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National/State/Local: Week of June 24, 2019

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Trump’s tariffs on imported steel

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to rule on a case challenging President Trump’s 25 percent tariffs on steel imports Opens a New Window.  into the U.S. that was imposed last year.

Average retirement-age Americans have this much in their 401(k), report says

Americans who are nearing retirement age have about $200,000 in their 401(k) accounts on average, a new survey found.

Business owner to Trump: Drop the tariffs

Jason Trice has one message for President Trump: Your tariffs on Chinese goods are devastating my business.

Senate set to shelve Iran debate

Senate Democrats will not be granted a vote on an amendment that would require congressional approval for any military intervention in Iran, according to Sen. John Cornyn. Dems argue that the amendment is necessary to prevent the United States from getting into another costly war in the Middle Easy without congressional approval.


The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2019

From a field of more than 2,000 women under consideration, Az Business magazine has announced its list of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2019.

Arizona schools don't get extra funding for students living in poverty

Arizona is only one of eight states that does not give schools additional funding for students living in poverty. Most states that provide increased funding for students in poverty give schools the flexibility to spend it to meet their needs, ranging from additional literacy intervention to smaller class sizes.

 Phoenix city council to consider more police oversight

Councilmember Carlos Garcia, who campaigned on increasing police accountability and transparency, asked the council to create an ad hoc committee to ensure previous community recommendations are implemented, along with a civilian review board with the power to subpoena police officers. Mayor Kate Gallego committed to convening the council to address reforms but no date was provided.


The Circuit in Tempe sells for $46M

EverWest Real Estate Investors and CarVal Investors have completed the $46 million sale of The Circuit, a 185,000-square-foot adaptive re-use office project located at the intersection of the Loop 101 and Loop 202 in Tempe, Arizona.

SRP expands 2035 sustainability goals

After consulting stakeholders and advisory group, Salt River Project (SRP) recently announced that it is expanding more aggressive sustainability goals by 2035.

Tempe grows its investment in ending homelessness

Tempe is making steady progress toward housing chronically homeless people and successfully keeping them housed. The city is making additional investments toward its homelessness effort this upcoming fiscal year, including adding city employees to work directly with people who are homeless and expanding park maintenance to enhance city parks. The new fiscal year begins July 1.