Senate Bill 1406 was supposed to be a compromise between the disability and business communities. But language was added that drastically changed the bill, upsetting many within the disability community. And last week it was signed into law.
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. We were joined by former lawmaker Stan Barnes of Copperstate Consulting, and former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes. We also got a legislative update from Alia Rau of The Arizona Republic.
With teams of four competing against each other, the competition in wheelchair rugby is fierce. And many of the nation’s best squads are in the Valley this weekend for the United States Quad Rugby Association National Tournament. It’s being held at Ability360 in Phoenix.
Business owners and residents in South Phoenix are vowing to hold city leaders accountable over the light rail’s impact on their community. The city council approved a plan this week to help businesses in the path of the five-mile extension along Central Avenue.
Recently, two different high schools here in the Phoenix area — Hamilton High in Chandler and Mountain Ridge High in Glendale — have had serious allegations of sexual assault surface stemming from hazing rituals.
Saturday will bring a series of gatherings around the country that will, at least in part, focus on concerns about how the Trump administration is acting when it comes to climate change and other areas of science.
Arizona is a signature away from imposing its first-ever limits on the use of cell phones by teens. The state House has given its final approval to legislation that says teens with learner's permits can neither text nor make calls from their cell phones while driving.