U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona has faced a lot of criticism for how he handled his opportunity to question former FBI Director James Comey last week. In its Viewpoints section, The Arizona Republic’s Editorial Board took on the issue. To learn more, we spoke with Editorial Department Director Phil Boas.
The annual KidsCount Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Arizona with some areas of improvement, but overall conditions for kids here are still 46th in the country. To talk about the latest numbers, we spoke with Dana Naimark, president of Children’s Action Alliance.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security — or DES — has more than 7,000 employees who handle the state’s clients in categories as broad as unemployment, child care and adult protective services. Earlier this month, DES got a new director. His name is Michael Trailor.
They will be the first crew to sail in a ship named for a living woman in more than a 100 years. “This is an incredible honor," Giffords told the crowd. "The USS Gabrielle Giffords is strong and tough just like her crew."
Members of the medical and hacker communities are raising concerns about cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting medical records, infrastructure and devices. Ransomware like the WannaCry virus – which shut down at least 16 hospitals in Great Britain, and which experts say could spread to devices – has taken those concerns from serious to critical.
As more companies open warehouse and distribution centers in the West Valley, more trucks are hitting the roads. And that’s creating concerns about congestion. The American Transportation Research Institute says highway congestion cost the trucking industry more than $63 billion in 2015.
Phoenix taxpayers could cover millions in new infrastructure costs to help Arizona State University develop its Health Solutions Innovation Center. It’s part of an agreement between the city, ASU and Mayo Clinic to create the Arizona Biomedical Corridor. The area is along Loop 101 from 56th to 64th streets. That’s where Mayo Clinic has a 7-story hospital and where ASU wants to build its $75 million center.