Sen. Shooter faces three misdemeanors for school incident
Arizona Sen. Don Shooter was charged with three misdemeanors for barging into a Yuma charter school classroom and confronting a teacher.
Yuma City Prosecutor Jay Cairns announced Friday morning that Shooter has been charged with one count each of criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, and disruption of an educational institution.
EPA extends comment period for Navajo power plant
The federal government is giving the public more time to weigh in on pollution controls for a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation.
House lawmakers grill Border Patrol, as Senate passes immigration bill
A House subcommittee grilled Customs and Border Patrol agents Thursday over Southwest border security, charging that agents cannot identify which areas of the border are most dangerous.
Bipartisanship is hard work; who knew it could be sweaty, too?
It’s one thing to claim that you can work across the congressional aisle in the spirit of bipartisanship.
It’s quite another to sweat with members of the other party.
Sen. Murphy under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of foster children
Peoria police and Child Protective Services are investigating Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy for two cases of alleged sexual abuse of foster children in his home, according to police reports. Police opened the most recent investigation on Saturday after an 18-year-old male in Murphy’s care came forward with reports that the Peoria Republican had been inappropriately touching the teen since January 2007, the report stated.
Once a rebel…
After hinting at the possibility over the last few weeks, Salmon warned yesterday that US House Speaker Boehner will lose his leadership position if he allows an immigration bill to come to the floor without support from the majority of the majority.
Horne sues community colleges over illegal immigrant tuition
Attorney General Tom Horne is asking a court to end Maricopa County Community College District’s practice of offering in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
Election bill foes join forces, eye referendum
There’s plenty for a broad array of opponents to hate in an omnibus election bill passed at the end of the session, and a diverse coalition is now banding together for a probable citizen referendum drive against HB2305.
Capitol Quotes: June 28, 2013
This week’s most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.
Administrative costs — is less truly more?
As representatives of Arizona’s schools and districts, it is incumbent up on us to share timely, educational information in which our taxpayers and educational consumers have a vested interest. Often we hear criticism about being “top-heavy” in administration and that dollars earmarked for administrative salaries should be placed in classrooms to impact students.
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