Senate passes bill to clear up duties of State Board of Education, Department of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction

Senate passes bill to clear up duties of State Board of Education, Department of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona State Senate earlier this week passed SB 1416, a bill that defines and clarifies the powers and duties of the State Board of Education, the Arizona Department of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The bill is a follow-up to a bill passed by the Senate last year and supported by […]

Public meeting set to discuss Kennedy Park Master Plan

Public meeting set to discuss Kennedy Park Master Plan

By SoAzNewsX Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero and the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department invite the public to participate in a discussion regarding the future needs and improvements to John F. Kennedy Park. This public meeting will be the first of several opportunities for area residents, park patrons, user organizations, and interested […]

McSally bill to reinstate WASPs in Arlington passes committee

McSally bill to reinstate WASPs in Arlington passes committee

By SoAzNewsX Today the House Veterans Affairs Committee favorably passed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally’s legislation, the Women Airforce Service Pilots Arlington Inurnment (WASP AIR) Act. The bill restores the rights of the WASPs, who were pioneering female World War II pilots, to have their ashes inurned at Arlington National Cemetery, which is run by the […]

McCain calls for hearings on wild burro overpopulation

McCain calls for hearings on wild burro overpopulation

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Senator John McCain today released the following statement on his meeting with County Supervisors from Mohave, La Paz, and Yuma Counties as well as the Arizona Department of Game and Fish and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Washington, D.C. officials.   “I am very pleased that following the meeting today with County […]

Tucson’s ‘bike friendly’ status questionable

Tucson’s ‘bike friendly’ status questionable

By SoAzNewsX Tucson has had a reputation for a number of years of being a bike friendly kind of town. What does that exactly mean. Well, the city has gone thru the paces to integrate a number of bicycle lanes on the city’s major streets. It has dedicated “bicycle only” transit on others. Yet, according […]

$13 million multi-state MoneyGram settlement aimed at protecting consumers

$13 million multi-state MoneyGram settlement aimed at protecting consumers

By SoAzNewsX Attorney General Mark Brnovich last week announced a $13 million national settlement with MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. to ensure safeguards are in place to protect consumers from international wire transfer scams. A multi-state investigation found scammers used MoneyGram’s wire transfer service when conning victims into wiring thousands of dollars to the scammers. In addition […]

McCain will urge VA sec to address ongoing problems at the VA during Senate hearings tomorrow

McCain will urge VA sec to address ongoing problems at the VA during Senate hearings tomorrow

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) released a statement today urging Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to address the serious issues that still remain at the VA more than a year after the scandal first arose and major reform legislation was signed into law:   “Tomorrow, Secretary Robert McDonald will testify before […]

Pima County Summer Youth Programs deadline approaching

Pima County Summer Youth Programs deadline approaching

By SoAzNewsX ARIZONA@WORK Pima County’s Summer Youth Employment Programs are accepting applications from youth age 14-24 who want to work this summer or catch up on school credits. Pima County partners with several local agencies to offer the placements to students. The two sessions the county offers are May 31-June 30 and July 1-July 29. Note that not […]

Documentary exposes how a Canadian miner is seeking to destroy the habitat of the nation’s only known wild jaguar

Documentary exposes how a Canadian miner is seeking to destroy the habitat of the nation’s only known wild jaguar

By John Dougherty InvestigativeMEDIA’s documentary “Flin Flon Flim Flam” reveals the controversial history of Toronto-based miner Hudbay Minerals Inc. that is now seeking state and federal permits to construct a massive open-pit copper mine in the habitat of the nation’s only known jaguar. A video capturing the movements of the jaguar named El Jefe released […]

Arizona intersection definition slowly mirroring federal definition

Arizona intersection definition slowly mirroring federal definition

By SoAzNewsX A pair of transportation-related bills were passed out the Arizona House Transportation Committee this week. One, HB2593, would define what exactly is the definition of an intersection. The other, HB2540, would prohibit photo enforcement. While the average motorist may already think that Arizona’s intersection definition would be the same as the rest of […]

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