Every year for the past 25 years, The Princeton Review has been putting out a book ranking what the company says are the country’s best colleges in a wide variety of categories— from Great Financial Aid to Happiest Students to, yes, Party Schools.
A municipal ID card in Phoenix is just one step away from becoming a reality. The Phoenix City Council will cast its final vote on the issue on Wednesday. The move has drawn harsh criticism from some state lawmakers who are vowing to reverse the policy in the state legislature.
Jeremy Weber with the Auditor General’s office said they found First Things First was generally compliant and rigorous in its accounting. He said the agency’s expenditures for fiscal year 2015 were about $163 million dollars.
Money is pouring into the race for Arizona’s corporation commission in the final stretch before the primary. Campaign finance records show a pro-solar group spent about $667,000 dollars in support of Bob Burns, one of two incumbents running for the commission.
Tuesday is the primary election, and it will be a different set up than the last two elections we had in May and March. It’s also the first election since a new law took effect to prevent so-called ballot harvesting.
Longtime Arizona lawmaker Carolyn Allen died over the weekend at the age of 78. She served in the legislature for 16 years, retiring from the state Senate in 2010. Allen represented Scottsdale and was well known for being extremely straightforward with her views.
For a number of years, Arizona educators have been working to figure out the best—and swiftest—ways to get young English Language Learners, or ELL, up to speed. A two-year pilot program was recently launched by the Arizona Department of Education in tandem with the State Board of Education focusing on a tech-based language development program.
There’s passionate disagreement over whether the McDowell Sonoran Preserve should soon include the Desert Discovery Center, which its website describes as “an interpretive center for residents and visitors and an important attraction for Scottsdale’s tourism industry.”