Opponents of Arizona’s taxpayer funded school voucher program say they got a “smokin’ deal” to help their cause. Last week, organizers of two petition drives unrelated to vouchers announced they were going to stop using paid circulators.
The former state official behind a ban on a popular Mexican-American studies program in Tucson is scheduled to spend Tuesday testifying in federal court over the law Arizona passed that ultimately ended the program.
The search for a man missing since Saturday north of Payson was called off again Tuesday due to storms in the area. Hector Garnica was swept away when a flash flood swept through a swimming hole where he and his family were playing. The bodies of the other nine victims have been recovered.
There are a lot of things that can distract drivers, and a lot of efforts to prevent us from becoming distracted behind the wheel. But a group of researchers is trying to take a slightly different approach.
Diane Brossart has been with the group Arizona Forward for more than 30 years, and she’s been its president and CEO for 26 of those years. But at the end of this year, she’ll be stepping down from that position.
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on whether elected officials try to do too much and if communities would be better off if they were less ambitious. We talked about it with Phil Boas, director of The Republic’s Editorial Department.