By requiring that pet stores in the city acquire dogs only from humane sources, the Phoenix City Council took an important step toward helping to protect the millions of dogs suffering in puppy mills. The ordinance will help shrink the supply of puppy mill dogs flowing into our market, thereby boosting adoptions for homeless animals and increasing sales for responsible dog breeders.Read More »
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Maricopa County officials held a closed-door meeting Thursday to consider action in two lawsuits that accuse Sheriff Joe Arpaio of abusing his powers.Read More »
The former mayor of the nation’s sixth-largest city wants Arizona to form a partnership with Mexico that would build desalination facilities and tap in the ocean’s virtually limitless supply of water.Read More »
Attorneys for charter schools will have their day in court Dec. 2 in an attempt to stop the state from taking almost $6 million from them.Read More »
Women embarking on their first political campaign for public office got some advice from the pros at the Arizona Capitol Times’ third annual Women in Public Policy event at the W Hotel in Scottsdale on Nov. 20.Read More »
Funeral services for former Arizona legislator Ben Miranda are scheduled for next week in Phoenix.Read More »
By Jan. 1, housing agencies will have found homes for the last 56 chronically homeless veterans in the Valley, making it the first metropolitan area in the country to accomplish this, advocates say.Read More »
Former Phoenix residents Tyler O’Connor and Enrique Garcia took different paths to the Army.
O’Connor knew at age 7 that he wanted to be a soldier and spent four years in Army ROTC at Arizona State University to earn a commission in the infantry. Garcia decided much later to enlist, about a year after high school. O’Connor wound up serving in Afghanistan, Garcia was deployed twice to Iraq.
On the surface, all appeared well among Democrats in the Senate. The 13-member minority caucus had a common cause to unite around in Medicaid expansion during the 2013 legislative session and was able to form a new majority in the Senate chamber by joining forces with a few breakaway Republican lawmakers.Read More »
When asked how his vote for Medicaid expansion could threaten his chances at another term in the Arizona Legislature, Senate Majority Leader John McComish points to an Arizona Capitol Times newspaper hanging in a frame behind his desk “The risk of defiance,” the headline reads. “What will GOP senators’ ‘no’ votes on immigration bills cost them?”Read More »