A new deal on Mexican tomato imports puts an end to months of uncertainty. But not everyone is satisfied with the outcome. The Florida Tomato Exchange called the deal a “step in the right direction.” But the Nogales-based Fresh Produce Association of the Americas says it’s a “step backward.”
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he's against discrimination of all forms. However, he is backing this week's Arizona Supreme Court ruling allowing a Phoenix calligraphy company to refuse making wedding invitations for a gay couple.
It was June 2018 when Arizona felt the initial blow of a recycling system breaking down. Flagstaff, a city known for its environmental focus, became the first city in the state to stop recycling some items. Since then, Page, Casa Grande, Surprise and Sierra Vista have either reduced or stopped programs altogether — as have several dozen cities across the United States. Recycling has become a national crisis and 18 months later, local governments are still on their own to navigate through it.
Nine months after an incapacitated woman gave birth to a baby at a Phoenix long-term care facility, advocates, lawmakers and officials continue to look at the issue of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. Loopholes and lack of funding appear to be part of the problem.
A goal for 60% of Arizona high school graduates to obtain post-high school education or training appears unattainable. That’s because fewer high schoolers are going on to college or vocational training than previous generations of Arizonans.
So far, there are three confirmed cases of vaping-related respiratory illness in Maricopa County as medical professionals brace for more. Nationwide, seven people have died and the Center for Disease Control reports more than 380 cases of vaping-released hospitalizations in 37 states.
The question of who is an American should be relatively easy to define, because it’s different than asking who is an American citizen. Clashes over immigration policy, though, have made the conversation much more dramatic and uncomfortable.
Phoenix this week launched its six-month electric scooter pilot program in a part of downtown. Over that time, up to 300 of the scooters will be allowed in the area. At the end of the six months, the city will decide to either extend the pilot, make it permanent or let it end.
Last week, a man and woman were arrested for living inside a Chandler home that was vacant and up for sale. When police arrived, Adriana Gamboa was found giving her child a bath upstairs in the master bathroom. Another child was running around still wet.
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to get the right to sue the Arizona Board of Regents over what he contends is the unconstitutional tuition at the state's three universities.