Report on the news that matters to your community and don't let us miss a beat. Send in your stories and photos.
My Recent Comments
Here's what gets me. I went down and advocated for a bill to help Veterans and members of the Reserve and National Guard - simply to give Reserve and National Guard members the same veterans hiring preference points given to active duty veterans when they apply for state, county or city jobs. Two major Arizona city councils endorsed the legislation. The legislation had NO cost to anyone's budget and the preference points could only be awarded AFTER the service member had qualified for the job via test or resume, etc. FIVE Republicans in the Senate and FIVE Republicans in the House voted against. And I'm a Republican advocating the bill on behalf my national veterans organization.
There is no making sense of some of the votes, but thanks to Rep. Heather Carter and Rep. David Gowan, who helped start the bill in the House and thanks to Sen. Adam Driggs who championed the bill in the Senate. None of them are veterans, but those of us who have served in uniform appreciate their consideration.Mar 31, 2012
This is embarrassing for the scholarship funds, like the Catholic fund, which do not have these practices and put the vast majority of the donated monies direct to helping students and their familes.Aug 21, 2010