The Arizona Game and Fish Department is helping wildlife statewide by maintaining 3,000 water catchment basins for elk, deer, bighorn sheep and many other species. However, some may be harder to maintain than others.
The University of Arizona is making it easier for transfer students from Pima Community College to pursue bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. That’s thanks in part to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Considering the long term drought in the Southwest and how water levels have lowered significantly in Lake Mead and Lake Powell, it may be hard to believe that, in the early 1980s, Powell almost overflowed and nearly caused monumental damage to Glen Canyon Dam.
Religious freedom and religion-related exemptions have become more high-profile topics since President Trump took office in 2017. Last week, the spotlight was shining on a new Labor Department move to expand religious exemptions for federal contractors.
Tucson Democrats selected Regina Romero as their choice to run for mayor in the November election. She beat two other challengers, including former state Sen. Steve Farley. The city council woman will face independent candidate Ed Ackerley in the upcoming vote.
Phoenix voters overwhelmingly rejected two recent ballot measures. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, who opposed the propositions, and Scot Mussi, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, who supported them, joined The Show to talk about the votes.
In recent years, almost half of teachers investigated after allegations of sexual misconduct voluntarily surrendered their teaching certifications. In part three of the series, a report on the case of a Mesa teacher accused of a yearslong sexual relationship with a teenage student.
Preliminary results show a proposition to stop light rail expansion failing by almost 25 percentage points and a proposition that would change city spending based on pension funding failing by more than 30 percentage points. → Phoenix Leaders React
Arizona Sen. Paul Boyer fought to pass a bill that gives victims of child sex abuse more time to sue their abusers and the institutions that may have enabled them. Boyer and past chair of the Arizona School Counselors Association Janine Menard joined The Show to talk about how the conversation on protecting children from abuse continues.
Arizona’s latest budget includes $20 million additional dollars for the School Safety Program and expands it to include counselors and social workers — 114 schools currently use the program to pay school resource officers.
Convincing Congress to pass a reboot of the North American trade deal was a major focus when the governors of Arizona and Sonora met in June. The Arizona-Mexico Commission has just launched a new website aimed at getting the public more involved in the effort.
Commissioner Justin Olson said that commissioners need answers to what happened in Stephanie Pullman's case — her power was shut off on a 107-degree day after someone paid only $125 of her $176 bill — to determine what regulations to put in place when similar situations arise in the future.