High prison populations have forced the issue of sentencing reform. As these policies shift, so too are the strategies of the companies behind private prisons. A new report released by the American Friends Society warns of the consequences of for-profit companies entering the field of alternatives to incarceration.
Phoenix already has a trade office in Mexico City. Now the city has office space in Hermosillo, which will help Phoenix businesses develop connections in the Mexican states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Baja California and Baja California Sur.
At long last, Bob Burns has made good on his threat. He has subpoenaed the state’s largest power company, Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West, demanding records of all charitable and political spending in recent years.
The ordinance was designed to ban discrimination in Scottsdale based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. Cities like Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson and Flagstaff already have such edicts in place.
The challenges of writing about an iconic historical figure are daunting and they grow if you’re also an actor taking on the role. Valley actor Marcelino Quinonez wrote El Che and plays the title role of Che Guevara.
One of the chef and restaurateurs who has received a lot of praise in the Valley is Kevin Binkley. The Arizona Republic and azcentral food critic Dominic Armato reported that Binkley will be selling two of his restaurants.
Hospice of the Valley, one of the most prominent organizations here, has been around more four decades. Recently, the 1,400 employee non-profit elevated Debbie Shumway to the position of executive director.