December 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump has announced he plans to nominate Washington State Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as Interior secretary.
Dec. 12, 2016
minimum wage
A cut in lifetime eligibility for a program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, basically cash assistance, has created a shortfall at the agency that oversees social service programs.
Dec. 12, 2016
 Maria Harper-Marinick
The Maricopa County Community College District has been taking feedback on a proposed reorganization, which could include some consolidations.
Dec. 12, 2016
Arizona National Guard soldiers
The Arizona Air National Guard base on the south side of Sky Harbor Airport has now been renamed in honor of the man who founded it 70 years ago.
Dec. 12, 2016
green eyed cat
Holidays can be stressful, but a take a deep breath, and take a tip from some calm cats that have found their happy place with classical music. One Scottsdale shelter plays KBAQ in every room for the 60 cats that live there.
Dec. 9, 2016
Football field
There’s been an increased awareness of concussions, and their impacts, over the past several years, and sports leagues have worked to adapt.
Dec. 9, 2016
Lucid Motors
Lucid Motors last week became one of the latest companies to announce plans to invest in the state and add jobs — 2,000 in the carmaker’s case.
Dec. 9, 2016
University of Arizona Medical Center
An unwelcome spotlight has been shining on the University of Arizona’s pair of medical schools through much of 2016. It’s been related to financial concerns and leadership.
Dec. 9, 2016
David Wright house
The emotional battle over the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix’s Arcadia area has continued for several years.
Dec. 9, 2016
University of Arizona logo
It’s a week of economic forecasting in Arizona. On Monday, Lee McPheters of ASU’s W.P. Carey School said that 2017 should be a year of job growth for Arizona with the state’s unemployment rate dropping below 5 percent.
Dec. 9, 2016

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