By Jessica Myers | Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Senate gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.
By Miranda Faulkner | Tuesday, July 23, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of the 43 states that could be affected by a USDA proposal to tighten restrictions on access to food stamps for those receiving other financial assistance, saving billions of dollars while affecting as many as 3.1 million people nationwide.
By Tim Royan | Monday, June 17, 2019
PHOENIX – The annual Kids Count report ranks Arizona 46th in the nation for childhood well-being, 43rd for economic well-being, with lack of affordable housing as a key factor.
By Lindsay Walker | Friday, May 3, 2019
Although overwhelmed and short of money, educators in Peru are scrambling to accommodate an influx of Venezuelan school children.
By Imani Stephens | Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
PHOENIX – Food banks that helped furloughed federal employees learned lessons that will help if the government shuts down again.
By Luke Runyon | Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
CORTEZ, Colo. – Dave Huhn is a sheriff’s deputy for Montezuma County, Colorado, a stretch of sagebrush mesas and sandstone cliffs bordering Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Unlike other local law enforcement throughout the West, Huhn specializes in the complex world of water law.
By Sam Ficarro | Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
PHOENIX – The NCAA and Arizona universities are paying close attention to the issue of gender discrepancy when it comes to coaching women's sports. Since the passage of Title IX, the percentage of women coaches has declined.
By Aydali Campa | Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The principal, teachers and parents at a Puerto Rico school rebuilt after Hurricane Maria left behind a field of fallen trees, mounds of mud, flooded classrooms and torn electrical wires.
By Ariana Bustos | Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
WASHINGTON - A USDA plan to more strictly enforce a work requirement for able-bodied food stamp recipients could mean the rule would apply in all but the two Arizona counties with the highest jobless rate - down from the current 12 counties and most Indian reservations.
By Isaac Windes | Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
WASHINGTON - Bats can rest easy in Arizona. Literally. The state's climate appears to have helped hold off, for now, a disease that has afflicted bats during hibernation in at least half of the country.
By J.T. Lain | Wednesday, May 24, 2017
WASHINGTON - The White House said its proposed $4.09 trillion budget shows "respect for the people who pay the bills," but Arizona Democrats said deep domestic cuts make it a "dangerous plan" that will hurt the most vulnerable Americans.
By Lily Altavena, Sophia Kunthara & Natalie Tarangioli | Wednesday, April 26, 2017
With proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture cuts in the billions of dollars, the National School Lunch Program - a fundamental part of Arizona’s school day - is facing new uncertainty.