‘Helpless but not hopeless’: Arizona officials join surgeon general to address burnout in health workers
PHOENIX – Health care workers have reached crisis levels of burnout, prompting the U.S. surgeon general to issue an advisory spotlighting the problem. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited Phoenix recently to meet with health workers and find solutions.
No-excuse mail-in voting is constitutional, judge rules in GOP lawsuit
PHOENIX – Judge Lee Jantzen of Mohave County Superior Court ruled Monday that mail-in voting does not violate the Arizona Constitution’s ballot secrecy requirements. He cited state statutes that keep mailed ballots private and secure.
Chicanos por la Causa lanza una campaña de $10 millones para salir a votar
PHOENIX – Se está llevando a cabo una iniciativa de $10 millones para alentar a los millones de latinos en Arizona a acudir a las urnas, independientemente de su afiliación política. La organización sin fines de lucro Chicanos por la Causa está detrás de este esfuerzo junto con Mi Familia Vota y Promise Arizona.
Chicanos Por La Causa launches $10 million ‘get out the vote’ campaign
PHOENIX – A $10 million initiative is underway to encourage the millions of Latinos in Arizona to go to the polls regardless of party affiliation. The nonprofit Chicanos por la Causa is behind this effort along with Mi Familia Vota and Promise Arizona.
I, robotics major: ASU defensive lineman B.J. Green hopes to build prosthetics for children
PHOENIX – Former ASU walk-on B.J. Green not only landed a scholarship, but he hopes his focus on robotics will allow him to design prosthetics for children who cannot afford them.
Exoskeleton suit designed to reduce strain on manual laborers
PHOENIX – The WearTech Center, GoX Labs and Arizona State University collaborated to develop an exoskeleton suit called the PhenEx. The suit is designed to reduce the strain on workers as they lift heavy objects.
Arizona traffic fatalities reached 15-year high in 2021, U.S. data shows
WASHINGTON - Arizona traffic fatalities hit their highest level in 15 years in 2021, when the state saw a 6.5% increase in highway deaths that experts blame in part on bad driving habits made worse during the pandemic.
‘Only the beginning’: Brandon Act meant to reduce barriers, stigma for military members seeking mental health help
PEORIA – The legacy of Brandon Caserta of Arizona lives on in the Brandon Act, which allows service men and women to seek mental health help outside the military to reduce barriers and the stigma of self-reporting.
State of the Air report ranks Phoenix among 25 worst U.S. cities for pollution
PHOENIX – The latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association gives Maricopa County a failing grade for air pollution, and found that 84% of Arizonans live in areas with high-risk of unhealthy air.
How two sisters who never played baseball saved Tempe Prep from a forfeited season
TEMPE — When Tempe Prep was at risk of forfeiting games, two sisters stepped in to fill the roster and have become an integral part of the Knights team.
Spring Football Showcase provides few answers for Arizona State followers
TEMPE – The Arizona State Sun Devils held their 2022 Spring Football Showcase, giving fans their first glimpse at a defense that will be without many of last year’s top playmakers.
‘It’s not about talent, it’s about availability’: Shawn Poindexter’s journey from Arizona to USFL
PHOENIX – The former University of Arizona captain was potentially weeks away from his dream of making an NFL roster when he tore his ACL. Almost three years later, Poindexter and other football players who experienced similar roadblocks find themselves, of all places, in Birmingham, Alabama.