U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its unemployment figures for the nation for the month of February. The January numbers showed 8.3 percent of Americans were out of work. The State of Arizona’s most recent figures are from December, and show 8.7 percent of our residents are … [Read more...] about Local Groups Alleviating Unemployment Concerns
Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Today, Arizonans and Americans commemorate the life and legacy of one of our nation’s most pivotal and influential civil rights champions, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “In a 1957 address to a Montgomery, Alabama, crowd, Dr. King proclaimed – ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question … [Read more...] about Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Solar Power Projects Illuminating Northern Arizona
Last year, Arizonans received 26 percent more megawatt hours of renewable energy than the previous year, reported APS to the Arizona Corporation Commission in May. That was enough to surpass Arizona’s renewable energy goals – set by the Arizona Corporation Commission – for the third straight … [Read more...] about Solar Power Projects Illuminating Northern Arizona
Building a Better Arizona One Community at a Time
An update on the Five Communities Project: 95 communities submitted letters of intent for the Five Communities Project. Chairman Lattie Coor calls the letters 'bold ideas' that will help people address some of the most challenging isssues that Arizona and the nation face in the 21st century-job … [Read more...] about Building a Better Arizona One Community at a Time
Arizonans Uncertain About Future Healthcare Options
Healthcare is a significant part of the economy in Northern Arizona and one of the few areas with continued growth during the recent recession. But continuing uncertainties about Medicaid cuts are a big headache for local hospitals and health centers across the region. “None of the proposals look … [Read more...] about Arizonans Uncertain About Future Healthcare Options
Arizonans Deciphering the Business Of Medical Marijuana
(FBN UPDATE. Beginning April 14th, Arizonans will be able to begin the process for growing marijuana. State Health Director Will Humble is announcing the applications are available at his agency's website. Patients will need to be certified by their physicians as candidates for medicinal … [Read more...] about Arizonans Deciphering the Business Of Medical Marijuana
Governor Gives State of the State Address
Speaker Adams, President Pearce, Honorable Senators and Representatives of the Centennial Legislature, Chief Justice Berch and Justices of the Supreme Court, constitutional officers, tribal leaders, honored guests, and my fellow Arizonans: I had intended to deliver a State … [Read more...] about Governor Gives State of the State Address