The selection committee of the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame recently named longtime golf industry leader Phil Green to the list of inductees for 2014. He and three others will be honored at the induction ceremony at Gainey Ranch Golf Club on Monday, Nov. 24.
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.
Proponents of Proposition 122 insist that a potentially far-reaching amendment to the Arizona Constitution is necessary to ensure the public gets to monitor how well — or poorly — Arizona does in protecting children.
Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, firefighters had a secure and dependable retirement income. Public employees have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits. They earn less during their careers, but receive good pension benefits that are guaranteed. This protects employees and family members in their retirement years.
Regarding the recent Appeals Court decision that the Arizona Legislature must pay our schools $1.6 billion for the years the controlling Republicans did not include the funding per the overwhelmingly-approved 2008 Voter Initiative. Wake up, Arizona voters/taxpayers, you are in debt because the legislative Republicans pulled their dirty tricks beginning with the 2009 budget by deliberately not including the
On Sept. 23 the Arizona Public Research Interest Group (PIRG) released a report that criticizes the proposed Interstate 11 as a “questionable expenditure of public resources.” This report makes some good points; that Americans are trending toward less reliance on personal vehicles, that development trends have been changing, and that public transportation ridership is up throughout Arizona. However, it ignores a broader vision and need for such a project.
In a sometimes testy exchange, candidates Arizona Corporation Commission traded barbs Monday night on whether someone should force the state's largest electric utility to say whether it's putting money into the race and how much.
Most Tempe residents will never come in contact with the University Lakes Precinct Justice of the Peace. The JP has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and traffic crimes committed at Arizona State University and outside of the Tempe City limits and a laundry list of civil law matters. JPs aren't required to be attorneys.
Attorney General Tom Horne used more than $300,000 worth of state employee time and office rent in his unsuccessful bid to get reelected, the executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission concluded Tuesday.
In December 2008, a passenger on a Virgin airline flight took a picture of the food that he was served on the flight and wrote a complaint to the founder of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, bringing a whole new meaning to the tired stand-up comedian topic, “What’s the deal with airline food?”
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, executive vice chancellor and provost of the Maricopa Community Colleges, has been re-elected as chair of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA). U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan first appointed Harper-Marinick to the committee in 2012.
If good weather, lots of seniors and a host of recreation options are important for you, then Arizona communities are a good place to retire. At least that's according to a matrix of indicators built by WalletHub, a personal finance web site that looks at such things.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?