Federal regulators want a federal judge to force credit card processing companies to repay their share of a multimillion telemarketing scam, targeting mostly seniors. That’s according to a federal complaint filed.
Remittances in Mexico have hit a record high, and the American economy and politics had a key role in the increase. During the first half of the year, Mexican migrants sent back home almost $14 billion. That’s the largest amount ever registered in that same period. Almost 95 percent of remittances come from the U.S.
One of the issues that current Phoenix City Council members have had to deal with is what to do with downtown Phoenix’s Sheraton Hotel. In a recent piece, longtime Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts expressed concern about the agreement — primarily what she saw as the city’s positive spin on a money-loser.
In 2013, Iraq War veteran Megan Welter was working as a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals when she and her boyfriend got into a fight. She was charged with assault after video showed her attacking him.That led to a series of negative stories about her online. But, last year, Welter tried to change that. Through a somewhat complicated legal process, she and her lawyers sued to get the bad press taken down.
Five years ago, in Pinal County’s juvenile detention center in Florence, 926 young people were detained. Last year, that number was just 331. That dramatic drop is the result of a new approach the county is taking to how young people there are screened and detained.
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on head injuries in the National Football League in recent seasons. We talked about it with Phil Boas, Director of The Republic’s Editorial Department.
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.