News Category: Arizona

Legislators propose giving more voters a voice in initiative process

A proposal by state Sen. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, would give more voters a say in what propositions appear on statewide ballots.  The state Senate Government Committee on Wednesday passed SCR 1015, which would refer to voters the question of whether to require initiative proponents to obtain petition signatures from each legislative district in Arizona.  The …

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GCU growth includes increased community engagement, new options for students

Grand Canyon University has seen eye-popping growth as the university continues to expand its campus. Amid this growth, GCU continues to focus on its efforts to be a positive force in its Phoenix neighborhood.  Between 2018 and 2022, GCU has experienced record growth, expanding the incoming class from 7,100 students to 9,700 students. Total enrollment …

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With support from business community, Corporation Commission adopts judge’s recommendations in natural gas rate case

With strong support from the state’s business community, the Arizona Corporation Commission on Tuesday voted 4-1 to adopt the recommendations of an administrative law judge in a rate case for Southwest Gas.  In testimony before the Commission, Arizona Manufacturers Council Executive Director Grace Appelbe called the judge’s recommended order, “a responsible one that will not …

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Arizona Autism Charter Schools win $1 million national Yass Prize

Arizona Autism Charter Schools, the only public charter schools for students with autism in Arizona and the first charter in the West dedicated to serving neuro-divergent learners, has been named America’s most innovative and effective educational organization winning the $1 million Yass Prize, education’s largest and most prestigious award. The prize recognizes Arizona Autism’s efforts …

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