Every five minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, including nearly 2,000 this year from Arizona. Half of these women will not be alive a year later, and two-thirds of women diagnosed never smoked or are former smokers. The American Lung Association is racing against the clock to save women’s lives, and to raise awareness of the facts that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women, and that every woman is at risk for the disease.Read More »
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For the first time in six years, Arizona voters may get a chance to approve higher salaries for legislators. If history is a guide, any proposed increase in lawmakers’ salary of $24,000 a year, plus per diem, will be handily defeated. Voters haven’t approved a pay raise since 1998, when they raised the salary from $15,000 a year.Read More »
She was barely 5-feet, 2-inches tall, but Barbara Robey was considered giant in public education. Robey, who died June 10 at the age of 79, was well-known and respected at the Capitol where she lobbied on behalf of the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA), a role she filled for 17 years.Read More »
When Republican Reps. T.J. Shope and Frank Pratt didn’t show up to a recent debate hosted by the Pinal County Tea Party, their Republican opponents in the Legislative District 8 House primary, Darla Dawald and Wayne Bachmann, set up a broom and a mop to represent the two incumbents.Read More »
The Maricopa County Democratic Party can now pick winners and losers from among members of its own party, deciding in some cases to endorse one Democrat over another in legislative and statewide primaries.Read More »
Melvin appears to be setting the stage for an early exit from the gubernatorial race. In an email to supporters, Melvin pleaded for $5 contributions to qualify for public financing and thereby make his run viable.Read More »
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas was denied Clean Elections funding for his gubernatorial campaign after falling short of the number of qualifying contributions he needs.Read More »
Arizona lost 800 private sector jobs last month as the state continues to find its financial footing to finally recover from the recession.Read More »
Armando Ruiz started Espiritu Schools by bulldozing apartments on family-owned property to make room for a few portable buildings to serve as classrooms.
The former south Phoenix lawmaker stood on the school grounds in Phoenix in June 2014 and pointed to where a mountain of 10,000 tires once rose next to 300 rusty, dilapidated cars.
This photo, taken in 1958, shows a number of prominent priests standing in the doorway of St. Mary’s Church rectory at Monroe and Third Streets. The occasion was the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Father Gilbert Zlater, the first St. Mary’s “boy” to become a priest and the first Franciscan from Arizona.Read More »