciente escasez de obstetricia y ginecología. Read more»

An engineer installs solar panels at a Colorado testing facility (2011 file photo).

The Community Foundation of Southern Arizona awarded seven Tucson and Pima County nonprofits with grants to switch to solar power. Read more»

Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, at a U.S. Senate hearing in 2015.

A defamation and computer fraud lawsuit filed this week against Texas-based True the Vote asks a judge to essentially determine whether the election-integrity group’s campaign against a small election vendor constitutes slanderous lies or a participation in criminal acts. Read more»

A western diamondback rattlesnake 'tastes' the air at the Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary on Aug. 29, 2022.

This summer’s monsoon has been active across Arizona, bringing violent winds, torrential rain and flash floods - and also rattlesnakes and toads, who are active now because monsoons determine when they reproduce. Read more»

Water levels at Lake Powell have dropped so low that natural wonders are starting to reappear, including Gregory Natural Bridge, which hasn’t been seen since the Colorado River reservoir was filled in the 1960s.

NASA satellite photos show how drastically the water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead have receded in just the past few years - demonstrating the severity of long-term drought and the challenges Arizona will face to conserve and enhance its precious water supply. Read more»

From pipelines and dams to power plants and critical mineral mining, there are few industries or environments that NEPA doesn’t touch.

The tax reform and spending bill signed by President Joe Biden is also the country’s largest climate change investment, with what could be sweeping changes to the National Environmental Policy Act - the bedrock of environmental law - and the law’s critics cover the political spectrum. Read more»

Government social media accounts generally are run by agency employees in communications and community roles.

The El Paso region of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deactiving its Twitter account after it was used Saturday to promote political and homophobic content - though the agency did not identify which employee was using the Twitter account at the time of the retweets and likes. Read more»

The FanDuel Sportsbook at Footprint Center draws a lot of foot traffic in downtown Phoenix as well as visitors coming to sporting events at the arena.

Arizona’s full year with legal sports and fantasy gambling has seen over $5 billion wagered in the state - due in large part to the mobile betting market - bringing in over $30 million to the state general fund from privilege fees and licensing fees alone. Read more»

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