With a struggling economy, it seems people are tightening belts and rethinking budget plans. Lawmakers and city leaders are still trying to hash out exactly how to deal with budget shortfalls, and more Arizonans are trying to weather the storm with a state unemployment rate of nearly 7 percent. The push for fiscal prudence has also made it to Arizona’s independent and private schools, though so far those schools are fairing well.. KJZZ’s Tony Ganzer reports.
Now, the next story in our series about raising kids in Arizona. Today the focus is on parents, and the importance of supervision around water. Earlier this week, a family in Glendale lost track of a 1-year-old boy, who then fell into a pond. Rescuers revived the boy, but some first responders say situations like that in Glendale happen all too often, and some medical professionals are trying to change that. KJZZ’s Tony Ganzer reports.
This morning we have another piece in our series looking at issues facing parents and guardians in Arizona. Safety is an issue often at the top of a parent’s list when looking for a place to raise their children. KJZZ’s Tony Ganzer met with two Valley organizations to ask how crime or other dangers in the area affect a child’s ability to “play.”