The safety of U.S. elections moved into the spotlight during and following the 2016 campaign season. Congress recently approved $380 million to provide states with additional funding to improve their systems. But has enough been done to fend off problems in 2020? Has the issue become too partisan?
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 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.
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.
President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Interior, David Bernhardt, has to recuse himself from some matters involving the Central Arizona Water Conservation District— at least until later this year. The CAWCD runs the Central Arizona Project canal system.
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.
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.
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.
Last week was the anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, but, all year long, student activists have raised their voices to ask lawmakers to pass gun-safety laws — and it appears to be working.
In 2017, Glendale Police pulled over a car for a traffic violation. The Glendale police department said that Wheatcroft was observed reaching in between the seats. They said he, “exhibited verbal non-compliance” and resisted arrest. To subdue him the officers tased him 11 times.