After Aetna decided to pull out of the state this week, one Arizona county is currently without a company to cover those eligible for the Affordable Care Act. The company was reportedly making good on a threat to retreat from Obamacare after their merger with Humana was rejected by The Obama Justice Department.
Every election year, the Children’s Action Alliance releases its Kids Count Data Book to take a look at how Arizona children are faring – from poverty levels and safety, to education and violent crime.
Greg Miller and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas had a rocky relationship which featured disputes on a number of issues, as well as an accusation by Douglas that Miller assaulted her at a board meeting. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office ultimately declined to file charges.
Kids in Arizona face many barriers to success according to a report issued by the Children’s Action Alliance. The 2016 Kids Count Data Book found that while there were signs of progress, like a drop in the arrest rate for violent crimes, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to improve the lives of kids.
The University of Arizona senior vice president of health sciences said in a written statement he is “deeply troubled” by allegations at a meeting of the Arizona Board of Regents Health Affairs Committee.
Thursday night, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—or SMOCA—will feature the"The Thomas Crown Affair." Its special twist is the real-time commentary offered by museum professionals on the film’s authenticity.
On July 15, Reverend Dr. Karen Oliveto was elected by delegates to be the first openly lesbian United Methodist bishop. The church, though, still opposes same sex marriage—just one of the challenges Oliveto faces as she expands her role as a leader.
Recent presidential election years have illustrated the increasing polarization among American voters. Those on both the conservative and progressive ends of the spectrum have become even more entrenched.