David Schlinkert

Preliminary Findings from Maggie's Place Study
David Schlinkert
August 29, 2018

"This is the first time in my life that I've been sober like this. I've tried to get sober before, but it never worked. Without Maggie's Place, I probably would have lost my baby, and I'd probably be running the streets."
– Former homeless and pregnant mother in Arizona

Susan Craig

A river runs through our pipes
Susan Craig
August 22, 2018

These days there's more and more talk of the possibility of reductions in Arizona's surface water supplies and whether the state will need to find additional water. We may not have to look too far.

Joseph Garcia

Nearly half of eligible voters in Arizona don’t cast ballots
Joseph Garcia, with Tom Collins
July 27, 2018

This column first appeared July 26, 2018 at Arizona Capital Times.

Andrea Whitsett

Millennials and independents keep skipping Arizona elections. Why? And what's the fix?
Andrea Whitsett, with Damien R. Meyer
July 23, 2018

This column first appeared July 22, 2018 at azcentral.

Opinion: Only 55 percent of eligible Arizona voters cast a ballot in 2016. Could a lack of information on offices and issues be part of the culprit?

We know too many potential voters are skipping Arizona elections. But why? And most importantly, what we can do about it?

David Schlinkert

Africa in a word: Determination
David Schlinkert
June 27, 2018

When many Americans think of Africa, they usually think of destitution, AIDS, famine and war. Such conjured images are understandable since most news from Africa to the U.S. is overtly tragic.

Joseph Garcia

Separation of families, church and state, laws and policy
Joseph Garcia
June 15, 2018

U.S. immigration policy and laws have changed over the years – from the 1790 Naturalization Act that allowed only a “free white person” to become an American, to the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Action that granted citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants, largely from Latin America.

Dan Hunting

AZ writing and math scores flattening
Dan Hunting
April 11, 2018

Education in Arizona has received a lot of attention recently, with teachers taking to the streets to plead for increased pay. For years, the state has placed near the bottom of the rankings for per-pupil education spending.

Grady Gammage Jr.

Judge's take on Prop 123 could impact ed funding
Local attorney Grady Gammage Jr. is a senior research fellow at Morrison Institute for Public Policy.
April 11, 2018

Proposition 123 is back in the headlines because it’s back in the courtroom.

David Schlinkert

A shocking lack of defibrillators in South Phoenix
David Schlinkert
March 27, 2018

Residents of South Phoenix are twice as likely to be without access to life-saving equipment in the event of sudden cardiac arrest compared to the rest of Phoenix.1

Why doesn't South Phoenix have more life-saving equipment?

Many factors contribute to poor healthcare outcomes, and knowledge and access to Automated External Defibrillators (AED) is no exception.

Joseph Garcia

End of road for AZ quest to deny driver's licenses to DREAMers
Joseph Garcia
March 21, 2018

Arizona’s defiant drive to prohibit legally protected Dreamers from obtaining driver’s licenses has finally run out of gas, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to hear Arizona’s final appeal in the eight-year battle.