Politics and Government

State Blocks and Fines Telemarketer For Abusing 'Do Not Call' List

Mar 14, 2018 Attorney General's office fines company $1M for illegal calls.

IRS: Electronically Filing Taxes is Safest Way to Avoid Scams

Mar 14, 2018 Since 2013, IRS impersonation scams have amounted in $64 million lost nationwide.

New Shuttle Service Coming to Sabino Canyon, Replacing 2-Decade Operator

Mar 12, 2018 The new operator plans to deploy an all-electric fleet over five years.

Arizona House Passes Bill Giving Teachers Classroom Dollars

Mar 8, 2018 The money plus tax credit was the best they could do, sponsors said in response to calls for more.

Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp Moves Forward in Arizona Legislature

Mar 8, 2018 The Legislature is one step closer to making hemp a legal crop.

Arizona Teachers Wear Red for Higher Pay

Mar 8, 2018 Public educators statewide say #RedForEd, inspired by outcome of West Virginia strike.

Senate Committee Votes to Block Local Soda Taxes

Mar 7, 2018 The bill in the Arizona Legislature wouldn't ban such taxes in the state, but would block local governments from instituting them.

Bill to Put School Evaluations on 'Dashboards' Passes Arizona Senate

Mar 6, 2018 The Legislature is trying to replace single grades for schools with a dashboard model.

Measure Would Double the Terms of State Legislators

Mar 6, 2018 A proposal in the Arizona Legislature would double the terms for lawmakers.

Study to Examine Effects of Arizona Recession-Era Health Insurance Cutbacks

Mar 6, 2018 UA researchers are investigating how the state tried to deal with Recession budget shortfalls.

Trump Deadline Arrives, But DACA Stands, For Now

Mar 5, 2018 Six-months have passed since Trump rescinded the order, though the program still stands based on federal rulings.

City Council to Consider Renewing Downtown Business Improvement District

Mar 5, 2018 Affirmative vote would open a comment period for property owners in the district.

State Prepares to Launch Opioid Hotline for Health Care Providers

Mar 2, 2018 Hotline will offer doctors assistance with treating patients who are using opioids.

The Evolution of Television According to David Bianculli

Mar 1, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson students working for political change on behalf of teachers; and artist & author Beth Surdut on mountain lions, and when the hunter becomes the hunted.

Flake-Sponsored Bill Would Raise Assault-Rifle Purchase Age

Mar 1, 2018 A bipartisan bill would change who can purchase assault weapons

Bisbee Conducting City Business in Temporary Cochise County Digs

Mar 1, 2018 City leaders still looking for permanent site after October 2017 fire.

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