The Arizona Republic reported that groundwater pumping has caused stream flow in U.S. rivers to decline by as much as half over the last century, according to new research by Laura Condon, assistant professor of hydrology and atmospheric sciences at University of Arizona.
Apache Junction News reported that updated figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that Arizona remains 49th in the nation for median elementary teacher pay and, while the gap has slightly narrowed, Arizona is still nearly $13,000 behind the national median.
Two years ago, Arizona State University and Helios Education Foundation began conversations about how the two organizations could work together to provide the state with better information and data on Arizona’s education system.
Easing the problem of homelessness will require communities to build more affordable housing, and that will require creating a new narrative with people who oppose it, according to two Arizona State University experts.
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.