Though Arizona has 11 privately operated prisons and detention facilities, none of their contracts are expected to be impacted by Thursday’s Justice Department announcement to phase out contracts with private prisons.
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, just got formal approval from the US Energy Department – it’ll help answer some long-standing questions about the universe’s expansion, among other things.
“Nothing new has occurred from the D-backs’ perspective, as we continue to gather facts on this proposal,” said a statement from the team. “Now that it has been approved by the County, the team has given me the authority to speak with their representatives and we expect to interact and discuss the proposal.”
It may be true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But humans may be able to learn a lot from senior dogs, including how to deal with aging. In her book "Senior Dogs Across America," photographer Nancy LeVine includes pictures of pooches as old as 21— or 147 in dog years.
The University of Arizona this month hosted military veterans, as part of the national Warrior-Scholar Project. It’s described as a college-prep academic boot camp for enlisted military vets who want to go back to college.
It’s not quite strike three for the Diamondbacks in their relationship with Maricopa County, but the Stadium District’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent to sell Chase Field. Neil deMause, author of the book "Field of Schemes," follows stadium plans and disputes across the country and joins The Show.
After Aetna decided to pull out of the state this week, one Arizona county is currently without a company to cover those eligible for the Affordable Care Act. The company was reportedly making good on a threat to retreat from Obamacare after their merger with Humana was rejected by The Obama Justice Department.
Every election year, the Children’s Action Alliance releases its Kids Count Data Book to take a look at how Arizona children are faring – from poverty levels and safety, to education and violent crime.
Greg Miller and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas had a rocky relationship which featured disputes on a number of issues, as well as an accusation by Douglas that Miller assaulted her at a board meeting. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office ultimately declined to file charges.
Kids in Arizona face many barriers to success according to a report issued by the Children’s Action Alliance. The 2016 Kids Count Data Book found that while there were signs of progress, like a drop in the arrest rate for violent crimes, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to improve the lives of kids.