The nation’s sixth-largest city is ready to begin phasing out an “emergency” sales tax on food that was added in 2010 to address a massive budget deficit.Read More »
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Phoenix police officers worked overtime to check nearly 2,000 weapons from a gun-surrender program so they could be destroyed before a new state law required the firearms to instead be sold.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene.Read More »
For more than 100 years, our state has been an attractive place for entrepreneurs and investment. From miners to bankers, it seems our business climate has been as attractive as our actual climate. But few businesses have been around longer than newspapers. In fact, nearly half of the state’s 12 oldest businesses are local newspapers.Read More »
Democratic Arizona senators, even those once interested in pushing for an ethics hearing into the actions of Sen. Don Shooter at a Yuma charter school earlier this year, now say it’d be a waste of time holding hearings on an issue that police and prosecutors have already dealt with in full.Read More »
Phoenix leaders are beginning a national search to find a replacement for outgoing City Manager David Cavazos.Read More »
New senator has lived in many homes far from his district
By all accounts, new state Sen. Carlyle Begay is highly qualified for public office.
He has impressed lawmakers, county and city officials and even the Governor’s Office with his credentials as a student of public health. And he boasts extensive work with American Indian communities as the vice president of business development at the American Indian Health Management and Policy group in Phoenix, where he has worked since 2006.
Four Arizona groups that work to promote health care are being awarded more than $2.1 million to help people buy health insurance in new federally run marketplaces that are set to open in October.Read More »
More than 93 percent of Hispanic immigrants who are in this country illegally say they want to apply for citizenship, but fewer than half of whose who can apply do so, according to research by the Pew Hispanic Center.Read More »
Arizona got a B on a recent national report card that graded states for their efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.Read More »