Those in Arizona’s political circles got a surprise this weekend when they heard former Secretary of State Ken Bennett was announcing a challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey in the GOP primary — which is only four months away.
As Arizona teachers stage more walk-ins Monday in advance of a planned strike on Thursday, lawmakers come back to the capitol to continue work on a new state budget. Gov. Ducey wants his plan to include a 9 percent raise for teachers this year.
Southwest canceled 40 flights yesterday—1 percent of its fleet—and announced 128 flights canceled today to accelerate inspections, which they announced were voluntary and initiated before the FAA’s emergency directive. Twenty-nine of today's cancellations are at Sky Harbor alone.
After the results of last week’s vote to walk out were announced, there were some questions about the geographical makeup of those who cast ballots. Specifically, were teachers and support staff at rural schools represented?
There are important meetings between heads of state happening all across the globe this coming week. On Friday, the leaders of North and South Korea are scheduled to hold their first summit in more than a decade.
On Friday, the Israeli army killed four protesters and injured hundreds, according to Palestinian health officials. That brings the overall death toll reported by those officials to 34, and the number injured to more than 4,000.
In 2016, around 180,000 people applied for asylum in the United States. The vast majority of them end up in immigration detention while their cases are being processed. And once they are released, many have nowhere to go and are left without resources.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wrapped up this weekend in Indio, California. But, our guest wishes some of those fans would pay a little more attention to what’s going on outside the Empire Polo Club.
Earlier this month, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about his company’s use of consumers’ data, he said, “we do not allow hate groups on Facebook, overall.” That statement spurred one journalist to speak out.
Sexual harassment and assault complaints are a significant problem in detention centers. More than 1,200 complaints were filed in that category between 2010 and September 2017, primarily in ICE custody.
Governor Ducey’s proposed 20 percent pay increase for Arizona teachers over the next three years initially received widespread support. But as concerns mounted about how sustainable the financing of the raises would be, teachers made the decision to walkout this Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants will benefit from a deal between the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale. It calls for the team’s player development program to move from Scottsdale to Phoenix’s Papago Baseball Complex which has seen little activity since the Oakland A’s moved to Mesa a few years ago.
Last week, a U.S. House panel approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps or SNAP recipients as part of the Farm Bill. As KJZZs Kathy Ritchie reports, these requirements could impact older adults and people with disabilities.