Federal Magistrate Judge David K. Duncan is considering whether to approve a settlement in Parsons v. Ryan. It's a class action suit that was filed on behalf of about 34,000 prisoners in Arizona's state-run prisons who have been impacted by systemic deficiencies in how health care is provided in those facilities.
In his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, Governor Doug Ducey is looking to cut $75 million from the state’s three public universities. The University of Arizona would lose $21 million of its funding if the Ducey budget becomes a reality.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas attempted to fire the executive director of the Arizona Board of Education last week. About one day later, Governor Doug Ducey overturned that decision. That, in turn, led to one of the most surprising and intense press releases in recent history.
The Grammy award voters were very good to a few artists earlier this month, including singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash. She collected three for the pieces she created on the album “The River and the Thread.”
The Valley's explosive housing recovery in recent years officially slowed down in 2014, ending the year with a modest 5.4 percent increase in home prices. With investor interest waning, the rebound now lies in the hands of traditional buyers, who experts say could start returning to homeownership this coming year.
Arizona drivers who have a lead foot could be helped by a measure approved in a House Committee. Under it, police would be barred from issuing a regular traffic citation to people driving 10 mph over the speed limit, no matter what the limit is.