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Last Friday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that he is not recommending changes to Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, which is located west of the Grand Canyon. However, 22 sites, most located in the West, are still under review.
Valley residents are used to throwing stuff into two bins to take to the curb: trash and recycling. But in some cities, including San Francisco, there’s a third: composting. Jennifer McClellan of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com traveled to the city by the bay, to report on its curbside composting and food-waste reduction program.
Now that Senate Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, appear to be dead for the time being, advocates are on the road, trying to garner public support behind alternative plans for the nation’s health care system. One of those advocates is Topher Spiro with the Center for American Progress.
Arizona school districts say they haven’t received details yet about a funding stream provided in the new state budget. The $38 million program is supposed to give top AzMERIT scoring schools additional per-student funding.
Four of Phoenix’s eight City Council members are up for re-election on Aug. 29, and early ballots are either in mailboxes or on the way. The only district where the incumbent faces a challenger is the 6th, where Sal
DiCiccio defends his seat against Kevin Patterson.
The Prescott City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to use the money from the sale of Fire Station 7 to help pay its $78.4 million unfunded liability to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.