Next week, the Arizona School Boards Association will be hosting a three-day conference in Phoenix called The Equity Event: Leadership Strategies and Promising Practices for Closing the Opportunity and Achievement Gaps.
About 20 percent of the salaried employees at the Pinto Valley Mine near Miami, Ariz. are losing their jobs. Officials with Capstone Mining, the company that owns the mine, said the layoffs are not a response to falling copper prices.
A state senator says one of Gov. Doug Ducey's appointees to the state Board of Education won't get an immediate confirmation hearing and that the rest of his first year in office will serve as a "test drive."
The legislation is being pushed by retailers, grocers and restaurants. They fear the efforts in places like Tempe and Flagstaff to follow the lead of Bisbee, which put a nickel-a-bag fee on single-use sacks.