On a recent Thursday, a few hundred people packed the gym at a Mormon church in Mesa. Some were living on the street. Others were in shelters. Some came with their dog, some with their kids. And all were matched up with a volunteer.
The public will have a chance to weigh in on the future of the West’s largest coal-fired power plant. Southwest utilities, the federal government and officials from the Navajo Nation have been working on a deal to keep the Navajo Generating Station from closing at the end of this year.
A GoFundMe account is now open to raise the remaining funds for a January 8th Memorial in Tucson. The goal is to reach $1.5 million. The campaign will help commemorate the 2011 shootings that killed six people and injured 13 others, including Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, can be a somewhat controversial syndrome. There’s even disagreement about how many people suffer from it. Treatments for ADHD are also controversial. One that’s been gaining attention is neurofeedback. But is it effective?
On Wednesday, officials in Tucson will install 20 new parking meters downtown. They’ll accept change or cards, but you won’t be ticketed for not feeding them. They accept donations for the city’s programs that help the homeless. If this sounds familiar it might be because Maricopa County and Tempe have already installed donation meters.
Closing the wage gap between men and women has been an important part of the women’s movement since the 1960s, though it has been narrowing in recent years. But it still exists. The Pew Research Center recently found that in 2015, women as a whole — both part-time and full-time workers — made 83 cents to the dollar that men earn.
In what could easily be labeled an “unusual” town hall, Congressman Ruben Gallego, who represents Arizona’s 7th District, stepped into the 2nd District on Tuesday night in southern Arizona as a fill-in of sorts for Rep. Martha McSally. Gallego and McSally are in different parties — and McSally didn’t ask Gallego to make the appearance.
Cities and towns in Arizona would be required to ask their voters to increase sales taxes only in November of even-numbered years, under a bill approved by state lawmakers in the waning hours of the legislative session.
On Tuesday, the federal U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the firing of Arizona’s former VA Director Sharon Helman. The court sent the case back to the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board for review and “appropriate action.” Helman was fired from the VA in November 2014.