Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played an NFL game in over two years. In October 2017, he filed a grievance, alleging that they colluded to keep him off the field. The quarterback’s lawyers called the owners’ decision not to sign him “retribution” for his protests against racial inequality.
The safety of U.S. elections moved into the spotlight during and following the 2016 campaign season. Because of this, lawmakers have been working on solutions. $380 million was recently approved by congress to provide states with additional funding to improve their systems.
Southwest Airlines recently told its mechanics the company is experiencing an “operational emergency” because the average number of planes out of service has more than doubled. The airline threatened them with termination if they don’t show up for work to fix the problem.
Earlier this month the CFPB proposed a significant role back on Obama-era rules governing payday lending. It’s the latest attempt by the Trump administration to undermine some of the efforts put in place after the financial crash in 2008.
Utilities plan to shut down the west’s largest coal-fired power plant at the end of the year. That is if the Navajo Nation doesn’t purchase it in a last ditch effort to save a main source of the tribe’s revenue. Many Navajo Generating Station employees have accepted jobs in Phoenix but others are looking for ways to make a living on the reservation.
The Arizona Senate narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed surprise inspections of medical marijuana dispensaries. Lawmakers decided to keep the current standards Monday, which require the state health department to give a dispensary notice before inspection.
The average profit for a home seller in the Valley last year was $65,000. According to ATTOM Data, that’s $4,000 higher than the average U.S. profit in 2018. Still, the local numbers are lower than before the recession.
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.