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Four finalists interviewed for Goodyear city manager position

Posted by   /  January 22, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | West Valley View Four applicants are candidates for the position of Goodyear city manager, for which an offer will be made soon. Peoria Deputy City Manager Julie Arendall; Surprise Assistant City Manager Nicole Lance; Joseph Lessard, the senior planning director for Knudson LP, Texas; and David Richert, a principal with Richert […]

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What do you say we triple legislators’ salary?

Posted by   /  January 22, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

And increase their per diem allowance Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, is seeking to nearly double lawmakers’ daily allowance and triple their salary. He also wants to remove the public’s say on future changes to legislators’ salary, Arizona Capitol Times reports. Lawmakers’ daily allowance rate hasn’t been adjusted in nearly 30 years, and they also have […]

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Opioid addiction, overdoses at center of special legislative session

Posted by   /  January 21, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Legislative package sets $10M for treatment, restrictions for doctors By  Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will call for a special session on Monday to push a spate of changes to prescription and treatment laws in an effort to confront the opioid crisis engulfing the state. The proposal attacks the opioid […]

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Kate McKinnon assumes role of special prosecutor on SNL

Posted by   /  January 21, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Appearing as a guest on “Weekend Update,” Kate McKinnon’s Robert Mueller told co-anchor Colin Jost that he wanted to assure the American people the Russia investigation was proceeding apace. ”I can’t discuss particulars of an ongoing investigation,” meaningful pause, “but, yeah, we good.”

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Fort McDowell elects new members to Tribal Council

Posted by   /  January 20, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The Fountain Hills Times Paul Russell edged out incumbent Vice President Pansy Thomas in the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council election on Jan. 9. A long-time council member, Russell received 130 votes. Thomas, formerly council secretary, received 125 votes. Sandra Pattea had 76 votes in a race for vice president and Robin Russell received […]

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Turley appointed vice mayor of Queen Creek

Posted by   /  January 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Queen Creek Independent Councilwoman Emilena Turley was appointed vice mayor of the town of Queen Creek during the Jan. 17 meeting of the Queen Creek Town Council. Each year the council appoints a new vice mayor to serve a one-year term. Ms. Turley’s term will end in January 2019. READ ON:

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Cancellation of light rail leaves $162 million in Glendale transportation coffers

Posted by   /  January 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Darrell Jackson | The Glendale Star A month after councilmembers ended the city’s participation in bringing light rail to downtown Glendale, staff presented the report of increased funds that adds hundreds of millions of dollars to the city’s transportation plan. “The Dec. 12 action by council to remove the light rail project from our […]

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Local leaders discuss the rise of Mesa’s innovation district

Posted by   /  January 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal The Mesa Arts Center, Benedictine University and the extension of the Metro light rail down Main Street are part of the city’s efforts to revitalize the downtown area and form an innovation district similar to the successful transformation of downtown Phoenix. City, education and business leaders joined together Thursday morning […]

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Virginia Korte plans to pursue Scottsdale mayor’s seat

Posted by   /  January 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale City Councilwoman Virginia Korte has announced her intent to form an exploratory committee for the mayor’s seat in 2020. In a Jan. 18 press release, Ms. Korte says it’s time for her to make the “ultimate commitment.” “For nearly 30 years, I have dedicated myself to helping maintain our wonderful quality of […]

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As federal shutdown looms, legislators approve Arizona CHIP health care funds for children

Posted by   /  January 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Fortesa Latifi | Cronkite News ealth insurance for thousands of low-income children in Arizona’s KidsCare program would be preserved, even if federal funds are yanked, under a measure approved Thursday by an Arizona legislative committee. The House Health Committee voted in favor of HB 2127, the bill designed to prevent a funding freeze for […]

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