In its "Rewriting the West" series, Guernica published a story by author Fernanda Santos, a narrative journalism professor at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in which she shares how she wrote "antiseptic stories" of Arizona with her "outrage safely packed away in the interest of the prevailing notion of objectivity."
ASU Now reported that a six-author team that conducted an unprecedented analysis of the structuring of conservation easements in the face of rapid climate change has been awarded the 2019 Morrison Prize, an honor established in 2015 and administered through the program on Law and Sustainability at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
The Arizona Republic reported that Federal Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman has drawn a line in the sand for Arizona and other Western states to finish a deal to take less water from the Colorado River or the federal government will be forced to step in and decide how to prevent reservoirs from falling to critical levels.
The New York Times reported that on the country’s southern border, New Mexico Democrats broke the Republican hold on a House seat that had endured for 37 years, like several other moderate Democrats who flipped House seats nationwide last year.
The San Tan Times reported that Expect More Arizona commissioned its annual statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters and for the fourth year in a row, results show that voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, healthcare or the economy.
“ASU research has purpose and impact,” states one of the eight design aspirations of Arizona State University. Melissa Kovacs, the new associate director for research at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, brings an entrepreneurial mindset to the job, emphasizing that the work fulfills that institutional objective.
In an editorial in The Arizona Republic, Grady Gammage Jr., a senior research fellow at the Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU Morrison Institute, shared his view on how 2018 may well have been a watershed year in Arizona.
Cronkite News reported that despite record-setting numbers in the November midterm election, policy experts expect a trend toward split-ticket voting, where people choose by candidate rather than party, to continue.
The Sahuarita Sun reported that Sahuarita resident Adriana Araceli Hall announced she will drive anyone in Green Valley or Sahuarita to their voting site Nov. 6. She is hopeful a lot of people will take her up on her offer, particularly first-time voters.