Arizona Governor Asks for Federal Support in the War on Drugs

The war on drugs in the United States has been a long battle, especially in states surrounding the Mexican border. Now, the state of Arizona’s Governor, Doug Ducey, is asking for federal funding and resources to help combat the drug and human trafficking problem of the state. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona supports a public health approach, including investment in drug treatment, education, and regulation of drug availability…. Read Article →

Phoenix vet sues VA for $50 million due to misdiagnosed deadly prostate cancer

A Phoenix war veteran is suing the VA Medical Center for $50 million in damages, claiming he received a late diagnosis of terminal prostate cancer. His lawsuit comes after years and years of complaints from other patients about the Phoenix VA facility and the quality of its urology care.   According to a civil complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, Steven Cooper, age 44, served in the U.S. Army… Read Article →


Arizona Gets a “D” Grade in State Integrity Investigation

Everyone is disappointed, but nobody is surprised to learn that Arizona state government has flunked their State Integrity Investigation. There’s been a storied history of Arizona’s state government’s lack of accountability and history of corruption. In a state now overrun with fast cash loan companies, it’s time for the state to clean up. A History of Hiding Information In recent years, the findings are certainly shocking. But they’re probably not… Read Article →

Arizona Closes the State’s Energy Program

  After 40 years, the state of Arizona has ended its energy program. The State Energy Program (SEP) was developed in 1975 by the U.S Department of Energy. While the program continues to operate in other states across the nation, the Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, and his administration shut down the program to cut on overhead costs. What the SEP does The State Energy Program provides financial and technical… Read Article →

5 Unique Startups Innovating the Construction Industry

A thriving construction industry is one of the hallmarks of a healthy economy. The sounds of construction, the opening of new buildings–these are signs that people are doing well and have money to invest. Those involved in construction do hard, often-dangerous work. Their labor makes it possible for the rest of us to live and work comfortably in quality real estate. Tech startups are what’s in right now. The best… Read Article →

Google Invests Massively in Clean Energy, Backs Kenyan Wind Farm

The search giant that’s lending its magic touch to everything from driverless cars to robotics is making major strides in the development of one of today’s hottest fields–clean energy. In sight of an upcoming UN climate change conference, Google announced on October 20 that it would be buying a major stake in Kenya’s largest wind farm. The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project is spearheaded by international energy company Vestas, which… Read Article →

Scottsdale to Host 15th Annual International Film Festival

Since 2001, Scottsdale Arizona has been home to a five day International Film Festival. This festival showcases the best in cinema, including Academy Award winning pictures and several indie features. Because this is an international film festival, many travel across the globe in hopes of showing their film to a large audience. The festival will kick off Thursday, November 5th, at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. Starting Friday November… Read Article →