The fate of a bill in the state Legislature to expand Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, or ESAs, to all public school students appears to be uncertain, with some senators expressing skepticism.
A lot of us can listen to a newscast or a lecture about global warming or the federal budget and hear numbers in the trillions mentioned and think we know what is being discussed. Yet it is really very difficult for the average human to conceptualize what these numbers really mean.
Supermarket competition in the Valley is continuing to grow, and that plethora of options is strongly affecting groceries’ bottom lines. To find out what’s in it for the groceries and consumers, we spoke with Phil Lempert. He’s the editor of Supermarket Guru and an industry analyst.
Christian Picciolini left the White Power movement in 1995. In 2009, he met someone he had known in the movement, and found out they both had left and were both working to help others who had left extremist movements rebuild their lives. Together they founded Life After Hate and Exit USA, nonprofit organizations that work to help people who want to leave or have left hate groups.
The city of Phoenix released its proposed 2017-18 budget on Tuesday. The budget proposal is now open for public comment and to talk more about what’s included in this budget, we’re joined by Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher.
Disability rights groups are gathering at the Arizona State Capitol Wednesday to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 1198. The bill would give businesses up to 90 days to fix violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Members of Congress from along the Mexican border asked the Homeland Security Department Tuesday to give them a breakdown of what the nearly $1 billion first phase of the border wall will look like and how the department will fill 5,000 Border Patrol agent positions.
A small lobby at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix feels a lot like the Motor Vehicle Division. It's where undocumented immigrants wait for a chance to tell their story to a pro-bono lawyer. They sit in hard plastic chairs, clutch official documents and stare at posters that explain how to act if the police pull them over.
Mesa is looking at ways to trim its public-safety costs after a voters rejected a city-sales tax hike in November. In an effort to reduce costs associated with booking and housing offenders, the Mesa Police Department asked the City Council for permission to solicit bids from private contractors.
Arizona has the 12th-highest drug overdose rate in the nation, according to the latest state statistics. House Bill 2493 will allocate half-a-million-dollars to speed up and secure the drug database, which should help hospitals, pharmacists, and doctors check and balance patients to avoid an overdose.