In Venezuela, an element of political chaos left an uncertain future, as opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the presidency. Although the U.S. and other countries were quick to sever ties with Maduro's government, there was an international backlash from Venezuela's allies.
While water conservation is a hot topic in the legislature, one lawmaker has proposed a way to save on water — one flush at a time. Arizona Rep. Bob Thorpe is proposing in a bill to switch all the urinals in men’s bathrooms in state buildings to waterless, no-flush units.
Former state senator and U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward is the new chairperson for the Arizona Republican Party. The conservative firebrand won the party's vote Saturday at the state GOP meeting in Phoenix, ousting businessman Jonathan Lines.
Tax filing season begins on Monday, just days after the 35-day partial government shutdown came to a close. It's expected that the IRS is backlogged after the shutdown, and that tax returns may be delayed.
An Arizona lawmaker wants to ease the financial burden on the state’s medical marijuana patients. Republican Sen. Sonny Borrelli is proposing to extend initial certifications on medical cards from one year to two.
At least 50 firearms are still missing from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Announcing the results of an internal audit on Friday, Sheriff Paul Penzone said the missing weapons were issued between 1959 and 2006.
A licensed practical nurse police say raped and impregnated an incapacitated woman no longer has his license. On Friday, the victim’s former caregiver Nathan Sutherland surrendered his nursing credentials.
The Arizona State Board of Education will not withhold funding from the Murphy School District. The Phoenix district was at risk of losing up to 10 percent of its state funding for not meeting financial management standards.
“We have been operational for 10 years and have had a lot of ridership success,” said Hillary Foose with Valley Metro. “But we are starting to see a decline and really based on our customer complaints this seems to be a concern.”
Federal workers went a month with no income, making it more difficult for many to put food on the table. And, federal benefits for food came early, forcing families to budget over a longer period than usual. These unexpected needs will affect Arizona in the coming weeks as the uncertainty continues.
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A college in Vermont will close but not disappear, thanks to a college in Arizona. Prescott College will hire some Green Mountain faculty, house all its academic records, and create a center that carries on Green Mountain’s name.
Fixing city roads can be a long and costly ordeal, but Sedona has piloted a system to improve the process. The city hired RoadBotics Inc., and its specialty is assessing road conditions via data collection and machine learning.
Blood is going out the doors of Maricopa County’s only blood provider faster than it can be brought in. With donations low, the nonprofit Vitalant is shuffling blood between hospitals to meet the need.