A site for you, Arizona

Two friends had a conversation recently about who is the must trusted voice in Arizona? Is it The Arizona Republic? Michael Crow? Doug Ducey? Joe Arpaio? John McCain? KTAR? Who … or what?

There may not be a consensus answer here at this time, the way the nation once turned its eyes toward Walter Cronkite.

We are, like our nation, a people divided.

State 48 News launches today, not as the answer to that question, but as means to get one.

We seek not to dictate an agenda or views to be held, but to offer information to be considered. To shine a light on our problems and those seeking an answer. To add to your daily life with thoughtful pieces and stories that relate to your life in Arizona. To point toward fun and good times to be had. To give people their due.

And where perspective on the day’s issues is offered, it will come from people of eminence in our state, people who will want to hear from, whether you agree or disagree with what they have to say.

Simply, we want to empower you with knowledge.

A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. — James Madison