November 2021

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Paul Boyer
Arizona state Sen. Paul Boyer, a Republican, is not going to seek re-election to the Legislature.
Nov. 24, 2021
Arizona Capitol building
Gov. Doug Ducey isn’t budging his stance on vaccine and mask mandates as cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in Arizona. And Attorney General Mark Brnovich is amending his lawsuit against vaccine mandates to include Phoenix police and fire unions against the city of Phoenix.
Nov. 23, 2021
Randy Parraz Dignity By Fire book
In 2010, after successfully urging his colleagues to pass SB 1070, Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce was called "the most powerful politician in Arizona." But a year later, he was the first Arizonan lawmaker in history to be recalled by voters.
Nov. 23, 2021
stressed businesswoman
A gender pay gap is evident in the United States. One theory as to why it exists is that women are not as competitive as men for jobs. But new research finds that might not be the case.
Nov. 23, 2021
solar panels
Climate change is creating water challenges; it’s also making it tougher for farmers to efficiently grow certain crops. But a new $10 million federal grant is looking into one potential solution for both issues: agrivoltaics.
Nov. 23, 2021
sunset crater volcano
When most of us consider the existence of volcanic activity in the U.S., we naturally think about the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. While the Southwest hasn’t seen anything close to that kind of event in our lifetimes, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon were areas that experienced eruptions many centuries ago.<br><small><b>&#8594; <a href="" target="_blank">More Arizona Science Desk news</a></small></b>
Nov. 23, 2021
child wearing a mask
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health recommends unvaccinated students exposed to someone with COVID-19 quarantine for at least seven days. The practice can cause learning disruptions for students, so the department is testing a new alternative.
Nov. 22, 2021
KJZZ's The Show
Arizona Highways’ December issues are often their most popular, featuring snowy landscapes and other picturesque parts of the state. But this year, the nearly 100-year-old publication is trying something new.
Nov. 22, 2021
Teachers and advocates for more education funding set up booths across the Valley Saturday.  They were collecting signatures to get the Invest in Education Act on the ballot in November.
Education groups once again collected the minimum amount of valid signatures during a pandemic to put a yes or no question on the ballot. That question is whether to overturn the nearly $2 billion tax cut Gov. Doug Ducey signed this year.
Nov. 22, 2021
Photos at the vigil for Mark “Black Jack” Urquiza,
In the summer of 2020, Kristin Urquiza lost her father — like so many others — to COVID-19. Since then, she's founded the organization Marked By COVID and has been advocating on behalf of what she calls an important constituency — those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.
Nov. 22, 2021