August 2021

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masked student sitting at desk
Phoenix says it’s found a long-term solution to close the digital divide for students. Today three school districts — Alhambra Elementary, Cartwright Elementary and Phoenix Union High School — will become the first to benefit.<br><small><b>→ <a href="" target="_blank">More Arizona Education News</a></small></b>
Sept. 1, 2021
Lorenza Mitchell Veteran Vision Project
Many service members have returned home from overseas to reestablish some kind of normalcy and get back to everyday life. In many ways, that is incredibly challenging. That’s a significant part of why Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination introduced the Veterans Imagination Project.
Aug. 31, 2021
Census online response
There were a lot of things standing in the way of an accurate census count in 2020: a pandemic, natural disasters, and what many called political interference from the Trump administration. And although the census says it’s too early to tell, a new investigation from the Associated Press shows a potential undercount — especially of Hispanic and Black populations.
Aug. 31, 2021
statue of justice outside court building
The Arizona Supreme Court says it’s getting rid of peremptory strikes — the ability of lawyers to eliminate potential jurors without giving a reason.
Aug. 31, 2021
Veterans at a Veterans Day event
Phoenix was at the epicenter of the problems surrounding Veterans Affairs hospitals and how veterans were being cared for. Improvements have been made since then, but the pandemic introduced new challenges for health care for veterans.
Aug. 31, 2021
A home for rent in Phoenix
Landlords say they have been financially devastated by 18 months of various eviction moratoriums, and they need state and local governments to distribute assistance faster.
Aug. 31, 2021
Afghanistan Flag
The world continues to watch in horror as the events in Afghanistan unfold with the Taliban taking over a country the United States had occupied for two decades. Yagana Hafed is the engagement coordinator with the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Her parents left Afghanistan following the Soviet invasion, and she still has family currently trying to flee from the Taliban takeover.
Aug. 31, 2021
Theranos brochures
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, who got Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to change state law in 2015 to financially benefit her company, goes on trial this week on criminal charges of fraud and conspiracy.
Aug. 31, 2021
A COVID-19 saliva test
Health officials in Arizona's most populous county are sounding the alarm about a growing number of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools and a rising number of children and teens infected with the coronavirus.
Aug. 30, 2021
illustration of sports betting
Sept. 9 marks the first day that sports betting will be legal in the state. But last week, the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe filed suit, along with race track operators Turf Paradise, to stop the new gaming law from taking effect and prevent any sports betting transactions from taking place in Arizona.
Aug. 30, 2021