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Schaller: We're still in the dark as western water framework unravels

As Arizona’s Colorado River crisis becomes more intractable, I wonder what it will take for some honest information on the extent of water shortage we’re facing. It would be nice to have a community conversation before the next tier of rationing hits.... Read more»

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Phoenix es una de los 25 peores cidades EE. UU. por la polución del aire, según informe

El 84% de las personas en Arizona viven en comunidades que recibieron calificaciones de "F" por la calidad del aire, con los condados de Maricopa y Pinal entre los más contaminados y los condados de Pima y Gila siguiéndolos.... Read more»

State of the Air report ranks Phoenix among 25 worst U.S. cities for pollution

84% of people in Arizona live in communities that received “F” grades for their air quality based on high ozone days and high particle pollution days, with Maricopa and Pinal counties among the most polluted and Pima and Gila counties following.... Read more»1

Tucson leaders alarmed by bill in Legislature that would limit city affordable housing work

A bill in the Arizona Senate that would drastically limit a city’s ability to create affordable housing alarmed the Tucson City Council during their meeting on Wednesday.... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: Bad faith is risen in Phoenix

Because one priest replaced “I” with “we” in Arizona, thousands of baptisms are now rendered invalid by the Catholic Church. What? ... Read more»

Arizona Senate Republicans pass bill targeting transgender female athletes

Senate Republicans approved a bill barring transgender women and girls in Arizona from playing on girls’ and women’s teams in K-12 and university sports.... Read more»

Az Democrats call on Republicans to support paid leave, affordable housing

Arizona Democrats urged their Republican colleagues to support legislation that would ensure paid family and medical leave and greater access to affordable housing at a Tuesday press conference in front of the state Capitol. ... Read more»

Arizona ties emerge in leaks from 'Patriot Front' white supremacist forum

Leaked online chat logs show that Arizona members of a white supremacist group participated in training for and planning a march in D.C. and distributed fliers and stickers in a number of cities. They also expressed admiration and disdain for prominent Republican officials.... Read more»

Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over filibuster support

Arizona Democrats formally censured Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday for her vote to preserve the filibuster and refusal to join her Democratic colleagues in carving out an exception to the 60-vote threshold to allow a voting rights bill to pass.... Read more»

Nearly 2 years into pandemic, Az theatres & performers adapting to 'new normal'

Live theatre was among the industries hardest hit by the pandemic - many companies had to furlough staff members, cancel performances and forgo various planned events - but for the first time in almost two years, companies are finding ways to make sure the show goes on. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Don't sweat the gripes of Pima County Democrats in LD 17 redistricting fight

Creating a safe Republican district in Pima County is a worthy trade if it makes way for a few competitive districts in the Valley of the Sun. ... Read more»1

Phoenix police oversight office’s first director begins work

Roger Smith runs the Office of Accountability and Transparency - a new city office overseeing complaints filed against the Phoenix Police Department - established in May after months of testimony about Phoenix police conduct and complaints about a lack of accountability.... Read more»

Western boom cities see spike in harmful ozone

In the heavily populated mountain valleys of the West, the odorless, colorless gas known as ozone has remained stubbornly difficult to reduce to safe levels.... Read more»

'Miracle patient' released from Az hospital after 5 mos. of COVID treatment

A Phoenix-area man celebrated as a 'miracle patient' by was released Tuesday after enduring nearly five months in intensive care because of COVID-19. Jose Jimenez, 60, celebrated his birthday on Sunday, and on Tuesday he was finally discharged from the hospital. ... Read more»

Car-crazy Phoenix tops all U.S. metros for consumer spending on transportation

Valley drivers love their cars, and more than anywhere else in the country, they put their money where their hearts are; in fact, it costs more to get around in Phoenix – a city that was designed for cars – than in any other U.S. metro, statistics show. ... Read more»

3 Arizona men built popular ‘Fantasy Footballers’ podcast from lunchroom to sellouts

Arizona natives Mike Wright, Andy Holloway and Jason Moore of “The Fantasy Footballers”, who records a podcast out of a studio in Phoenix, have built a business out of what began as a typical fantasy league with some creative twists.... Read more»

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