Many Arizona parents are trying to figure out how their kids are going to spend the summer. To learn what this summer might look like, The Show spoke with Karen Barr, publisher, editor and founder of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, which puts together an annual list of summer camp options.
A new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts finds Arizona gets most of its total revenue from taxes. But the amount it gets from the federal government is not far behind. Rebecca Thiess is manager for the Fiscal Federalism Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Show spoke with her to learn how else Arizona compared to other states.
Retiring CEO Phil Pangrazio has led the Valley disability advocacy organization for 20 years and was in charge as it greatly expanded its outreach and opened the impressive Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center.
After playing in an empty stadium for most of 2020, the Diamondbacks are now allowing up to 20,000 fans to watch games in person at Chase Field. And the team has been looking to make upgrades to the 23-year-old stadium. The Show spoke with Diamondbacks’ President and CEO Derrick Hall to learn the plan for these upcoming changes.
In its upcoming budget, the city of Phoenix plans to funnel $15 million into expanding its fire-department-housed Community Advocacy Program, add staff and get them a new partner for behavioral and mental health care. But police-reform activists oppose the plan that city officials hope will build community trust.
As Arizona and the rest of the country were emerging from the Great Recession more than a decade ago, the Center for the Future of Arizona commissioned a survey by Gallup that asked Arizonans of all backgrounds, experiences and income levels what their aspirations were for the state. It was part of the effort known as the "The Arizona We Want: The Decade Ahead."
On Tuesday, the Scottsdale City Council unanimously passed an LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance.
Scottsdale joins Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Tempe and other cities that have adopted an ordinance to fully protect LGBTQ families and individuals from discrimination in public accommodations, employment and housing in the city.
April 20 is the 100th day of the legislative session, which is when, in theory, lawmakers wrap up their work for the year. In practice, however, the session is still going strong, and the Arizona Legislature still has to do the one thing they’re required by the state constitution to do: approve a new state budget.
Employment numbers in neighboring Sonora are improving. While logging one of the biggest jumps in formal jobs over the last three months, Sonora is still below the employment levels it had in February 2020.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has announced she’s allocating $21.3 million to hire more school counselors and social workers statewide as part of the School Safety Grant program.
During the last month, the Mexican peso has gained strength in the exchange market, going from about 21 units per dollar to somewhere above 19. The U.S. Treasury plans to have a closer look at Mexico's currency practices.