The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledged last month that there was a substantial basis for the American bison, an animal that once roamed freely in the millions across the American heartland, to be warranted protections under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
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Biden Awards Medal of Freedom to Arizona Legislators Giffords and McCain
During a White House ceremony on Thursday, July 7th, President Joe Biden awarded 17 Americans with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the country.
Arizona 12-year-old Joining Team USA Baseball for Competition in Taiwan
Anthony Ramon celebrated Independence Day Weekend as one of the 18 best baseball players in the 12-U age group.
Biden Takes Action to Protect Abortion Rights but is it Enough?
Since the conservative majority in the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, President Biden stated that the court’s decision was not driven by the Constitution or the history of protecting women at the time when they were dying from unsafe abortions.
Arizona Economy Bouncing Back, But Still Has Some Baggage
Under the Biden administration, parts of Arizona’s economy are reviving in a recovery effort that George Hammond, director of the Economic and Business Research Center at the University of Arizona, describes as “strong but uneven.”
The Great Art Heist: Rita, Jerry, and the $160 Million Painting
The new documentary The Thief Collector tells the tale of married couple Rita and Jerry Alter and how they stole a Willem de Kooning painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1985.
GOP-Controlled Redistricting Threatens Native Rights and Representation
With Arizona redistricting commissioners no longer beholden to federal preclearance requirements, GOP lawmakers have free reign to redraw district maps, disempowering Native and Latinx voters in the state and threatening a decade of uncontested Republican rule.
US Women’s Soccer Team Wins Equal Pay in Landmark Deal
After six years of litigation and negotiation, the US Soccer Federation reached an agreement with the teams’ unions to pay both their women and men’s teams equally, the first national governing body in the sport to do so.
“A New Normal” for Arizona as Megadrought Continues for 22nd Year
In August 2021, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior declared the first-ever Tier 1 shortage for the Colorado River operations being executed by the Bureau of Reclamation – the federal bureau in charge of declaring water shortages.
Struggling Schools in Rural Arizona Finally Receive a Lifeline
Diminishing enrollment can mean schools in more affordable areas closing their doors.