The judge in the public-school funding case ordered the parties start settlement talks. Last year, the court ordered the legislature pay the public schools the hundreds of millions of dollars they were shorted during the recession of 2008.
On Monday, Governor Doug Ducey gave his first State of the State address and K-12 education was on the laundry list of items he talked about, including calling on the legislature to settle a lawsuit related to under funding the state’s schools.
Tim McGuire is an accomplished newspaper writer and editor and a professor at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite journalism school. He was also born with a physical disability and he and his wife raised a son with Down syndrome.
The National Park Service is reviewing a proposal to raise entrance fees at three popular Flagstaff-area monuments. Fees at Wupatki, Sunset Crater Volcano and Walnut Canyon could go up early next year.
Governor Doug Ducey is providing details about his proposal to create more room for charter schools in vacant district classroom buildings. The governor promoted his plan to a group of business leaders in Tucson Tuesday.
New drivers in Arizona can now avoid taking their written and road tests at Motor Vehicle Division offices when applying for their licenses. The agency is waving the requirements if applicants undergo training at state-approved driving schools.
High-profile police killings in New York and Missouri did not lead to charges against the officers after grand juries met in secret proceedings that infuriated some members of the public. Faced with a similar decision over a police shooting in New Mexico's most populous city, the top prosecutor took a different approach.
On Monday, Arizona’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies went before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal court is considering the constitutionality of the entire law, as well as one of its provisions that was struck down by a federal judge in 2013.