The state Board of Regents is expected to vote on approval of the merger of the University of Arizona's health network into Banner Health, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates numerous hospitals and other health-care facilities.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey wants to take more than $900,000 in funds specifically donated by taxpayers to help post 9/11 veterans to instead operate new cemeteries for veterans near Marana and Flagstaff and keep the doors open at an existing one in Sierra Vista.
Last year, Steve McQueen gave us “12 Years a Slave,” arguably the first truly great film about slavery in America. This year, Ava DuVernay gives us “Selma,” the first truly great film centered on Martin Luther King, Jr. King has been portrayed in various films and TV movies since his death. Yet, no actor has done a finer job at capturing his spirit better than David Oyelowo, who also played an African American preacher in “The Help.” Passionate, well spoken, and unrelenting in his cause, not a second goes by when you aren’t convinced that Oyelowo is King.
A recent (guest commentary) writer, Sean Bowie (“With great power comes great responsibility, AFN, Dec., 19), is familiar with the answer to the question — denial. Bowie creates many reasons for the failures of the Democrats in the last election and avoids identifying any mistakes by his party. While this pattern of denial provides encouragement and hope for partisan Republicans, these delusions do not provide the state or the country with any hope that the next two years will bring us any closer to the solution of the many problems we face.
He admits the plan is a political longshot. But Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, hopes to convince colleagues to approve legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults, if for no other reason than the alternative is having voters adopt their own plan.