The state's two newest justices of the Arizona Supreme Court were sworn in Monday. Gov. Doug Ducey said at the ceremony that Court of Appeals Judge Andrew Gould and Solicitor General John Lopez understand that “a judge’s role is to interpret the laws, not make them.”
A kind of ecological treasure hunt is underway in northern Arizona for thousands of springs scattered across the landscape. It’s such a vast area it’s hard to find them and monitor their health. So scientists are training ordinary citizens to help them in the search.
The Arizona State Board of Education on Monday approved English Language Arts and mathematics classroom standards to replace 2010’s Common Core. The new standards include teaching reading and writing cursive from kindergarten through fifth grade.
The Peoria City Council recently voted to give itself a raise, but just barely. The 5 percent raise translates into about a $1,000 more per year for City Council members, and about $1,500 a year more for the mayor.
On a recent Tuesday night, 36 small-business owners were working their second shift of the day at the Fuerza Local business accelerator. But, there’s one thing you’ll notice when you look around this classroom tonight: Most of the business owners in this room are women.
In Arizona, there is long-standing tension between Arizona’s cities, several of which have liberal leadership, and the state Legislature, which is conservative. And the battle between them is heating up heading into 2017.