Sunday, February 5, 2023

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Ohio governor calls for investments in education, child well-being; UT tribes urge lawmakers to pass a bill ensuring protections for Native kids; body positivity movement helps improve body image and alleviate shame.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar was ousted from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Inspector General testified on PPP loan fraud, and House Democrats discussed the Ensuring Women's Right to Reproductive Freedom Act.

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Is bird flu, inflation or price gouging to blame for astronomical egg prices? Pregnancy can be life-changing or life-ending depending on where you live, and nine tribal schools are transforming their outdoor spaces into community gathering areas.

Arizona

According to Arizona State University, the credit-bearing courses through Study Hall are one-third of the average course cost at a public four-year university for in-state students. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, February 3, 2023

New Online College Courses from ASU, YouTube, "Crash Course"

Arizona State University, YouTube and the video channel Crash Course have announced a partnership to offer a series of online courses for college …

California's Central Coast had the majority of the largest sites and overwintering western monarchs, with more than 130,000 butterflies reported in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. (Ariel Bravy/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Monarch Butterfly Winter Count Increases in AZ, CA; More Efforts Urged

Wildlife specialists are celebrating the more than 330,000 monarch butterflies which were counted this winter season in Arizona and neighboring Califo…


The electrical malfunction that causes cardiac arrest is known as arrhythmia. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

AZ Heart Specialist Explains Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest

February is American Heart Month, and an Arizona expert said it is important to know the signs of a heart attack versus cardiac arrest. Dr. Wilber …

Super Bowl LVII will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Feb. 12. (Katherine Welles/Adobe Stock)
Big Economic Boosts Forecast for AZ as Super Bowl LVII Approaches

Super Bowl LVII is right around the corner, which means Arizona will see hefty spending and wide exposure because of the massive sporting event…


According to a University of Minnesota study, transgender women, trans-feminine and visibly gender-nonconforming riders report higher incidences of discrimination and violence when using public transportation. (Adobe Stock)
Groups Partner for 'Safer, More Inclusive' Ride-Share Option

An Arizona LGBTQ+ group has established a partnership with Waymo, the autonomous-driving tech company, to provide what it said will be a safer …

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AZ Mayor Meets with City Leaders in DC to Discuss Local Challenges, Solutions

Mesa Mayor John Giles has plenty of takeaways after attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the nation's capital. The event lets bipartisan local …


According to a VoteCast survey for the Associated Press, 44% of 94,000 voters said the future of democracy was their primary consideration in the last election. (Adobe Stock)
Enhancing Trust in Arizona Elections Post-2022 Midterms

Election watchdog groups are taking a closer look at the 2022 midterms and how they influenced voters' overall trust in the election process in Arizon…

Vitalant said it is seeing 20% fewer blood donations than before the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)
AZ's Blood Supply Drops to Lowest Level in a Year

Arizona's blood supply is at its lowest level in a year. Vitalant is encouraging Arizonans of all blood types to donate blood, especially universal …


According to Arizona's state climatologist, the last two monsoon seasons and triple-dip La Niña winters are all playing a role in the long-term drought improvements. (Adobe Stock)
Drought Conditions in AZ Improving

Arizona's drought conditions are improving. Erinanne Saffell, state climatologist, said it is important to note Arizona evaluates short-term and …

On Sunday, the Arizona Department of Transportation had already announced State Route 64 was closed between mileposts 241 and 268, near the Grand Canyon. (Adobe Stock)
Close to 2 Feet of Snow Expected in Northern AZ

The greater Flagstaff region in Northern Arizona could potentially see close to two feet of snow in the coming days. The National Weather Service has …


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will host its seventh annual National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday. (Adobe Stock)
AZ Events Highlight National Day of Racial Healing

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day in which many across the country celebrate the revolutionary words and thoughts of the civil rights …

The CDC reported only 15.4% of people 5 years of age and older have received the most updated booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Adobe Stock)
Omicron Subvariant Could Fuel Next AZ COVID Surge

The newest Omicron subvariant could be the reason Arizona starts to see COVID-19 cases rise again. The Arizona Department of Health Services …


 

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