Election time is here. While the ballot is filled with candidates for state level offices, it is imperative that our community pays close attention to the local elections that can dramatically influence our way of life.
The foundation of a bridge rests on strong and solid footings. A strong bridge from graduation to the job’s market needs to be built by the Arizona Legislature in order to have a successful Arizona economy. You can’t have one without the other.
The chief attorney for the city of Tucson is telling a judge that national security could be compromised if it is forced to disclose some documents about how it uses equipment it has purchased to track cell phone users.
In what could be the first crack in the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge on Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse.
In the opinion pages of the Aug. 29 Arizona Republic, readers were told for the second time in August about the growing gang problems in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, problems that have spread beyond Salt River and into the East Valley and beyond. Gangs have long been a problem there and continue to grow in boldness. Last May gangsters murdered a Salt River police officer across the street from an upscale Scottsdale neighborhood. Attacks on police and community members are all too common.
An attorney for the state told a federal judge here late Monday it's “unfortunate” — but not illegal — that Arizona will not recognize a man legally married in California as his husband's legal survivor.
On Sept. 4, Mesa will host the “Open Data Roadshow,” along with Arizona State University and Code for America, at the Mesa Arts Center’s Piper Theater. The exposé will focus on the ways that everyone can benefit from increased transparency in local government.
Gordon Lewis has been named the 2014-2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Education Law in Phoenix. According to Best Lawyers, when an attorney is selected as “Lawyer of the Year,” it “reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”
Like many middle-class parents, we promised our kids that we would pay for their college education, a reasonable promise in the 1980s from two parents who were teachers. We are still paying off their college loans in 2014, yet we feel lucky compared to students and families who are paying off college loans accrued between 2008 and 2014.