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National Missing Children’s Day

Unfortunately, not all lost children are found quickly, and some never make it home.   On National Missing Children’s Day, the FBI asks the public for help in locating any of the victims pictured here from our Kidnapping and Missing Person webpage. The FBI also has several programs in place to educate both parents and […]

Teachers speak out and they’re not happy

Teachers speak out about working conditions, and they’re not happy. For the past decade, the vast majority of Arizona counties have faced a teacher shortage at the beginning of the school year, and as school districts head into the summer many teachers expect more of the same. A Public Insight Network query asking the state’s […]

2020 Census To Include Gender and Sexual Orientation Questions

Advocates push for gender and sexual orientation questions for 2020 Census     David Stacy has heard the stories of older same-sex couples who face discrimination in assisted-living facilities because some “workers are less tolerant” toward them – but he can’t point to data outlining the problem. “We know these problems exist but don’t know […]

Arizona Republicans Suggest Teachers With Second Jobs Are Buying Boats

Arizona has a massive teacher shortage. It also has some of the lowest paid teachers in the entire country, many of whom are forced to take on second or even third jobs just so that they can pay their bills. But according to Rep. John Allen, the House Majority Leader and a Republican from Scottsdale, that’s just […]

Which Arizona Politicians Support The Border Wall

It’s looking like Trump is backing down from his demand that Congress approve funding for the border wall by Friday, or else face a government shutdown. Which raises the question: besides Trump himself, who actually wants a border wall? Here’s where Arizona’s top elected officials stand: Governor Doug Ducey (Republican) Governor Doug Ducey Courtesy of […]

Justice Department Warns Willful Violations of Tax Laws Are Criminal

Individual Income Tax Filing Deadline Quickly Approaching And Violations of Tax Laws A Concern. Series of Prosecutions Highlight Tax Division’s Criminal Enforcement With the annual tax return filing deadline almost upon us, the vast majority of taxpayers are complying with their legal obligation to file accurate returns and pay the taxes that they owe. However, there […]

Phoenix’s homeless go missing during the Final Four

Missing in action: Phoenix’s homeless not on view for Final Four Consider the case of the missing homeless. Invisible in the crowds that swarmed downtown for last weekend’s Final Four events were the street people of Phoenix. They didn’t show up in unusual numbers at the Central Arizona Shelter Services nor at the overflow shelter […]

House panel discusses SNAP program and unrealistic work requirements

House panel discusses SNAP program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and work requirements. Federal food assistance benefits don’t go far enough and efforts to prohibit able-bodied adults without dependents from getting any are probably ill-advised, witnesses told a House nutrition panel Tuesday. Recipients get between $1.40 and $1.90 per person per meal, which is probably inadequate […]

New Law Doesn’t Destroy Arizona Initiative Process But Is It Retaliation?

New Law Weakens, But Doesn’t Destroy Arizona Initiative Process — But Critics Say It’s Got to Go. Yet Berman and other critics said they don’t believe the law would have much impact. “We definitely will be able to do initiatives,” said Bill Scheel, a partner in Javelina, the “branding agency” that ran the successful minimum-wage […]

Fourth Annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day At Luke Air Force Base

  For the fourth year in a row, Luke commemorated the Tuskegee Airmen and their contributions to the Air Force and the United States. The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States […]

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