Members of two committees in the House of Representatives have spent a lot of time debating the new health-care bill, known as the American Health Care Act. Critics of the proposal have been lining up, including Dana Naimark, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance. Others also have concerns, such as Greg Vigdor of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
A seemingly well-meaning bill about parking for people with disabilities is dividing the community. I’m joined by Larry Wanger with the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council to talk more about this.
Since Proposition 206, the initiative to raise Arizona’s minimum wage, was passed by voters in November, there have been efforts to stop or overturn it. Another fight over a different minimum wage is being waged in Flagstaff. To learn more, we spoke with Corina Vanek, who covers Flagstaff city government for The Arizona Daily Sun.
Boston-based author Nathalia Holt spent years tracking down and interviewing many of the women who worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, performing the mathematical computations that helped send rockets to the moon, Mars and beyond.
Arizona lawmakers advanced a measure Wednesday that would alter state laws to encourage business owners to welcome gun carrying customers. The plan would give them special protections if something goes wrong.
On Tuesday, Senator Jeff Flake introduced a resolution to repeal regulations that govern internet privacy, implemented during the Obama administration. The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Senator to withdraw it.
The United States is under pressure to hire 15,000 federal agents to uphold the nation’s immigration laws at the border and inside the country. It’s a tough process to get hired to become an agent. And an internal U.S. Customs and Border Protection memo released earlier this week shows that the agency is looking to relax some of those hiring requirements.
A federal project is starting along State Route 89A between Flagstaff and Oak Creek. The road work will add right-turn and passing lanes and wider shoulders along eight miles between the Vista Point Overlook and JW Powell Boulevard, just south of Flagstaff.
Back in November, Flagstaff voted for a measure that would eventually raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Now, the City Council has taken the first step toward making that increase more gradual.
Buckeye’s City Council selected its next city manager, replacing longtime manager Stephen Cleveland. Roger Klingler officially got the job Tuesday night, though he has served as Buckeye’s interim city manager since last August.
If you’re a cat lover, a recent headline that hit the news probably had you feeling pretty smug: “Cat Ownership Not Linked to Mental Health Problems, Study Says.” We speak with Dr. Francesca Solmi, lead researcher on the study, and Fuller Torrey is a researcher at the Stanley Medical Research Institute.
The Arizona Board of Regents has made its choice for the University of Arizona’s next president. So what does this selection mean for UA's future and higher education in Arizona? We spoke with Anne Ryman, who covers higher education for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.