After nearly $1.5 billion in sales in 2022, Arizona’s cannabis market continues to be robust in the first months of 2023, driven by a growing recreational market.
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Advocates Rally to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Get Driver’s Licenses
Miah Gomez grew up dreading car rides. The 18-year-old’s parents, who have lived in Arizona for decades, are undocumented and getting behind the wheel without a license is an ever present risk.
Bill Extending AZ School for the Deaf and Blind Operations for Four Years Goes to Hobbs
The Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday that will extend operations of the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind for four years, the culmination of an unexpected battle over the fate of the school in the state Senate.
Arizona Unemployment Rate Hits 3.5 Percent
Arizona’s March state unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, a 0.2 percent drop from February.
Report: Hospitals Struggle Amid Mounting Financial Pressure
A new report sheds light on what it calls the “mounting financial pressures” hospitals in Arizona and across the country are facing; pressures it said ultimately affect access to care.
AZ Sees Close to $600 Million So Far in Sports Betting This Year
Legal sports betting operators in Arizona handled close to $600 million in wagers last January, significantly higher than last year.
As Digital Activists, Teens of Color Turn to Social Media to Fight for a More Just World
Parents, policymakers and others worry that online platforms like Instagram and TikTok may compromise children’s privacy, threaten their safety, undermine their mental health and make them susceptible to social media addiction and cyberbullying, among other problems.
Trans Student Athletes Sue to Stop Arizona’s Sports Ban
Two Arizona girls are suing to strike down the state’s trans athlete ban, arguing that it unfairly discriminates against them and violates federal equal protection laws.
Hobbs Vetoes Attempts to Bring More Guns Into Schools
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed two GOP measures aimed at firearms and schools on Monday, one of which would’ve allowed parents to carry concealed weapons on campus.
AZGOP Must Pay Secretary of State’s Legal Fees for ‘Bad-Faith’ 2020 Election Lawsuit: Appeals Court
An Arizona appellate court ruled Thursday that the Arizona Republican Party and its lawyers must pay the attorneys’ fees for the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office in a lawsuit that challenged how Maricopa County audited ballots in the 2020 election and sought to stop the county from certifying Donald Trump’s loss.