On Feb. 13, the Salt River Project, a Phoenix-based power company, announced that it would shut down a coal-fired power plant in three years. That’s 25 years earlier than the Navajo Nation anticipated. While environmentalists celebrate the closure, hundreds of Navajo people who rely on those jobs are devastated.
An immigrant rights group has concerns following the arrest of a so-called Dreamer in Seattle. Korina Iribe with the Arizona Dream Act Coalition says federal agents should respect the protection given to immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
School assemblies don’t typically come with a $25,000 cash prize. In the West Valley, however, that’s exactly what happened Wednesday when Rogers Ranch Elementary School Principal Timothy Thomas was presented with the Milken Educator Award.
When the Arizona Department of Transportation decided to let the public submit a clever slogan for one of its many electronic signs, the agency had no idea the ideas would pour in. ADOT has already received more than 7,000 submissions since the contest launched earlier this month, and there are still a few more days to go before the contest ends.
As student enrollment continues to decline at the University of Phoenix, the school has resorted to layoffs and reduced the number of full-time faculty positions. Around 170 of the university’s full-time faculty members were switched to associate positions or lost their jobs in the latest round of layoffs.
ASU recently announced plans to create an Olympic Village in Tempe. It’s part of their 2020 fundraising plan — a $1.5 billion dollar campaign for the university. We spoke with Ray Anderson about this. He’s the vice president of University Athletics and the athletic director for Arizona State University.
Research shows that if people do official planning of a vacation, they’re more likely to use their paid time off. Christine Vogt, who is director of ASU’s Center for Sustainable Tourism, has looked into that and other travel and tech-related topics. She’ll be talking about those tonight at 6:00 as part of ASU’s Public Service Impact Talks.
Some Arizona start-ups are turning to crowdfunding sites like kickstarter to get their seed money, rather than relying on traditional venture capital. But that’s not the only option for small businesses here.
A divided Arizona Senate panel has agreed to advance a bill setting up a way for the Arizona Coyotes to use tax money to help build a new arena. The hockey team is seeking the legislature’s help to escape Glendale.
The parent company of the University of Phoenix is moving forward with a proposed settlement in a lawsuit filed against them. It’s another in a long series of claims that the education company did not do its job.
Scottsdale based Taser International, maker of police body cameras and stun guns, lost a multi-million-dollar body camera contract with the New York City Police Department last year to Seattle based Vievu.
With the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S Education Secretary in the news cycle, the terms "school choice" and "vouchers" have become quite the buzzwords lately. But what exactly are vouchers? And how can states legally send public money to private and parochial schools?