One high-school instructor, in his third year, decided to do something unique to inspire his students to achieve at higher levels. Joshua Murray told his students that if they were able to get at least $5,000 in scholarships toward college, he would tattoo their names near his left rib cage.
The Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches around the country and the world drew what was estimated to be more than a million people into the streets last month. On the day of the march, a group of sociologists from the University of Maryland hit the streets as well to document the event.
This is poised to be a busy week at the state Capitol — with lots of floor action expected in both the House and Senate. To preview the upcoming week at 1700 W. Washington is Hank Stephenson, who covers the state House for the Arizona Capitol Times.
Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the Presidential Executive Order that forced Japanese Americans and immigrants into internment camps. Arizona played a role in that regrettable part of American history.
Legislation aimed at opening the state’s private school voucher program, also known as empowerment scholarship accounts, to any Arizona student is expected to go before the full senate this week. The vote will likely be close.
A bacteria spread between dogs is affecting pets across Maricopa County. Arizona health officials said they see maybe four cases of Leptospirosis a year, however, there have been more than 50 since last February.
More than four years after Phoenix’s mayor formed a task force to evaluate ethics rules, council members approved creating a commission to review complaints against them. The move comes after a controversy involving one council member.
Phoenix city leaders have given the green light for a consultant to consider hockey at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The downtown venue, home to the Phoenix Suns basketball team, was actually the Arizona Coyotes first stop when the team arrived in 1996. The Coyotes moved to Glendale in 2003. Now, one councilman wants to know what it would take to bring hockey back.