The Congressional committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious described the role that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona played in the gun-running scandal as “striking” and demanded documents from top officials in the office.Read More »
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U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke resigned today with praise from Washington D.C. and no mention of Operation Fast and Furious, the disastrous and deadly gunrunning scandal that has plagued his office for months.
Burke’s resignation letter was vague in his reasoning to step down and so was his final message to his staff.
Arizona will no longer remove teachers from English-immersion classrooms if they use bad grammar or have heavy accents.Read More »
As Arizona schools are days away from knowing where they stand in the state’s new performance rating system, the Board of Education has drawn up proposals to give the state more authority over low-performing schools.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal will not testify in the hearing to appeal his finding that Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American Studies program is breaking state law.Read More »
Mark Stegeman, a Democratic member of the Tucson Unified School District governing board, used to be in favor of the Mexican-American Studies program, but he had an “epiphany” during a visit to one of the classes.Read More »
A judge presiding over the attorney discipline case of Andrew Thomas is not going to allow the former prosecutor to put two county supervisors on trial for their alleged crimes as part of his defense.Read More »
An appellate court ruling last week upholding a pair of 2009 abortion laws has led Planned Parenthood of Arizona to withdraw an attempt to have the courts block two laws created this year and end abortion services at seven clinics in rural Arizona.Read More »
Lawmakers are signaling that there won’t be any increases to the higher education budget, even as the Arizona Board of Regents works toward two goals that will require more money from the state – an end to tuition increases and a funding formula based on performance.Read More »
Attorneys for Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal aren’t planning on calling him as a witness in an administrative hearing to defend his findings that Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program is race-based and promotes resentment toward a class of people. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to be questioned.Read More »