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Southwest Key hires consultant to vet Arizona operations

BY: - January 11, 2019

Southwest Key has hired health care management consultant Robert Hess III to comply with one of the terms of the settlement agreement between the migrant youth shelter operator and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Sinema and McSally aren’t the first senators to serve together after being campaign rivals

BY: - January 11, 2019

They’re not the first senators who duked it out during a campaign before going on to work together.

As Trump visits border, AZ congressional Dems reject ‘manufactured’ crisis claims

BY: - January 10, 2019

Arizona Democrats say there’s no crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite President Donald Trump’s attempts this week to intensify support for a wall. Democrats, including those who represent the districts that border with Mexico, accuse the president of creating a crisis and argue that the physical barrier he’s demanding is the wrong way to ensure […]

Brnovich sues regents over ASU development deals

BY: - January 10, 2019

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to make Arizona State University put one of its properties back onto the tax rolls and is claiming in a new lawsuit that the university is shielding private companies from paying taxes. “These deals are designed to shield selected companies from property taxes while generating revenue for ABOR and […]

The 400K AZ households getting SNAP will have benefits through February if shutdown drags on

BY: - January 10, 2019

Federal funding for food stamps is set to run out at the end of January, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found a way to help Arizona and other states weather the storm for at least one more month if President Trump and Congress can’t reach a solution to end the ongoing government shutdown.

Rep. Fillmore’s bill to ease procurement rules on school districts might not actually do that

BY: - January 10, 2019

Fillmore was unclear about what changes the bill could bring for school districts, and seemed unsure about exactly what the legislation would do.

A school where refugee and immigrant students find their voice

BY: - January 9, 2019

“Our students need their voice, they need to be heard, and if they don’t have a way of sharing that voice, the talents and the gifts they have will never be shared,” Faulkner said. Her official title is intensive intervention specialist.

Cottonwood high school to end ‘scarlet badge’ policy

BY: - January 9, 2019

Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood has changed its student ID policy that some claimed was discriminatory.

Few voters use federal-only ballots

BY: - January 9, 2019

Only a small number of people in Arizona cast federal-only ballots in the 2018 election, an option that’s available for people who don’t provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.

Kyl was paid $75k a year for lectures, advisory work & co-teaching a single seminar

BY: - January 8, 2019

Arizona State University has explained, at least partially, what former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has done for the school since 2013 to earn a hefty paycheck.

Arizona federal employees grapple with shutdown’s effects

BY: - January 8, 2019

The government shutdown continues to dominate Washington, D.C., and is nearing a milestone set previously during the Clinton administration over a fight with the GOP led house over medicare for longest shutdown in U.S. history and Arizona federal workers are starting to feel the pressure.

Sheriff Penzone: Southwest key child abuse investigations fell through the cracks

BY: - January 7, 2019

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said things fell through the cracks in the investigations his agency conducted into three reports of child abuse at a Southwest Key facility for migrant children in Youngtown.