Most of the Valley’s schools are now in session, but the
planned opening of a charter high school in Yuma is on hold. The Yuma Sun said the Arizona Foundation for
Social Justice is trying to secure the level of backing it believes is
necessary to commit itself to the $8 million loan the group would use to
build the school.
Four Phoenix City Council seats were up for a vote in Tuesday's election, and there will be a runoff election for two of the seats. Incumbents Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio secured re-election in Districts 2 and 6.
Legal same-sex marriages are now recognized under the federal tax code. The
U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday
that tax returns for same-sex marriages will be classified as married.
One of those old voting day traditions could be disappearing in Maricopa County. Tablets will soon be replacing those clunky old signature books at your local polling place. By November 2014, the Maricopa County elections office plans to replace thousands of those rosters with electronic tablets.
delegation is split on supporting the president's call to authorize the use of
force in Syria,
though some say they're undecided. An Associated Press canvass shows five of
the nine representatives are uncommitted, with three either against or leaning
against military action.
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a
sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September. National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary
Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
The War on Drugs makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for
years and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds"
and "The Bridge." These shows are trying to do something new however —
showing the complexity of the conflict, with bad guys on both sides of
After months of renovation, two prime hiking trails in Phoenix will open in time for the hiking season. The city closed Echo Canyon at Camelback Mountain in January. The area was in need of modernization and of a new entrance.
A same sex marriage referendum is not going to be on the 2014 ballot, but what about other proposed measures including one that opposes Medicaid expansion in Arizona? Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times, gives an update on that and other Capitol issues.
When Arizona State’s football team takes the field against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, about 40 Sun Devils will be wearing special helmets that monitor when a player suffers a head impact.
District has been under court supervision for
decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is
proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Gov. Jan Brewer has opted to stop issuing driver's licenses
to people in all deferred action programs. The decision comes after a federal
judge told the state it’s action to refuse to issue licenses for people in the
president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was probably
unconstitutional discrimination, because the state allowed those in other
programs to drive.