Five years ago, ICAN, a charitable nonprofit in central Chandler, was experiencing tremendous growth, offering after school, parenting and family programs to lower income residents. But the expanding organization had a problem.Read More »
Dear Arizona Capitol Times:
It’s outrageous that some in Washington want to cut Social Security to help balance our federal budget. Social Security did not contribute to our financial mess and should not be used as a piggy bank to pay down our debt.
A group of doctors who treated an infant victim in a murder case lost in a bid July 21 to obtain $350-an-hour fees from the state for their time to testify at trial.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer announced the members of the Arizona Commerce Authority’s new board of directors on Monday, naming a roster of mostly familiar faces who have helped oversee the transition away from the old Department of Commerce that it replaced.Read More »
Former Congressman Tom Tancredo on Monday opened a committee to help Senate President Russell Pearce keep his seat.Read More »
In a move that could have significant reverberations for the political establishment in the East Valley, a Mesa Republican is expected to announce Tuesday that he will challenge one of Arizona’s most influential politicians.Read More »
A group of business and education advocates that held a meeting in Scottsdale last month to discuss a possible education ballot measure for the 2012 elections has conducted a poll that reportedly shows broad support for a proposal that would restructure how schools are funded - provided there is accountability tied to improving test scores and graduation rates.Read More »
Deciding whether to pose in the black robe for a campaign ad is not just a matter of style and public relations for a judge — it also presents an ethical question.
Making the wrong choice on such a seemingly simple question can put a judge in hot water. They play by a strict set of rules that are aimed at maintaining their impartiality and upholding the appearance that they are impartial.
The clash over the way Arizona teaches English to kids who don’t speak the language is being waged on two fronts.
The more familiar one is in U.S. District Court in Tucson, where for the past 19 years the state has been defending Flores v. Arizona, a case that has driven funding and policy for teaching kids to speak English and has been to the U.S. Supreme Court and back.