Republican State Senator for Legislative District 6 Sylvia Allen. Her bill, SB 1435, would have allowed lawmakers and public officials to meet behind closed doors unless a vote was being held. It did not receive a committee hearing, which takes the bill off the table.
A state senate bill that would have allowed lawmakers expanded ability to meet in private, outside the public eye, did not receive a committee hearing. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s uncertain whether the bill’s sponsors will try again.
On Thursday, a state house bill that would simplify the process for Native Americans seeking delayed birth certificates passed a key legislative committee. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, if ultimately passed by the legislature, the bill is expected to ease many hardships encountered by tribal members.
Open enrollment for health insurance through the federal government’s Affordable Care Act Marketplace ends Sunday. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, this year in Arizona there’s been a significant increase in those purchasing insurance through the program.
Federal wildlife officials have confirmed that an endangered gray wolf mistaken for a coyote and killed by a hunter was the same one recently seen near the Grand Canyon. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Echo — as the wolf had been unofficially named — was the first of its species known to roam the area near the national park in more than 70 years.
The confirmation yesterday of humanitarian aid worker Kayla Mueller’s death shocked the world. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the epicenter of that grief is in Mueller’s hometown of Prescott.
The White House has confirmed that 26 year-old humanitarian aid worker, and Prescott native, Kayla Mueller is dead. Friends and family of Mueller held a press conference in Prescott and as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, they spoke of her dedication to helping others.
The White House and the family of 26-year-old Kayla Jean Mueller have confirmed that the humanitarian aid worker has died. Mueller was the last known American hostage of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The 26-year-old Prescott resident and Northern Arizona University graduate was captured in Syria in 2013 while working with refugees of the Syrian civil war.
There’s still no official word on the fate of 26-year-old Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid worker from Prescott, who was reportedly killed last week in Syria. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the self-declared Islamic State has been holding Mueller hostage since 2013.
A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against the state Departments of Child Safety and Health Services on behalf of ten children currently in state foster care. The suit claims major deficiencies in the system, but as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan Reports, some argue a lack of funding is to blame.
On Tuesday night, the Flagstaff City Council voted four to three not to revisit an ordinance contained in the city’s water policy having to do with the renewal of reclaimed water sales contracts. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, some in the community have been calling on the council to reinstate its authority over those contracts.