Earlier this month, the paid sick leave provision of Proposition 206 took effect, mandating all workers get paid time off. The higher minimum wage has already taken effect. Businesses have been working to adjust to the new law, but some are facing unexpected problems. One of them is Phoenix-based Peanut Butter Americano.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Saudi Arabia this week. And on his agenda is helping resolve a recent dispute. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain all cut ties with Qatar last month. And they have 13 demands, including that Qatar scale back its relations with Iran and to close down Al Jazeera.
Bullying — whether in-person on online — hurts young people on many levels, including physically and emotionally. It also causes problems for their ability to focus and learn in school. And a new report indicates financial challenges can ultimately come about because of bullying.
In the first two years, 142 students have taken advantage of the program at the cost of $550,000. A state audit found the while the program is helping students attend college, more data is needed to show if students are successful.
Mexico and the U.S. have a tight energy relationship. Most of Mexico’s natural gas comes from the U.S., and American states like California and Texas rely on Mexican power. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will visit Mexico City today. He will meet with his Mexican counterpart, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, as well as with President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Arizona has hundreds of thousands of cattle and dairy cows, and only a handful of veterinarians to tend to the herds. With vet students coming out of school saddled with huge student loan debt, most go into lucrative family pet practices.
There’s been a major development in Arizona’s medical cannabis industry. A top dispensary operator and a wholesaler are merging with the goal of becoming the state’s largest medical marijuana operator.
Amid a nationwide investigation into opioid abuse, federal investigators are continuing to crack down on one of the nation’s largest opioid distributors. Two more former employees of Chandler-based Insys Therapeutics pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court.