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Proposed Rate Hike By APS Upset Customers At Public Hearing

APS customers raise concerns about potential rate hike at Arizona Corporation Commission hearing. Tempers flared at Wednesday’s public hearing over a proposed rate hike for Arizona Public Service customers. The Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities, held the hearing in preparation for a vote in the coming months. The proposed hike would raise monthly bills […]

Lawmakers Pass Senate Bill 1439; Doctors Can refuse Patient’s Dying Wishes

Arizona lawmakers OK bill to allow refusal of patient’s dying instructions (Senate Bill 1439). The Arizona Legislature has given final approval to a controversial bill that would protect a health-care provider who refuses for religious or moral reasons to participate in medical care that may lead to a patient’s death. The bill passed 32-24, with […]

House panel OKs private party gun sales without background checks

An Arizona House panel has approved a bill that would bar state and local governments from requiring background checks on private party gun sales. The measure would prevent areas from requiring a third party or the use of background checks in the transfer of any personal property. Hereford Republican Sen. Gail Griffin‘s proposal would block […]

Fake Oxy Pills Attributed To 32 Deaths In Metro Phoenix

32 deaths in metro Phoenix attributed to fake Oxy pills Authorities say they have uncovered a disturbing new trend in drug trafficking in Arizona in which addicts are taking counterfeit OxyContin pills that are laced with the more powerful painkiller fentanyl. The Drug Enforcement Administration says the counterfeit pills are responsible for the overdose deaths […]

APS Will Be A Player In Election Campaigns and Report Spending Annually

Officials with Arizona’s largest electric utility, APS, say they’ll freely and publicly spend money on political races. Through its parent company, Arizona Public Service Co. announced Friday it will continue to involve itself in political campaigns, including those for people who will regulate the company. It also will report political contributions every March. Pinnacle West […]

Trump Budget May Kill Grant Benefiting 35,000 Arizona College Students

BEGIN of POST Trump budget targets grant benefiting 35,000 Arizona college students   By Kendra Penningroth | Cronkite News AddThis Sharing Buttons above WASHINGTON – The Trump administration’s budget blueprint calls for eliminating a need-based grant that benefits more than 35,000 Arizona college students, a cut that one expert said could be “a real setback […]

Top 100 Arizona Lawyers 2017

Top 100 Arizona Lawyers 2017 Each year, Az Business magazine’s editorial team — in collaboration with industry experts — choose the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona from a pool of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys from throughout the state. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success, impact on his […]

Az Legislature’s Request to Speak System Shuts Citizens Out of the Democratic Process

Arizona Legislature’s Request-to-Speak System Shuts Citizens Out of the Democratic Process Let’s say that you’re reading a story in the Phoenix New Times about some idiotic (and likely unconstitutional) new bill that the state legislature has proposed. You call up your local representatives and complain for as long as they’ll listen. They tell you to […]

Arizona House Bill 2208 Would Allow Schools To Administer Asthma Meds

Arizona bill would allow schools to administer asthma medication Arizona’s asthmatic children might breathe easier this fall if legislation shielding public and charter schools from lawsuits for dispensing aid without parental consent becomes law. House Bill 2208 would allow public and charter schools to administer asthma meds to students during an emergency. Of course, school […]

Meth seizures up 72% in Arizona

Drug Enforcement Agency: Meth seizures up 72% in Arizona in recent years Mexican drug cartels are increasing the flow of methamphetamine across the border, according to federal drug agents working in Phoenix.   They seized 5,650 pounds in the fiscal year of 2014 and 9,733 pounds just two years later, according to data from the […]

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