By Phil Riske || Senior Reporter/Writer
Much of the news in Arizona is cyclical — events repeat themselves year after year, people endlessly say the same things, and the news media often present the stale as fresh.
Over the past 17 years, it seems little has changed, so predicting post-2015 headlines was not that difficult.
I’m awarding myself a point for every correct one and deducting a point for stupidity.
What was down the road from 2015?
- Another portion of SB 1070 will be challenged in federal court. + 1
- Terry Goddard will announce he’ll make another run for governor; Scott Smith favored among Republican candidates + 0
- Arizona soldier dies in Afghanistan +1
- Glendale Mayor Weiers hopeful Coyote’s arena will break even +1
- Cardinals will begin new season with quarterback controversy +1
- Bill would transfer authority over energy policy from ACC to Legislature +1
- Real estate back to healthy housing market + 1
- Phoenix Business Journal, East Valley Tribune and 3 TV stations will announce on-line subscription programs + 1
- EPA cites Pinal County for dust pollution; fed-up supervisors to discuss suit vs. feds +1
- Arizona coal communities appeal closures to U.S. Supreme Court +1
- Red Rock rail station sets tonnage record for goods shipped to California -1
- Effects of federal health care reform on Arizona report due out in July; state readying lawsuit -1
- Arpaio denies he’s ready to retire +1
- Ron Paul files signatures to get on Arizona ballot -1
- Medical marijuana program will pass +1
Score + 8 Prize: 1 crystal ball for 2022 General Election
Here are the winners in November for the states’ highest offices.
- Governor: Kati Hobbs
- Secretary of State: Mark Finchem
- Attorney General: Kris Mayes
- Treasurer: KimberlyYee
- U.S. Senator: Mark Kelly
- U.S. House: Schweikert, Grijalva, Stanton, Lesko, Biggs, Gallego, Crane, Engel, Gosar.