Hoping to douse a political firestorm that has sprung up in some conservative circles, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered state employees Friday to begin calling the state’s learning standards by a different name.Read More »
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President Obama made nominations Thursday to fill four vacancies in the U.S. District Court for Arizona.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court disbarred former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon Tuesday for her role in a series of lawsuits and criminal cases brought against judges and county officials by her former boss, Andrew Thomas.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed a retired Department of Corrections employee to fill one of two vacancies on the Board of Executive Clemency.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is going to try to permanently restore a fund for combating Mexican drug cartels that Democrats cut from the budget in the last legislative session.Read More »
Death row inmate struggles with cancer
A lab discovered death-row inmate Robert Murray had cancer the same day a Scottsdale surgeon removed his tonsils, but his disease went unknown to him and untreated for seven more months.
The Arizona Attorney General agreed that a comprehensive HOA bill attached to a minor elections bill in the last hours of the 2013 session violates the state Constitution’s single-subject rule.Read More »
Governor’s Office closely monitored case of NBA star’s kin
The Governor’s Office took a keen interest in a case involving an NBA player’s half-brother after a group led by a prominent victim’s rights advocate complained about the Board of Executive Clemency and its chairman.
Public school superintendents aren’t expecting much money from the Legislature for putting Common Core into effect, but the cost of the test to measure new learning standards is going to be a hot topic of the 2014 Legislature.Read More »
New set of school standards searches for success
Topock, an Arizona town on the far western edge of the state, doesn’t even have a stoplight. But its school district has scrambled to prepare for the new standards and get the Internet capacity and computers necessary for the 2015 debut of the accompanying test.