Safety


Emergency crews in Texas respond to a fatal accident in this file photo. New federal data shows that traffic deaths in Arizona fell sharply in the first quarter of 2022, after several years of steady increases, while the nation as a whole saw a record increase in highway fatalities in the quarter. (Photo by Tony Gutierrez/AP/Shutterstock)
Arizona Traffic Fatalities Fell Sharply, as Deaths Nationally Spiked

While the rest of the nation was posting a record increase in traffic fatalities in the first quarter of 2022, highway deaths in Arizona were falling by nearly a third.

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Sinema, Kelly, Join Bipartisan Group of Senators on Historic Gun Reform Proposal

The bill—the first of its kind in nearly three decades—was announced days after the House passed a package of additional gun reforms that are popular with a majority of Americans.

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Proposed Bills Would Allow Loaded, Concealed Guns in Arizona’s Public Spaces—Even School Zones

The bills would allow licensed gun owners to carry a concealed weapon in state government buildings and would permit loaded firearms in a vehicle that is transporting kids to or from school.

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie, center, joins, from left, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, at a news conference to announce a bipartisan update to the Violence Against Women Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Explained: Congress, Biden Reauthorize the Violence Against Woman Act

President Joe Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act on March 16 as part of the omnibus spending bill. 

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Biden Administration Launches Effort to Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat-Related Illness

The Biden administration last month announced a new effort to protect workers from heat-related illness in the US.

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Rep. Andy Biggs Is Upset at the Biden Administration for… Seizing Drugs?

Rep. Andy Biggs wants to know why people aren't upset that border agents stopped massive amounts of fentanyl from entering the US.

LIVE BLOG: Tracking Wildfires in Arizona

Bookmark this page for the latest updates on conditions, closures, and evacuations. Arizona had one of the driest monsoon seasons in history last year alongside a number of record-breaking wildfires—and 2021 isn’t expected to be much different. Much of the state is currently in a state of drought, resulting in dry conditions ripe for fires....