With the Hispanic population of Arizona really growing, President Barack Obama is making a play to take the state out of the Republican column and put it in his own. At least two people are saying it's doable, and there's some precedent for that as well.
Tucson's school district was told that its Mexican-American Studies program violated an Arizona law barring ethnic studies, but they were never told how, or why. Now teachers say the school district is implementing draconian actions to try and stay in compliance with a law no one understands.
Public school districts struggling with whether to teach ethnic studies, or climate change, or even evolution, are just enacting the latest act of long American drama. History, as presented in American classrooms, isn't always the final word on what happened.
Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, still recovering from the shooting that nearly took her life last January, turned in her resignation on Wednesday. A special election will be held to find someone to occupy her seat temporarily.
Though Barack Obama has yet to finish his first term as president, a recent article in the Atlantic is already looking at his legacy. The story, "Obama, Explained," examines the perceived strengths and weaknesses of Obama and evaluates whether he is a "chess master or pawn?"
Voters in southern Arizona are at the polls, picking who they want to serve out the balance of the term they elected Gabrielle Giffords to in 2010. Giffords resigned in January so she could focus her energy on recovering from the shooting that took the lives of six people and injured 13 more, including Giffords.
When the monsoon rains settle over Tucson and the rest of the U.S. southwest, they bring with them enough rain that water-dependent species go into hyperdrive. They must feed, mate, breed and create life in the shadow of a few days or weeks. But with the arrival of West Nile virus, cities are moving to rid the area of water — and breeding grounds for all kinds of animals — faster than ever.
Arizona has been at the center of American political debate in recent years. It passed a controversial immigration bill that has since been copied in other places, they've endured a deadly shooting that nearly took the life of a congresswoman. But an author says Arizona's is at the end, not the beginning, of America's political future.