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Az Business leaders want major tax increase for teacher salaries

Arizona business leaders want big tax increase for teacher salaries and education Some of Arizona’s most influential business leaders have a plan to significantly boost education funding, and they’re not waiting for Gov. This week, they began a public campaign to convince fellow business leaders to raise the funds to put an expansion of Proposition […]

Low pay for Arizona teachers lowers morale and retention

Arizona teachers salaries that are among the lowest in the nation drive down teacher morale and make retention difficult, education advocates say.     Arizona elementary school teacher pay is the lowest in the nation when adjusted for statewide cost-of-living. While Arizona’s high school teachers pay ranks 49th of the 50 states, according to a […]

Gov. Ducey wants Arizona to get serious about wrong-way drivers

Gov. Doug Ducey is calling for more serious action from state transportation and public-safety agencies to address wrong-way drivers on Arizona roadways following a deadly crash in Phoenix that claimed two lives. “Following last night’s accident, I have instructed the Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Safety, and my Office of Highway Safety to […]

Warnings for motorists about unsecured loads on Arizona highways

Matthew Reif was cruising down the Hunt Highway in 2006 when a piece of scrap metal shattered his windshield and hit him, cutting the main artery to his heart. His father, Paul Reif of Gilbert, tearfully recounted Tuesday how his 29-year-old son died in the car, smashed into a median. “My son Matthew’s life was […]

Do You Think Arizona Should Dump Its Confederate History

Should Arizona dump its Confederate history? The debate over U.S. Civil War memorials honoring Confederate soldiers has raged across the nation for the past couple of years, reaching a crescendo in New Orleans recently as the mayor had city employees pull down statues in the dark of night. Arizona has half a dozen Confederate memorials, […]

DPS Memorial Day Saturation Patrols And DUI Checkpoints

Arizona DPS Reminds Drivers About the Dangers of Memorial Day Weekend Last year, highway patrol officers ticketed 1,567 violators, up 18 percent from the 1,328 they cited in 2015. In one, a patrol officer was citing a truck driver on Interstate 10 when a driver, distracted by his cellphone, “left the roadway and punted that […]

Gov. Ducey Kills Teacher Performance Evaluation Bill

I wish Governor Duecy could be rated and paid based on the same Teacher Performance Evaluation he thinks is fair. The union representing Arizona teachers on Tuesday slammed Gov. Ducey. The bill Ducey vetoed would have lowered the percentage of a teacher performance evaluation based on standardized test scores and excluded students who weren’t in […]

Thousands of Arizonans eligible for refunds from Western Union settlement

10,000 Arizonans eligible for refunds from Western Union settlement Thousands of Arizonans could get some money back if they were victims of a wire scam through Western Union. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office said it and other attorneys general have reached a settlement with Western Union designed to protect consumers from wire fraud scams. The […]

Connected-Vehicle Technology Solution For The Most Dangerous Intersections

Connected-Vehicle Technology Is A high-tech solution for the Valley’s most dangerous intersections According to an analysis from the Maricopa Association of Governments, the majority of the Valley’s most dangerous intersections are in west Phoenix and Glendale. One-quarter of all crashes occur within the three-hour window between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The high-tech solution Traffic […]

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