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A reality check on Biden’s '30 by 30' conservation plan

President Joe Biden's plan to protect 30% of U.S. land and water, over 720 million acres, by 2030 - what’s become known as the “30 by 30 plan” - has lofty ambitions, but what’s happening on the ground tells a different story of how it might play out. ... Read more»

Ducey reinstates work-search requirement for Arizona unemployment benefits

Gov. Ducey has reinstated a requirement that Arizonans show they’re looking for work in order to qualify for unemployment benefits, a qualification he set aside last year as tens of thousands of people suddenly found themselves jobless during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more»

Wear your mask despite Ducey’s order, COVID researchers advise

As Arizona cities debate whether to loosen or lift mask mandates, a leading health expert warned Wednesday that wearing masks in public is essential to prevent another wave of COVID-19 cases. ... Read more»

GOP proposal to end Ducey’s COVID emergency declaration advances

The move in the Arizona Senate Government Committee comes as the state is experiencing record infections, hospitalizations and deaths from the pandemic. The committee also advanced three similar proposals that would limit the length of future emergency declarations. ... Read more»