Commissioners in the Upper Basin of the Colorado River are talking about Arizona. They sent a letter to the head of Arizona’s water department, saying the state needs to resolve its internal disputes and finalize an agreement on how to deal with a future shortage on the river.
A class-action group is suing Coconino County officials over the practice of jailing inmates longer than required when staff suspect an inmate is undocumented. And now a Flagstaff group is asking the City Council to step in.
“They’ve been definitely telling us, ‘Hey, we’re ready to go any time you want,'" said Tucson teacher Derek Harris, one of the AEU leaders. "But we have to be sure we hear every voice and do it the right way.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan joined other high profile Republican congressional members when he announced last week that he wouldn’t be running for reelection. Ryan’s reasoning included the desire to spend more time with his family, but speculation about political calculations has also been rampant.
There will be a couple of significant firsts this week, on opposite sides of the globe. For a weekly check of the biggest stories on the international stage, The Show was joined by the BBC’s Camilla Mills.
As campaigning continues for the 2018 elections, we’re wondering whether the election votes are going to be counted accurately and efficiently, which has been a significant issue in the state in previous cycles.
The Phoenix-area housing market is humming along, and state officials expect Arizona to add more than 10,000 construction jobs over the next two years. But all that activity, in part, may be exacerbating a lack of high-skilled tradespeople.
A Complete Streets Advisory Board member of the board says while they have held up their end of the bargain, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department has refused to work with them, resulting in years of impasse.
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey introduced a plan that would raise teacher pay in Arizona by 20 percent over the next three years. The #RedForEd movement had been calling for 20 percent in one year, and teachers will be taking a few days this week to consider whether they should go on strike in response.
Over the weekend, a U.S.-led coalition, involving the assistance of Britain and France, executed airstrikes against three Syrian targets believed to be related to the country's chemical weapons program. The strikes were intended as a warning against further use of chemical agents by the Assad regime.