Endia Fontanez expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in women and gender studies. Fontanez, who is in Barrett, the Honors College and interning with The Arizona Republic, is working for the Phoenix news bureau.
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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.
Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a number of bills on Wednesday, including a ban on transgender girls competing in school sports, changes in voter ID and outlawing abortions after 15 weeks.
PHOENIX – Following updated CDC guidance that masks are not necessary for everyone in areas of low to medium transmission risk, NAU, ASU and UArizona lift indoor mask requirements.
‘It’s turned into this craziness’: Substitutes in high demand as teacher shortage has districts scrambling
AVONDALE – Candie Halberg began subbing during her retirement because she missed the kids, and wanted to be in the classroom a few days a week. But she soon was back to working full-time, due to a dire statewide shortage in substitute teachers. During the pandemic, fears of getting sick coupled with a massive teacher shortage have made an already difficult job even harder to fill.
PHOENIX - Arizona’s economy has seen tremendous job growth in the past year, economists say. The Back-to-Normal report ranks Arizona fifth in the nation.
American Lung Association gives Arizona a failing grade for lack of regulation on tobacco products targeting teens
PHOENIX – More than 20% of high schoolers in Arizona use tobacco, especially e-cigarettes, the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control report says. Overall, Arizona gets an F for its attempts to regulate the sales of flavored tobacco.
PHOENIX – Researchers are trying to gauge the physical and mental effects of COVID-19 on the estimated 1% of the worldwide population who suffer from Tourette syndrome, a condition characterized by motor and vocal tics.
PHOENIX – The estimated 1.4 million adults in the United States who identify as transgender face numerous obstacles when seeking health care.
PHOENIX – As health experts worry about spiking COVID-19 infections, a study by the Maricopa County health department estimates that 1 in 10 residents may already have had the disease – far more than official counts.
PHOENIX – Arizona students in Individualized Education Programs are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, as are their parents and teachers.
PHOENIX - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among Native Americans, but various groups are working to change that.