The head of a federal agency in charge of more than $7 billion in grant money said the way that money is distributed to researchers is about to change. Those changes could affect everything from wildfire studies to computer sciences.
The Obama administration has taken the first steps in its efforts to reverse a Texas judge’s ruling that blocked the president’s executive actions on immigration. The administration is both appealing the decision and asking the judge to put his ruling on hold during that appeal.
The Maricopa Association of Governments will be conducting its annual homeless count tomorrow morning. The effort is part of a federal requirement for the county to qualify for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development.
Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas visited schools in Southern Arizona this week. She dropped in on a history class in Tucson with district superintendent H.T. Sanchez. This is the second time the two officials have met to discuss the district’s violation of a state law that bans ethnic studies.
On Thursday, Salt River Project, the state's second-largest utility, may decide to impose its first rate hike in 2 1/2 years and begin charging an additional fee to its solar customers, a proposal that has drawn criticism from the solar industry.
There’s an old saying about government and its similarities to sausage-making. But on some days during the legislative session, there are actual sausages grilling on the lawn outside the state capitol. And Mexican food, bar-b-q and lots of other kinds of foods.