High-school students often don’t know who to turn for help when they feel stuck in difficult situations. Parents don’t seem to “get it,” and school relationships can be fraught. The Rewrite Project in Phoenix is building a movement to try to change that. Julia Garia is an author and founder of the startup.
If this election made anything clear, it may be that there’s a very large divide between rural America and urban America. But that divide goes beyond the ballot box. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a striking gap in health between rural and urban Americans.
David Cavazos has agreed to leave his job as city manager in Santa Ana, Calif. To put Cavazos’ departure from Santa Ana in perspective, we spoke with Dustin Gardiner. He covers Phoenix City Hall for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
Tempe City Council will vote Thursday whether to adopt ordinances that would set a speed limit of 28 mph on roads, 20 mph on shared use paths, require helmets for riders under 18 and prevent kids from riding e-bikes.
While Gov. Doug Ducey said he is bullish on giving public school teachers a 4-percent pay raise this year, he did favor raising the limit corporations can donate to private and parochial schools for scholarships.
The study found cameras reduced crashes 24 percent at intersections and 37 percent on other road segments. “People are driving safer and better in Scottsdale everywhere because we have photo enforcement,” said Scottsdale Transportation Director Paul Basha, noting that collisions were reduced even at places without cameras.
Saying the most pressing need is keeping teachers in classrooms, the top teachers in Arizona want Gov. Doug Ducey to spend all of his new education dollars in a pay hike rather than spreading the cash around.