There has also been mixed reaction in Arizona following the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the secretary of Education on Tuesday. We’re joined now by Eileen Sigmund, president of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, and Joshua Buckley, vice president of the Mesa Education Association and a government teacher at Red Mountain High School in Mesa.
Growing up, Mandy Harvey wanted to be a musician. But in 2006, when she was 18, her greatest fear came true: she lost her hearing as a result of a connective tissue disorder. Now, Harvey is an accomplished musician who has released several albums and is performing tonight at the Musical Instrument Museum.
The fate of the Navajo Generating Station could soon be decided. On Monday, SRP and the other owners — Arizona Public Service, NV Energy and Tucson Electric Power — are expected to vote on whether or not to renew the lease.
The Phoenix City Council on Tuesday voted to move forward with a plan to create an ethics commission. With me to explain is Dustin Gardiner, who covers Phoenix City Hall for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
There’s a deadline next week to register to vote in a Phoenix election next month. Off-year elections typically struggle to draw voters — so will this year’s be any different? Alberto Olivas is the executive director of the Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service at ASU.
Tech company Intel is investing $7 billion in Chandler. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the plans Wednesday from the White House saying the factory will employ about 3,000 people directly and create 7,000 more supporting jobs.
When the city of Phoenix and Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 777, reached a deal last year, the contract called for something new: apprenticeship programs. The city’s public works department will begin a pilot program for solid waste equipment operators next month.
On one of former President Barack Obama’s last days in office he used his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect 1.35 million acres surrounding a pair of buttes in southern Utah called Bear’s Ears. Some lawmakers are lobbying for President Trump to reverse the designation under the rallying cry of “Trump the monument.”
As Gilbert has expanded, it’s pushed neighborhoods up against longstanding washes where water flows after storms. Recent Town Council meetings brought out members of the neighborhood who complain about the mosquitoes' persistence.
In Arkansas this week, the state attorney general filed a brief in support of a state university that is battling a Title IX lawsuit in federal court filed by a former student who reported a rape. Arizona’s attorney general joined the filing.