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Gila County Eases Marijuana Arrest Criteria
With voters approving Proposition 207, recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Arizona. While regulation is still underway, government offices throughout the state are trying to quickly implement the will of the people. One of the first counties to take action is Gila County.
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Federal Budget Could Mean More Help for Homeless Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs budget presented to Congress earlier this year includes nearly $2 billion for homeless veterans programs.
May 16, 2019
WATCH: Trump Immigration Speech
President Trump unveiled an immigration plan that would vastly change who's allowed into the U.S. The administration's proposal focuses on reducing family-based immigration in favor of employment skill-based immigration.
May 16, 2019
2020 Census Citizenship Question Could Cost Phoenix $1.1 Billion
The number of non-citizens living in Phoenix are worth more than $1 billion in funding over the next decade. If the Supreme Court allows the citizenship question, Phoenix would have less than a year to convince undocumented people not to fear outing themselves to the federal government.
May 16, 2019
Trump Administration Looks To Fix Drug Prices
This year, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a new rule that would get rid of one of the least transparent parts of drug pricing: Giving rebates to middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers.
May 15, 2019
World Neighbors: Globalization Isnt Something To Fear
The world seems more distressing every day, but groups like World Neighbors — which has been around for nearly 70 years — are working to change that perception.
May 15, 2019
Mesa Voters To Decide On Public School Budget Increase
“This allows our local voters to support their schools by providing just a little bit more, 15 percent of our budget, so we can do the programs and provide the quality teachers we’ve been providing for years,” said Scott Thompson, a Mesa Public Schools assistant superintendent.
May 15, 2019
Are Hallucinogenics The Future Of Mental Health Treatment?
Psychedelic drugs tend to fit into a very clear niche in American culture. But, recently, scientists have been doing a lot more research into whether use of the drugs can help people dealing with mental illness or physical ailments.
May 15, 2019
Legislature Poised To Advance Primary Date
The Arizona Legislature is poised to move Arizona's late-August primary date forward by three weeks to the first Tuesday of the month.
May 15, 2019
Less Than Half Of AZ Doctors Check History Before Prescribing
Before a doctor in Arizona can prescribe a drug like an opioid, they must first check with a state database that looks at a patient’s prescription history. Ducey signed this mandate into law in 2017 in response to the growing opioid crisis here.
May 14, 2019
Report Gives Phoenix D For Taxpayer Debt Burden
Phoenix has the lowest taxpayer debt burden among the ten most populous American cities, according to a new report from Truth in Accounting.
May 14, 2019
Lawmakers In Budget Stalemate As Per Diem Deadline Passes
Normally, Arizona's Legislature aims to wrap up 100 days after session begins in mid-January. As of Tuesday, lawmakers are now past that deadline.
May 14, 2019
Arizona AG Gets Heat For Nunchucks Stunt
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is celebrating a newly-signed law repealing the state's ban on nunchucks but facing serious Twitter blowback for the stunt because they're still technically illegal.
May 14, 2019
Lemonade Is Now Arizonas Official State Drink
Some lawmakers wanted a different drink like margaritas, while others wanted to focus on passing a state budget.
May 14, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Creates School Safety Task Force
“At the end of the day the problem is mental health, whether the weapon chosen is a gun, a knife or something else,” said Republican Sen. Kate Brophy McGee who sponsored a bill that included language for the task force.
May 14, 2019
What Is The New Conspiracism?
We’re all familiar with conspiracy theories. Sometimes they’re the equivalent of legends or tall tales, or they can approach the realm of reality where evidence and facts could be compatible. But what if we take “theory” out of the phrase and focus on just the “conspiracy” part?
May 13, 2019
 Arizonas Counselor-To-Student Ratio Is The Worst In The Country; What Counselors Want Lawmakers To Do About It
Arizona has the worst student-to-counselor ratio in the country, and Gov. Ducey's funding proposal may not be enough to meet the need.
May 13, 2019
Boas: Columnist Calls for More Spending On Public Schools
Arizona could restore K-12 education funding to pre-recession levels, but the governor and legislative Republicans have other priorities.
May 13, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Continue Work On New State Budget
Arizona lawmakers are set to see their per diems cut on the 120th day of session, but there are still a number of issues they need to address, including a new state budget.
May 13, 2019
Republican State Senators Holding Out on Budget Vote
Three Republican senators for various reasons have claimed they won't vote.
May 13, 2019
Trump Tariffs May Flatten Arizonas Canned Beverages
On Friday, the Trump administration increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, from 10 percent to 25 percent. Goods made from imported aluminum and steel are being hit twice — after also being tariffed last year. For Arizona grocery stores, the additional aluminum tariff is a dent in the canned beverage business.
May 13, 2019

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