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Arizona midwives searching for middle ground over changes to their profession will attend a public meeting at the Department of Health Services in Phoenix Monday afternoon. This continues what one midwife calls an ongoing conversation over midwifery in the state.
The Arizona House continues to work behind closed doors to reach an agreement on Governor Jan Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid. The measure has passed in the Senate, but a Republican stalemate over the issue has forced the session into overtime.
The Phoenix Symphony is officially back on its feet. The
nonprofit organization faced a $1.5 million budget deficit
less than two years ago. CEO Jim Ward attributed an improved business model has
helped the symphony erase its debt.
Northern Arizona University’s College of Education is
hosting a conference starting today that aims to improve the education, and
lives of American Indian children.Language activists, and educators from community and K-12
schools, colleges and universities will gather in Flagstaff, for a series of
panels and workshops.
Phoenix families spend nearly two thirds of their income on transportation and housing. Now, a new housing trend is looking to shake that up. Urban Living 2 is scheduled to complete construction in spring 2014.
First- and second-generation immigrants in the Phoenix area will learn about civic leadership this weekend. The New American Leaders Project (NALP) and Promise Arizona are sponsoring the two-day training session for the second year in a row.
Arizona’s temporary sales tax increase expires Friday. Voters
in 2010 approved Proposition 100, which upped the state sales tax by a penny on
the dollar for three years. The tax has
impacted Arizona and its economy.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
says the Navajo Nation has failed to spend nearly $150 million in
housing grant money for fiscal year 2012. Since 2000, the Navajo Nation
have almost consistently failed to spend HUD grant money.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have failed in their bid to recall him. The
deadline to collect the necessary signatures passed Thursday afternoon.
the recall effort aren’t saying how many signatures they did collect, but they
told elections officials it fell short of the more than 335,000 needed.
The top prosecutor in Maricopa County claims the recent finding by a federal judge that the county sheriff's office engaged in racial profiling against Latinos won't impact his office's activities.
Maricopa County attorney Bill Montgomery held a press conference Thursday and responded to questions about the recent racial profiling ruling.
Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is acting as a storm shelter to some military jets from Oklahoma. The planes were moved to Arizona because more violent weather is expected in Oklahoma’s “tornado alley.
to turn in the signatures needed to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
is still a few hours away. But the Board of Elections already has a plan in
place in case the recall goes ahead, and it would require hundreds of man
The Arizona Supreme Court has reversed a lower court
decision, in a case involving the rules about drawing blood from juveniles.
Last year, a school monitor in Pima County smelled marijuana
on a student, and saw drug paraphernalia in his car.
The Arizona Supreme Court says it will give lawmakers another chance to argue they do not have to obey a voter mandate to increase funding for public schools. The 2000 voter-approved law hiked the state sales tax by six-tenths of a cent.
American Airlines parent company, AMR Corp. reported a net loss of $105 million for April. The company’s top executives said it is a favorable sign for the future. The
figures are an improvement over last April’s $142 million loss.