The city of Phoenix is spreading a message that might sound harsh, but those behind it say it’s necessary to protect vulnerable people, neighborhoods and businesses. That message is “Don’t feed people living on the streets.”
New numbers from the Learning Policy Institute looking at how attractive states are for teachers have some tough news for Arizona. It is among the least attractive states in the country, and is struggling in criteria including salary, the percentages of inexperienced and uncertified teachers and turnover.
Arizona Democratic Party officials say state election officials improperly set Columbus Day as the last day to register to vote in the November election. They are asking county election officials to accept voter registration applications through the following business day, which they say is consistent with state law.
A local advocacy group has asked a court of appeals to reconsider the Arizona Attorney General’s intervention in the 1,700 lawsuits that have been filed against Valley businesses for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.
A normal to above-normal monsoon season in 2016 has reduced drought conditions in much of Arizona. Climate forecasters are waiting to see if a La Niña phenomenon develops, which would bring drier conditions.
The effort to kill a ballot measure that would raise Arizona’s minimum wage is now in full swing. Opponents are preparing a million-dollar ad blitz against the initiative which would raise the state’s lowest wages by nearly 50 percent.
The Hopi Tribe has been split on whether tourism is a good idea. With half the tribe unemployed many have said it’s their best chance at economic development. But some worry inviting tourists to their villages has left them vulnerable to thieves.
Glendale has clawed its way out of potential bankruptcy and built up a reserve fund of about $35 million. Now the city manager wants to develop a long-term plan to help end the cycle of crisis governing.
Maybe when you’re driving along Camelback Road with a hot cup of coffee in your hands, you silently hope you don’t hit a bump in the road. Well, some Phoenix Street Transportation Department workers are motivated to do their jobs well by that same scenario.
Increased demand for certain paper products could pay off for the West Valley. The Finland-based company behind Chinet disposable tableware plans to open a manufacturing and distribution center in Goodyear.