October 2013

The budget impasse in Washington has put Arizona’s military installations into a partial shutdown. At Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, spokeswoman Tanja Linton says about the vast majority of the 3,600 civilian workers on the base personnel have been furloughed.
October 02, 2013
Another court has given the green light for Arizona lawmakers to issue what amount to public education funding vouchers to parents to educate their kids at any private or parochial school they want. Parents of students with special needs and those in schools with a ‘D’ or lower rating, get what are called empowerment scholarships, amounting to 90 percent of state aid.
October 02, 2013
As the shutdown of the federal government enters its second day, Gov. Jan Brewer says she and her staff are keeping the pressure on Washington to break the logjam. The governor says both sides are to blame and that there are several places where the shutdown is impacting Arizona.
October 02, 2013
Phoenix International Raceway has been part of the Valley sports scene since January 1964. Next year, the track will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Track President Bryan Sperber promises it will be a year to remember.
October 02, 2013
Much to the chagrin of some congressional Republicans who have tried tying the continued funding of the federal government to the elimination of the Affordable Care Act, the ACA’s implementation continues moving forward.
October 01, 2013
Arizonans are beginning to sign up for health insurance on the new federal and state websites. Tuesday was the first day people could purchase plans on the exchange created by the Obama administration and others applied for state Medicaid coverage.
October 01, 2013
One thing that won’t be delayed because of the government shutdown is the trial over the merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways.A federal judge in Washington denied a Department of Justice request to put the case on hold on Tuesday.
October 01, 2013
With the government officially closed, 438 Grand Canyon employees are being furloughed today. Visitors are being turned away at the park’s gate, and those already inside have 48 hours to clear out.
October 01, 2013
The former head of America West Airlines is leading a group that’s buying a Denver-based airline. William Franke’s group, Indigo Partners, will buy Frontier Airlines for about $145 million. The purchase is contingent on reaching agreements with the Association of Flight Attendants and others by the end of the month.
October 01, 2013
Millions of Americans tried to sign-up for healthcare on the federal government’s website Tuesday, but many of them were stymied by technical glitches.Tuesday was the first day the uninsured could shop for health coverage on the new online marketplaces, but many experienced delays from a website overloaded by traffic.
October 01, 2013

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