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State lawmakers are moving to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners with specifications that were crafted in detail by a company selling the software.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a proposal a state lawmaker announced Thursday.
ATLANTA — Health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America.
Warning of federal “atrocities,” former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack talked to a Senate panel on Wednesday into making it a crime for federal agents to operate in Arizona without first getting written approval from the local sheriff.
FILE - In this Thursday, May 14, 1998 file photo, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III holds an internal RJR document stating that tobacco causes lung cancer, while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Democratic Tobacco Task Force. (AP Photo/Khue Bui)
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 20, 1998 file photo, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, right, stands with school children in an anti-tobacco rally on Capitol Hill in Washington. The rally was sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
FILE - In this April 29, 1964 file photo, etiquette expert Cathy Bauby shows how puffing a cigarette like a steam engine shows that one is behind the "Jet Age" and doesn't care how one looks, during a demonstration in New York. Fifty years on, health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America. A confluence of changes has recently prompted public health leaders to start throwing around phrases like "endgame" and "tobacco-free generation." Now, they talk about the slowly-declining adult smoking rate dropping to 10 percent in the next decade and to 5 percent or lower by 2050. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)
FILE - In this Thursday, April 14, 1994 file photo, the heads of the nation's largest cigarette companies are sworn in before a hearing of a House Energy subcommittee which was holding hearings on the contents of cigarettes on Capitol Hill in Washington. More than 40 states brought lawsuits demanding compensation for the costs of treating smoking-related illnesses. Big Tobacco settled in 1998 by agreeing to pay about $200 billion and curtail marketing of cigarettes to youths. From left are Robert Sprinkle III, executive vice president for Research American Tobacco Co.; Donald Johnston, American Tobacco; Thomas Sandefur Jr., Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp.; Edward Horrigan Jr., Liggett Group Inc.; Andrews Tisch, Lorillard Tobacco Co.; Joseph Taddeo, U.S. Tobacco Co.; James Johnston, RJ Reynolds; and William Campbell, Phillip Morris USA. (AP Photo/John Duricka)
A local animal rescue organization will be hosting the Spay Pride Parade 5K Run/Walk on Jan. 25 at the Kiwanis Park Lake in Tempe.
The next time state lawmakers want to see the Wildcats take on the Sun Devils, they may have to buy their own tickets. Ditto the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals and the upcoming Super Bowl.
A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them.
Three years ago, Mesa Public Schools started using a creative mechanism to bring more money into the district: advertising on their school buses, and the decision has brought in upwards of $100,000 per year.
PHOENIX — A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed against federal officials connected with the botched Fast and Furious program by the parents of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
PHOENIX — A “reverse sting” operation to collar those who might be interested in robbing stash houses is “troubling” but not illegal, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
PHOENIX — A federal judge has rejected arguments by the Department of Justice that she cannot intercede in a congressional bid to investigate how and why the agency first lied about the Operation Fast and Furious “gun walking” operation in Arizona.
I’m writing about “Group pushing for broader medical marijuana laws” (Tribune, Sept. 15).
PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers cannot give their residents the right to make their own guns and bullets without federal approval, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
Money spent on policy, but not necessarily on enforcement
Arizona State University enacted a tobacco-free policy university wide on Aug. 1. [Corey Malecka/Special to Tribune]
Arizona State University enacted a tobacco-free policy university wide on Aug. 1.
As children are preparing to go back to school, parents and their kids are getting ready mentally and physically.
Sen. Jeff Flake had already made something of a name for himself as a freshman, by being one of the bipartisan “Gang of 8” that drafted a sweeping immigration reform bill.
Considering all the bad news we’ve had in Arizona lately, we are finally getting some good news. Ex-governor Janet Napolitano has resigned her job as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security and is moving to California to take over the struggling University of California system.
NEW YORK — Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember.
There’s a new place to unwind after golf or drinks at the wine bar in northeast Mesa.