Arizona is home to a lot of film festivals, and just this month there are four you can check out. But there’s a relatively young festival opening this weekend that is unique for the Valley. It’s called the Worldwide Women’s Film Festival.
Listen to the sounds of Pam Morita teaching high school students how to improvise when they play jazz at The Nash in downtown Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Americans are carrying more consumer debt than almost ever before. That’s credit card debt, student loans, car loans, etc. According to the Wall Street Journal, it will all top $4 trillion in 2019. That’s bad, right? Not according to Andrew Hunter.
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow Arizona’s health care program for low-income children to continue, even if the feds stop paying for all of it. Senate Bill 1134 removes a trigger in the KidsCare program, which freezes it if federal support drops below 100%.
The state Senate has given it’s preliminary OK to a bill that would make changes to the state’s early voting system, but it’s future still remains unclear. Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Scottsdale Republican, sponsored SB 1046, which says voters that get their ballots in the mail can only return it in the mail.
Dolphinaris Arizona will close starting this weekend, for an unspecified amount of time. The facility is bringing in outside experts to investigate why four dolphins have died there since 2017. Protesters like Danielle Riley say want to see the attraction close permanently.
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled lawmakers can't block local governments from requiring employers to provide additional benefits. The ruling strikes down a 2016 law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Ariizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order aimed at stopping abuse and neglect of people with disabilities. The governor’s executive order instructs three state agencies involved in health care to come up with protocols to strengthen protections for those with disabilities.
Republican senators voted to block those who get early ballots from simply dropping them off. Senate Bill 1046 would not deny the right to vote to those who don't drop their ballots into mail in time to arrive by Election Day.
The Nogales City Council voted Wednesday night to condemn the concertina wire installed on the steel fence that separates the small town from Mexico, becoming one of the first border cities in America to fight the aggressive measure. The vote was unanimous and supported by area citizens who also blasted the coils of concertina wire that now shroud the 18 foot border fence in downtown Nogales.
A new political organization is preparing to recall Arizona House Rep. David Stringer. The House Ethics Committee is currently investigating the Prescott Republican for statements he made about race and immigration as well as the recent disclosure that he was arrested in 1983 for sex offenses, including child pornography.
A group of government and university researchers from the three countries convened in Mexico City to share their work and set priorities for how they can collaborate to help the eastern monarch butterflies thrive.