The Freedom of Information Act—or FOIA—turned 50 this year. But there are concerns that after some prime periods of public information sunshine, that kind of sharing is getting more limited by governments. One reason? Shrinking budgets.
The city of Phoenix asked for a panel’s help last year to come up with ways to improve relations between the public and police, and the latest in a series of listening sessions on the group’s effort took place Wednesday in Maryvale.
Arizona is a major player in Alzheimer’s disease research thanks in part to statewide collaboration among different institutions. But what also is advancing research is access to some of the freshest brain tissue on the planet.
The research firm RealtyTrac says from April through June, foreclosures in Arizona were 13 percent lower than before the recession. There was a similar drop for the Phoenix metro area from January through June.
Humorist Laurie Notaro has had 11 books published—most of them featuring funny, wild, out there stories about her, her family and people she’s met. Her latest is called Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life.
Sen. John McCain said he expects this year to offer the toughest re-election test he’s had. He’s facing a primary challenge from former State Sen. Kelli Ward, and his presumptive Democratic opponent in November is going to be U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.