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Redistricting, vacancies boost fundraising in Arizona House races

Arizona congressional challengers have been emboldened by an open seat, an unpopular president and a newly drawn district map – and they have the money to show for it, setting up what "could potentially be a very anti-incumbent election year."... Read more»0

Experts fear Arizona is not prepared to handle surge in Alzheimer’s cases

Arizona is in the midst of a surge in Alzheimer’s patients that is rising at the fastest rate in the nation, but advocates say there are not enough resources to handle the cases the state has now, much less the extra number of patients that could be coming.... Read more»0

Arizona vet, ex-inmate shares reentry story during White House program

The founder of Operation Restoring Veteran Hope and others shared their stories as the Biden administration unveiled a number of job-training, housing, education and health care initiatives aimed at helping former inmates reenter society.... Read more»0

Colorado, San Pedro make annual list of 'most endangered' U.S. rivers

Two Arizona rivers landed on an annual list of the top 10 “most endangered” rivers in the U.S. this week, including the San Pedro River in southern Arizona and the drought-ravaged Colorado in the No. 1 spot. ... Read more»1

U.S. inflation rose at fastest rate in 40 years, Phoenix grew even faster

The U.S. cost of living surged 8.5% over the past 12 months, the fastest one-year increase in more than 40 years, driven by skyrocketing gas, food and housing prices - and consumers in the Phoenix area have been seeing even sharper increases.... Read more»0

Arizona man gets probation for his role in 'horrific events' of Jan. 6

Arizona resident Micajah Joel Jackson was sentenced Thursday to 36 months of probation and will have to spend 90 days in a halfway house for his part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. ... Read more»0

Maricopa County led nation in population growth; Pinal, Yavapai surged

Maricopa County added more new residents than any county in the nation last year, continuing a trend that local officials call a credit to the region’s opportunities and affordability, and all but four counties – Apache, Coconino, Greenlee and La Paz – saw population increases last year.... Read more»0

Flu down in Arizona for second year; reason may be as plain as the mask on your face

Arizona flu cases are down sharply for the second year in a row, a decline that health experts are attributing to the health and safety precautions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more»0

Russians in Arizona look on with dismay, sadness at invasion of Ukraine

Russian immigrants and longtime Arizona residents react with sadness and embarrassment for Russia as weeks of Russian aggression and "political games" culminated in Thursday’s invasion of Ukraine.... Read more»0

Report says drought may be worst in 1,200 years, little relief in sight

The megadrought that’s gripped Arizona and the Southwest since 2000 is the driest in more than 1,200 years, and it is likely to continue for the near future, and historic low water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell have triggered the state’s drought contingency plan.... Read more»0

Despite huge funding lead in Az Senate race, Mark Kelly still faces a challenge

Sen. Mark Kelly has a large lead in fundraising heading into the 2022 Arizona Senate race, but Republicans are still expected to have a chance in the election based on recent polls. ... Read more»0

Censure sensibility: Once rare, party censure rises amid polarized politics

Arizona is not the only state where political parties are taking their elected officials to task, a change that analysts and former lawmakers attribute to the politically polarized times and now almost a rite of passage for some prominent politicians. ... Read more»0

Trump likely to bring baggage with bragging to faithful in Florence rally

When he comes to Florence Saturday for his first rally of this election year, Trump returns as a former president with thousands of donors in the state, a firm hand on the party and GOP candidates clamoring for his backing.... Read more»1