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Phoenix In the News
There’s more bad news for Phoenix, and the word is getting out. Phoenix residents certainly cannot count on the local news outlets for the realistic information on Phoenix. If you live in Phoenix, tune into the news. If you’re not living in Phoenix, see if you can find an online video feed for the news. You will very rarely hear about the air pollution, crime and overall quality of life from the local news. Instead, the newscasters will brag about how they called all their friends back east during the winter and told them they were poolside. Sure, that’s something to brag about. The “winter” is nice, but it will make some miss having four distinct seasons.
Why does the Phoenix news media not have air quality forecasts during the weather segments? Why don’t they talk about the allergies they’re suffering, the failing education system, the lack of financial security or the high rate of drug use? Instead, they talk about it being in the 70’s and 80’s in the “winter” and say, “This is why we live here! Isn’t it great?”
I’m glad people are trying to stay positive about Phoenix, but you have to realize they have a vested interest in the area. It’s sort of like selling a house. You want to show all the good things about the house, but you don’t want to talk about the time the water heater busted or you had a pipe burst. The local Phoenix news media wants you to invest in the city because it’s more viewers for them. Granted, one of the articles below is from a Phoenix news website, the newscaster puts a spin on the story at the very end about the high school graduation rate.
During this time of year, NoArizona receives a lot of traffic from search queries regarding moving to Phoenix. The assumption is they’re from colder states and are tired of winter. As a matter of fact, yesterday NoArizona received the most readership in one day since its inception. People are curious about Phoenix because they see the 70’s and 80’s on the weather map. If you’re one of those readers, thank you for visiting. My intention is not to sway your opinion about moving to Phoenix, but I do want you to know the truth about the desert life.
It’s these reasons and more that I’ve come to realize Phoenix is not the place for me. Life in Arizona is acceptable for some, while others have found it difficult to bear. Besides, it’s a matter of perspective. If living in Arizona is so bad, why not just move? The long answer is in another article. The short answer is, I am moving.