At long last, Bob Burns has made good on his threat. He has subpoenaed the state’s largest power company, Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West, demanding records of all charitable and political spending in recent years.
The ordinance was designed to ban discrimination in Scottsdale based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. Cities like Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson and Flagstaff already have such edicts in place.
The challenges of writing about an iconic historical figure are daunting and they grow if you’re also an actor taking on the role. Valley actor Marcelino Quinonez wrote El Che and plays the title role of Che Guevara.
One of the chef and restaurateurs who has received a lot of praise in the Valley is Kevin Binkley. The Arizona Republic and azcentral food critic Dominic Armato reported that Binkley will be selling two of his restaurants.
Hospice of the Valley, one of the most prominent organizations here, has been around more four decades. Recently, the 1,400 employee non-profit elevated Debbie Shumway to the position of executive director.
Recent filings with the Arizona department of insurance show health insurers offering marketplace plans will increase their premiums by as much as 122 percent in 2017. But officials with the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services say about 68 percent of consumers in the state will still pay less than $75 a month next year.
Arsenic is a naturally occurring carcinogen widespread in the West. Levels in the drinking water at the Hopi Cultural Center average 12 parts per billion, slightly above the EPA’s standard of 10 parts per billion.