For low-income Arizonans, housing vouchers don’t guarantee a place to live
Affordable housing is out of reach for many families in Phoenix, where median incomes are lower than the national average and rents are rising quickly.
With so much construction, why is affordable housing so scarce in Phoenix?
PHOENIX – Phoenix is booming, but much of the new housing is unaffordable to people who aren’t wealthy.
Ducey not among governors supporting 55 mpg fuel efficiency standards
PHOENIX – Governors of 23 states and Puerto Rico this week urged the Trump administration to adopt a stronger emissions standard for vehicles. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was not one of those governors.
It’s official: Lemonade will not become Arizona state drink
PHOENIX – The Arizona Senate voted 18-12 against making lemonade the official drink of the state of Arizona. Some lawmakers voted no because they said there are more important bills to decide.
Planned Parenthood says Arizona abortion restrictions unconstitutional
PHOENIX – Planned Parenthood Arizona filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging the legality of a number of Arizona abortion restrictions.
Grappling with costs, Tucson is rethinking its recycling program
TUCSON – Tucson officials expect the city’s recycling program to lose $3.3 million in fiscal year 2018-19, and they’re looking at ways to save the program.
Kelly announces Senate bid, opening high-stakes race to unseat McSally
WASHINGTON - Former astronaut Mark Kelly said he will seek the Democratic nomination for Senate in 2020, jumpstarting what experts were already predicting would be one of the "most competitive" races of the year in the bist to unseat Republican Sen. Martha McSally.
Clean-water permits take longest in Arizona, study of Southwestern states says
PHOENIX – It takes longer to get a construction permit under the Clean Water Act in Arizona than in any other Southwestern state, a new University of California-Irvine study says. The question is why.
Additional carcinogens prompt changes at groundwater plant at Tucson Superfund site
PHOENIX – The operators of a treatment plant near a Superfund site in Tucson have made some changes after the discovery of perfluorinated chemicals in groundwater. Authorities blame the contamination on manufacturing activities and unlined landfills near the airport decades ago.
Arizona delegation brings new faces, less seniority to next Congress
WASHINGTON - When the 116th Congress convenes in January, something notable will be missing in Arizona's delegation: About 73 years of collective Capitol Hill experience. The loss of senior members drops the delegation's average tenure from just under nine years in the last Congress to just over five now.
Transgender rally at state Capitol encourages voting
PHOENIX – The LGBTQ community and its supporters rallied at the state Capitol and hope to encourage others to vote