The Morrison Institute estimates there are more than 92,000 youth between 16 and 24 years old who are not in school or working in the Phoenix area. The non-profit Aspen Institute awarded a $150,000 grant that aims to help a local group find jobs for these disconnected youth.
Monday’s State of the State address included Governor Doug Ducey touching on drug abuse and addiction. To learn more about the current state of opioid addiction, we spoke with Peggy Chase, CEO of Terros Health.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Phoenix City Council will receive what’s called an Early Budget Status update for the 2017-18 fiscal year. To learn more, we spoke with Jeff Barton. He is Budget and Research director for the city of Phoenix.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve heard about Macy’s closing 68 of a planned 100 stores across the country and The Limited closing all 250 of its stores. With some big retailers downsizing, we wanted to get a sense of the landscape for the Valley.
Gov. Doug Ducey gave his State of the State address Monday. In it, he outlined several proposals for improving K-12 education and called for restoring a year’s worth of cash assistance for low-income families.
Arizona has been criticized for falling behind when it comes to K-12 education, in part because of funding. And the state’s public universities have had to make changes in the wake of budget cuts that put deep slices into funding the institutions of higher education receive.