During the four decades of merit selection for judges in Arizona’s most populous counties, the number of women and minorities serving in judicial positions has increased gradually. The Arizona Judicial Diversity Project was launched in February to maintain this upward trajectory of increasing diversity, which former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor says results in a better-functioning judiciary.Read More »
A lien placed by a construction firm doesn’t automatically have priority over other liens recorded after work begins on a development, according to a Arizona Supreme Court ruling.Read More »
As manager of the Lake Powell/Page Days Inn and Suites, Traci Varner has grown used to the call: A customer heading here on U.S. 89 comes to a traffic barrier and “Road Closed” sign with 30 miles to go.Read More »
The mixed-use project attempting to rise from the ashes of the once-esteemed General Motors Proving Ground in east Mesa is using a somewhat contrarian approach to success. Developers plan to allow the master-planned, five-square mile community-within-a-city to grow organically.Read More »
Arizona businesses announced plans earlier this year to hire more than 3,000 workers in clean-energy industries, letting the state claim the biggest growth in renewable-energy jobs in the nation for the second quarter of 2014.Read More »
Before starting his senior year in high school, Zane Zylstra realized the curriculum did not offer a second-year physics class. So he and his classmates asked school officials to create one — and they did.Read More »
When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket’s bakery, she told him he’d never do anything more than collect grocery carts.Read More »
More people die in Arizona each year by suicide than from motor vehicle accidents.
The state spends more than $8,500 per person per year to assist the seriously mentally ill — more than to educate children in the public school system.
Consumers in Arizona don’t want much from a bank. They simply require convenience — being close to their home or work, with online account access — and no service charges to maintain a regular checking account.Read More »
Chandler mom Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study – it costs a lot to send kids back to school.Read More »